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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2018.38   Leave a comment

This week, I was quite active on HF.  Several evenings, I jumped on 40 meters from my truck.  I worked three or four stations in the Route 66 special event, as well as K4MIA/8, which was a special event station for members of the armed forces that went MIA in combat.  I also made a 20 meter contact on my way back from Magdalena as well.

I have updated my logbook, and will update DX4Win and LOTW in the next few days.

I was not as active on VHF/UHF.  I checked into the Caravan Club (444 MHz), and the SCAT Net only once (145.330 MHz).

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.36   Leave a comment

I finally have all of my logbooks and DX4Win up to date.  I am slowly updating LOTW, though I have all of last month’s contacts entered in correctly.

I received my Yaesu FT-857D back from the manufacturer.  I will install it in my pickup truck soon.  I went to do so today, but realized my cables and mic are still in the car, which is parked in Socorro.  I’ll bring them home soon.

I did check into the Albuquerque SCAT net once and the Caravan Club net once as well.

I also did some yardwork and found some coaxial cable that runs to my antennas.  I  will trace it back and try to get my HF antenna up on the air again before SSB Sweepstakes.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.35   Leave a comment

I finally updated my logbook! Later today, I will also update DX4Win and the graphics on this website.

Speaking of graphics, I am changing image servers, so I will need to move quite a few of my photos to another server by February. This blog does not have many to move, but some of my blogs do, so it is quite a chore.

Radio-wise, I checked into the Caravan Club net on 70 centimeters this past Sunday. I had not checked into this net in ages, so it was nice to see that it was still running. I will try to check into it again this week. I have not been able to check into the SCAT Net, as I have been just barely able to make my train each morning, so I have not messed with the radio.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.33   Leave a comment

I packed a magnet mount, power cord, 20 meter Hamstick and my Yaesu FT-857D and took them on the plane with me to New England this past week.

We drove around MA, VT, and CT, and I made a few contacts along the way.  I have not gone through my voice recorder, and thus I don’t remember which places I was able to make contacts.

The 20 meter band conditions have been strange.  On one hand, the band is quiet for most of the day.  However, I can hear DX stations in Europe in the evenings.  This has been an odd time for county hunting and grid chasing.

By next week, I will have logged all of these contacts and updated the grpahics.

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Posted August 14, 2018 by n3mra in Mobile Operating, Weekly Radio Report

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.32   Leave a comment

I told you this week I would be more active.  I operated from a handful of new counties and new grid squares along our drive to North Dakota.  I had not operated from North Dakota yet, so that was a new state for me.  I am only missing MT, HI, and AK.

I made all of my contacts on 20 meter SSB.  Quite a few of them were DX stations, including Slovenia.  There were others.  I actually had a good path over the pole into Europe over the past few days.  I heard several stations from Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, the UK, and Italy.

Today is the rest of my return trip to New Mexico.  Perhaps I’ll make a few more contacts along the way.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.31   Leave a comment

Believe it or not, I did play on the radio this week.  I finally checked into a local net here in Boulder.  The Wednesday Round Table, I believe it is called, is led with several discussion questions.  This past week’s discussion was about “how to beat the heat.”

I also updated my DX4Win logs and will upload my contacts to LOTW sometime later today.

This week, I will drive to North Dakota, and perhaps run some new grid squares and counties along the way.  I will probably hang out on 20 meters for most of this time, though I do have a 40 meter antenna as well.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.30   Leave a comment

This week was another slow week in radio for me, unfortunately.  I did make one or two HF QSOs on 20 meters, I just can’t remember where they were.  I did hear a Spanish station (EA3JE) almost every day, but I could not break the pileup to talk to him. I tried most days, but only when I was commuting between places, so only for a few minutes at a time.

I will be taking a trip to North Dakota starting next week, so I will keep you posted on the grid squares I run on that trip.  That trip will begin next Friday, so even if I am not super-active here in Boulder, I will be soon.

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Posted July 26, 2018 by n3mra in Weekly Radio Report

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