19 Jul 2014

What next for the autumn?

My thoughts are starting to turn towards amateur radio this autumn.

Unlike in previous years, I cannot imagine being fully fit by then. So, I shall be on the lookout for some new challenges that don't involve driving, don't involve building and probably don't require much, if any, antenna work. Also, it would be helpful if actual talking is kept to a minimum as I find talking very tiring.

I suspect JT65 and JT9-1 will be on the list as I can use (some of) these modes on 630m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 2m and 70cm with existing antennas.  I may ask for some help to improve my earth electrode antenna for 630m. With luck I may be able to drive again later this year. This means I might be able to restart some field work again.

If you have any suggestions let me know.

Maybe I should try for QRP DXCC on JT65/JT9-1? No talking, use existing antennas and rigs, and a new challenge.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Roger,

I think you should go for JT65A on HF. I also recommend you try the JT65 HF software verses WSJT. You can get the software here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jt65-hf/

Most QSO only take a few mouse clicks and no typing. It takes more effort and time to log QSOs than to make them with this software.

You are an inspiration to us all and I wish you well.

73 -Dan WA6PZB

Roger G3XBM said...

Thanks Dan. I am going to give JT65 and JT9-1 good goes I have decided. Ideal for the coming months.

BTW, thank you for your kind and supportive comments. Much appreciated.