Date: Thursday, 23 July 2009 22:22:40 UTC
From: simon oliver (M3HXE)
Hi, thanks for your great website.Ive just read your article about young people entering into our hobby (after reading the origional on rogers-g3xbm- website).I agree with what you both said,a way needs to be found to encourage the younger genaration to take an interest.Im 30 years old and a lot of people OLDER than me cant see t he point in amateur radio when "there are more fun methods avalable".Most have heard that you need to take an examination in order to transmit,but no one seems to realise how simple it can be to obtain a licence.When I was at my foundation licence course in Dover a 9 year old girl also took her exam and passed second highest marks behind me out of a class of six or seven.She went on to become the RSGB young amateur of the year.I personally cant read morse code yet bet It is high on my agenda to learn it.Im also a fan of QRP power.I have used just 2 watts to work all over europe on PSK31 on a half size g5rv just 4 meters above the ground.Amateur radio can be fun but it needs to be explained in a non geekish (neardish) way.Many young people could be put off by such photos appearing on magazines,for example a couple of middle aged men in tight licra running shorts running about holding an antenna made out of an old tape measure!(this appeared in Radcom a few months ago).I could go on and on but I wont!
Many thanks for a great website.-Simon-m3hxe.
Date: Monday, 20 July 2009 11:38:03 UTC
From: Alex (G7KSE)
Home page: http://g7kse.co.uk
Nice article on WSPR. I'll follow your instructions and have a go. Sounds like a good project to get involved with
Date: Friday, 17 July 2009 15:11:49 UTC
From: Peter (DL4FCH)
Home page: http://www.dl4fch.de
Hello dear Julian.
Thanks for the QSO.
Best 73 from Peter in Rodgau / Germany
Date: Thursday, 09 July 2009 08:37:31 UTC
From: Dave (G0WBX)
Home page: http://g8kbv.homeip.net:8008/
For some odd reason, I can't post to the SDR list at the moment...
Try VAC (Virtual Audio Cable) to get the audio from any sound producing program, into any other sound processing program.
The free demo one, has a nagging nanny, but many digi modes seem to ignore that!
Nice website Sir.
Date: Thursday, 09 July 2009 06:59:05 UTC
From: C. Dwight Baker (W4IJY)
The VOAprop program is great!
I do have a dumb question. What does the "S1" on the display indicate?
Thanks again for the great work you do.
Date: Wednesday, 08 July 2009 14:18:42 UTC
From: Lee Rice (AD3AA)
What kind of antenna are you using I have similar problems? Wire from a motor? Loved Britain when I was there. I'm on QSO net 21.350 at 11:30 am est with another bloke from Lancaster. Why don't you meet him?
Date: Sunday, 05 July 2009 21:23:21 UTC
From: David Quental (CT1DRB)
you wrote a fine article about steath antennas in your website. In general I agree with you and hams are facing more and more problems to erect antennas on roofs, however there are cases and cases. If your case I could understand due to lack of money to buy a better home, I tend to say when hams are facing a "no" in condominiuns, like mine, without real reason but because of someone who wants to restrict the freedom of a ham because it gives him/her a great pleaser that it is not democracy or fair judgement but a stupidity. I think that we should fight stupidity hardly instead to be peacefull with neighbors. Not only because I am HAM but because I am a person. I could asure you that I will not give up to install my antennas on roof of my building.
Best regards from David, CT1DRB/OK8RB/CU3HQ
Date: Wednesday, 01 July 2009 14:36:10 UTC
From: Rick (7L1RLL)
Home page: http://www1.u-netsurf.ne.jp/~7l1rll/radio.html
I have installed your version of wspr-linux.
(A) Audio interface is something wrong these dayes. I have not resolved yet.
(B) An entry size should be expanded from 6 to 8 at line 937 in wspr.py (version 1.01).
Date: Wednesday, 01 July 2009 03:40:47 UTC
From: John Smith (K3GO)
thanks for most entertaining reviews and excellent insights. I appreciate your candor and observations on the equipment you have tried and concur with most of your views. I found the MP-1 a fine antenna when used with pairs of 33', 16' and 8-9' ground counterpoise wires. It really shines then. However, the Outback Antenna performs equally well.
Best regards and 73 de John
Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2009 16:36:25 UTC
From: Demetre Valaris (SV1UY)
Home page: http://sv1uy.dyndns.org/~sv1uy
I have been using your VOAprop program for a long time now and I must say that it works FB FB FB!!! Thanks for taking the time to write such a program and offering it for free to all radio amateurs. It is an invaluable tool.
I also like your articles about Stealth Amateur Radio operating since I have to do this whenever I come visiting the UK and not only.
Keep up the good work please.
73 de Demetre SV1UY
Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2009 23:59:22 UTC
From: Chris (KC2RGW)
Home page: http://www.kc2rgw.com/
Thanks for the info on adapting PC headsets. I just made my own adapter and it's worked out very nicely.
I wrote it up at this link.
Date: Monday, 22 June 2009 21:53:36 UTC
From: Salvo (IW1AYD)
Home page: http://www.radioamateur.eu/
What to say Julian,
thanks for yours writings and essays, any page of a known argument or of the barely recognized ones is a marvel of new discoveries. Thanks a lot and, please, continue all this.
73 de iw1ayd Salvo
Date: Tuesday, 16 June 2009 17:51:10 UTC
From: David (MM0XDG)
Hi, I have very much enjoyed reading through your website, particularly the whole business about stealthy antennas. I'm about to move form a large plot (double sized G5RV in a straight lineat 60' height etc)to a very small plot with restrictions. I'd really appreciate a critical appraisal from you about the Mag Loop if you could bear to. I have been thinking about one for a while, but it does represent a fairly major investment doesn't it.
Best wishes, and thanks for a great site. David
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2009 08:20:33 UTC
From: Aleksej (UA3PNO)
Home page: http://www.tularadio.ru
Good info and soft "VOAProp"
Date: Tuesday, 09 June 2009 11:08:58 UTC
From: Rob Hall (2E0RBY)
Hi, I just came across your site and I was very pleased with the information on it. For once a ham site written and presented properly! I couldn't agree more with you about Linux. I love Linux and have been using it for years as my main OS but I run a Windows XP machine for all my ham software. Thanks for VOAProp - a highly education program. 73 Rob Hall
Date: Tuesday, 09 June 2009 08:57:19 UTC
From: Terry (G3VSK)
Have not operated cw since 1969 and decided I would like to have a refresher course. Your program Morsegen is excellent and I am now back up to 12 wpm though I wish to improve on this. Well done Julian!
Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2009 03:08:47 UTC
From: earl (W9ELN)
thanks for your web page, a lot of good info here
Date: Saturday, 23 May 2009 08:02:19 UTC
From: John Nowell (G4FUO)
Home page: http://www.radtronix.com
I stumbled across your site during a web search. There is some very interesting content and I will visit again when I have more time.
Date: Friday, 22 May 2009 23:55:45 UTC
From: Charlie (M0PZT)
Home page: http://www.m0pzt.net
Your website makes interesting reading and you make a lot of sense - Particularly your blog entry about the "dumbing-down" of the hobby.
Thanks for a nice website.
Date: Friday, 22 May 2009 08:11:37 UTC
From: Bill (G4NTW)
What a great site. I have been back a few times now and still have not exhausted it, particularly the WSPR section which is very helpful. Keep up the good wotrk and I'm sure visitors will come again and agian.