Category: CW

Working the 7O6T DXpedition to Socotra Island, Yemen

It was just over a week ago that I started seeing tweets and mentions on blog posts of an upcoming DXpedition to Socotra Island, Yemen.  My interest was piqued because I’d noticed Yemen when looking at the DXCC Most Wanted List at ClubLog.  I checked the list and noticed that Yemen is shown at number […]

Days 331, 332 and 333 – One more CW QSO in the log

Day #331 started off with some QSOs on 12m, I worked EA9IB, Pedro, EK6TA, Hovik, EW6DX, Igor and SV2HTI, Ilias.  After that I spoke to WV4X, Don and IZ0VXL, Federico on 15m before going back to 12m to talk to YO3RU. I then had my eighth QSO of the year using Morse code.  I worked ZD8N on […]

Days 266 to 275, Alimast sections are all assembled

Lots of QSOs over these ten days, with quite a few data contacts during contests.  Here’s a list. At the weekend I finished off the assembly of my Alimast sections.  I’d done a lot on Saturday as per my previous update but having ripped so much skin off my knuckles, the first thing I did […]

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 dipole in my loft. It looks as though it’s right against the side of the […]

Now it’s time to run QRSS on 80m

Having had lots of fun running QRSS on both 30m and 40m I decided to try another band so a few weeks ago I ordered the 80m QRSS kit from QRP Labs and it was almost completely assembled within an hour of me receiving it – I documented that in the blog post here.  It […]

Days 130, 131 and 132 – Playing QRSS

I’ve only worked four stations over the three days but have been playing QRSS again. On day #130 I first spoke to ON5KQ, Ulli on 40m – I was only using 10w for this contact and then I had a chat with Terry, G4BFS up near Norwich on the same band.  Terry was using a […]

Days 115, 116 and 117 – QRSS grabbing on 40m

I started off day #115 by working Roger, ON7TQ on 40m.  He had a huge pileup going and was spending a couple of minutes talking to each person so it took a while to work him but it was a nice QSO once I did. Conditions seemed so nice on 40m that I decided to […]

A day without the internet and an 80m QRSS transmitter

I woke up yesterday morning to find the worst possible scenario (except perhaps for a zombie apocalypse).  The internet had failed!  I tried rebooting my modem and even went as far as resetting it but not only was it not connecting to the internet, I couldn’t even connect to it. So I arranged to have […]

My 40m QRSS transmitter spotted warming up

I put my 40m QRSS transmitter on air over the weekend as I do sometimes and was most intrigued to be sent the following capture. Colin, G6AVK who’s in Rayleigh, Essex (not too far from me) had been monitoring at the time and spotted my transmission when it first came on air.  You can clearly […]

G6NHU’s occasional QRSS grabber

I am running a QRSS grabber.  It’s not going to be active all the time so I’ve called it “G6NHU’s occasional QRSS grabber” It will be on when I’m not using the radio, generally during the day and overnight with the band changing between 30m and 40m depending on how I feel.  If there are […]