This weekend LA1K participated in the Norwegian contest ‘NRRL Vintertest 2017’.
The first two stages gave rather disappointing results due to poor conditions and interference on the audio equipment in the building, but the third and final round gave us a nice score overall.
This was the first contest we’ve had with our Flex 6500 and we are more than happy with the results so far.
Henrik LB5DH and Kristin LB2NH on the 40m band
Mads LB0HG on the Flex 6500 during the contest
Thanks to LA1BFA, LB6RH, LB0HG, LB5QG, LB5DH, LB2NH, LA2QUA, LB7RG, LB7JG and LA3WUA for participating.
After a long wait, we finally received our sample of the Flex 6500 this Wednesday. This was purchased as a replacement of our 756 Pro III as it has reached 10 years of use, and therefore will be put to use as our HF-radio number 2.
The package included a quick start guide, a CD for the SmartSDR software, a power and Ethernet cable and a FHM-2 microphone.
Henrik (LB5DH) and myself (LB0VG) are building a “fully” automatic SSTV decoder to be put up permanently in our club. The biggest part of this project is building an antenna from scratch.
The goal of the project is to have a SSTV decoder that in theory can be online 24/7 for displaying decoded pictures in realtime. In addition, it is also a rough way to display propagation for the 20m band. This will hopefully drive more attention to SSTV so that our club can become more active on digital modes.
Akademisk Radioklubb are having a course in amateur-radio. The goal of the course is to undertake an exam, and if passed – recieve a callsign. The course starts Wednesday 08. of February, and will continue 4 or 5 evenings during February/March. There is no fee to the course, except a one-time fee for the license itself. We encourage everyone to participate in the course.
The course is held at Gløshaugen, classroom B22 from 6 to 8pm.
The final summary and exam will be in week 10, further details will come soon.