PA3CLQ's Leuke Linken Nr. 509


Music boxes in general at:


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Make your own Melodies in the rhythm of the International Morse Code or short messages in a tone.


Oepsi see a big problem, making dots is easy, but how do I make the dashes?



That good old time in a new jacket?

Audio power amplifiers with tubes in general at:


2018 Latest Nobsound Bluetooth 4.0 HiFi Vacuum 6J1 Tube Amplifier Stereo Tube Preamplifier With Treble Bass Tone Control US $64.79 at:

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1 pair good quality NS-2000 Nobsound hifi 6.5 inch Passive speakers Bookshelf speakers US $142 at:



Greetings all, a bit early but I got the Rag Chew for September on the web.

The Rag Chew is available here:

It's 76 pages of great material including a "new SKCC key," results from Brag.

WES and SKS for the last three months, terrific articles on antennas, slowing a bug, hamfest adventures and much more! Enjoy your reading!
73, Ted K8AQM/VE9AQM
Rag Chew editor

Cor PA0AM wrote: I have tested the digiprog SIM_psk, it is a kind of FT8 but you can put more text into it.

Download from:





How does poor HF propagation affect your CW operating plans?

Joe, I remember when we used tape recorders to store the operating  systems of the old Tandy Radio Shack computers.

Had to play the tape into the computer just to get things going. Good old days.
Curt WA2JSG 3018S NJ
You're telling our ages on us!

I was thinking about buying another tape  recorder, but I am not sure where to look for one.
I might find one buried at one of old QTHs as the battery ones were rather RFI free and great to copy one's sending, put the tape in the drawer and play it back later to see if I could read myself.

Really great to catch bad habits creeping in like loss of or poor spacing, such as running letters or words together.
Lord, have we come a long way since the TRS80 days! I look at my watch with more computing power then those old PCs.

73, Joe, K8JP/V31JP

You may want to get a digital/mp3 recorder.

There are cheap voice recorders going for less than $25, or audiophile recorders for around $100.

I'm sure either would work for recording CW.

Can't think of any reason to buy a magnetic tape recorder nowadays...
73, Drew AF2Z



QRP watering holes.

Go to and they have a list.
On 80. 3.560
On 40, 7.030
To name a couple
Also check out or dot something.
Check out or Google qrp FOX hunts.

Twice a week.

They are different than any other event.
Jim. W4QO qrparci #6515


You might check out the list here:

I hope this points to the AC6V list.
Regards, Joe, K8JP/V31JP


OK, I admit IТm a Luddite (not nearly as brave as they were, but still the sympathy is there).

That given, any mode of data transfer that uses only 2 states (i.e. on or off) is a digital mode.

Voice, AM or SSB, is analogue unless you are using some type of digitizer.

Modern cell phones digitize your voice prior to transmission.

The greater the number of bits, the closer the fidelity is to analogue but I do not know of any ham voice mode that uses digitization to modify the transmitted carrier.
I am not sure how that definition fits to the fuzzy logic computers that are in some use now but in general, if the status is either on or off, you have a digital mode. The land line telegraph was the first electrical digital device.

The North Church signal of Уone if by land, two if by seaФ was indeed digital as it was either on or off, the number of УonФ signals had information but it was still on or off.
More on Luddites at :



Some were executed.

Leslie Hock, WB5JWI

I have uploaded photos of the SKCC Sideswiper to the photo section of this group.,,,50,2,0,0

The only difference in the prototype and production is the upper hardware on the production model will be anodized (matte) same as the SKCC club Key
The base is 4"x3.25" powdercoated with SKCC logo
The blade is high-carbon spring steel
Finger-piece is Oak
Upper hardware is anodized aluminum.
Weight is 3lbs ( no chasing this one around desk or using two hands)
Expected availability is 10-September-2018 or sooner.
Expected cost is $94.95 USD

73 for now,
LNR Precison Inc.


Hello Friends,

Report from Dr. Tamitha Skov:

"This week was an unbelievable week for space weather. A G3-level solar event ...""... We're coming down from one of the largest solar storms of this cycle. ..."

"the massive solar storm was ... knocking out communications on emergency radio frequencies for many hours. "

and then:

"... A new active region has emerged on the earth-facing sun ... 'Hello, Solar Cycle 25
It's been a busy week for space weather!

Cheers, Darrel, aa7fv.

Please have a look at Nathan's - PS7HD SSN webpage:

Nathan can't take part in the nets at moment. Hope you can soon join the fun
my friend. Looking forward to hearing those nice cooties on the air.

    I'm sorry to report that the SM6 beacon is back on 3566.5 kHz, I heard it last night.

Some hams are really inconsiderate, why a CW beacon there?
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



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: