Archive for the ‘14.336 MHz’ Tag

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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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.31   Leave a comment

I have been working through my logbook, updating DX4Win to reflect my travels to Illinois.  It looks like I operated from 25 new counties, and added 69 new QSOs to my logs.  All of my contacts were on 20 meter SSB, most of which were on the 14.336 MHz County Hunter’s Net.

I will update the graphics some time this week.

Other than updating DX4Win, I have checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net twice on the two meter side from my Yaesu VX-7R.  I will keep checking in when I can throughout this week.

I have also started some of my work at NMT.  I will see what needs to be done to restart the Tech Amateur Radio Association (TARA) again this year.  I would really like to get an HF antenna up and running.  I know the president of the club is working on a repeater project, and I’m sure the station needs a good cleaning.

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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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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.3   Leave a comment

This week, I have been quite active on 2 meters, checking into the Caravan Club Net, the Rusty Raider’s Net and the Albuquerque SCAT Net often.

On Monday, I commuted to Socorro, NM.  Along the route, I operated from Bernalillo, Valencia and Socorro counties on the 20 meter county hunter’s net.  In Socorro, the electrical noise was awful, and I ended up terminating the run early.

We listened to Amateur Radio Newsline on Sunday night as well.

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Amateur Radio This Week #53   Leave a comment

This week, I made quite a few more contacts on 20 meters.  We drove through Georgia and South Carolina, and I was able to operate from 10 new counties.

This evening, I went to my dad’s amateur radio station and watched him snag a few JT65 QSOs.  He’s also on the lookout for Alaska on 160 meter CW, but we didn’t hear any such stations this evening.

Tomorrow, I leave from Maryland, and then Ohio.  I’m not sure, but I may pick up a few more counties sometime in Ohio.  I doubt they’ll be many new ones between now and then, but there are a few other mitigating factors, so I don’t know what the next few days will bring.

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Amateur Radio This Week: #51   Leave a comment

This week has been active on amateur radio for me.  I am on my annual cross-country Christmas trip, and we have been traveling across the south.  I did not run any radio for the first few days, as the winds were so strong, I was afraid of losing my Hamstick antenna.

However, yesterday, I ran six new counties in Alabama, meaning I have now operated from 1100 counties total.  I will update the graphic on this page in the next day or so.

The total number of QSOs was low, but still worth it to me:

Lauderdale, MS:  2

Dallas, AL:  4
Hale, AL:  2
Lee, AL:  2
Lowndes, AL:  3
Macon, AL:  7
Marengo, AL: 6
Montgomery, AL:  3
Perry, AL:  2
Russell, AL:  2
Sumter, AL:  1

Watch for me on the air tomorrow, as I drive from Atlanta, GA, to Jersey, VA, running counties on 14.336 MHz along the way.

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Amateur Radio This Week: #31   Leave a comment

This week, I made a few contacts on the 20 meter county hunter’s net from the Kenwood TS-130S in my car.  I also checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net and the Caravan Club Net on the 2 meter side.

I called Yaesu about the FT-857D repair, but thet haven’t looked into it yet, and said it will be at least another week before they will get a chance to investigate.

I also made contact with the NMT Student Government about keeping the Tech Amateur Radio Association up and running.

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