Archive for the ‘444.000 MHz’ Tag

Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.2   Leave a comment

I finally put together my list of annual radio contacts.  This past year (2017) was a bit of a slump, as it was my worst year for HF contacts since 2006.  I did check into quite a few nets, however, as my number of VHF and UHF contacts were much higher than ever.

contacts 2017

This week has not been much different.  I didn’t make any HF contacts over the past week, unfortunately.  I did update my DX4Win Logs, and am finally in a place where I can start returning QSL cards.

I did play on the radio a bit, though I did not make any contacts.  Today, I called “CQ Grid Chase” on 40 meters for 15 or 20 minutes, but had no takers.  I did check into the Caravan Club Net once (70 cm) and the Albuquerque SCAT Net once (2 m).  I tried to check into it this morning from Magdalena, but I couldn’t quite hit the repeater.

I will try to make some contacts this week from DM65 and DM64 (Rio Rancho/Albuquerque and Socorro, respectively).

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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.19   Leave a comment

My amateur radio activity has been limited over the past week.   Having said that, I did check into the Albuquerque SCAT Net on both the VHF and the UHF side a few times, and I did attend the last Tech Amateur Radio Association (TARA) meeting of the semester.

I will have an active radio week coming up, however, as I will be leaving for storm chasing on Monday.  In this next week, I am getting all of my amateur radio systems tested and ready.  Still on the list is getting the APRS system up and running (TinyTrak3 to an Icom IC-281H), tuning a 20 meter hamstick, and tidying up some of the cords that run around in the Crown Victoria.

I have been slowly updating my DX4Win Logs as well.  They need to be up-to-date so that I can start the storm chase out with a clean voice recorder, and perhaps fewer QSL cards sitting in the pile to return.

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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.18   Leave a comment

I updated my logbooks for the first time in two or three weeks.  That was long overdue.  I will update my DX4WIN log soon.

I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net several times this week.  I also checked into the 432 MHz SSB net on Wednesday, which was my first ever SSB contact on that band.

I also spent some time on Sunday ragchewing on the 145.330 MHz repeater.

Other than that, it has been a slow week for amateur radio, for me anyhow.

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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.17   Leave a comment

I didn’t make many contacts this week, though I did check into the Albuquerque SCAT Net a few times on the UHF side.

Most importantly, I did help VE an amateur radio exam in Socorro.  Turn out was low, but we do have a new licensed ham out of it, so it was all worthwhile.

I also submitted my NM QSO Party Log and updated my log books.  I still need to update DX4Win.

However, it is getting close to storm chasing season.  I will probably switch gears and start working on APRS stuff and getting ready for storm chasing.

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Daily Radio Report: 2/12/15   Leave a comment

Yesterday, I was in Socorro all day without a radio. I did check into the Albuquerque SCAT Net on the 444.000 MHz repeater, just to be different. I did this in the morning from the Alvarado Transportation Center as I waited for the train to arrive.

This weekend’s project will be to empty my phone of all recorded QSOs and get them into a log book.

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Posted February 14, 2015 by n3mra in Daily Radio Report, Nets

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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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Albuquerque SCAT Net   Leave a comment

I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net this morning from the Alvarado Transportation Center in downtown Albuquerque. I checked in on my Yaesu VX-7R on the 444.000 MHz repeater.

Glad to check back into this net- it’s been two weeks or so since my last check in.