Monthly Archives: March 2011

10MHz QRSS and WSPR

I’ve blogged previously about my total lack of success running QRSS on the 30 metre (10MHz) band and I’ve always blamed my aerial.  I ran my home made QRSS kit into my long wire for a few days and nobody … Continue reading

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Days 85, 86 and 87 – CQ WPX and more DXCCs than you can shake a stick at

I was awake at midnight on day #85 as I’d been working a few stations just before in the build up to the CQ World-Wide WPX Contest which is one of the big HF contests of the year.  I had … Continue reading

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RSGB General Manager

This blog isn’t normally used to report general news articles but I think it’s worth posting this. RSGB General Manager The Board of the RSGB has today released the following announcement: Peter Kirby, RSGB General Manager, has left the Society’s … Continue reading

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Club Log – A great tool for analysing your log

I was pointed towards Club Log a few weeks ago and I signed up for it out of interest to see what it can do. The “About” info says: Club Log is a web-based application that analyses log files from … Continue reading

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G6NHU ‘grabbed’ in Pensacola again

I totally forgot on Friday night to switch the QRSS transmitter on but remembered just before I went to bed last night to tune the aerial for 40m and connect up the kit. This morning I had a hunt through … Continue reading

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Days 82, 83 and 84 – 80m was better this month (oh, and Cape Verde)

I blogged a couple of days ago about my displeasure with the behaviour of a particular station who was calling D44AC in Cape Verde on 10m.  I gave up trying to get through the pileup on day #82 and a … Continue reading

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Ignorant and rude operating – A rant

I got home from work this evening and within about thirty seconds of getting in, the phone rang.  It was Tony, G0MBA so I put the wireless on and we had a chat on 28MHz.  Tony was on the outskirts … Continue reading

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