Here are some of the things you will find on this site:
DEDICATED SECTIONS ON DIGITAL MODES (WITH SCREENSHOTS AND SOUND FILES TO AID IDENTIFICATION) - DX AND HOW TO WORK MORE - MORSE CODE, WITH CODE TABLES - BROADCAST RADIO AND DRM - CLASSIC RADIO GEAR PICTURES - DETAILED BEACONS PAGE - CONTESTS PAGE/DIARY AND MORE.
Latest site updates:
Updated DX Stats and Contest report to reflect the CQWW contest last weekend.
6m was good this year, but the main Es season is now over once again. I managed to log the USA a couple of times with just a ‘white stick’ vertical in the attic, plus Brazil at well over s9! Always worth watching the DX cluster for brief openings - just a 5 minute opening could give you a new country/square or two.
Remember to hit the refresh button if you bookmark the page to ensure you get the most up to date version of the site. I am updating at least once a week now so check back soon!
Visit the website for details of how to order the brand new and fully updated WRTH 2014 edition, which will be available from the beginning of December!
The B13 broadcast season is here, don’t get left behind! Order your copy of WRTH 2014 from: www.wrth.com. B13 updates are released in late January 2014.
I am pleased to offer this site as a mirror download site for the JT65-HF software from Joe Large, W4CQZ. Please join the JT65-HF Google Group and the Logger/Chat/Activity pages (both are free to join) where there is a friendly and active community of JT65-HF users who are always willing to help, chat, set up skeds etc.
Please click on the picture to download the setup EXE file for JT65-HF v1.09.3 (the latest version, see the Yahoo group for more information on newly implemented features.)
If you wish to download the previous version (1.07 - zip file, with instal instructions) click HERE
For more information on JT65, see my Digital Modes page
To enjoy the full functions of my site, please allow ‘Active X’ content if asked by your browser
Since the demise of the ‘Shortwave Log’ Logging and control software by Bob Sillett, there has been nowhere that users can download the setup file. I have decided to host the setup file on this site, but it has to be remembered that some of the external databases will not be available or will have changed format during the time since the last edition was released. Also bear in mind that you will require various other programs to be loaded onto your computer (from Microsoft and others) in order for SWLog to function. I offer no warranty or backup for this program, I am just acting as a host. If at anytime the author of SWLog contacts me and wishes me to remove the program from my site I shall, of course, comply with his wishes.
You may download the SWLog setup file (build 4460) by clicking HERE. I have scanned this file with various anti-malware and anti-virus programs and it shows as being clean. However, please ensure that you scan it with your preferred software before running it.
I'm Sean and this is my HFRADIO.ORG.UK website, which is pretty much dedicated to all things radio. Below is a little bit about me:
I have been into radio since I was 7 years old, and a transmitting radio ham since the age of 14 (1982). In this time I have worked or heard most of the 340 or so countries/entities in the world and have well over 200 DXCC entities confirmed. My antennas have always been simple (and often indoors!) and I prefer to use low power levels to make my contacts. I have worked over 160 countries using just 3 watts. I concentrate on listening these days as transmitting from this location (QTH) is not very easy. I am a Morse Code Examiner (well, OK, WAS an examiner, until the requirement for Morse was dropped) and most of my loggings were on CW, however I am now very interested in the vast array of digital modes now available! I favour PSK31, but I am always on the look out for modes I haven’t tried yet. Now as to which is my favourite band? The answer is: Any band that has a signal on it!
In 2007 I celebrated 25 years as a transmitting radio amateur, plus reaching the ripe old age of 40 years! Now in 2013, I notch up 39 years as an SWL (Short Wave Listener) and 31 years as a licensed ham, which is making me feel really old :) Despite having been into radio most of my life, I am still as enthusiastic about my hobby as ever, in fact I would say I am even more enthusiastic as each year passes!
2013 sees my G4 callsign turn 30 years old - I can still remember taking the Morse Code test at the GPO station at North Foreland Radio. I believe I was one of the last to be tested at that station. I was told it closed shortly after, and all Morse testing was turned over to the RSGB. I did, at one point, apply to be the RSGB Chief Morse Examiner, when the existing one had to step down. I was asked to apply by a number of people, however I had not had the relevant professional experience (I would have needed to be a ship RO or similar). Still it was nice to be considered, and I am proud of the fact that I was nominated to apply for the post in the first place. At least it wasn’t my CW that let me down - that was not a problem as I had been training hard and was receiving at over 40 wpm at the time. It has always been the case that I can receive CW faster than I can send :)
I have included links to the sites of some of my favourite radio related software and resources, my job’s website - where I am the International Broadcasting Editor for WRTH - you can download the latest broadcasting schedules and updates from the site, and also order WRTH. There are also links to other sites of interest to the radio user.
Check out my new Blog at http://radioactive.hfradio.org.uk - there is an RSS subscription button so you can keep up to date with my posts & ramblings (Doesn’t work with the ‘Chrome’ browser though, but it’s OK in Firefox and I.E.)
When you have finished visiting my site, pop over to my ‘brother’ HFRADIO site in the USA where you will find loads of useful information for the radio amateur.
Visit: http://www.hfradio.org (webmaster is Tomas, NW7US - make sure you also check out his music site, he is a talented guitarist, amongst other things.)
There are photo’s are at my dedicated galleries (soon to be updated, yes they will be!):
I will add more photo’s to the gallery as they become available
How to contact me:
THIS SITE IS CONSTANTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION SO PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY!