Articles with tag “DXing”

How to: Work DX, Talk locally, and other questions of new hams.

A friend of mine recently passed her FCC Technician Amateur Radio exam but has been riddled with questions ever since. I’ve been attempting to help but I fear that I haven’t been able to give adequate time to properly answer some "basic" questions that many new hams have …

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Oh, did I mention six meters was open?

Turning on the radio this morning I was surprised to hear Puerto Rico coming in loud and clear on 50.125MHz. Once I had KP4EIT and HI3TEJ (Dominican Republic) in the logs I checked the DX Cluster to check the activity. There appeared to be many other stations from the …

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Algeria - DXCC Confirmed Entity #122

[caption id="attachment_449" align="alignleft" width="300"]QSL from 7X4AN QSL from 7X4AN[/caption]

I received confirmation for my August contact with 7X4AN, today.  Most excited to receive another "new one" I confirmed receipt of the QSL. Mohamed is one of those courteous CW operators that will happily slow down for you if …

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N4I QSLs Available

I received the QSL cards for the N4I DXpedition today.  Received QSLs have been answered and will go out in tomorrow's mail.

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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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Bureau cards received today

I was surprised to see a bureau envelope in my mailbox today. I really wasn't expecting it as I haven't really been on the air that much but some how they had some cards for me.

Cards received today:
SP9LJD - Poland
NP2/AK2P - St. Croix Island
LX7I - Luxembourg
VE2AXO - Quebec …

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QSL from YV4DYJ

Opened the mailbox this afternoon and found my QSL from Victor Cuesta YV4DYJ of whom I worked on AO-51 back in September.  Very cool.  Glad I was able to make this contact using 5 watts and my hand-held station in my front yard.

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New DXCC entity confirmed

Got a return QSL from EA6SX today. Before you say "You didn't have Spain?" you should know that this isn't exactly Spain. Turns out it this is from the Balearic Islands in the Med. Contact was made on 16 Mar on 17 meters.

Grid JM19ik
IOTA EU-004

Thanks Mike for …

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The ARRL Recognizes QSOs via the ISS

Ten days ago I reported on my blog that the ARRL wouldn't recognize QSOs taking place via the ISS for DXCC or WAS. I got the response I was looking for today from Norm Fusaro, W3IZ. Thank you ARRL for letting this happen. Now I have QSOs to upload to …

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