Sep 21, 2017

How good is FT8?

The answer... Very very good.

Aug 31, 2017


I've been picking up VY0ERC, which is located way up north, and I mean way up!
They've also been hearing me - woot!

Eureka, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada
The Club is located in the environs of the Eureka Weather Station which is itself located at 79 degrees 59 minutes N, 85 degrees 56 minutes W on Ellesmere Island (IOTA NA-008). VY0ERC is currently operating out of the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) Ridge Laboratory (RidgeLab) located approximately 11 km as the crow flies from the weather station ( The RidgeLab is set on top of the hill at 80 degrees 3 minutes N and 86 degrees 25 minutes W at 600 m.a.s.l. The separation is significant as Eureka is in grid square EQ79 and the RidgeLab is in grid square ER60, and as the RidgeLab is above 80 degrees N, it is in ITU zone 75 rather than ITU zone 4. Both are located in CQ zone 2. 
We are opening membership in the Club to all interested amateurs.
There are no dues associated with becoming a member, although donations would be gratefully accepted, whether they are monetary or equipment.
Recent operation status:
The station is set as WSPR/JT65/FT8 beacon/monitor for now.

Aug 26, 2017

The Radio Hobbyist is back!

Really happy to be back on the air after many months QRT. I moved to a new location: FN03af