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RF Propagation Resources and Beacons. Andy Zwirko – K1RA k1ra@k1ra.us & http://www.k1ra.us/. Presentation Overview. RF Propagation Predictions Published Predictions Software Prediction Programs RF Propagation Beacon Projects CW PSK WSPR Other RF Propagation Resources

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rf propagation resources and beacons

RF PropagationResources and Beacons

Andy Zwirko – K1RA

k1ra@k1ra.us & http://www.k1ra.us/

presentation overview
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
rf propagation predictions
RF Propagation Predictions
  • Published Predictions
    • QST / ARRL (Monthly HF)
    • NOAA Space Weather Now (Short-term HF)
    • Hepburn (Short-term V/UHF)
qst hf propagation predictions
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
noaa space weather now
NOAA Space Weather Now

Real-time Solar Winds Page

Real-time Auroral Map

GOES Solar X-ray Image

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/SWN/

hepburn v uhf tropo predictions
Hepburn V/UHF Tropo Predictions

Weekly forecasts @ http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html

rf propagation predictions1
RF Propagation Predictions
  • Software Prediction Programs
    • WinCAP
    • HamCAP
    • PropView
wincap software program
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
hamcap software program
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/
propview software program
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/
propagation beacon projects
Propagation Beacon Projects
  • NCDXF
  • Reverse Beacon Network
  • PropNet
  • WSPRNet
ncdxf beacon project
NCDXF Beacon Project
  • Northern California DX Foundation http://www.ncdxf.org/beacons.html
ncdxf beacon project1
NCDXF Beacon Project

http://www.ncdxf.org/beacon/beaconschedule.html

ncdxf beacon software
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/
ncdxf faros
NCDXF & Faros

http://www.dxatlas.com/Faros/

ncdxf faros1
NCDXF & Faros

http://www.dxatlas.com/Faros/

reverse beacon network
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)
reverse beacon network1
Reverse Beacon Network

http://www.reversebeaconnetwork.net/

cw skimmer rbn
CW Skimmer & RBN

http://www.dxatlas.com/CwSkimmer/

propnet org
PropNet.org

Network - http://www.propnet.org/

Download - http://sourceforge.net/projects/propnetpsk/

propnet org1
PropNet.org

http://www.propnet.org/

propnet org2
PropNet.org

http://www.propnet.org/

propnetpsk
PropNetPSK

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

wsprnet org
WSPRnet.org

http://www.wsprnet.org/

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WSPR

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

other propagation resources
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
maintained beacon lists
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
telnet to dxcluster
Telnet to DXcluster

In Windows:

Start / Run …

cmd (OK)

telnet w3lpl.net

rxclus by hb9bza
RXClus by HB9BZA

http://www.hb9bza.net/rxclus/

rxclus by hb9bza1
RXClus by HB9BZA

http://www.hb9bza.net/rxclus/

web dxcluster dxwatch com
Web DXcluster – DXWATCH.COM

http://www.dxwatch.com/

web dxcluster radiocq com
Web DXcluster – RadioCQ.com

http://www.radiocq.com/

web dxcluster dx sherlock
Web DXcluster – DX Sherlock

http://vhfdx.net/spots/map.php

web dxcluster dx sherlock1
Web DXcluster – DX Sherlock

http://vhfdx.net/spots/map.php

web aprs is network
Web APRS-IS Network

http://www.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/ham/aprs/

web aprs is network1
Web APRS-IS Network

http://www.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/ham/aprs/

the end
The End
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