Category Archives: Operating

Catching Up

The last post suggested something was up on the operating/radio front.  I had another item show up at my door that confirms this: Here it is spread out on my kitchen counter: Here’s the beginning of the process: And here’s … Continue reading

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Some changes

So this showed up on my doorstep the other day: I guess I’ll have to think about getting back on the air now.

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Low Activity and Low Spirits

So far in 2015 I have had one, yes, one QSO, with 3Z90IARU in Poland. The whole K1N experience was so disheartening and depressing I find myself turning on the radio, looking around for a few seconds, and turning it … Continue reading

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Code of (bad) Conduct

I listened with growing amazement yesterday (9/30) while waiting to see if I could get a chance to work 8R1AE as he repeatedly pleaded for JA only, and a California ham kept calling over his QSOs, calling after again JA … Continue reading

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Getting close

I am getting very close to collecting some more wallpaper for the shack: 149 of 150 for Triple Play, 98 of 100 for VUCC, 49/50 for SSB WAS, 47 48 of 50 for RTTY WAS, 141 142 of 150 for … Continue reading

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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 2 CW, 7 6 5 phone, and 5 3 2 digital QSOs on LOTW for … 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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