Category Archives: Operating

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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Playing with the R4020

I haven’t really done anything with my new R4020, so today I decided to see what it would do. I don’t have a wire antenna for 20 meters handy, so I hooked up the magnetic loop to experiment. I heard … Continue reading

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September VHF Contest (AKA Dead Air)

18:00 UTC: I’m sitting in the truck with the HO Loop up 15 feet or so listening to the static noise on 50.125 MHz. I expect this September VHF will be like last year – few if any stations heard. … Continue reading

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VUCC?

The June VHF contest brought me up to 75 confirmed grids in LOTW, so I’m closing in on VUCC. I’m always happy to get some more wallpaper.

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June VHF Contest

My hook for catching signals out of the air.

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Six Meters, anyone?

Here’s my 6 meter contesting setup this year (I can also put up the Moxon if needed). I can also bolt it to the bed rails on the back of the truck. Extreme 6 meter mobile? Now I’m just waiting … Continue reading

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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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Time Out

I have been idled by a blown final in the IC-7000, possibly caused by lightning. The radio is repaired and on the way back, and I’ll be disconnecting the antenna (and maybe the power) from now on when storms are … Continue reading

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Done

After 48 years and 4 months as a ham, I have completed my WAS.

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Almost there …

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