Archive for date: January 25, 2010

Goodbye QRP-L…

January 25, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I subscribe to quite a few mailing lists relating to ham radio. A few months back, I decided to give the QRP-L a whirl. Unlike many lists like the EMRFD list, QRP-L had a fairly high NSR (noise to signal ratio), but hey, it’s a mailing list. It doesn’t take long to skip over stuff […]

On properly operating a WSPR station…

January 25, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Anyone who is subscribed to the QRP-L has likely been subjected to a long string of complaints against WSPR in the past week or so. This began with a generic complaint against a “consistent carrier” on 7.040. This rapidly decayed into a long series of rants against WSPR. Since I’m rather more fond of WSPR […]

Another checker problem…

January 25, 2010 | Checkers | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was waiting for sleep to come, and surfed over to the American Checker Federation website. As long-time readers of this blog might remember, I’ve been tinkering a checkers program together, which I tentatively named “Milhouse” to play checkers. This week’s problem challenge was a classic 2 on 3 battle where White is to move […]