|My First Radio|
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
The DCC has two days of technical forums on Friday and Saturday and a concurrent introductory forum on Saturday. On Saturday night, the banquet will feature an interesting speaker and the Sunday morning seminar is "Introduction to SoC FPGA Programming for Mixed Signal Systems" by Chris Testa, KD2BMH.
There will be free tables in the demo room to demonstrate projects and vendors to demonstrate products.
Time is running out, so those interested in attending should register for the DCC and make hotel reservations ASAP.
More DCC information is available on TAPR’s website.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
WFCC (love that call sign!) playing classical music on 107.5 MHz, put in an S0 to S1 here with its powerhouse 50 kW transmitting from Chatham on Cape Cod, 152 miles east.
WFHN on 107.1 MHz was S1 transmitting 5,400 watts from Fairhaven, Massachusetts, 105 miles east.
WDBY, "Kicks 1055" on 105.5 MHz with a country and western format was S0 to S1 with a mere 900 watts from Patterson, New York, 37 miles west southwest.
Radio equipment here was my C.Crane CC Radio 2E Enhanced and its stock whip antenna.
Speaking of VHF DX, the photo above is I and another long-time VHF DXer, Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, at the ARRL Centennial Convention in Hartford last month. Besides chasing Es, Dave runs the show up at 225 Main Street in Newington.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
According to the APRS propagation server, 2 meters was wide open last night, so I perused the FM broadcast band for awhile and caught one new one: WAAF on 107.3 MHz transmitting 9.6 kW from Westborough, Massachusetts, 80 mile to the northeast. WAAF’s signal was a puny S-1 on the CC Radio 2E and its stock whip antenna.