Category how-to

Understanding SWR

This decades-old video from Bell Labs gives the best explanation of SWR (standing wave ratio) I have ever seen. I enjoyed it so much I thought I would share it here.

Synchronizing Logs Between WSJT-X and JTDX

After conversations with friends in the WVDXA, I’ve begun using JTDX for working DX on FT8. Upon launching JTDX, however, I was immediately annoyed at the fact that it knew nothing about the thousands of QSOs I had already made…

Designing a QSL Card with Google Sheets


For my first several weeks making contacts on FT8, in order to keep things simple I limited myself to making contacts with other hams who confirm QSLs via Logbook of the World. Now that I’m expanding into SSB I’ve started…