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RF Propagation Resources and Beacons

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  1. RF PropagationResources and Beacons Andy Zwirko – K1RA k1ra@k1ra.us & http://www.k1ra.us/

  2. Presentation Overview • RF Propagation Predictions • Published Predictions • Software Prediction Programs • RF Propagation Beacon Projects • CW • PSK • WSPR • Other RF Propagation Resources • Traditional Beacon List • DXClusters – Web, Telnet & Packet

  3. RF Propagation Predictions • Published Predictions • QST / ARRL (Monthly HF) • NOAA Space Weather Now (Short-term HF) • Hepburn (Short-term V/UHF)

  4. QST HF Propagation Predictions • Monthly HF Predictions published online @ http://www.arrl.org/qst/propcharts/ • Interpreting QST's Propagation Charts http://www.arrl.org/qst/propcharts/hall0295.pdf

  5. NOAA Space Weather Now Real-time Solar Winds Page Real-time Auroral Map GOES Solar X-ray Image http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN/

  6. Hepburn V/UHF Tropo Predictions Weekly forecasts @ http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html

  7. RF Propagation Predictions • Software Prediction Programs • WinCAP • HamCAP • PropView

  8. WinCAP Software Program • Download http://www.taborsoft.com/wwizard/ • Based on VOACAP • Successor to CAPman • QSL-ware – no time limit, basic functions • Full function – $50 registration

  9. WinCAP Software Program

  10. WinCAP Software Program

  11. HamCAP Software Program • Download http://www.dxatlas.com/HamCap/ • Freeware (add-ons cost $) • Requires VOACAP http://www.voacap.com (free) • Integrates with IonoProbe ($20) http://www.dxatlas.com/IonoProbe/ • Integrates with DxAtlas ($30) http://www.dxatlas.com/DxAtlas/

  12. HamCAP Software Program

  13. HamCAP Software Program

  14. HamCAP + DxAtlas & IonoProbe

  15. PropView Software Program • Download http://www.dxlabsuite.com/propview/ • Freeware (including all add-ons) • Intergrates with DXLab Suite DXView http://www.dxlabsuite.com/dxview/ • Integrates with DXLab Suite Commander http://www.dxlabsuite.com/commander/

  16. PropView Software Program

  17. PropView + DXView & Commander

  18. Propagation Beacon Projects • NCDXF • Reverse Beacon Network • PropNet • WSPRNet

  19. NCDXF Beacon Project • Northern California DX Foundation http://www.ncdxf.org/beacons.html

  20. NCDXF Beacon Project http://www.ncdxf.org/beacon/beaconschedule.html

  21. NCDXF Beacon Software • S/W List - http://www.ncdxf.org/beacon/beaconprograms.html • BeSpeak – http://www.alangm6.plus.com/ • DxLabSuite – http://www.qsl.net/propview/ • Beacon Observer – http://www.ncdxf.org/beacon/abeacon/BeaconObserver.html • BeaconSee – http://www.coaa.co.uk/beaconsee.htm • DxWatch – http://www.ncdxf.org/beacon/lost.html • Spectrum Lab – http://www.qsl.net/dl4yhf/speclab/beacons1.htm • Faros – http://www.dxatlas.com/Faros/

  22. NCDXF & Faros http://www.dxatlas.com/Faros/

  23. NCDXF & Faros http://www.dxatlas.com/Faros/

  24. Reverse Beacon Network • Reverse Beacon Network http://www.reversebeacon.net/ • Anyone can view / monitor via Web • Contributors require CW Skimmer ($75) http://www.dxatlas.com/CwSkimmer/ and some a wide band SDR (SR, SDR-IQ, etc)

  25. Reverse Beacon Network http://www.reversebeaconnetwork.net/

  26. CW Skimmer & RBN http://www.dxatlas.com/CwSkimmer/

  27. PropNet.org Network - http://www.propnet.org/ Download - http://sourceforge.net/projects/propnetpsk/

  28. PropNet.org http://www.propnet.org/

  29. PropNet.org http://www.propnet.org/

  30. PropNetPSK http://sourceforge.net/projects/propnetpsk/

  31. WSPRnet.org http://www.wsprnet.org/

  32. WSPRnet.org

  33. WSPRnet.org

  34. WSPR http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wspr.html

  35. Other Propagation Resources • Maintained HF, VHF, UHF Beacon Lists • Text based DX-clusters • DOS Telnet command • Packet serial port & comms program • Web & Mapping DX-clusters • IE / Firefox web browsers • Google & Homegrown Maps

  36. Maintained Beacon Lists • http://www.dxinfocentre.com/ndb.htm • VLF – 1500m – 600m navigation beacons • http://www.500kc.com/ • 500 KHz – Amateur 600m beacons • http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/28.htm • G3USF – Amateur 160m – 10m beacons • http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/50.htm • G3USF – Amateur 6m beacons • http://www.newsvhf.com/beacons2.html • WZ1V – Amateur 2m – 3mm beacons

  37. Telnet to DXcluster In Windows: Start / Run … cmd (OK) telnet w3lpl.net

  38. RXClus by HB9BZA http://www.hb9bza.net/rxclus/

  39. RXClus by HB9BZA http://www.hb9bza.net/rxclus/

  40. Web DXcluster – DXWATCH.COM http://www.dxwatch.com/

  41. Web DXcluster – RadioCQ.com http://www.radiocq.com/

  42. Web DXcluster – DX Sherlock http://vhfdx.net/spots/map.php

  43. Web DXcluster – DX Sherlock http://vhfdx.net/spots/map.php

  44. Web APRS-IS Network http://www.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/ham/aprs/

  45. Web APRS-IS Network http://www.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/ham/aprs/

  46. The End • Participate in a project and try it yourself! • Presentation link will be posted on: • http://www.w4va.org/