Category Archives: PSK

QSO365 #2 is complete – A QSO per day in 2018

To start with, I’ll post the basic statistics for the entire year of 2018 and then go into the background. QSOs made: 3789 Unique QSOs made: 2962 Average QSOs per day: 10.4 Days missed: 0 <- This is the most … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur radio, CW, Data, FT8, HF, JT65, JT9, New DXCC, PSK, QSO365, Review, RTTY, SSB | Tagged | 2 Comments

Returning to data modes after an enforced break

My shack computer is an Apple iMac.  For a few years, I’ve operated a lot of data modes and been very successful in data contests.  I’ve always enjoyed data modes and in 2012 I operated GO6NHU to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur radio, Apple Mac, Construction, Data, PSK, RTTY | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

15m + 400w + snow/rain + Hexbeam = *sigh*

It’s the EA PSK63 contest. I had a decent run yesterday and this morning I was up nice and early to carry on my 15m single band entry. It snowed overnight, it’s raining now and very damp outside. After twenty … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur radio, Broken aerial, Contesting, Data, HF, PSK | Tagged , | 5 Comments

The results of the UK DX BPSK63 2013 contest

In January I entered the UK DX BPSK63 contest, the claimed scores showed that it was very close at the top.  The results have been published and I’m happy to report that after adjudication, I kept first place and although … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur radio, Contesting, Data, HF, PSK | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The UK DX BPSK63 2013 contest

Last weekend I was pleased to take part in the UK DX BPSK63 contest – This contest was RTTY in 2012 but has changed to PSK63 this year.  I generally prefer operating RTTY to PSK but there’s no doubt that … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur radio, Contesting, PSK | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Data (RTTY/PSK) contesting – The anatomy of an ideal QSO

I like contesting.  I like data contesting and I operate a lot in data contests.  I don’t generally have the time to dedicate to making a winning entry although for the big events, I’ll try and make a good score … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur radio, Construction, Operating tips, PSK, RTTY | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Looking forward to the AFD PSK contest this weekend

Since I got my IMD meter recently, I’ve been looking forward to the AFD PSK contest this weekend.  It’s only the second time it’s been run and I gave away a few points last year.  From what I remember, it … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur radio, Contesting, PSK | Tagged , | 2 Comments