23 January 2010

QSLing


As I do not have so many radio contacts I can spend a little more time on making my QSL cards. When editing photos I use the FastStone Image Viewer. To print the cards I use the Canon Selphy CP760 photo printer. How this is done you can see here.


On the back of the card I normally put two self-adhesive labels, one with QSO info and one with address info. For this purpose I do use a handy label printer, the Brother P-touch QL-500.


Above is a screen shot example of the Brother printer software when editing a QSO label                                                                                                                                                  

And this is a screen shot example of the Brother printer software when editing an address label. The printer does not print colors.

iCluster



iCluster app by DL8MRE is a very good DX cluster viewer. I think the best I ever have used. Read about it at App Shopper. The screen shot is from my iPod Touch and shows some beacon reports from yesterday.


3D Sun

A major solar flare erupts on the sun. Before long, your phone chirps in your pocket to let you know! Pulling out your phone, you see a 3D view of the sun — a digital reconstruction of satellite images freshly downloaded from NASA's "STEREO" satellites, orbiting millions of miles away. Read more at App Shopper