July is upon us…and then passed.

I have not had much time due to pro­fes­sion­al com­mit­ments to play on the radio much. I DID get to enjoy the June ver­sion of ARRL VHF con­test, and 6 Meter Spo­radic E (Es) was mak­ing for some freakin’ fun times! So much, that I start­ed dream­ing about what I would need to do to be com­pet­i­tive on 6M.

Getting ready for the Dayton!

I did not attend Day­ton last year, and I regret it. My XYL even says so. So this year, I’m in. One of the high­lights of my Day­ton expe­ri­ence is Con­test Uni­ver­si­ty, which is held the Thurs­day before the offi­cial Har­rah Are­na Hamven­tion event at the Crowne Plaza down­town. This is where I am also staying…expensive but this is the center …

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(Even) New(er) version of WSJT‑X is available!

A new­er ver­sion of WSJT‑X is avail­able from Joe Tay­lor K1JT’s site. The cur­rent ver­sion avail­able is ‘wsjtx‑1.5.0‑rc1-win32.exe”. I have installed it and it seems less quirky – more sta­ble – than the pre­vi­ous ver­sion (RC4). WSJT‑X includes the JT9 mode, and I am quite a fan. It is a bit more effi­cient weak sig­­nal-wise than JT65A for ter­res­tri­al HF, and much more effi­cient spec­trum-wise. I made …

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