Category Archives: DX

Back in Action

The IC-7000 is back from the radio doctor and is all better. 1st contact after repair was E51M on 12, followed by SP2YY on 15, E51M again but on 15 CW, Z36T on 15, S52WW on 17, and R3K on … Continue reading

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ARRL DX Contest (10 not so dead after all)

After saying that 10 had gone dead, the ARRL DX Contest shows it has some life left in it yet. I managed 64 contacts with 28 countries on 10, so it still has its moments. I worked 3 new countries … Continue reading

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Ham Salad

Is anyone else shocked at the collapse of 10 meters? 10 went from wide open to the world, work anything you can hear, to sporadic openings and (mostly) band wide silence in the space of a few weeks. Of course … Continue reading

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Postage paid

Just sent out a batch of cards, direct QSLs. Two were from stations I worked a while back whose cards arrived through the incoming bureau, quite unexpectedly, who asked for a return QSL. I had forgotten I had sent some … Continue reading

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DXCC coming along – slowly

Just got a confirmation for Serbia, so 84 confirmed on LOTW. I’m making progress. Anybody else wondering where 10 meters went this week? Spotty DX openings that only last an hour or two, then a quiet band. Reminds me of … Continue reading

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Lima Zulu?

I keep working Bulgarian stations, LZ1ANA today. One day I’ll work one of the ones who uploads to LOTW.

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SAC-SSB

I tried the Scandinavian Activity Contest yesterday, because I want LOTW confirmations from those countries. I ended up with 30 contacts from all the Scandinavian countries, so I will get confirmations on all of them. (I already have two from … Continue reading

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High band hopping

I have been more active the last month than in ages, all due to the high solar levels that are turning the high bands (17, 15, 12, 10) into a DX playground. My PHPHamLog tells the story. The big rush … Continue reading

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Boxcars!

12 meters is proving very productive lately. I haven’t spent much time on 12, usually just giving it a scan for activity, finding none, and moving on to 10, 15, or 17. But the last week with the sunspot numbers … Continue reading

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First 17 meter RTTY contact

Made my first 17 meter RTTY contact today – UT7QF in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. Good strong signal between fades, and good copy. Thanks for the QSO, Igor. I run 40% power for RTTY, and with the truck engine off, that’s about … Continue reading

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