Category Archives: travel

JA CQ Magazine and DX “Celebrities”

It’s been just over 90 days since I returned from E51AMF/E51ADD.  The memories are still just as vividly and indelibly etched in my skull, but I haven’t been good about sharing them here.  Instead of aiming for long-form updates, I endeavor to share snippets and may stumble upon inspiration along the way. As I reflected on my return trip,… Read More »

Reflections on Radio and My Trip

As I departed Manihiki on the little Embrair 110, I found found myself reflecting on my time on the atoll, the people I met, my experiences, and my first real DXPedition.  I scrambled to retain the incredibly positive and optimistic feelings I had. This tiny little island has left an indelible mark on me and the time off… Read More »

E51AMF – K7ADD Confirmed

Having returned from E51AMF in the North Cook Islands, I was incredibly excited to see my own confirmation.  I used the expensive WiFi on-site to remote my home station’s Flex 6500 and make a barefoot RTTY contact.  I gave myself bi-directional 599s, but the K7ADD me was probably 459 – took a number of repeated calls to make sure… Read More »

E51AMF

If you’re seeing this, you’re almost certainly here because you followed a link from QRZ to my blog. If it’s around the end of December 2016 or early in 2017, you’re probably here because you’re interested in the North Cooks DXPedtion.  Welcome!  Go ahead and subscribe to the RSS feed in your favorite reader (I like Feedly) or bookmark… Read More »

QRP /1, remote operations, and DXCC

I’m visiting my team in Cambridge, MA and brought the KX3 with me. Yesterday, Tuesday evening, I managed to sneak down to an area near the St. Charles river around 7pm Eastern (2300z) and set up on the grass. I managed to forget the USB soundcard, so I was working phone, only. It was a great opportunity to… Read More »