Rwanda DXpedition

SouthGateThe multi-national DXpedition team scheduled to be active as 9X0R this coming weekend between March 16-27th, has added another operator to their team. The new operator is Benard, F9IE.

The 9X0R team plans to have at least 3 stations on the air on the following suggested frequencies:

CW – 1824, 3504, 7004, 10104, 14024, 18074, 21024, 24894 and 28024

SSB – 1845, 3795, 7065, 14195, 18145, 21295, 24945 and 28495

RTTY – 7035, 10140, 18100, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz

QSL via EA5RM.

For more info on the DXpedition, please visit their Web page at:

Source: SouthGateARC

Logging software

A few years ago I was looking for some good logging software. Because I use a Mac I couldn’t use Ham Radio DeLuxe or some other Windows logging software. Some Googling around brought me to MacLogger DX from DogParkSoftware.MacLogger DX did it a few years for me. It has all kind of cool features in it, like integrated, rig-control and all of that nice stuff. But one thing really bothers me: it is s-l-o-w. And because I’ve got a pretty fast Intel Mac, I want my apps to be fast and snappy! MacLoggerDX isn’t. And something else is bothering me lately: there seems to be no development at all at DogParkSoftware to improve the performance or the looks of the app (could use a little update too). I’ve bought a license to it, so I expect the programmer updates the application once in a while to make it up to date.

So that is why I was looking for something else on the Mac logger software market. Then a colleague of mine (who knows I’m a HAM) pointed out some new software called Aether LogBook. I’ve read their webpage and looked at the screen shots. It seems to be really nice modern software! It even seems it can use my former rig control cables and interfaces (expensive!!). So I’m gonna give it a try some of these days. Very curious if it outruns MacLoggerDX indeed…If there are any HAM’s out there with experience with this software, please leave me a comment!

Tonight another night of class

examsTonight I’ll have another class in my course for the ultimate F-license! The exam is approaching fast. The 16th of april I’ll do my tricks at the exam! Last year was my first try. Sadly I failed the exam with only one wrong answer too many. I’m studying pretty hard now to pass this time!