Monthly Archives: June 2011

40m WSPR on my new loop aerial

Last night I thought I’d see how well my 40m horizontal delta loop was performing by running some WSPR overnight with just five watts – I can’t go any lower with my radio, the lowest setting is five watts. After … Continue reading

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Days 163, 164 and 165

Day #163 kicked off with a few QSOs in a 144MHz contest – Not as many as I’d have hoped but conditions were pretty dire and although I tuned around for nearly an hour, I only managed to work five … Continue reading

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I’ve been certified – Formula 1 Valencia Award

Some would argue that I should have been certified years ago but this isn’t that kind of certification. I’ve worked six separate Special Event stations for the F1 Grand Prix in Valencia 2011 and for that I’ve been awarded this … Continue reading

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Days 160, 161 and 162 – VK on 20m RTTY

Day #160 was another one where I only had a limited amount of time to play radio in the evening and so I had just two QSOs – I worked 9A8DX, Darko on 40m and then DF9DD, Eckhard using RTTY … Continue reading

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IARU Region 1 VHF Contest 2010 results

The results of the IARU Region 1 VHF contest from September 2010 have finally been published.  As an entrant to the RSGB 144MHz Trophy I was automatically entered to this one and I’ve been quite keen to see the results … Continue reading

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Days 157, 158 and 159 – QSL cards from the bureau

All three of these days were very busy for me and so I managed just two QSOs on each day but that’s one more than I’ve said I’ll do and I’m still very happy to be playing radio every day. … Continue reading

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Days 154, 155 and 156 – Morse code!

I started off day #154 by having three QSOs on 6m, I worked SM5P, Jan, OZ1AXG, Flem and IS0BSR/P, Marco.  Conditions were clearly good as all three of these were via Sporadic E and all were using a home made … Continue reading

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