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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.41   Leave a comment

This week, I was not nearly as active on the radio as I had intended.  I think I only made one HF QSO.  I will probably listen to 20 meters and 40 meters more this week.

I thought this weekend was the CA QSO Party, but I did not hear any stations on 40 meters.

I did log into the Albuquerque SCAT Net several times and the Caravan Club Net on Sunday night.

I updated my logbooks, DX4Win and LOTW.

Perhaps this week, I will start catching up on QSL cards.  I may also have a trip to Denver in the works.  I will know that later this week.

That is about the extent of my radio activity this week.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.40   Leave a comment

This week was much slower to start out.  I did not make any 40 meter contacts in the evenings, like I did last week.  I did have a great conversation with a guy in Minnesota on 20 meters.

This weekend, I rerouted the coax at my house.  I have begun checking out my antenna situation at home, and the first step was to track each piece of coax.  I did make one contact on the vertical antenna (40 meters) during the Texas QSO party, to that was a good sign.  My dipole is trash, and I need to repair it.

I also ran Socorro County, NM, on the 20 meter County Hunters Net.  It has been a long time since I ran a county.  I made several contacts today during that net, both running Socorro and listening to the net.

In the VHF/UHF realm, I checked into the SCAT Net a few times, and I checked into the Caravan Club once.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.39   Leave a comment

This week was much calmer on the air.  I listened to 40 meters most nights and most mornings, and I turned on 20 meters most days.  Nothing.  Very little activity on HF at all.  I did make one contact.

Unfortunately, I also missed the Duke City Hamfest.  It was this weekend, and I just had too many other irons in the fire.

I did check into the Caravan Club Net once on the UHF side, and the Albuquerque SCAT Net twice, so I did get in a little radio time.

I also updated my logbooks, DX4Win and LOTW.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.37   Leave a comment

I actually made a few HF contacts this week. I worked the Fort Bragg 100 year anniversary station on 20 meters and one of the Route 66 stations on 40 meters. That was my first 40 meter contact in a long time!

I set up a Yaesu FT-857D in the Ranger with a 40 meter Hamstick. The antenna is not great, and my 40 meter contact was across town, but I will work on that soon.

I also checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net a few times and the Caravan Club Net on Sunday night.

The Tech Amateur Radio Association is up and running as well. Soon, they will be having regular meetings and events, and I’ll see if I can attend any of them. I should once in a while, as I am the faculty advisor for the club.

I will update my logbooks soon.

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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: 2018.2   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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