Finally I’ve started my activities with digital modes too.
After a lot of years spent on swl-ling and reading, I’ve received today my radio-to-PC interface cable.
I ordered two weeks ago a Donner’s interface for my Yaesu FT-857D. Shipping has been fast (two weeks to italy), but italian taxes are always so expensive… 16 euros for a 40 USD value declaration.
As I expected, I’ve been able to make some contact with extremely low power, 5 Watts into my buddipole antenna placed right out of my balcony. Currently I’ve setup the Buddipole antenna in vertical mode with a wire on “black” side, and tuned on 20 meters.
First QSO, have done in PSK31 with SP9CV Cezar from Poland, and received a 569. I’ve been testing connections and setup with ham radio deluxe, using the PSK31 Deluxe.
During the night I’ve done some more QSOs into europe ON OK G all with readable signals. It really looks I’ve found a funny way to be active also from my apartament. I know is not the best, but it works for the moment and let me making contacts.
On next days I will post some more infos on the new buddipole antenna, since I’m getting experienced with this portable antenna expecially on finding the best whip lenght for a perfect resonance.
Last weekend I’ve worked also last special DR2006 stations I needed for the Soccer World Cup Award. Just need to work some more DL stations to complete the requirements, will try next weekend or with my “all-new” operating modes. Hi
[tags] ham radio,hamradio,psk31,rtty,digimode,sstv,[/tags]