Monthly Archives: August 2014

More Awards

As I said back in April, I hadn’t planned on becoming a paper chaser. Now that I’ve started to track my “accomplishments,” it’s become kind of fun to chase the states I’m missing. I’d already gotten hooked on chasing DX and had been tracking the unique entities I’d contacted, but recently I’ve been paying attention to domestic contacts,… Read More »

Open Letter To The ARRL DX Awards Committee

What follows is an email I sent to the DX Awards Committee representative for the Northwest. This is largely in response to the July DXAC committee report. First, thank you so much for your service to this region. I also really appreciate the ARRL and all it does for all aspects of he hobby of amateur radio. In… Read More »


Having prior plans for travel to India, I didn’t expect to have the opportunity to participate in the North American QSO Party (NAQP) Single Sideband contest. Fortunately(?), I picked up a nasty cold a week ago and have been fighting it since.  The doc prescribed some antibiotics and suggested that I shouldn’t travel, if I could avoid it.  I… Read More »