Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Send messages and pics to Mars

The first opportunity for the people of Earth to send personal messages and pictures to Mars by radio transmission! 

Beam Me celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first mission to Mars—NASA’s Mariner 4 launched on 28 November 1964. All Beam Me messages will be sent together by radio—at the speed of light—as a global shout-out from Earth to Mars on 28 November 2014.
Send as many messages as you like. With each message sent, you’ll receive a beautiful, downloadable certificate authenticating your participation in this historic event. 
Join in—it’s fun, it’s inspiring, it’s futuristic, and all messages help fund space research, education, and exploration!
LINK.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

JT65 August eQSL gallery

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My CQ Monitoring Station ID


The CQ Monitoring Station program is modeled after the renowned WPE program launched by Popular Electronics magazine more than 50 years ago. The program was run by Tom Kneitel, WPE2AB, who would go on to become founding editor of Popular Communications magazine in 1983. Pop'Comm launched its monitoring station program January 1, 2012, filling a void left by the passing of the WPE program and Popular Electronics magazine. When Pop'Comm was made a part of CQ magazine's CQ Plus online digital supplement, it was renamed the CQ Monitoring Station program.

CQ Monitoring Station ID signs are issued on a first-come basis, determined by the date and time on your application email or the postmark of the request you send via the U.S. Postal Service. You may choose a “vanity” station ID or simply say “No Preference,” and we’ll pick a station ID sign for you. Read Monitoring monthly in CQ Plus for the latest updates to the program!

How to Apply for a CQ Monitoring Station ID

Friday, July 25, 2014

DXHeat web cluster


DXHeat has no native app, it has been designed responsively, adjusting to every screen width. Beautiful icons are supplied for bookmarking / direct links on your iOS / Android App screen. Nice feature the filters to narrow the search. Unfortunately there is not (not yet?) a filter for IOTA spots, for hunters like me. No need to download software. Just point your browser to https://dxheat.com/dxc/ and enjoy the DXHeat cluster.

DX Cluster on iPhone

Find out which interesting DX HAM Radio Amateur operators are “on the air” on the amateur radio bands!  
Mircules DX Cluster is an iPhone / iPad app that shows the info found on the international DX Cluster. It is available in the appstore in 2 languages; English and Dutch. 
 This Cluster is widely used by radio amateurs and SWL enthusiasts to find the DX “treasures” on the bands.
All popular amateur bands are included
 - HF bands (10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 80m, 160m)
- VHF bands (1.25m, 2m, 4m, 6m)
- UHF 70cm band.
Mircules DX Cluster shows the last 50 DX spots on the selected band in a clear list. The first spot item in the list is the most popular DX spot at that moment. This is the item that recurs in the list the biggest number of times.
http://www.mircules.com/

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

JT65 July eQSL gallery

Thursday, July 03, 2014