Author Archives: Michael

Chasing paper

I am in serious contention for the ARRL Triple Play Award these days, with 129/150 137/150 slots confirmed. As of today, I need 9 4 CW, 7 6 phone, and 5 3 digital QSOs on LOTW for Triple Play., and … Continue reading

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Triply Tripled Triple

I realized a while back that I had filled in quite a few slots in the Triple Play Award, so I have begun pursuing it in earnest. As of today, I have 119 (of 150) slots confirmed, and I’m waiting … Continue reading

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Rittie Roundup

Okay, I meant RTTY roundup. 51 Q’s, 5 DXCC entities, including, surprisingly, V5/DL9NDS in Namibia for a 1st time contact. (Hope he confirms in LOTW.) I only operated Saturday afternoon while it was still warm. Sunday was too frigid to … Continue reading

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New Mode

I tried out a new mode today – JT9. The WSJTX program works well on my Acer netbook and I worked four stations on 10 meters. It seems like a robust mode, but like its cousin JT65, each QSO takes … Continue reading

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A little RTTY, some JT

I had a lot of fun in the CQ WW RTTY contest so I have been key shifting now and again to pick up some more QSOs. That got me LOTW QSLs from KG4HF and YN5Z for new mode/countries. and … Continue reading

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CQ WW RTTY Contest

My station setup for CQ WW RTTY. Final result: 66 Qs for 8,906 points, 15 zones, 30 countries, 16 states and provinces. The little Acer netbook worked pretty well, except it could not run N1MM and MMTTY together so I … Continue reading

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This, and that, and the other thing

That’s what you title a catch-all post, I think. So the phone bands have been so atrociously bad lately that 90% of my recent QSOs have been CW, with a fair mix of countries in the group. Most of this … Continue reading

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Powerpole Frustration

I spent way too much time yesterday replacing a PowerPole connector whose wire had pulled out. I have one word of advice to anyone using these: go ahead and spend the 40 bucks for the crimp tool. That’s got to … Continue reading

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New QSL cards

Ordered these online from Office Depot.

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K5GJ at LSDXA meeting

Talking SDR and Flex Radio

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