We had a nice opening on 10m, today (20:00-23:00z or so) and I managed to work a little bit of phone and a fair amount of JT65, including a little trans-equatorial DX (a CA3, an LU, and a couple PYs). I was really hoping to work the last few states I need on 10m for WAS. I’m missing WY… Read More »
Adam dropped the big 40m beam off this morning. I had been playing in the Minnesota QSO Party and chasing some NPOTA activators, so I’d missed his call. Holy crap, this boom is huge. Getting seriously excited! Still waiting on a couple more RF and control parts. Final order for structural parts will go out tonight.
tl;dr: We activated two NPOTA units and the ARRL assessed them as invalid. I agree, but have determined to attempt a valid activation! When the ARRL announced the National Parks On The Air, my buddy Jean (KG7NJQ) and I started plotting and scheming a local activation. I immediately noticed the two urban locations in Seattle, within 1/2 a mile… Read More »
Just sync’ed DXKeeper with LoTW and was pleasantly surprised to see that K5P had already uploaded! Call Band Mode Station Call Result K5P 15M SSB K7ADD new confirmation for Palmyra & Jarvis Islands: 15M K5P 12M SSB K7ADD new confirmation for Palmyra & Jarvis Islands: 12M K5P 20M SSB K7ADD new confirmation for Palmyra & Jarvis Islands: 20M… Read More »
Prior to the shack-relocation and remodel, I was using a 2-element SteppIR at ~30 feet and a ZS6BKW at ~55 feet. With the move inside, I’ve compromised and I’m only using the ZS6BKW (relocated – now broadside E/W @ ~70 feet with the help of W7ECK). This is about as simple as it gets. One rig, one tuner, one… Read More »