Friday, 24 April 2015

SOTA CW Pile up training

With the growing number of chasers on SOTA, the CW pile ups are getting relatively busy, even on QRP. On my activation in HB9 during Easter, I had to go to split mode, and even so, it was challenging to pull calls from the "melee".

Over the last few days, I have been training pile up with Morse runner (free software), it has been good fun and you quicly get into it.
I set it up as follows:

CW speed 32wpm
Activity - max number of callers = 5
RX bandwidth = 300Hz 

If you add the various noise artifacts (QRN, QSB,...), it even gets more challenging.

The speed is not realistic for SOTA QRP, but it is good fun.

73 Angel

Sunday, 19 April 2015

EA-QRP CW Contest

I had a go at the EA-QRP contest on Saturday evening. Had a decent run on 20m between 19:00 & 20:00 UTC - calling CQ. 18 Stations made into my log. EA1, EA2, EA3, EA4, EA5, EA6, YU, OK, LY
On 15m and 40m did not hear that much.

I used my G11 SDR rig at 23wpm & G7FEK aerial. I was good fun to work QRP to QRP.

73 Angel /QRP