Earlier today I made contact with Bert, F6HKA, at a distance of 3,845 miles. We first made contact on 15 meters using 5 watts. The band conditions were so good that I hooked up the K1 and we made contact on 17 meters. That 17m contact was made with …read more
It would appear that my K1 is stuck transmitting 6 to 7 watts no matter what the power output setting is. I can only assume that the contacts I made for this award were not made using 100 mW but rather 7W.
I have already responded to the award …read more
The ARRL processed my DXCC Award update for 2011 in record time this year. Since I received the Mixed DXCC award last year I have added 14 new entities to the confirmed list bringing my total up to 115 current (116 total). Here's the running total including year 2011:
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Got lucky today. Saudi Arabia and Lebanon managed to make their way into my logbook today. Needless to say I was very excited to put them there. I also received confirmation, via LoTW, from New Zealand for a contact that I made a couple of weekends ago. So that puts …read more
On October 20th I completed my application and sent my cards to the ARRL for verification that I had met the requirements for the IARU's "Worked All Continents" award. Exactly seven days later I not only had my cards returned but also had my certificate as well. Now that is …read more