W5EHS

Easily Heard Signals

New Website URL

W5EHS has been re-located to a new web-server. It's invisible to the user (you). We have moved from a server on the East Coast of the USA to one (or more) on the West Coast.

About a year ago there was a hostile takeover (at least in my mind as one of the clients) of my original ISP web-account (servers in Ohio). All my 15 or so websites (including this one) were physically relocated to servers located at a different provider, as physical as data files can be... 

Not my choice of service provider.

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Trying a New Mode

Screenshot 2018 08 03 09.59.42I recently started using a new digital mode on HF bands. It's called FT8 and is intended for weak signal contact verification.

In my opinion it is not a human communication experience. The only purpose is to establish that two amateur radio stations (not operators) were able to exchange a verified minimal exchange of station call signs and minimal report data such as location code and signal strength. I have yet to see the operator name included in the exchange.

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Found Something Extra

Extra Study GuideFound this in my mailbox. I must have ordered it. Yeah, I think I did. Getting old...

Ha! Just kidding. I am only as old as I want to believe. 

I was thinking of an aniversary coming up next year. Fifty years as an amateur radio operator and station owner. It about time I do something Extra. To me that means qualify for the Extra Class amateur radio ticket. It's only a 50 question exam these days.

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