Saturday, 15 April 2017

Ontario QSO Party

Getting set up here for the Ontario QSO Party, operating from the ever elusive Frontenac County.  It starts at 1800Z on Saturday, April 15th.

Rules can be found HERE.

Hopefully we will have better participation than we have had in the last few years.  This should be a pretty popular contest, especially for Rovers....even if the weather is forecasting rain for the weekend.

I did a little bit of 20m WSPR this morning, just warming up to see how the propagation was doing.  Not too bad in fact, a lot better than the last few days!!

This screen shot was taken at 1615 UTC, April 15th.

20m WSPR screen shot

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A wasted weekend.....

There was a bit of SSB operating going on around here this weekend. The bands were not very good from my QTH. Noise levels were just high enough to be very frustrating and I never did manage to work any stations other than on 20 and 17 meters. Twenty was the best band of the day.

Sunday, I worked 20 and 30 … but PSK31 this time. There was a good mix of stations on, but primarily from the east coast and midwest. I worked them until the band petered out and then I just shut it all down, no use getting frustrated.

All in all, it was a good weekend, and it was a lot of fun. There are times it’s nice to have an indoor hobby, since this weekend was wet and even more wet.  But, it was better than the couple of feet of snow we had a couple of weeks ago! Oh, well … summer is just around the corner they tell me…..