Monthly Archives: April 2011

First few hours of GR6NHU

Here’s what I worked in the first few hours.

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Days 115, 116 and 117 – QRSS grabbing on 40m

I started off day #115 by working Roger, ON7TQ on 40m.  He had a huge pileup going and was spending a couple of minutes talking to each person so it took a while to work him but it was a … Continue reading

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A day without the internet and an 80m QRSS transmitter

I woke up yesterday morning to find the worst possible scenario (except perhaps for a zombie apocalypse).  The internet had failed!  I tried rebooting my modem and even went as far as resetting it but not only was it not … Continue reading

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Days 112, 113 and 114 – getting ready to use GR6NHU

I’ve had three nicely busy days on the wireless and I’ve been getting things ready for the special callsign for the Royal Wedding later on this week.  The NoV for GR6NHU has arrived, I’ve added it to my qrz.com profile, … Continue reading

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“New” aerial – Well, same aerial but higher

It’s no secret that I’ve been meaning to do some aerial work for a while now and it’s just taken much longer than planned.  My long wire starts just under the eves of the house and goes to an anchor … Continue reading

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What constitutes a QSO?

When you’re speaking to someone, a QSO is very easy to define.  Generally an exchange of callsigns and signal reports is the accepted minimum required to complete a contact although I notice that signal reports aren’t even mentioned on the … Continue reading

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Days 109, 110 and 111 – Logbook online

Just one QSO on day #109, I worked N2HTT, Michael in New York State on 20m. On day #110 I had two contacts, UA1NAN, Eugene on 20m and then I had a QSO on the same band using PSK31 with … Continue reading

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