Monthly Archives: August 2011

Building a dummy load

Some time ago I decided that I really ought to have a dummy load in the shack.  I used to own a very good BNOS load a long time ago but I really have no idea what happened to it. … Continue reading

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Days 231, 232 and 233 – RTTY!

There was a Sporadic E opening on 6m on day #231 and so I was pleased to work HA3LI, Ali, IZ5EME, Marco, IW4AOT, Peter, IK4ASR, Davide and IZ3SQW, Mirko using just my homebrew indoor half wave dipole.  I then switched … Continue reading

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JT65A, working DX with low power

Over the last few months I’ve mentioned JT65, or to be more precise, JT65A a lot and it’s fair to say that I’ve had a lot of QSOs using it.  In fact, at the moment it’s probably my favourite mode … Continue reading

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Days 228, 229 and 230 – One more new DXCC and plenty of JT65

My last QSO on day #227 was a new DXCC so it was a nice surprise for my only contact on day #228 to be another new one – I worked Eduardo, CO8LY in Cuba on 17m PSK31. I had … Continue reading

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QSO365 has a new sponsor – Aerial-Parts of Colchester

I am very pleased to announce that I have a new sponsor on board in the form of Aerial-Parts of Colchester.  I blogged a while ago saying that I was considering using a lighting/CCTV camera mast to replace my current … Continue reading

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Days 225, 226 and 227 – An unexpected new DXCC

I had one QSO on day #225, I worked IZ5GST, Steve on 40m.  40m was my mainstay earlier in the year but the summer doldrums are making it quite tricky at times on the band right now.  Conditions will change … Continue reading

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Days 222, 223 and 224

I’ve run a bit more data over these three days than I have for a while largely because my mind has been preoccupied with the plans for a big move at work and it’s easier to throw the wireless on … Continue reading

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