ARRL SSB Sweepstakes 2014   Leave a comment

Wow, it has been over a month since my last post! I promise to post at least once a week from now on.

Two weekends ago, I participated in the ARRL SSB Sweepstakes, like I try to do every year. This year, I got 130 QSOs in 52 sections, for a total of 13,520 points!

Here is my section map:

This year, my contacts were divided between 15 meters (at home) and 20 meters (mobile). I was pleased to get most of New England and North Dakota, as those are often hard to get. I only heard one New Mexico station, and I wish I’d worked him on 15 meters instead of 20 meters. I have not worked a NM station on 15 meters for my Worked All States award. Speaking of which, I did not hear an Alaska station at all, and that is the only state I am missing on 20 meters.

Thank you for reading my post! I will likely post a monthly summary from October in the next few days.

Posted November 26, 2014 by n3mra in Contesting

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Daily Radio Report: 10/23/14   Leave a comment

Yesterday was a happy day on 20 meters for me. The school club round-up was in full swing, and I was able to work my alma mater, Virginia Tech. I used to operate from the Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Association (VTARA) station years ago, under the call sign K4KDJ. When I lived in the dorms, this was my only access to radio on campus.

Good luck guys! I see that you are really close to 300k points. I wish you well, and I am planning on getting the New Mexico Tech Amateur Radio Association station on the air for the next school club round-up.

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Daily Radio Report: 10/21/14   Leave a comment

I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net yesterday.

Today, I made one contact on my way back from Magdalena. It was a kid in middle school for the School Club Round-Up. A few years ago, I participated in this event on behalf of New Mexico Tech and had a great time. I need to resurrect the club station before the spring contest and perhaps get involved again.

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Daily Radio Report: 10/14/14   Leave a comment

The power of suggestion is wonderful. Yesterday, I made a remark on this blog that I wanted to work the W1AW stations that were on the air. Yesterday was the last day for those two stations, and I worked both of them on 20 meters: Virginia (W1AW/4) and Missouri (W1AW/0).

I also made quite a few county hunting contacts on 20 meter SSB (14.336 MHz). Most of those stations were in Illinois.

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Daily Radio Report: 10/13/14   Leave a comment

I made a few more 20 meter county hunting contacts. I think all of them were in Indiana again; I’m not sure if there is some sort of special event happening there or why everyone seems to be there.

I will listen this morning and see if I can pull a few more W1AW stations. I haven’t worked either of them this week.

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Daily Radio Report: 10/12/14   Leave a comment

Yesterday, I made several contacts on 20 meter SSB. Theyw ere all on the 14.336 MHz county hunting net and most of them were into Indiana.

I also checked into the Caravan Club Net (145.330 MHz) here in Albuquerque last night.

My paper logs and my DX4Win logs are up to date, minus WY8I’s letter. I logged all of my CA QSO Party contacts, and will submit a summary by the end of the week.

I am a little bummed that I wasn’t paying close attention and missed the 10-10 contest (on 10-10, of course!).

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Daily Radio Report: 10/11/14   Leave a comment

I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net a few times this week, but failed to report it on this blog. I have been checking into the 444.000 MHz side, just because I can.

I made one QSO on 20 meter SSB in the PA QSO Party.

Today, I received an envelope from WY8I. I figured it was an MRC card, and I was right! 82 QSOs with WY8I that I need to confirm! To put this into perspective, I have attached a map of states where I have been mobile and talked to WY8I:

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