Monthly Archives: February 2011

Days 55, 56 and 57 – Data!

Over these three days I had 21 QSOs and only used the microphone once!  The one time I used it I called a contest station who only wanted to work French stations so I tuned away. On the afternoon of … Continue reading

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Days 52, 53 and 54

A fairly quiet three days because my kids are away and so it’s just the wife and me at home. On day #52 I first worked OZ3FD, Henry on 80m when I was running just 10 watts and then I … Continue reading

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The Archers and Camilla – A rant

Strange title?  Not radio related? Correct.  No apologies though. I listen to The Archers, I’ve listened to The Archers for more years than I care to remember and I like it.  For fifteen minutes a day my mind goes to … Continue reading

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Days 49, 50 and 51 – Three new DXCC entities

I’d just arrived at work on day #49 when my mobile phone rang, it was Yan, M0YNK with exciting news.  He’d just arrived outside his work QTH and had noticed that 10m was a little lively.  In fact it was … Continue reading

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Days 46, 47 and 48

Day #46 saw two QSOs, first I spoke to EA3WD, Vic near Barcelona on 40m and then I moved to 80m and worked DF0AF, Klaus  who was operating a special event station commemorating five years of the First Assistance Samaritan … Continue reading

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What’s this?

I collected my old component rack from my mum’s loft a couple of weeks ago and in one of the drawers I found two pieces of breadboard with the same thing built on each of them.  I built these when … Continue reading

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Days 43, 44 and 45 – The birth of radar

I found day #43 quite difficult, there was a big contest taking place, the Dutch PACC contest and every single station I heard was calling CQ contest.  The idea is to work as many Dutch stations as possible and I … Continue reading

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