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What contest allows you to work DXCC in one weekend? The ARRL International DX SSB contest! This weekend I participated in the annual event. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it. Seldom do I have an opportunity to sit for very long at the radio. I operate for an hour … then… More »
A group of hams from my hometown, including my stepfather KØDEW, are putting together the ARRL Midwest Convention this year. Click here for the ARRL Midwest Convention website. It will be held in November 2013 in Lebanon, Missouri. They have a fantastic slate of guest speakers lined up which will appeal to those interested in many aspects… More »
I recently had a strange occurrence with my JT-65 software, logging and Logbook of the World uploads. After much head scratching, I figured out TWO solutions. Here’s what I discovered; maybe someone else is having the same issue. I am active on JT-65 mode, trying to work and confirm remaining states on digi-mode for ARRL’s Triple Play Award. I use JT65-HF software and installed… More »
A follow up to the previous post. This morning I called the ARRL in Newington, CT to inquire about my West Virginia issue. A receptionist transferred me to the LotW help desk…where the call immediately rolled over to voicemail. The voicemail message mentioned to go on-line and fill out a LOTW Help ticket. I have… More »
I am a member of the American Radio Relay League and pay my annual dues so that I may take advantage of the membership services offered: QSL bureau, LotW, license renewal reminders, QST magazine, etc. But at the moment I have an issue. While I am working towards my Triple Play award (which is Worked All States on CW, SSB and Digital modes), … More »