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
It was really fun while it lasted! That was crazy 50MHz propagation.
Total of 20 QSOs mostly to central europe. Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium in my logbook now.
SSA Portabeltest contest
This sunday, May 22, 0700 – 1100 UTC.
All hams in JW, JX, LA, OH, OHØ, OJØ, OX, OY, OZ, SM and TF are invited to participate in this contest.
Christopher M0YNG is an amateur radio enthusiast who runs the https://mastodon.radio server for other ham radio fans. You can follow at:
M0YNG shares lots of posts by amateur radio fans looking for followers, so that's a good way to meet others in this field.
A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!
So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.
This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.
RAC "Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day". Monday, April 18
Événement spécial de RAC « Prenez l’air lors de la Journée mondiale de la radio amateur » : lundi 18 avril
Here's a screenshot of stations who heard me.
Report from my ninja activation of #WWFF site OHFF-0640 today.
The purpose was to scout the place and test my new backpack, but I had station with me to do some #FT8 also.
After action report of my #WWFF activation last sunday on OHFF-0354.
USA with 10W!
My portable station is in one backpack: Radio, tuner, antenna, solar panels, battery, laptop and all the necessary bits and pieces like power and USB cables, coax, and mic and headphones. And there's still room for snacks.
Really nice. I'm excited! Hopefully #WWFF activation tomorrow!
Getting ready for my first #WWFF activation of this year.
Gear in photos: 20W folding solar panel, PowerFilm LightSaver Max, Icom IC-705, 8m telescopic fishing pole and homebrew QRP 80m EFHW antenna.
What's not yet shown is bunch of power and USB cables, MAT-705 tuner and laptop.
On nights I'm a hacker and licensed ham radio op since 1999. Currently learning about #HF and #digimode (#ft8, #js8call, #vara). On days I'm co-founder and R&D lead (#rustlang) on cybersecurity startup.
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