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- 19 January 2018, 11:28 pmHi, I bought used yaesu 897, when I turned it on , found out that S- meter do not work properly. It don´t work in FM mode at all bands, other modes work in all bands only when AGC is on. When I set AGC off, S-meter do not show anything, not even strong signals from other radio station that is less then 10 meters from the antenna of my Yaesu 897. Later, I realized that when I set menu mode 060 (MTR ARX SEL) to either option (SIG/ CTR/ VLT/ N/A / FS/ OFF) display always show "S" in the front...Yaesu 897: S meter is not working
- 19 January 2018, 11:27 pmHow much power do you use on FT8? Are there unspoken rules in place I'm not aware of? Is FT8 a weak signal/low power mode? Who establishes these ethical mode rules? This past week I emailed a couple of acquaintances who I saw work a rare DXpedition and they said they were running 500w or more. Interesting, I have only been using 5 to 40 w on all my Q's. D k4em
- 19 January 2018, 7:40 pmThe FCC has issued a brief statement regarding its plans in the event of a partial government shutdown, which could start on January 20.“In the event of a partial government shutdown, because of available funding, the Federal Communications Commission plans to remain open and pay staff at least through the close of business on Friday, January 26,” the FCC said.This means the FCC will continue t...
- 19 January 2018, 6:26 pmIt was a quiet week in space weather (January 11-17) with zero sunspots over the weekend and geomagnetic indicators rising only slightly.Compared to last week, average daily sunspot numbers declined from 11.9 to 7, but average daily solar flux went from 69.9 to 70.7. Seems counter-intuitive that sunspot and solar flux would move in opposite directions, but these are all very low numbers anyway,...
- 18 January 2018, 9:23 pmThe Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) allows all radio amateurs to substitute the VK prefix with AX on Australia Day, Friday, January 26, the Wireless Institute of Australia reminds.Australia Day commemorates the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur ...