Monthly Archives: January 2011

Days 29, 30 and 31 – That wraps up January

It’s been a nice weekend on the radio with well over a page full of QSOs in the logbook.  This is partly due to a big HF contest over the weekend and partly down to the fact that conditions have … Continue reading

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Days 26, 27, 28 and a minor “DX only” rant

On day #26 I decided to have another bash on 144MHz to see if it was as successful as when I’d called a week earlier.  It took a few attempts and some beam tweaking but I had a nice chat … Continue reading

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QRSS for the third time

As mentioned over the last two days, the G0PKT QRSS transmitter has now been spotted by a number of ‘grabbers’ around the world, the furthest away being just over 1400 miles away in Russia. Not bad for a transmitter and … Continue reading

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Days 23, 24, 25 and more QRSS

On day #23 I wound the radio onto 18MHz again and had a tune around, I found UY5ZZ, Vlad calling CQ DX so I did the same thing I’ve done previously, turned the power down and asked he minded working … Continue reading

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QRSS, woo!

I arrived at work this morning to an email from Mauro, IK1WVQ to tell me that he’d spotted the G0PKT QRSS beacon on 30m.  This is the first time we’ve had a reported signal and looking at the trace he … Continue reading

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Days 20, 21 and 22 – More VHF and an old friend

I’ve noticed over the last week or so that conditions on HF have been really poor, I’ve called CQ on both 40m and 80m in the evenings with no replies at all and so my last QSO on day #19 … Continue reading

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New aerial plans

I mentioned in the blog last year that I needed a new aerial and that I had plans for a Carolina Windom.  Although I’ve got the Windom I don’t think I’ll be putting it up. I’ve recently become a member … Continue reading

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