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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.30   Leave a comment

I have been quite active in the world of amateur radio this week.

I started out by making a few contacts on 20 meters late at night each night this week.  I worked Ecuador, West Virginia and Hawaii.

I sent seven QSL cards this week, and organized a few more stacks.  I also updated DX4Win and my paper logs.  More QSL cards will be processed when I return from my road trip.

Speaking of road trips, I drove from Rio Rancho, NM, to Forsyth, IL, for a chemical process safety training.  Along the way, I played on the 20 meter SSB county hunters net.  I operated from ten or so new counties in KS and MO.

I will do some more site-seeing around Illinois before driving home in a few days.  I will operate from more counties along the way.

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Amateur Radio This Week: #35   Leave a comment

I finally caught up on my DX4Win logs this past weekend.  I updated Socorro, Valencia, and Bernallio for the past month’s worth of contacts (which wasn’t many).

Other than that, I was able to work a station in South Carolina on the 20 meter county hunter’s net. I was in Socorro county at the time, and on my Kenwood TS-130S.

My goals this week are to call about the status of my Yaesu FT-857D and to pull off a successful Tech Amateur Radio Association (TARA) club fair.  A successful club fair means an updated charter, a budget submitted, twenty members (even if they aren’t yet hams) and all of the rest of the official packet submitted on time.

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Amateur Radio This Week   Leave a comment

Posted August 10, 2016 by n3mra in Uncategorized

Amateur Radio This Week: #9   Leave a comment

I checked into the SCAT Net three times and the Caravan Club Net once over the past week.  All of these occurred on the two meter side.

On HF, I made one 10 meter contact (Socorro County to Long Island), and two 20 meter contacts (one in the NC QSO Party, and one special event station, WK3N/AAW).  I have listened on 6, 10 and 20 meters and called CQ on 10 meters with no takers.   I had hoped to work a local school station that took a field trip to the Petroglyphs, but I did not hear them on the air at all.

I moved my Kenwood TS-130s to my shed; this way I can operate while doing things around the shop.  I intend to listen on 20 meters and jump on any county hunting stations I hear.  I haven’t fully connected it though, as my coaxial cable does not reach the antenna at this time.

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Posted March 2, 2016 by n3mra in Uncategorized

Daily Radio Report: 7/25/15   Leave a comment

After spending a week completely immersed in radio, I did not play on the radio at all yesterday.

Today, I may run a few counties on 20 meters, depending on traffic, conditions, etc.

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Posted July 26, 2015 by n3mra in Uncategorized

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Daily Radio Report: 5/13/15   Leave a comment

I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net this morning on the 2 meters side.

This evening, I played around on 2 meters, and made a contact on the Socorro repeater (146.680 MHz) from my house in Rio Rancho. I was also able to get into the Valencia County repeater as well, but I missed their evening net.

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Daily Radio Report: 5/7/15   1 comment

Yesterday, I spent some time working on my Yaesu FT-7800. I was not able to diagnose the problem, but I have several suspicions. I don’t have an oscilloscope suitable for the job, otherwise I think I would have it narrowed down a little more. I contacted another ham in town who runs a repair shop, and I will drop this radio off tomorrow.

I also made two county hunting contacts on 20 meters, checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net, updated my logbooks and DX4Win, and also mailed off two QSL cards.

Overall, not a bad day on the air.

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