Category Archives: Developments

Paper QSL cards? Check ON5UR!

Paper QSL cards? Check ON5UR!

Today, I received my new QSL cards. I ran out of them quite some time ago and looking around on the internet, I found ON5UR Maxi-Print. Well, I can strongly recommend Max, ON5UR. I was really surprised by his quality of service. I sent a design which he could have printed “as is” but instead,… Continue reading »

6T9 (promoting JT9)

6T9 (promoting JT9)

Recently, I published an article with tips for more success on 60 metres. In the article, I said that it would be a good idea to switch from JT65 to to JT9, when a band is crowded. Because of the reduced bandwidth, more stations will fit into the available spectrum. On some bands it can… Continue reading »

Quickly losing ham bands?

On the site of the IARU region 1 monitoring system (“intruder watch”) one can find newsletters and reports about what is going on with regard to intruders and pirates. I am grateful for their effort. On page 2 of the December 2016 report, VK5EEE paints a picture that sent me shivers down my spine. Although… Continue reading »

JT: you hate it or you love it…or?

In my humble opinion, Joe Taylor, K1JT, is a true innovator for the amateur service. As a scientist, Joe received several notable awards. The amateur community should be grateful for his efforts and resulting advancement. Many amateurs may forget that our use of frequency spectrum is justified by experiments, with possible spin-off that benefits everyone…. Continue reading »

More noise

More noise

In a recent post, I reported about my situation, comparing it with CISPR limits and came to the conclusion that these limits do not offer the required protection to comply with the European EMC directive. On the web, I found a report on the website of the European Communications Committee (ECC report 024, local copy),… Continue reading »

Noise, noise, noise

Noise, noise, noise

One of the most disturbing developments of the current time is the vast amount of electronic devices that are produced and fin their way to homes and businesses. Electronics have been around for many years, but in the past, these were mostly of an analogue nature. Yes, there were compatibility problems, but most problems were… Continue reading »