First, don’t miss my latest CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – QSO / QSL Card 1st Draft
That said, I have to update with something fairly spiffy.
First, before I get to Ham Stuff, an interlude to keep you in suspense: drinks with friends from Chicago and Vietnamese food.
Which is mine?
Openers followed by large addictive bowls of Pho.
Okay… it’s not rotated properly.
Now to the actual point of the post.
When my friends were on their way, I switched on the radio (20m – 14.070.0 MHz) and, for kicks, tuned into some PKS31 (a digital mode of transmitting) and decoded one of the “streams” with my iPhone app.
When you tune into PSK you see data streams, almost like The Matrix. You center your “filter” over one of them and text comes in, more or less clear depending on the signal.
I saw this.
You can see what is going on there.
During the month of August, there will be a Ham “Event” in honor of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who was slain on 14 August 1944 in Auschwitz.
St. Maximilian was SP3RN.
At QRZ.com I saw
July, 20, 2015
I have been in contact with Ted Figlock W1HGY, and wanted to communicate my intentions for the St. Maximilian Maria Lokbe SP3RN special event activation. Call sign will be K8M and the dates will be between 01 August 2015 0400 (UTC) to 16 August 2015 0359 (UTC),
A standard sized QSL card will be available, for US stations, please send SASE, for all DX, please send $1 (US, CDN or Euro all ok) and self addressed envelope. My address is good on www.qrz.com. Please no buro.
Operating modes will be SSB, PSK31, and possibly RTTY
VY 73 de Joe Miller KJ8O Troy Michigan
So, you Hams out there!
Say a prayer to St. Maximilian and get to work!