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It is not just Apartment HF that is Different here in Sydney

August 16, 2016 Leave a comment

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Having had my HF radio set up for 3 nights now, I have a preliminary observation to make. While I acknowledge my antennas are not terribly effective, I am learning that winter propagation at 35 degrees latitude is a much different kettle of fish to propagation at 19 degrees latitude.

I make this observation by observation on lots of different bands but the starkest difference is on 15 meters where on every evening in north QLD I would be making PSK31 contacts into Asiatic Russia, then further west in Russia and finally Europe as the sun progressed westward. At this latitude the waterfall is blank.

 

 

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Opening FLDigi causes interference (noise) to Rx on my Icom IC706MKIIG

August 15, 2016 Leave a comment

I have long used a mix of computers for ham radio when I had a much larger shack. I really like MacLoggerDX so I have started to use my Mac more. A few days ago, I installed a number of ham radio applications including FLDigi. Tonight I began to set up FLDigi and noticed that as soon as I open the application my radio starts to pick up noise. No other application does this. Further investigation required.

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