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1 RF Propagation Resources and Beacons Andy Zwirko – K1RA &

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 Interpreting QST's Propagation Charts

5 NOAA Space Weather Now Real-time Auroral Map Real-time Solar Winds Page GOES Solar X-ray Image

6 Hepburn V/UHF Tropo Predictions Weekly

7 RF Propagation Predictions Software Prediction Programs –WinCAP –HamCAP –PropView

8 WinCAP Software Program Download Based on VOACAP Successor to CAPman QSL-ware – no time limit, basic functions Full function – $50 registration

9 WinCAP Software Program

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

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14 HamCAP + DxAtlas & IonoProbe

15 Download Freeware (including all add-ons) Intergrates with DXLab Suite DXView Integrates with DXLab Suite Commander PropView Software Program

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17 PropView + DXView & Commander

18 Propagation Beacon Projects NCDXF Reverse Beacon Network PropNet WSPRNet

19 NCDXF Beacon Project Northern California DX Foundation

20 NCDXF Beacon Project

21 NCDXF Beacon Software S/W List - BeSpeak – DxLabSuite – Beacon Observer – BeaconSee – DxWatch – Spectrum Lab – Faros –

22 NCDXF & Faros

23 NCDXF & Faros

24 Reverse Beacon Network Anyone can view / monitor via Web Contributors require CW Skimmer ($75) and some a wide band SDR (SR, SDR-IQ, etc) Reverse Beacon Network

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26 CW Skimmer & RBN

27 PropNet.org Network - Download -

28 PropNet.org

29 PropNet.org

30 PropNetPSK

31 WSPRnet.org

32 WSPRnet.org

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34 WSPR

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 –VLF – 1500m – 600m navigation beacons –500 KHz – Amateur 600m beacons –G3USF – Amateur 160m – 10m beacons –G3USF – Amateur 6m beacons –WZ1V – Amateur 2m – 3mm beacons

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

38 RXClus by HB9BZA

39 RXClus by HB9BZA

40 Web DXcluster – DXWATCH.COM

41 Web DXcluster – RadioCQ.com

42 Web DXcluster – DX Sherlock

43 Web DXcluster – DX Sherlock

44 Web APRS-IS Network

45 Web APRS-IS Network

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


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