Thursday, September 27, 2012

I5JHW nel team di Clipperton 2013

Oggi ho ricevuto la telefonata di Giovanni Bini, I5JHW che mi informava di esser stato invitato da Bob KK6EK ad unirsi al team di Clipperton 2013. Congratulazioni a Giovanni. L'Italia sarà orgogliosamente rappresentata da un validissimo OM !

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

RADIOBOSS - Radio automation software

Traditional professional radio programming applications are designed for traditional radio stations that can and expect to pay thousands of dollars for extremely sophisticated and complex software. But what if that's not you?
If you need a simple, affordable, reliable solution to automating your broadcasting needs, RadioBOSS is the solution you've been looking for.
Whether it's building and scheduling crossfaded programming for your terrestrial or Internet radio station, creating the right audio atmosphere in your restaurant or store, or broadcasting from live events, RadioBOSS has been the choice of thousands of broadcasters just like you for the past seven years.
RadioBOSS makes it easy and fast to convert and manage audio assets, build playlists with advertising support, hourly blocks, rotations, crossfading, automatic leveling and other professional-level features and play your playlists to your local, terrestrial or Internet broadcasting system.


Six P29 islands soon on the air

An international team will visit 6 islands belonging to Papua New Guinea between 19 October and 13 November. The team will be: G3KHZ Derek, SM6CVX Hans, HB9BXE Hans-Peter, K5WQG Eddy, DL6KVA Axel, Non-ham Stig Nyman.  M/V Barbarian will convey the team, starting from Kokopo in New Britain on 18 November sailing via Kavieng to Emirau. The islands to be activated by the full team will be:

The main team fly home on 6th November. Hans and Stig then continue to Buka on the M/V Barbarian to Buka. The remaining journey will be by air.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Image Communication on Short Waves

Welcome to the free ham radio handbook for SSTV, WEFAX and digital SSTV.

"I'd like to introduce the e-book for ham radio operators and radio listeners interested in special communication modes for image transmission – SSTV, radio facsimile (WEFAX) and digital SSTV (HamDRM). The original e-book was written in Czech and I decided to prepare the English translation by myself. So, here it is, the first draft. The translation is almost done, but it needs a revision. You are welcome to participate on proofreading, give feedbacks or information updates. I decided to make the book available for free downloading. It is the best way to spread the book among interested readers. I believe that the traditional distribution model where the author sells the rights to a publisher and the publisher makes prints an sells the book is almost obsolete nowadays. As the author I can prepare the text, images, typography layout by myself and it is also very easy to a create distribution channel – this web page. If you find the book useful and want to support the author, you can send donations via PayPal. Thank you.
VY 73! Martin OK2MNM"

Thursday, September 06, 2012

RUMped: dxped & contest logging for Mac.

RUMped is a dx-pedition and contest logging tool for short wave for the Mac. Currently RUMped supports a DX-pedition mode, major contests and a general contest mode for unsupported contests. Further you can create your own contest rules. RUMped can use cocoaModem2.0 as modem for RTTY, BPSK and Hellschreiber.

 Log Features
• Real time computation for multipliers and points
• Partial call check during typing, multiple master databases are included.
 • Similar call check
• Prev. QSO check
• ESM mode (,Enter‘ sends messages)
• Auto cq
• CW out via WinKeyer or K2/K3
• CW type-ahead function (WinKeyer only)
• TRX control
• Work all operating modes in the same interface
• Multiple (scrolling) band maps
• DX Cluster via Telnet integrated
• DXCC ,CQ/ITU-zone, heading and distance calculations
• Continent, callsign, rates, DXCC, multiplier and best time statistics
• Keyboard mode for CW and RTTY
• Grayline map and other tools for grayline dxing
• Memory pad for S&P
• Log export in ADIF, Cabrillo, Stützerbach, text, csv and DF3CB logsearch

The 2012 DX Magazine MOST WANTED Survey

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Firedrake – China’s Secret Shortwave Jamming Project Exposed!

by Steven Handler is the new revised and updated version of this electronic publication. Published in late August, 2012, it is now available through for the Kindle. Other booksellers should, by Mid September, 2012, be offering versions for other electronic readers including the Nook, iPad, Sony Reader and other formats. A little “Firedrake” History-The Chinese government jams or interferes with the HF broadcasts of certain shortwave stations that they apparently deem “dangerous” for their citizens to hear. My publication serves as a guide to the world of Chinese jamming and helps the reader learn about Firedrake and some of China’s other shortwave jamming stations. Included are jamming frequencies heard during the current A-11 shortwave broadcasting season as well as times of reception. Also included are frequencies heard in use during the past two shortwave broadcasting seasons (A-11 and B-11). Readers will also find information about the direction finding results identifying transmitter sites which I obtained from ITU registered monitoring sites. There is also a virtual tour of a Chinese jamming facility. Available for $3.99 from (stock number ASIN: B0093NNABQ ) you can find more information and view sample pages at Click Here