HamSphere Newsletter December 2019
2019-12-01 11:10




December 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to the Christmas edition of the HamSphere Newsletter 2019.
We have a lot of good stuff coming your way so here we go:


12 Years on line

Hi everyone. On 25 Dec 2019 we have been online for 12 years. The first server version was dated 25 Dec 2007. HamSphere is the result of 50 years of communication radio experience. In 1970 my parents gave me a CB radio and I was hooked. Ten years later I managed to get my Amateur Radio license and have experimented with radio transmitters and receivers ever since. When you start your HamSphere 4.0 transceiver you will feel that it is something different than any other VOIP communication program. It will instantly take you back to the times when Ham Radio flourished with big antennas and home brew rigs and it really sounds and feels like the real thing. HamSphere is about the passion of Amateur Radio communication and all its concepts such as CQ, QSL cards, Call signs, propagation, antennas etc but also a touch of the "cold war" era where shortwave radio peaked around the world with number stations, jamming, propaganda etc.

It is first when you take a look under the hood you will understand how similar a real Ham Radio transceiver it really is. HamSphere is built just like a real transceiver with balanced mixers, side band filters, amplifiers, detectors using SDR (Software Defined Radio) technology. But the coolest part is the propagation model. HamSphere 4.0 "bounces" its signals off a virtual ionosphere in constant motion. This means that the communication on HamSphere 4.0 is following the natural laws of Shortwave communication affected by Sun Spot numbers and Solar flux values.

73

Kelly Lindman
SM7NHC / 5B4AIT
Founder HamSphere

 


HamSphere contesting


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphere.Official.Contest.Page/

HamSphere 3.0

The annual XMAS-Contest
The HamSphere DXHC DX HamSphere Club has the honor to invite amateurs and enthusiast to participate in the annual XMAS-Contest.
Each station may be worked one time on 3.5 MHz and one time on 7 MHz.
The station calling CQ must QSY after the QSO, leaving the frequency to the station which answered his/her call.

Contest starts: 2019-12-26 08:30
Join in advance here: https://www.hamsphere.com/contest.php?mode=edit&contest_id=374

 

HamSphere 4.0

HamSphere 4.0 4-hour series contest stage 6
Welcome to our 6th stage of HamSphere 4.0 four hour series contest at 08 of December 2019 00:00UTC. This is a big event held over the whole year and consists of 6 stages. You will receive
prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each stage. We carry out this contest on all possible bands (excluding BC 48 m) on HS4.0 to make it equal for all operators.

Prizes for each stage:

1st place will receive 15 Credits
2nd place will receive 10 Credits
3rd place will receive 5 Credits

Begins: 2019-12-08 00:00 UTC
Sign up in advance: http://hs40.hamsphere.com/contest.php?mode=edit&contest_id=1094

The North American Winter Contest 2019
NA Winter Contest objective: For HS4 operators around the world to contact other HS4 operators in as many U.S. states, Canadian provinces/territories, and countries as possible thus promoting US and Canada Awards introduced in HS4.

Begins: 2019-12-14 00:00 UTC
Sign up in advance: http://hs40.hamsphere.com/contest.php?mode=edit&contest_id=1104

HamSphere 4.0 Winter CW contest 2019

HamSphere 4.0 annual official Winter CW contest.

Begins: 2019-12-28 04:00
Sign up in advance: http://hs40.hamsphere.com/contest.php?mode=edit&contest_id=1114

 


Black Friday Sale 29 Nov - 6 Dec



Welcome to our BLACK FRIDAY deals on totaly 46 products.

https://shop.hamsphere.com/

Start on 28 nov. on 22.00 UTC up to 6 Dec. 22.00UTC. We give a discount of 33% on the following:;

* ALL Quad antennas
* ALL 8 EL Yagi's
* ALL Skins
* BC Array
* 3 MONTH subscription 10€
* Many different plugins.

 


New HamSphere 4.0 Plug-ins


Group Switcher Big 648x432

On public demand we have made a new Group Switcher with 20 switchable pages instead of 10. The Group Switcher is used to manage many plug-ins on the same space by switching between pages.




Plug-In added: 2019-11-18 08:16:05


Get Group Switcher Big 648x432


 


HSDJ 648x360 (Broadcast Automation)


This is a brand new plug-in which consists of a fully automated Broadcast system for the HamSphere 4.0 broadcast band (Or any other streaming sources). The plug-in allows the operator to upload MP3 file and manage them in hourly play-lists. You can mix music and jingles with cue points and editable data. The DJ will also be able to take full manual control with drops, sweepers and jingles.

The HSDJ plug-in will be available ASAP from the shop. It is currently in the testing phase.

 


New HamSphere 4.0 Remotes


New Remote Rig 256RM1
Prince Edward and Marion Islands now available as a remote station. Very sparse rig for serious DX due to power restrictions on the island. This is a portable setup via satellite connection and solar-panels. Please keep the power to a minimum to preserve batteries and charging.

Book here: http://hs40.hamsphere.com/remote

 

New Remote Rig 148RM1
Ascension Island. This rig is located on Green mountains near Georgetown. It is driven by batteries and solar power so a very simple setup. This is a real challenge for the DXer.

Book this rig: http://hs40.hamsphere.com/remote

 


Transfer HS Credits to other users

You will find your HS credits on the upper right corner in the HamSphere web shop https://shop.hamsphere.com.
 
The HamSphere system provides for an internal HamSphere credits system which is a convenient way to pay for stuff like antennas, plug-ins and subscriptions. The credits can either be topped up by winning contest prizes or by shopping credits in the HamSphere webshop. On public demand we have also developed a panel where you can transfer HamSphere credits to other users as gifts or IOU's.

To send a gift to friend you can use this link: https://www.hamsphere.com/transfer

 


HamSphere contests results


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphere.Official.Contest.Page/



HamSphere 3.0

Results: Halloween World QSO Party contest 2019

Here are the results from the HamSphere "Halloween World QSO Party contest 2019" that was held 2019-11-02 00:00 through 2019-11-03 00:00.
The results are based on a properly filled out logbook and that power limitation were kept.
Congratulations to Angelo, 31HS688 who won this contest with the amazing score of 17892. Well done indeed!

Winners have received the following prizes:
31HS688 = 6 months subscription extension
PU3JAI = 3 months subscription extension
50HS6109 = 1 month subscription extension
RW3XD = 1 month subscription extension
14HS3000 = 1 month subscription extension

Full results: https://www.hamsphere.com/26_54274_read.html

HamSphere 4.0

Results: HamSphere 4.0 Russian Federation Contest 2019
Contest date (UTC): 2019-10-26 07:00
Category A, Asia
http://hs40.hamsphere.com/64_46834_read.html
Category B, Europe
http://hs40.hamsphere.com/64_46844_read.html
Category C, North America
http://hs40.hamsphere.com/64_46854_read.html
Category D, South America
http://hs40.hamsphere.com/64_46864_read.html
Category E, Africa, Oceania and Antarctica
http://hs40.hamsphere.com/64_46874_read.html

Results: HamSphere 4.0 VHF/UHF Relay Sprint 2019
Contest date (UTC): 2019-11-09 16:00
http://hs40.hamsphere.com/64_46884_read.html

Results: Late Night DX Gang Worldwide Prefixes contest 2019
Contest date (UTC): 2019-11-09 16:00
http://hs40.hamsphere.com/64_46894_read.html

 


HamSphere 4.0 RDF Autumn Contest

Here are the results of the HamSphere 4.0 RDF contest Autumn 2019. It was a real difficult and tricky RDF contest and the teams worked hard to pinpoint those elusive beacons. We congratulate the Alpha team that managed to pinpoint the beacons with the score of 6151 points and won this contest. This is the first time Alpha team have it. Also team Epsilon did a really good result as a runner up with the score of 4130.

Team Omega managed to get 1917 points which is better than last time when the scored 1538 points, well done indeed!

HamSphere would like to thank the teams for a well performed contest and we wish you welcome back to the next one.

Winning team Alpha members receive the following prizes:

50 Euro HS Credits for each member.

Alpha team:

Sal, TI2SSO(capt),
Eduardo, CX3BA,
Brian, 30HS7103,
Yoko, 25HS541,
Toshi, HS/JA2DOU.



 


HamSphere 4.0 Mobile

More and more users download the HamSphere 4.0 mobile app and start hunting awards. There are almost 500 mobile award hunters active on the system and we have three exclusive awards for the mobile platform.



Award 1: The mobile grid award with 200 QSOs, 100 grids over 3000 and 25 grids over 10000km.

Award 2: The mobile WAS award. Work 50 US states.

Award 3: The Below the equator award. Work negative latitude stations.

Link: http://hs40.hamsphere.com/mobile





 


HamSphere 3-4 link update


Update on the HamSphere 3.0 to 4.0 link. Due to some technical issues with the audio codecs, the linking project has been delayed with a few weeks. We are working on a solution where we will merge both HS3 and HS4 on the 6m band. The biggest issue has been how to correctly handle the Codec/Non codec modes between the systems. But we will make it work.

 


DXpedition Reports and Special Event Stations

By Wayne 9HS4755

Anyone wishing to go on a DXPedition there is a PDF form to be filled out (French or English) These forms can be found at on the HamSphere 4 Facebook page, click on “Files”. Advertising for these DXPeditions, going forward, will be on the HamSphere website Forum and on the news ticker. There will be some information given on the HamSphere 4 and LNDX Facebook pages.

It is requested that when making application for a DXPedition that a minimum of 14 days in advance of the start of the expedition is recommended. There is an average of 4 to 6 hours work setting up each DXPedition. This includes: checking that the details on the application form are correct; entering the information in to the HamSphere Database; making QSL Cards (3 for a weekend DXP and 4 or more for longer DXP) setting up the rig and communicating with the Operator conducting the DXP and having him or her check all the cards and information.

Completed DXPeditions

14LNDX100 Belle-Ilse in Brittany, France. Pat 14HS1 activated Belle-Ilse in November. He is completed 78 QSO and 22 Countries he did have initial connection problems (Internet) but he did have a good expedition.

Upcoming DXPeditions

118LNDX100 Gambia. Wim (19HS52741) will be in Gambia and his call is 118LNDX100 and he will be there from Dec 4 to December 11.

As DXPedition Manager if you have any questions or I can assist you to set up a DXPedition to an Island, Lighthouse or Castle please contact me.

For more info, please contact Wayne 9HS4755 via HamSphere or HamSphere 4 private message or via Facebook:
For HamSphere Private Message: http://www.hamsphere.com/pm.php?5,page=send,to_id=1660536

For HamSphere4.0 Private Message:
http://hs40.hamsphere.com/pm.php

For Email Message: 9HS4755@gmail.com

For Facebook messenger Message:
https://www.facebook.com/WayneDAKingston

 


Are HF Bands Really Dead during Low SSN at Solar Cycle Minima?


By Basu, VU2NSB

Too often we hear amateur radio operators complain about HF bands being dead during the low ebb of a solar cycle that causes low SSN... Really? Who says the bands are dead? Think again… Let us do a reality check. At the time of writing this post, it is November 28, 2019. We are passing through the cusp between the solar cycle #24 and #25. The solar activity is at its rock bottom. The ionization density of the ionosphere is at a dismal low. Does it make HF radio propagation a challenge? Yes, it does… But it does not mean that the bands are dead?… Not Really.

What really happens during the low SSN conditions is that HF band propagation openings that used to happen frequently are now less frequent. The duration of these openings to a particular DX destination becomes shorter. The strength of band openings become shallower. However, none of these means that the bands are dead or there is no propagation. All it means is that now HF DXing requires more perseverance and greater skills. The amateur radio operator can no more take radio propagation for granted as we often do while the going is good. Unlike the usual, so-called, good propagation scenario during higher SSN conditions, now the operators need to apply their minds to leverage the whims and fancies of mother nature.

Where do we usually go wrong?

Choosing the correct band and the correct time for trying to work into a particular DX region is the key to success. For this, it is important to understand the finer points of propagation behavior that many of us take for granted and do not spend enough time trying to figure it out.

We need to understand various propagation phenomena that play up during low SSN conditions. First and foremost, since the ionospheric density is lower, the Skywave skip propagation no more happens at moderate or high takeoff angles. We need to have our antennas work efficiently at lower takeoff angles. Low angle radiations will produce a skip while higher angles will penetrate the ionosphere.

We also need to leverage phenomena like trans-equatorial propagation (TEP), etc which are prevalent. We often discount the higher frequency bands like 15-12-10m and spend more time looking for activity on the lower frequency bands… Don’t do it. We might be missing out on some of the exotic DX. Most importantly, we need to know the best region in the world to target from our respective QTH.

The Mantra to success and Happy DXing during Low SSN

* Give up your normal operating habits and work on fresh action plans.
* If you live in the northern hemisphere then don’t waste too much time looking for East-West DX propagation openings.
* North-South (across the equator) paths will yield great success for operators living above the equator.
* Due to the sun’s sub-solar path, at this time of the season, being around -20° Latitude or lower, operators in the south are blessed with great openings provided they choose the proper band.
* Leverage the elevated ionization density of the ionosphere around the equatorial region (formed due to equatorial electrojet) and try to focus on the 15-17-12m bands.
* The 20m and 10m too may yield good results from time-to-time.
* A good antenna does not necessarily mean a higher gain antenna. The important factor is the radiation takeoff angle.
* Lower the radiation takeoff angle of your antenna, the better will be the DX prospects.
* Raise your antenna as high as possible above the ground with adequate clearance from metallic structures.
* A moderate gain, light-weight antenna at a greater height above the ground is far more effective than a higher gain antenna at a lower height.
* Deploying antennas at a good height above ground also need good transmission line systems.
* Under the current propagation conditions, normally, the optimum required takeoff angle is between 8-14° for the upper HF DX bands.

Check out more on this topic by visiting Basu VU2NSB's website:
https://vu2nsb.com/hf-bands-dead-low-ssn-solar-cycle-minima

 


North America Rag Chew Net



The HamSphere North American Rag Chew Net continues to meet twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday at 01:00 UTC.
For the Summer period we met on 2 Meters only (145.300) due to the increased noise on the 40 meter band. On October 2nd we moved back to the practice of having Check In and Contacts on 40 Meters at 07.030 and then moving to 2 Meters (145.300) for the round table or discussion section.

We actively encourage Operators who are new to HamSphere to join us and bring your questions, there are no stupid questions – and as the preamble says we were all novices when we started out. We, as a group, enjoy assisting new folks and helping them to enjoy the HamSphere platform.

We have a great team of Operators and we do this from the enjoyment we receive from operating on HS4. One of our Operators 2HS6874 – Rob – after the net, runs what we call the Lobster Rag Chew and it is a “carry on” of the discussion from the net after the net has closed. Do check that out and thank you Rob.

Our team is comprised of: 2HS1189 Rik – Net Logger; NA1NA – Dan Saturday Net Control; VA7FT – Tim Assistant Net Control/Net Logger and, KS1K -Dave Net Advisor.
9HS4755 Waye – Net Manager email: 9hs4755@gmail.com

 


The HamSphere Late Night DX Gang

Since the 9th of May 2015 (22.00 UTC) Georg ON8AIR created a new crew on HamSphere 4 (with permission of Kelly Lindman SM7NHC).Target of the group: generate more activity on HS4

Check out if you have the 'Worked 50 Countries Award' on HamSphere 4.
Once you have this you can become a FULL MEMBER.
If you haven’t worked 50 countries yet… you will be a NOVICE HOWLER, till you obtained your 50 countries.

It's all FREE!!!!
The only thing you have to do is...Fill the membership form and send your picture with the best resolution as possible). Don’t forget to give us your Facebook profile link and email address.We need to see your 'Worked 50 Countries Award' to become a FULL MEMBER (so don't forget to send it to us!!!!)
Send these information only via e-mail to: lndx@hamsphere.com

You have not already confirmed 50 countries? It’s not a problem. You can get “Novice Howler” status until you get the 50 countries award!!!

We have official HS4 awards)for the gang
Organize a Late Night DX-gang DX-net on HS4
Activations and games.
WolfPack/LNDX contests
Member number (Wolfnumber NH# for full-members or Novice howler-number Nh# if you haven’t worked 50 countries yet).
Membership certificate
Some special personalized WolfPak QSL cards
Information about our activities.

Send an e-mail to: lndx@hamsphere.com



ARE YOU THE HS4-STATION THAT LOVES TO HOWL FOR DX?
YOU'RE WELCOME TO JOIN THE GANG!

Good luck with your membership of our group and hope to work you soon!

Once a week, our board of directors decides about all member requests because we only want descent operators in our gang. Once you are accepted you will receive all needed info (QSL-cards, membership card, membership certificate, HamSpirit-notes, etc…)

Malfunction or bad operating wolves on the bands (e.g. bulldozers) will be deleted by our board. Those stations will no longer have the possibility to operate in name of our WolfPack and they are not authorized to have our logo/brand on their QSL-cards.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphereLateNightDX/

 


India DX Net

IDX Net takes up all topics for discussion which are related to ham radio, HamSphere (3.0/4.0), radio communication science and technology. We endeavor to answer all questions and queries put up by participating operators. Therefore, if you are new to ham radio with a hunger to learn more or even a seasoned operator with keen interest in fine nuances of radio communication, you are welcome to join us on IDX Net.

Our world is passing through a phase of transition from the 24th to the 25th solar cycle. Over the coming months, we expect considerable changes in HF ionospheric propagation conditions. Solar activity will begin to increase gradually and we will begin to witness fine but subtle changes in the global HF propagation scenario.

To leverage these changes to our advantage, both on real HF as well as HS4; we would need to take a closer look at some of the following aspects that matter...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphere.IDXnet.HF.radio/

 


HamSphere 80 meter award net




The HamSphere 80 Meter Award Net was formed with the express purpose of helping operators old and new alike achieve their 80 meter award. In my opinion I feel that the 80 meter award could be the fastest award to obtain in the sense that you only need 25 states on the 80 meter band to get it. Yes, not all the states are around all the time and for some states it might be hit or miss if you can catch them anywhere, but now with the 80 meter award net we may be able to bridge that gap and get the award much quicker.

The HamSphere 80 meter award net 11/25/2019 was started at 01:00 UTC on frequency 3.750, the following 10 stations checked in. 2HS1189/IN, KJ4BET/GA, 9HS4948/PEI, K8LEN/IN, KA9V/IL, 2HS8210/NY, 9HS5057/Quebec, 2HS6874/FL, WW6DX/CA, and N8RGO/OH your net control operator.

The net consisted of 10 checkins, and we thank all who did check in. Good to have John 9HS4948 from PEI back on the net tonight he was somewhat popular with a few that checked in. The Canadian award is still very popular I believe, and it is great to have our Canadian friends always on the net. We had a new person key down the mic but no answer when we went back to him KE8LDT Timothy hope he comes back on the net at a later date.

We closed the net and turned the frequency of 3.750 over to normal operations at 0200 UTC. Always keep in mind to check into as many nets as you can. Have a great Thanksgiving coming up this week. And as always have a great rest of the week ahead. 73 N8RGO.

The HamSphere 80 meter award net 11/25/2019 was started at 01:00 UTC on frequency 3.750, the following 10 stations checked in. 2HS1189/IN, KJ4BET/GA, 9HS4948/PEI, K8LEN/IN, KA9V/IL, 2HS8210/NY, 9HS5057/Quebec, 2HS6874/FL, WW6DX/CA, and N8RGO/OH your net control operator.

The net consisted of 10 checkins, and we thank all who did check in. Good to have John 9HS4948 from PEI back on the net tonight he was somewhat popular with a few that checked in. The Canadian award is still very popular I believe, and it is great to have our Canadian friends always on the net. We had a new person key down the mic but no answer when we went back to him KE8LDT Timothy hope he comes back on the net at a later date.

We closed the net and turned the frequency of 3.750 over to normal operations at 0200 UTC. Always keep in mind to check into as many nets as you can. Have a great Thanksgiving coming up this week. And as always have a great rest of the week ahead. 73 N8RGO.

The HamSphere 80 meter award net 11/18/2019 was started at 01:00 UTC on frequency 3.750, the following 13 stations checked in. 2HS1189/IN, 2HS7363/TN, 2HS8210/NY, WW6DX/CA, 2HS1745/OH, K8LEN/IN, KE5SUF/AR, 348HS136/St. Marrtin, 2HS5023/MI, 2HS8113/MA, KB2OFZ/MD, KA9V/IL, and N8RGO/OH your net control operator.

The net consisted of 13 checkins, and we thank all who did check in. Glad to have 2HS1745 Kelly from Cleveland, Ohio back in the net. Also KB2OFZ David from Silver Springs MD. came in to the net tonight welcome back David.

We closed the net and turned the frequency of 3.750 over to normal operations at 0217 UTC. Always keep in mind to check into as many nets as you can. Have a great rest of the week ahead. 73 N8RGO.

Remember we have a FB group labeled the HamSphere 80 meter award net, please check it out and if you are not a member send us a request to join and we will get you approved as quickly as we can.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamsphere80meterawardnet/

 


The new 50 Plus club



The HamSphere 50 plus club now has 116 members. The club meets regularly on HamSphere 4.0 on 7060 kHz in the mornings.

New HamSphere 50 Plus Club Info…

For those who are willing to participate in the New HamSphere 50 Plus PERSONAL QSL CARD Club. You need to send a E Mail to Leo PA0CVE in order to receive your member Nr. Beware.. there are no preferences to receive a Member Nr… The numbers will be given in the order that the E Mails are received.

E Mail to : newhamsphere50plusclub@gmail.com

Please don’t forget to put your Callsign and Name.

Ps.. This is a NEW HamSphere 50 PLUS CLUB… so nothing from the earlier 50 + Club will be valid in this Club.

We start from Zero..00000..

A request to receive a certificate has to be send to certificate.request.new.50plus@gmail.com

If you don't have a number yet, please send your info to Leo PA0CVE and you will receive your Club Nr together with your personal Qsl Card...

Please remember to post your Name and HS Callsign...

Our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphere.50.Plus.Club/

 


Server updates


Server 4 and Server 8 have been successfully replaced by new hardware after having served 8 years. The hardware is now hosted by Velia in Germany.

 


Rare Countries


We are detecting many new operators from rare countries on the system. Here are some of the rare countries over the past month.
BRUNEI, NAMIBIA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, DOMINICA, ANDORRA, KALININGRAD, CORSICA,TOGO, SIERRA LEONE,
DJIBOUTI, AFGHANISTAN, SOLOMON ISLANDS, CHATHAM ISLANDS, MALAWI, LATVIA, RWANDA, PRINCE EDWARD AND MARION ISLANDS, ZAMBIA, CONGO REP., AZORES ISLANDS, GUINEA, GREENLAND, CURACAO, CAYMAN ISLANDS, FRENCH GUIANA, MARTINIQUE, ASCENSION ISLAND, LIECHTENSTEIN, FALKLAND ISLANDS, KYRGYZSTAN, GUERNSEY, COMOROS, TIMOR-LESTE, BERMUDA, MAYOTTE, SAINT LUCIA, MALDIVES, VIET NAM, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, HAITI, BONAIRE, AMERICAN SAMOA

 


Digimodes on HamSphere

Digimodes have become more active on HamSphere.

Here are some comments from Branko YU4DX:

We see 8-FSK modulation, aka FT8 as well as other slower digital modes JT9, JT65. Proper software defining of possible codecs needed or else inside HS4 in order to integrate WSJT and use of its digital protocols onto HS4 platform. I guess if allowed and involved likewise, at small band portions, or at suggested frequencies in range of up to 5 Khz, or even less, I believe and hope it would revolve and evolve 2-ways during and while poor band condx but of course could encourage and populate more of a lower band's activities (160, 80, 60, even 40 and 30m). Occupies small bandwidth of 47Hz, TX duration doesn't exceed 14 sec, multi-times faster completion of a QSO, decoding thresholds approx -20dB and even more.. Extra advantage - OPs will get in familiar with WSJT QSO protocols; furthermore, Weak Signal Communication decoding sys will be a must to if/when VHF/UHF will be applied onto HS4.. Personally, I could not imagine fully operational HAM OP without K1JT's WSJT softW, in a sense of its necessity.. GL!
Hope its implementation and use is HS4 programmable .. 73s Branco


From Michael Recagno ZB3M we get this info: PSK31 an SSTV which are the two most used, I dont think FT8 is gonna work on HS4 due to latency times on some countries. :( but maybe a Hamsphere version of WSJT-X could work. :)

As for tips please keep mic levels at minimum, The volume slider plugin is very useful as it indicates the volume level in digit, this in combination with the S-Meter plus helps a lot in maintaining good audio levels. Also 5 or 10w is more than enough lol

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamspheredatamodes/

Some Digimode tips By Steve, KC3AZT:

I have an article on the HamSphere Datamodes page on Facebook where I have made graphic diagrams to help you understand a bit more on how to wire your sound cards when working Digimodes. I am also describing a typical manual PTT and a VOX set-up operational type layout. Please follow this link!

When it comes to Easy Beginners Digital Programs, let’s start with what I feel is the easiest simplest DiGi program. I personally recommend FliDigi. The current version is 4.0.8 as of today from the best of my knowledge. When you go to install FliDigi it will ask you if you like to install Flac, say no or simply uncheck the box during installation, only if you plan to use FliDigi for HamSphere. Click on the Help found top side menu and look for Beginner’s Guide. It’s here that you can read up and get yourself familiarized with all the popular modes of digital communications. If you prefer you can also join the Digimodes On HamSphere Facebook group where you will most likely get a correct answer to that detailed question you may have. You can always find me via the HamSphere 4.0 platform floating around as well if you like more detailed explanations on any subject matter related to how to. 73 and look forward hearing from you soon on 30 meters! Steve, KC3AZT.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamspheredatamodes/

http://www.w1hkj.com/FldigiHelp/index.html

 


Latest Band plan for HamSphere 4.0



 


The 4.0 BC Band News




 




 



 

Here is the latest BC band plan as of 23 Oct 2019.



 


Blankenberge Meet and Greet

Welcome to the first International HamSphere/Ham Radio meeting will take place in Blankenberge, Belgium on 19 and 20 Sept 2020. This two day event is a combined HamSphere and Amateur Radio event. There will be live entertainment and other activities.

Blankenberge is a Belgian coastal town with a long beach and promenade, plus a busy marina. The Belgium Pier stretches out into the North Sea, offering views of the seafront. The town is known for its art nouveau architecture. The Belle Epoque Center, in several restored seaside villas, explores the area’s history from 1870 to 1914. Nearby is the Old Town Hall, built in Flemish-Renaissance style in the 17th century.

 

If you are interested in joining this event, please email: meet.and.greet.2020.Belgium@gmail.com
Please let us know if you come alone or with more than one so we can get an idea of the participation. Thank you all for your co-operation. Don’t forget to state your Country, HS Call sign or Ham Radio Call.
 

After a long search we finally found a suitable place to hold our Meet and Greet gathering in September 2020. The hall will be located in Belgium/Blankenberge..8370-Kerkstraat 66. In the near future we will post a few hotel's and B&B's so you can check out your stay in case you want to sleep over. We will personaly check out the hotels to inform you about the prices. The Hall has a capacity for 185 persons...Let's see how many we come up with. Further info follows later, because it is still a long time to September 2020....
Hope to see many of you. if you are interested to come send us an email to confirm at Email adress: meet.and.greet.2020.Belgium@gmail.com
 

The Meet and Greet 2020 Team...

 


Download the software

Download HamSphere 3.0 for Windows, Linux and Mac
Download HamSphere 4.0 for Windows, Linux and Mac
Download HamSphere 4.0 for Android

 


Use the Support Ticket System

We have a 24-hour support ticket system where you can get support regarding anything about HamSphere.

* Changing call signs
* Technical problems
* Suggestions
* General questions, etc.

http://www.hamsphere.com/support

And remember, always state the HamSphere system (3.0 or 4.0) including operating system and computer model such as Windows, Mac. Linux etc for faster support. You can also attach a screenshot of the issue if you like.

Geert 13HS575
HamSphere Support

 


News from HamSphere 4.0 Web shop


Check out the new Plug-ins/Antennas here!!!




How to Subscribe

The HamSphere annual subscription costs 30 Euro (plus VAT in EU), that is about $40 USD and includes all our features even the iPhone and Android apps. It also includes the standard 4.0 transceiver.

Click here if you are interested in subscribing to HamSphere and get all features

For many years our operators have asked for a Subscription alternative payment to PayPal. Finally we are able to process debit and credit cards directly via a Secure Payment Gateway.


More on http://www.hamsphere.com/subscribe

 

Lost Password / Restore data

How do I get a new password? We get this question often.
Here are two links to fix this.

Click here to get a new password

Or

Click here to set your own password

If it still doesn't work, please contact our support and we will manually give you a new password.

Restore your HamSphere 4.0 rig: http://backup.hamsphere.com/restore_rig.php

 


Links to official Facebook groups

HamSphere Main https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamsphere/
HamSphere 4.0 Main https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamsphere4.0/
Digimodes on HamSphere https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamspheredatamodes/
HamSphere 4.0 - Show Your Rig https://www.facebook.com/groups/148521312150096/
HamSphere QSL-cards https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420003911568854/
HamSphere Late Night DX-gang https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphereLateNightDX/
HamSphere SKED - QSO Scheduling https://www.facebook.com/groups/1012951745412722/
HamSphere 4.0 Broadcasters https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphere.Broadcasters
Hamsphere Russian-language radio club https://www.facebook.com/groups/1734563776800249/
HamSphere 4.0 Technical Discussions https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467781153543883/
HamSphere 4.0 Mobile https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphere.4.0.Mobile/
HamSphere Contest Club (HSCC) https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphere.Contest.Club/
HamSphere India DX Net https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphere.IDXnet.HF.radio/
HamSphere CW Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1399207190331834/
HamSphere Training Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/HamSphere.Training

 


Everything your wanted to know about Ham Radio




 


HamSphere on Twitter and Facebook

We have now received over 70000 recommendations on Facebook – Thank you FB users.
And Thank You to almost 10000 followers on Twitter. Super!!

Follow HamSphere 4.0 on facebook

Follow HamSphere on Twitter

There is so much information on all of our Facebook Groups to help you with queries and please, any questions just ask away, someone will be around to help with any questions that are asked. If you haven't joined any of our Facebook groups, do a search for "HamSphere" and you will find them and click on join to become a member.



And our Facebook group

Thank you for your interest and your continued Support.

Kelly 5B4AIT/SM7NHC
Editor
HamSphere Founder