Trying out #DSTAR again. Monitoring reflector REF038A. Hopefully my factory reset of ID-51 is still working. Hope to eventually chat with some of you on the air. I guess there is some “air” between my HT and OpenSPOT! I hope to be back on HF soon from new QTH. 73!
Hey everyone, a supernova just went off in Cassiopeia!!!! Right now it is in the early stage so only visible by telescope but after a few days it is likely to be visible to the naked eye. Supernovas are fairly rare so might want to make some time to see this one!
Wow. Had my first major glitch with my ID-51 HT. I could connect to reflectors and hear traffic but my TX audio was never getting across. This is a setup I’ve used for years with no issues. I did troubleshooting on OpenSPOT3, my ISP, switched to using my iPhone as a WiFI hotspot, wiped my OpenSPOT3, dug out my old OpenSPOT2, etc. Finally tried a different radio and problem solved. Then did a complete factory reset on ID-51 and got it working again. I’ll try REF038A again in the morning.
I'm trying to get back into ham radio. I've had license since 1999, but just now building my first HF setup. I have a lot to learn.
I'm currently interested about learning HF and digimodes (FT-8, JS8Call, VARA). Just a bit over 10 QSOs on logbook now. I also hope going outdoors portable to do WWFF activations when it's not freezing cold in northern Finland.
Currently I have second hand FT-891 and temporary random wire antenna to get on air. 73
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