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Attended the Delta Division ARRL convention last weekend in Rogers, Arkansas. The fellows putting the convention on did a nice job and it was a decent sized turnout. Great to connect with some of the voices I’ve heard on the radio and put some faces with them. I picked up two books – the 2010… More »
It’s been a while since I last posted on the blog. Just a lot going on around the QTH and pulling me in non-ham radio directions. Had to buy a new riding lawn mower…with some money I thought I was likely going to be able to use towards a new HF rig. Also, had high school… More »
I enjoy many aspects of our hobby. I like to participate in contests and QSO parties. I chase DX and work special event stations. I have a few awards hanging on the wall and I enjoy fiddling with my gadgets. I also like to attend hamfests. It’s a great place to pick up a bargain… More »
I’m heading to Claremore, Oklahoma this Saturday to enjoy the Green Country Hamfest. A full report when I return!
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 had a good time a couple weekends ago working the ARRL DX CW Contest. Made a bit over 200 QSOs, while just taking it leisurely. This past weekend, I worked a few new countries that I am pleased with…and on several bands and modes. I worked the Solomon Islands, Burkina Faso and Burundi; all new for… 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 »
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 »
The Joplin, Missouri Hamfest continues to be a better, bigger hamfest each year. It must certainly be one of the largest in the region of southwest Missouri, northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas and northwest Arkansas. Held at one of the city’s convention center, it always attracts a good crowd. Today’s group seemed larger to me and… More »