Time is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.
Visible is the maximum time period the space station is visible before crossing back below the horizon.
Max Height is measured in degrees (also known as elevation). It represents the height of the space station from the horizon in the night sky. The horizon is at zero degrees, and directly overhead is ninety degrees. If you hold your fist at arm’s length and place your fist resting on the horizon, the top will be about 10 degrees.
Appears is the location in the sky where the station will be visible first. This value, like maximum height, also is measured in degrees from the horizon. The letters represent compass directions: N is north, WNW is west by northwest, and so on.
Disappears represents where in the night sky the International Space Station will leave your field of view.
|Struer is located 15 km from my QTH.|
|The goal of the QRP Challenge is to work 100 DXCC entities in 100 days during the year 2016. |
This page shows the status.
|JA2UOZ is one of the "weakest" DX'ers in the world. He has worked 187 countries using a dipole and just 500 mW. Impressive! His blog is worth a visit.|
|Homepage by OZ7Z. |
Info on 144 MHz, 10 GHz, 24 GHz, contest, EME, SDR.
|Almanak displays the position of the Sun at any time during the day. The same information is available for the Moon. You simply click on a map to set your QTH. This site is highly recommended!|
|HF BAND CONDX is an experimental page for real time HF propagation. It displays continental US by default, but other positions are available, for example United Kingdom which is close to Denmark.|
|This Solar Activity Monitor by N3KL is nice and simple.|
|Solar and terrestrial data are found at www.hamqsl.com|
|Operating Practice. This page by ON4WW is a must read guide for all new and old operators. It contains hints, tips and tricks for newcomers as well as old-timers. Additionally there are VHF/UHF operational matters, DX cluster ethics, cops, conflict situations, and more.|
|Maidenhead Locator Map by ES1PUMP|
Calculate distance, bearing, and mid-point.
Find QTH locator or grid square by F6FVY
QTH Locator to Map. Type in any QTH locator to view the location on Google maps. You can zoom in or out as you please.
Map to QTH locator. You can convert any location into QTH locator simply by finding the QTH on the map and clicking on it. The QTH locator is now displayed together with the grid square.
|My preferred site for DX and contest information. I use the site for searching QSL-info. I subscribe to the weekly bulletin.|
|Contest info from WA7BNM.|
|Bill's excellent site collects announced DX operations and has info on CIS prefixes/suffixes and a fine link collection.|
|DX Summit is my preferred site for DX spotting. All sorts of ham stations are reported, even the not-so-rare ones.|
|Beaconspot.eu collects spots related to beacons, particulary on VHF, UHF, and microwave.|
|K3WWP's site is a goldmine for the QRP and CW enthusiast. John has made at least one QRP contact a day during more than 7500 days!|
|K3ZV John has written a note on low profile contesting. Recommended reading for a small pistol!|
|Slovakian site for QRP DX. Nice pics.|
|See what Corbett in Ohio has accomplished using a Heathkit HW-8 connected to an indoor antenna!|
|I'm member #9071 of the G-QRP Club. The club's site provides useful info. However, their magazine SPRAT and their award program have my main interest.|
|I'm member #36222 of AMSAT, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. Their newsletter is The AMSAT Journal and they run a highly recommended website. AMSAT hosts a bulletin board, where satellite related questions are discussed. The danish branch is AMSAT-OZ. I recommend visiting AMSAT-SM (in Swedish), AMSAT-UK (based in the United Kingdom), and AMSAT-DL (in German and English; the site contains the latest news on P3E).|
|I'm member #14648 of the national danish radio amateur association "Eksperimenterende Danske Radioamatører". Their homepage is written in danish except for some pages in English describing Danish and Greenlandic awards.|
|Wilderness Radio in California produced high quality kits some years ago. I bought my Sierra kit from them. The Sierra production has stopped. This website contains some Sierra info.|
|The QRP-debate on eHam.net includes many interesting points of view - both pro and contra QRP. There are more than 50 contributions so far in the debate on Your experiences with QRP|
|QRP, the saving grace of amateur radio? is another interesting debate from eHam.net.|
|Article by N1FN, Marshall G. Emm. Read about "QRP isn't much of a handicap" and "The QRP Culture".|
|W9KNI, Bob Locher
(author of "The Complete DX'er") describes in this article from "CQ Magazine"
his experience with QRP. He has worked 281 countries using Elecraft K2
and a tri-band beam at 65 feet.
Note: Bob has informed me, that his score with the barefoot K2 is now up to 304 countries as per November 1st, 2002.
|QRZ.com is one of my frequently used links for finding contact info. Enter the call, and you get his/her address and email. Info on homepage and bio is also provided.|
|QRZnow.com provides ham radio news, equipment news, and cluster info. Translation service and equipment store is also provided. I highly recommend QRZnow.com.|
|Sierra page by G3VGR||This page describes the Sierra transceiver owned by Dave, G3VGR.|
|The DXCC page by ARRL. You can find a list of current entities valid for DXCC.|
|This page list the rules for the QRP DXCC award from ARRL.|
|QRPDX is a page, where stations with more than 100 DXCC with QRP can be listed.|
|Cliff Batson, N4CCB, runs qrpschool.com where he writes about QRP operation and QRP rigs. |
Cliff also runs a Youtube channel where he regularly posts videos on QRP topics. It is worth a visit!
|WM7D's Solar Resource Page provides useful information on solar flux and sunspot numbers. Graphs display the A and K index history.|
|DX2Go creates alarms, which are sent to your smartphone. You can subscribe to specific DXCC countries, continents, or bands.|
|CQ Amateur Radio runs an award program, where I currently focus on the WAZ award. You can read my WAZ status here.|
|This Norwegian QRP page has a lot to offer. I like the short stories about working New Zealand og Antarctica.|
|Southgate Amateur Radio Club runs this nice homepage. It contains news, mainly on space and satellites. It also covers ham events of all kind. Updated several times a week. Highly recommended!|
|Kuhne Electronic is a German company manufacturing and selling microwave components of premium quality.|
|SSB-Electronic GmbH manufactures and sells microwave components of premium quality.|
|Brugtgrej.dk is an on-line marketplace for new and used equipment of all kind. The section on Ham radio is popular among Scandinavian radio amateurs. The language is Danish.|
|Meeting People with Ham Radios touches
a bit on the overview of ham radios, and then goes into organizations,
conventions, and social media sites that help bring hams
together. The page finishes off with etiquette, and lingo which is
great for someone starting off learning about ham radios.|
|The DX Code of Conduct is a set of rules that makes life easier for every DX'er.|
|Make more miles on VHF is a large site within weak-signal commmunication. This page is a must, if you are into VHF DX!|
|The History of the Telegraph - Communication at its Best! is a fine link collection. You can learn more on 100 years of morse code, study the bio of Samuel F. B. Morse, and much more. Thanks to Samantha of "Brighter Futures Charter School" in California who suggested this link.|
|ShoreTel Sky presents History of the Telegraph in Communications on their company webpage. Thanks to Amy from Ms Ward's class who suggested this link.|
|Tech Wholesale has a resource page, where the history of the radio is told. Many relevant links are found there, too.|
Thanks to Joy and her daughter Lizzie for suggesting this link!
|Pictures from my 2013 travel in||New Zealand|
|Pictures from my 2013 travel in||USA (FL, GA, SC)|
|Visit this page and scroll down to read "30 Ham Radio Contesting Tips".|
|Brief text on the history of wireless telegraphy. |
Maggie Weaver suggested this link - thanks!