• For sale — FT-920 transceiver

    It’s time to clear out the DXing shack. I am offering for sale a great FT-920 HF+6M transceiver complete with an RTL-SDR system (IF-output) that provides full-band spectrum display with N1MM Logger, FSK and CW interface cables, and a SignaLink for audio RTTY, PSK, FT8 and meteor scatter modes.

  • Tracking progress with Athena log analysis

    View your real-time totals during a contest, and compare them in real-time with previous contests. Athena, created by PC5M (sk), does exactly that.

  • WSJT-X 2.0 — Why some FT8 stations don’t respond

    If you’re working FT8 using WSJT-X version 1.9.1 or earlier, you may not be able to work stations using the latest release candidate of WSJT-X 2.0. Update your software to the latest release version and all will work.

  • Adding 7 elements on 6M

    6M is about to be a whole lot more fun from VA7ST with the addition of an M2 6M7JHV yagi — 7 elements on a 30-foot boom.

  • ARRL 160M pre- and post-contest

    The Zone Zero podcast featured two episodes devoted to the 2017 ARRL 160M contest. See how I thought I would do in the contest, then listen to how I actually did.

New website “on the air”

Written by admin On August - 9 - 2011 0 Comment

Welcome to the VA7ST.ca website. You’ll find friendly notes about all kinds of things — a radio operator’s notebook that also touches on photography and recommendations about gear that helps get more out of the things many of us love to do.

Contest scores and stories

Written by admin On August - 9 - 2011 0 Comment

Want to see how VA7ST has done in contests since 2002? It’s all online in a sortable database — check out my contest scores, and read my 3830 stories about each contest.

End of paper QSLs from VA7ST

Written by admin On August - 5 - 2011 0 Comment

The cost and environmental impact of paper QSL cards makes this aspect of ham radio part of our history, not our future.