Monthly Archives: April 2011

Days 106, 107 and 108

I started day #106 by having a QSO with RZ3DJ, Dmitry on 15m and then I worked two special event stations on the same band, both commemorating Yuri Gagarin’s first flight into space.  The stations were RG50D and RG50F.  Later … Continue reading

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Fifty confirmed countries on eQSL

I’m not a great awards chaser although I am working towards DXCC using Logbook of the World and I noticed this evening that there’s a tab on eQSL marked ‘Awards’ which I’ve never been into before. I was quite surprised … Continue reading

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My 40m QRSS transmitter spotted warming up

I put my 40m QRSS transmitter on air over the weekend as I do sometimes and was most intrigued to be sent the following capture. Colin, G6AVK who’s in Rayleigh, Essex (not too far from me) had been monitoring at … Continue reading

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The Kempton Park Rally

Today was the day of the Kempton Park Rally, this is a rally I’ve not been to before but I wanted to pick up a couple of bits so I thought it was worth while attending.  I also hoped to … Continue reading

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Days 103, 104 and 105

On day #103 there was a talk at the Harwich Amateur Radio Interest Group (HARIG) that I really wanted to go to.  It was also the night of the 80m Club Championship contest.  And it was my XYLs birthday! So … Continue reading

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Days 100, 101 and 102 – My first QSOs on 10MHz

Day #100 started off when I had a contact with KC2ULY, Jeff in New York State on 40m followed by a QSO with UX2SB in the Ukraine.  I’d arranged to have a sked on 10MHz later in the day  but … Continue reading

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Special temporary call signs for the Royal Wedding

    Special temporary call signs that Radio Amateurs may use subject to prior authorisation, from 29 April to 9 May 2011—signifying the marriage of H.R.H. Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. Facilitating the use of special temporary Amateur call … Continue reading

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