Monthly Archives: July 2011

New best DX on 6m

There were some nice conditions on 6m yesterday evening and while tuning around I heard SV9GPV on Crete working a long string of stations. I joined in the throng but in half an hour of calling I didn’t manage to … Continue reading

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Days 194, 195 and 196 – I’ve got a new wireless!

As you can see from the above, I’m now the proud owner of a Kenwood TS-590S. I spoke to the insurance company on Thursday morning and we went through the details of my claim. Only one item was questioned as … Continue reading

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Days 190-193, the insurance claim is nearing completion

I was expecting to be at work on days #190 and #191 but that didn’t happen and so for the first time in nearly two weeks I had some real free time to play radio. I started on day #190 … Continue reading

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Plans for a new aerial mast

As documented elsewhere, I did significant work to my VHF aerial system last year consisting of a new rotator, cable and masthead preamplifier. This has been all very good and has given me a half decent VHF aerial system but … Continue reading

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Days 185-189, two visits from the insurance company

Not many QSOs during these days but that’s not too surprising as my shack really is decimated with no computers, a bare minimum of an Internet connection through a dodgy router and a borrowed radio balanced on top of my … Continue reading

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Review – June

Luckily I keep a paper log as well as a computer log so I am able to provide some statistics for the month of June. I can’t give as much detail as usual but the basics are here. QSOs made: … Continue reading

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Days 178-184, lightning, security and insurance

Day #178 saw me just working the higher bands, I spoke to DO8ABS, EW6DX and IZ5ENZ on 10m and HA5JI, YO5OHY, SP7HKK and HA6NL on 6m. Day #179 was the day of the lightning strike but luckily for the project … Continue reading

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