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I didn’t get as much radio time this weekend as I had hoped, as I celebrated a birthday and there were lots of activities going on. My wife decided to take the theme of ham radio for the party. She and my daughter baked and decorated a cake that looked like a “ham radio”…complete… More »
Opened the mail this evening and found a certificate for first place in Arkansas section in the 2012 DX contest SSB. A few weeks ago, got one for the CW contest!
My online logbook has been updated as of this morning. It includes all my contacts to date.
Today, I applied for the Triple Play Award. I worked Wyoming on JT65 mode for my final needed state…and he confirmed the following day. Several of my QSO confirmations were tied up in the recent LoTW snarl. When they came “out”…it was like winning at the slots. There used to be a listing (with serial… More »
When the weather outside turns cooler, I want to get back into the shack more frequently and enjoy the hobby. I am excited about what I call “ham radio contest season”. I realize there are contests all year long (and often multiple contests going on at the same time!) But I REALLY enjoy the fall… More »
I hope you had a chance to get on HF this weekend! The bands were hopping! There were a number of operating activities, including state QSO parties, a US Islands challenge, a RTTY contest, several DX peditions and DX operators on the air. As I write this, there is a great 10 meter opening underway…and I’m… More »
After cussing and discussing, I managed to work a trio of DX stations that I needed in the logbook: EY7AD in Tajikistan, 3B9SP on Rodriguez Island and EX2F in Kyrgyzstan. The ham on Rodriquez Island (CW) was a particular challenge – he was working split frequency anywhere from 5KC to 10KC up…and he had a huge… More »
My wife is out of town for a few days so I may have some operating time. Last night there were quite a few DX on….Western Kiribati, Market Reef, Rodriguez Island and more. Hopefully, I will be putting them in the log book tonight.
There’s some great DX on the air the past few days. A variety of contests to participate in. I worked TT8TT (Chad) twice in 10 hours…once on 20 meter SSB and once on 12 meter SSB. Also, Dodecanese and Fiji Islands. All new countries for me!
This has been a busy morning so far, prepping the gear that our team will need to activate Horseshoe Bend Island, AR-015 on Beaver Lake, Arkansas. This is a new island activation for those who “collect” islands through the US Islands organization. I have pulled the tent from the storage shed and cleaned it up. In… More »