Thursday 16 December 2021
Tuesday 14 December 2021
I checked in on psk reporter and was being heard by a few stations in the UK and a couple in France!
1/ Log onto the ON4KST site. This is a free reflector with most of the stations on. You can see who is calling etc and arrange skeds: http://www.on4kst.com/chat/start.php
2/ YouTube is your friend! When I first started there wasn't a great deal of info available - now there is stacks load.
I suggest having a look at the following :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8coTrJOJQE (MS for beginners by Lynn GW8JLY)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBTi2nzYOw0 (RSGB Tonight@8)
3/ Get yourself a beam!
Then my hopes were shattered (I joke I kid!)
Now I realise why you called me. I suppose you weren't hearing a huge amount of stns on vertical!
(he is) Running 400w to 4 * 9 OWLs with 25db LNAs - I can hear a mouse fart sometimes...
France would have been tropo or Aircraft scatter - and living in Staines?????. Due to the mechanics of MS anything under 500km will normally be tropo. Anything over 2000km either tropo or SpE. However, these are rules of thumb....
So there we go I need to beg borrow or buy a 2 meter beam and use my 200 watt amplifier and see if I can achieve some results. Hopefully more soon
Friday 10 December 2021
Saturday 4 December 2021
@SpaceXStarlink tracking simple LNB, bias tee, no dish. LnB in a Bush facing up to the sky. More soon! @echelfordars @AmsatUK @HamRadioUK starling tracking #satellite #sdr @sdrsharp pic.twitter.com/oQz2rL6061— James Preece (M0JFP) (@m0jfp) December 4, 2021
Tuesday 30 November 2021
Sunday 28 November 2021
Saturday 20 November 2021
Saturday 6 November 2021
#mx0mxo was out again last night working HF and #satellites we also had toasted marshmallows cheers Bob!
Thursday 28 October 2021
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Friday 22 October 2021
Saturday 16 October 2021
Wednesday 13 October 2021
ARISS ct. w/Ecole Louis Armand, Carquefou, Inst. Universitaire de Tech., Carquefou, Fr. and Coll. Les Sables D’Or, Thouare Sur Loire, Fr. Ct. is 10/13 at 13:39 UTC
@issfanclub @RF2Space @ISS_Ham_Radio @echelfordars another great contact yesterday recorded on my #ic9700 @Icom_UK from #staines #frenchlanguage #iss #ariss #icom @HamRadioUK pic.twitter.com/0YWApumfl5— James Preece (M0JFP) (@m0jfp) October 14, 2021
Tuesday 12 October 2021
ARISS ct. w/Mary Hare School, Newbury, UK. The ct. is on Oct 12 at 11:12 UTC. Ct. is direct w/GB4MHN.
Friday 8 October 2021
Thursday 30 September 2021
Sunday 26 September 2021
Saturday 25 September 2021
Sunday 19 September 2021
Saturday 18 September 2021
@MakExpOp Chertsey Radio Club will be out on #satellite portable and also give the new #ic7300 @Icom_UK portable, please look out for for us #mx0mxo @echelfordars @HamRadioUK
Tuesday 14 September 2021
Saturday 11 September 2021
@gm8osq Island of Hoy Orkney islands Scotland 5/9 plus here in IO91SK pic.twitter.com/gsv2uBS8fO— James Preece (M0JFP) (@m0jfp) September 11, 2021