Monthly Archives: September 2012

Confirmed DXCC entity # 119 and 120

8R1Z QSLToday I received a QSL in the mail from 8R1Z in Guyana, South America.  I worked Lennox on 14 August 2012 and was quite pleased to have a return QSL from him in a month’s time.  Contact was made on 20-meters SSB when conditions were good and the confirmation represents my 120th DXCC entity confirmed.

Just last week I worked UA2FR in Kaliningrad on 17-meters CW and received an electronic QSL via LoTW yesterday.  Valentin’s contact and confirmation represents my 119th DXCC entity confirmed.

Conditions on HF certainly haven’t been great but there is DX to be had.  I’ve been quite pleased to run into several ‘new ones’ on the bands and see quite a lot of activity on the DX-cluster.  I’m hoping conditions continue to improve.

Books for free

I’m in the process of cleaning up and cleaning out.  I ran across three books that I can part with.  If you want one/all of them just let me know.  I’m not charging for the books but I would appreciate shipping costs.

  • OpenVPN from Packt Publshing – ISBN 1-904811-85-X
  • Pro Drupal Development from Apress Publishing – ISBN 978-1-4302-0989-8
  • Foundations of GTK+ Development from Apress publishing – ISBN 978-1-59059-793-4

GIMP Magazine

I ran across someone’s blog entry about finding GIMP magazine.  While I’m far from being an artist I do use GIMP for manipulating photos that I take.  I thought I’d pass along the link to the website which includes a way of downloading the magazine, reading it online, and even grabbing it via torrent.  It looks like a great addition to my monthly reading.