Articles with tag “Contesting”

2015 August UHF Contest Results

2015 August UHF Contest certificateOpened the mailbox today and was surprised to see an envelope from Newington waiting for me.  Looks like I placed third in the Atlantic Division (SOLP) and first (out of two) in the MDC section!

Missed all the VHF+ contest this year but I'm hoping to get my antennas back …

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Activating Apple Orchard Mountain (W4V/RA-001)

On Saturday, 16 July 2016, Dave KB3RAN, Steve N3IPN, and I hiked up Apple Orchard Mountain (SOTA W4V/RA-001) to activate it for the Appalachian Trail Golden Packet event.  While we were there we took advantage of the altitude and activated the summit for Summits on the Air (SOTA), National …

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A non-contester's results of the IARU HF Championship

Unless you were asleep at the dial you probably heard a lot of yelling, begging, and contacts being made on the HF bands yesterday.  From 1200Z yesterday to 1200Z today stations were on the air doing what contest stations do - making contacts.  Ahh, yes, it was the weekend for the …

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ARRL Sweepstakes contest and LoTW

The ARRL Sweepstakes contest (phone) took place last weekend and I spent a few hours on the air making a few contacts. Although I didn't have much time to spend on the event I did add twenty new contacts to my log. Since I'm working on my WAS from my …

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DXpedition to Core Banks NA-067

[caption id="attachment_917" align="alignleft" width="300"]Picture of Amanda operating HF. Amanda, KI4IWS, operating HF on Core Banks.[/caption]

A small cadre of hams invaded Core Banks (Portsmouth Island), North Carolina (NA-067) for the 2011 Islands on the Air (IOTA) contest as N4I.  Although many others activated NA-067 from other islands that were much …

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Amateur Radio Contest logging software for Linux

I've been looking for a good amateur radio contest logging program for Linux. Little did I know that the solution was right under my nose!

fldigi is a great amateur radio program that will encode and decode almost any digital mode you can find out on the HF bands.  This …

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2010 CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest is complete!

After thirty hours of listening to "diddles" the 2010 CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest is over!  Band conditions did not let me down, this year.  I had excellent results from all bands and even scored a New Zealand contact!

Statistics:
435 Contacts

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Proposed Rover Operation for ARRL UHF Contest

I'm considering doing a rover operation for the ARRL UHF Contest this August. I'm still trying to figure out where I want to operate (Shenandoah comes to mind) but I should have my 1.2GHz (23cm) transceiver up and working in addition to the 432MHz (70cm) so it should be …

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September VHF QSO Party is over...

Well, I survived my first VHF QSO Party. Last week I got the idea to put up my 11-element 2 meter beam in the horizontal mode so I could play around on SSB and CW. Then I learned of the QSO Party coming up and thought I'd test out my …

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ARRL September VHF QSO Party in progress!

I meant to post this last night but I'm up and active on 6m and 2m SSB for the ARRL September VHF QSO Party.  I can almost say that I've worked everyone that I've heard but AA4ZZ in Boone, NC is going to make me a liar.  In my defense …

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