PA3CLQ's Leuke Linken Nr. 495



I walk to my favorite spot to hide the Easter eggs for my grandchildren, a few one-year-old chickens walk around there.



SKCC's 'Rag Chew' Newsletter Issue of March 2018 Has Been Posted! 

Please take some time to check it out.

73, Ted — K8AQM/VE9AQM


TOUR OF USS PAMPANITO (SS-383) in semi 3D? a must to see this.

Image Size: also for high definition (Fast internet)

World War II Submarine Technology.

Click and drag to see more.

Move with the mouse (left click) up or down, left or right) 360 degrees around see:

Editor....... from PLL Nr.190


Amateur radio is a contact sport.
Get on the air and make a contact!
-- Lyle Amundson, K0LFV


If you want REAL QRP check out the specs on the Voyager spacecraft.
It has a 3.7 meter diameter high-gain antenna.

Voyager 1 was so far from Earth in 1998 that it took 9 hours 36 minutes for a radio signal traveling at the speed of light to reach Earth.

Voyager's signal, produced by a 20 watt radio transmitter, is so faint that the amount of power reaching NASA's antennas is 20 billion times smaller than the power of a digital watch battery.” 
It is currently 17,396,540 200 KM from earth

so that means 5.748EE –10 watts per kilometer approximately (the distance is increasing by kilometers per second so it changes quickly).
.00000000005748 watts per kilometer.

THAT is QRP even with a 3.7 meter dish.
That is what QRP can do – of course it does use digital modes.

Editor..... From, my PLL  Nr.157 april 2011



Real hams know code
Cell-Phoners no code.


Well, I qualify as being retired, even though I still work.
I was tired before and I'm tired again, so that makes me retired. 
73, Walt, W5ALT


On eham a gentleman posted this link:

Sorry the thread was stolen from Kate.
But you have to insert the spaces yourself or have a program that does it for you.


I found this Quick & Dirty guide to NTS nets:

This is all I had when I sent my first one (not so long ago).

If you are lucky & you say in your check-in that it's your first, they'll take your traffic on the net freq & won't send you QNY.
It doesn't contain the message format, but that is readily available on the ARRL web site.
Now you just need to find a local net ...


The antenna is a ZeroFive 40 meter vertical,

34 ft tall and with a radial plate with 60 radials around 12 ft average (very small back yard) Heres the link at:



A very inexpensive telegraph key:

But it will probably cost more for shipping that the key itself!


Hello all,

I know He's not using a straight key but check out this 9 year old YU kid's CW skills.

He's so relaxed about it, like He'd been doing CW forever.

Someone said 'His mentor Slavko, YU1SB makes wonder with kids in Radio Club!'

If they all turn out like that kid, I believe it.

The kid seems to have a built in sense of timing:

And more nice Morse code related movies also a Lego Iambic.

Joe k0ivk

Editor its from 2010


Mooie plaatjes



Hello Friends

last year (2009) I wrote a book "Lo Zen e l'Arte della Radiotelegrafia", it is now translated in English, there is also a mention to SSN in the sideswiper pages.
This book is the result of several years of experience in amateur radiotelegraphy.

if you like it, just send me a QSL card via Buro.
You can download it here:

If you like my work, please share this note with your friends !

Carlo Consoli



Screaming text, is it so bad?

Could it be this ?,41025.0.html

Note that last entry says this was active at 13:52 UTC this morning on 10.105 Mhz .. so this is likely what you are hearing as well. 
Cheers, Michael VE3WMB

Probably the relatively new Chinese over the horizon radar they are developing.
Mike, k5wmg

Dear friends
Francois,ON5AG ,a young lad of 90 years , together with his xYL Jeanine is moving to a new home ( a rest & nursing home)


last Tuesday, I paid a visit to Francois and xyl Jeanine at the "old" QTH in Mol and made a small video, as Francois does not want to take any radio to the home...I fear that the "unique" CW sound of ON5AG will only remain a warm memory...



Here to see, enjoy the whole "ritual"
To all of You Happy Easter cheerio Jos ON6WJ

I had the luck to work Franc ON5AG several times and received a few QSL-Cards from him.

'87 F/ON5AG 40M HW101   75W

'95   ON5AG 80M FT707    5W

'96   ON5AG 80M GRC3030  5W

'97   ON5AG 80M GRC9    15W

'98   ON5AG 80M TS120V  10W

'01   ON5AG 40M TS870S   5W

'01   ON5AG 40M TS120V   5W

'01   ON5AG 40M TS120V 0,8W

'01   ON5AG 40M TS120V 0,5W

First time I Use an SSK was 22-09-2007
Wish him a very good time with a good health.


The Tamitha Skov forecast for March 29.

"A new active region rotates into Earth-view this week upping the solar flux and giving amateur radio and emergency communicators something to cheer about over this spring break holiday."

"... may bump radio propagation back up from 'poor' to 'marginal'... "

Conditions already seem a little better than last week. Here are my WSPR reports from Europe to Arizona on 20m at 2200 UTC this afternoon, on my 2-watt WSPR tx. This is better than it's been recently.



Cheers, Darrel, aa7fv

Have a nice day / week(end) gents, BCNU.

73, Yann, F5LAW

By OM Yann F5LAW SideSwiperNetGroup


73, from the town at the rivers "De Bergsche Maas" and "De Dongen" Geertruidenberg (800+ years city rights) at: 51.702211N 4.853854E

Editor Jan Pieter Oelp PA3CLQ



For a explanation of SEINVLAGGEN / SIGNAL FLAGS see:


For the time being, Dr. Pazo Panib is still my friend ?



My simple website about Gigantic DF-Antennas

Part 1 "DF-Antenna Wullenweber Array"

Part 2 "DF-Antenna USSR Variants"

Part 3 "DF-Antenna USA Variant"

Next Part 4 "USSR OTHRA DUGA 1,2 & 3" at: