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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 »
I participated in the ARRL DX CW Contest this past weekend. I didn’t fervently work the contest, but I sat down a couple of times and worked several stations. Conditions were not the best…but also not the worst…that that I’ve seen. I didn’t pick up any new DXCC entities…but did work a few that I have… More »
Spent just over 3 hours yesterday working the North American QSO Party contest (SSB) and worked just over 400 stations. That’s a pretty high QSO rate. I am thinking next year I need to really make an all out effort on this one and work the entire 12 hours contest. This year, as I am still recovering from… More »
It was a HUGE ham radio weekend just ended with the ARRL November Sweepstakes SSB contest on the air! I jumped feet first into the contest late Saturday afternoon (after running some errands around town.) I always look forward to Sweepstakes and I try to participate in both CW and SSB contests. This was the… More »
With fall activities and obligations, it’s been a few days since my last post. Let me start by officially inviting the people of OKLAHOMA, MISSISSIPPI and ONTARIO NORTH to get a ham radio license! And perhaps if you HAVE a license and live in one of those locations, you may want to get on the… More »
I didn’t have much time for operating this weekend, due to a business trip obligation, family shopping, church and some much needed outdoor yard work. As a result my TIS (“Time In Shack”) was limited. Having said that , I did enjoy working a few CW QSOs from hams participating in the Worked All Europe… More »
The results for the ARRL Int’l DX Contest (Phone) have been posted and the scores database is now published. I placed 9th in the Delta Division in my category and power class. Not too bad for only spending a short amount of time with it. By the way, I placed 3rd in the Delta Division (in… More »