Date: Friday, 15 May 2009 14:36:49 UTC
From: John Ash (M6HEX)
I spent more than an hour or so looking through your website - branching off onto related sites when you mentioned something - and was thinking what a great site it was. I'm impressed by the thorough treatment of what you cover and greatly enjoyed reading your stuff.
Then I thought I would find out who this person was and when I saw your photo, the penny dropped! I used to work with you at Ziff! You were Tech Ed in '93 when I joined to start the lab work for PCD. No wonder the writing is so good...
Well Julian, it's good to see you doing so well at your stealth/QRP/CW lifestyle. I have only just gained my Foundation Licence, having wanted to for years but never having got around to it. I'm now pushing on to get a Full Licence by the end of the year, but first I need to get on the air. I've been looking at the FT-817 as I don't know where my niche will be just yet and that's how I found your site.
Keep up the work of writing about your radio life, won't you? It's very informative and well written, a pleasure to read.
Best wishes to you,
Date: Friday, 15 May 2009 10:01:34 UTC
From: P Digby (G4NKX)
What an interesting site - I shall return for sure, Pity about the Linux though - I'd have to agree on the lack of software on this platform - but ubuntu has been good to me thus far :-) not so Puppy...
Thanks for great info on stealth/qrp.
Date: Thursday, 14 May 2009 04:45:07 UTC
Home page: http://www.ei6dx.com
Very nice web site. vy 73!
Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2009 20:31:33 UTC
From: A.V.(Vic) Bryant (G3NVB)
Hallo Julian. May I say how much I enjoy reading your web site. I don't know how you find time to work and operate radio and keep the site up to date but keep up the good work. Can you advise on the UK source for the IMD meter? I am getting into PSK31 and want to do it properly. Best regards . Vic Chairman Itchen Valley ARC Southanpton
Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2009 18:52:10 UTC
From: Nicolas (ON4MGY)
Very nice and interesting website.
Great to read about the stealth antennas and working QRP
73 de ON4MGY Nicolas
Date: Sunday, 10 May 2009 01:07:22 UTC
From: Ed Burton
Can you explain something, I have no idea regarding radios and frequencies.
I want to buy a VHF radio for marine use
when travelling from England to Europe.
I want to purchase the Jingtong from EuroRadioSales but don't know whether I need the JT 208 OR the JT 308, I can see that they operate within different Frequency bands but have no idea which one to pick.
I'd really appreciate your advice.
Thanks very much.
Now it looks like I need to find out what a "Q" code is !!
Date: Wednesday, 06 May 2009 14:58:56 UTC
From: Mike Enders (KD8JHJ)
Tnx for the advice you posted on the qrz forum. I downloaded fldigi for windows and was up and running PSK-31 in an hour. You are right fldigi is a great piece of software and the transition from digipan was not bad.
Last night I had my first Olivia qso on 80 meters. The distance covered was only 233 miles but Olivia's performance is amazing. I can't wait to explore the potential of this mode and the others covered in fldigi.
By the way my first ham software I ever used was your Morsegen I got from the cd included in G3LDI's "Morse Code For Radio Amateurs".
Tnx agn and I hope we can work a qso across the pond sometime.
73 Mike KD8JHJ
Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2009 20:00:49 UTC
From: Harley Burton (N5BFB)
Hi, this is a good site, thank you for allowing me on. I have a WSPR question. I want to build a WSPR beacon but I want to use direct FSK, not AFSK with a SSB transmitter. As such, I'd like to generate the WSPR digital information and use that to drive the FSK RF output. Anyone know where to get PC or other code to do this.
Date: Monday, 27 April 2009 21:55:48 UTC
From: Simon (M3HXE)
Hi im Simon- m3hxe.Many thanks for your interseting and informative website.Ive just started getting active on Psk31 and am very suripsed how good it is for QRP work. I was even a bit worried that i may have been running too much power because of how much DX I was working.I have a half size g5rv at just 4 metres above the ground and have worked into the USA a few times on 10 watts and southwest Russia on 2 watts. Having just read your Blog on working into the west coast of the USA im now happy that ive got my equiptment working correctly and I really am working the DX on only 10 watts.
Many thanks once again.
P.S.-I also share your views on 'Enviromental Issues'.
Date: Saturday, 25 April 2009 22:36:39 UTC
From: Steve Silverman (KB3SII)
Thanks for the info on the PSK Reporter. It's a very nice way to see how the ionosphere is treating us on more than one band. And using Google Map is terrific. And it's the result of real QSO's, not beacons. Keep your blog going!
Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2009 16:53:14 UTC
From: PA3GJU KAREL (PA3GJU)
Home page: http://www.pa3gju.nl
Very nice homestite, good dx and best 73.
karel de pa3gju.
Date: Monday, 20 April 2009 00:34:27 UTC
From: Dale (AC5EQ)
Thank you for the time and effort you put in developing this website and explaining VOAProp.
Date: Monday, 13 April 2009 10:51:16 UTC
From: Jim Smith (G3ZQC)
Thanks for the article on WSPR - even managed to compile it to run on Ubuntu - as you said, not without an amount of difficulty. Eventually gave up on trying to logically understand the (screens of) error messages, and just installed everything that looked vaguely relevant!
Works a treat on this underpowered laptop that couldn't really cope with XP.
Date: Sunday, 12 April 2009 14:40:53 UTC
From: John (G4YJX)
Great site. Thanks for the VOAProp program. Just getting to grips with it and following the Beacons round HF. Fantastic piece of software. Love the ability to predict propagation to a location over time.
Great blog too!
Date: Saturday, 11 April 2009 08:26:31 UTC
From: Tim (M0AFJ)
Excellent, interesting site, thanks for the idiots guide to setting up WSPR, got mine running in about 20 mins, pity the WSPRnet site is down,would be interested to see if I'm being heard.
Date: Thursday, 09 April 2009 20:24:35 UTC
From: John Smithson (N8ZYA)
Home page: http://n8zyaradioblog.blogspot.com/
A very well thought out site you have here! I agree totally about QRP being more challenging and more fun.
I work DX with my rig and indoor antenna, on 20 meters, but my biggest joy is a nice 2 x QSO (40 meters) with another 5 watt station using a simple wire antenna. Have NO intention of using a massive beam and high power.
I have loads of fun "keeping it simple."
Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2009 23:54:40 UTC
From: Dominic (M3XEM)
Home page: http://www.youtube.com/m3xem
Brilliant site and the reviews have helped me so much deciding on antennas for my FT817, keep the stealth antenna reviews coming. bookmarked site. 73s!
Date: Sunday, 29 March 2009 19:01:37 UTC
From: Jack (W4UZQ)
After reading your site, I'm almost convinced the FT-817/L-Whip combo will be my first HF station.
Date: Friday, 27 March 2009 12:57:50 UTC
From: Bill (VA3OL)
Elecraft: Don't give up! Please! Butt heads exist all over the world. Most snipe and complain but do little. You have done alot for me and many others.
Thanks you from the bottom of my heart.
The beauty of Elecraft is that they do listen.[sometimes, eventually; but they listen] Unlike the YKI companies.
Date: Monday, 23 March 2009 05:07:28 UTC
From: Rick (7L1RLL)
Home page: http://www1.u-netsurf.ne.jp/~7l1rll/radio.html
I installed successfuly wspr-linux under Linux/ubuntu 8.04.
Thanks a lot.