Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.28   Leave a comment

I did make an HF QSO this week, finally!  I talked to VE6AO in Calgary, AB.  The neat thing about this is that I made a contact from Boulder, CO, which is a new gridsquare for me.   I worked him on 20 meter SSB during the day, from my car.

I have logged my contact, but not set up DX4WIN or LOTW yet.  I will do that, soon, hopefully with a few more contacts.

I will try to find a VHF/UHF net to check into as well this week.

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Posted July 10, 2018 by n3mra in Weekly Radio Report

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.27   Leave a comment

I did no radio-related activities this week.  I will try to play on the radio some this upcoming week.  I still have the 20 meter antenna mounted on the Crown Vic, and I recently checked out some of the local 2 meter nets, but have not yet checked into one of them.

Perhaps this week will be the week to check into the nets!

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Posted July 5, 2018 by n3mra in Weekly Radio Report

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.26   Leave a comment

This week was super busy for me at the Summer Science Program (SSP), so I did not do much radio play at all.  In fact, I made zero contacts.  I am really bummed out that I did not even get on the air for Field Day, but it just was not possible with my schedule.

I did update my logbooks to reflect my travels to Boulder, CO, and I updated one of the graphics on this website.  I have operated from 30 grid squares at this time, and hope to get more later this summer.

I looked up VHF/UHF nets here in the Boulder area, and perhaps I will check into a few of those.

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Posted June 26, 2018 by n3mra in Logbook, Weekly Radio Report

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.25   Leave a comment

This week, I spent a few hours on the road, driving from Rio Rancho, NM, to Boulder, CO.  Along the drive, I made a few contacts on 20 meters on my drive, activating several new grid squares.  I will update the map later this week, after I have entered them into my log.

I had a great conversation with one guy from Arizona.  We chatted about mining and uranium and so on in the Moab area.  I knew a little about Moab and yellowcake and mining, so we had a great time.  You never know who you will meet on the radio.

This weekend, I will try to sneak out and do some operating for Field Day.  I don’t know what form that will take, whether I will find an organization and operate with them, or whether I will simply make a few QSOs from my car.  I will let you know next week.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.24   Leave a comment

Guess what?  I’m finally doing all that stuff I claimed I would do.  I have updated my entire logbook, and am about 3/4 of the way through DX4Win updates.  I have uploaded my logs to Logbook of the World, though many of them no longer count for the GridSquare Chase, unfortunately.

Speaking of Grid Squares, I went for a drive Saturday morning and picked up DM63 and DM73 in New Mexico.  Two new grid squares for me!  I made all of my contacts on 20 meter SSB.

I will update the graphics soon.  I worked three new counties on my storm chase and quite a few new grid squares.  All of that will be posted here.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.23   Leave a comment

I did not do anything amateur radio related this week.  I still have a ton of stuff to log and update in DX4Win, and will hopefully get to that over the next few days.

Other than that, I have no excuses.  I’ve been busy, but there is still no excuse.  By this time next week, I’ll be sure to have at least updated my grid square and county maps on this website.  I may try to check into some local nets as well, but I haven’t done that in several months.

I’m just really behind on my radio participation!

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Posted June 5, 2018 by n3mra in Weekly Radio Report

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.22   Leave a comment

This has been a roller-coaster week for my amateur radio participation.  I started off by running a few new grid squares in Colorado and Nebraska early this week.  However, my voice recorder has died, so I don’t know if I actually can log any of these contacts.  I’m sure they are saved in memory, but the device will not power.  I may take it apart in the lab tomorrow and see if I can fix it.

After nearly giving up on that, I started recording a few contacts on my phone.    I ended up running quite a few counties in KS, OK, TX, and NM on the final days of my storm chase and the return trip home.  There are quite a few new grid squares for me to count as well.  I will log these on paper and DX4Win ASAP to make sure I don’t lose them, too.

All of my contacts were on 20 meters SSB.

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