Monthly Archives: October 2011

Days 302 and 303 – CQWW SSB weekend

This weekend was the CQWW SSB contest, arguably the largest HF contest of the year and it was an event I’d been looking forward to for some time.  Last year I just gave away a few points using a relatively … Continue reading

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Days 299, 300 and 301 – Three new DXCC entities in the log

Just a few QSOs for these three days but there are some good ones – On day #299 I first worked PT2CM and SZ7SER on 20m SSB and then EI9HX and 9A8DX on 40m. On day #300 I had 3 … Continue reading

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Days 296, 297 and 298 – I finally worked T32C

Day #296 was the day of the aerial work although before we started tearing my aerials down, I had a quick ‘banker’ QSO just in case things didn’t go well.  I worked JG1WNO, Hiro on 10m JT65 early in the … Continue reading

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Which HF amplifier?

Now the beam is up and that project is almost completed I’ve decided that the next addition to my shack should be an HF amplifier but I don’t know which one to go for. I can read reviews from now … Continue reading

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Days 293, 294 and 295 – First SSB contact to VK

Conditions have been great over the last couple of weeks.  I’ve not been going out of my way to have long strings of QSOs though, just tuning around and picking people off as I feel like it. On day #293 … Continue reading

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Mast is up, beam is up – It’s all done in time for CQ WW SSB

The crowds descended on my QTH again today in order to finish what we started back on the 10th September, just six weeks ago.  Today we had Chris, M6GSD, Tony, G0MBA, Colin, M1EAK, Yan, M0YNK, Bill, G0OAX and Chris’ son, … Continue reading

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I’ve got a new callsign – KB3WPE

I just checked the FCC website as I’ve been doing most days since I passed the FCC Technician and General class exams and discovered that yesterday I was issued KB3WPE.  

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