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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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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.29   Leave a comment

Yes, it was another slow week in amateur radio.  I did listen on 20 meters a few times, but was not able to break a pileup to several of the DX stations I heard.  Instead, I quietly sat and listened.

This week will be the week where I make some more contacts and perhaps check into a net or two!

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Posted July 19, 2018 by n3mra in Weekly Radio Report

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.28   Leave a comment

I did make an HF QSO this week, finally!  I talked to VE6AO in Calgary, AB.  The neat thing about this is that I made a contact from Boulder, CO, which is a new gridsquare for me.   I worked him on 20 meter SSB during the day, from my car.

I have logged my contact, but not set up DX4WIN or LOTW yet.  I will do that, soon, hopefully with a few more contacts.

I will try to find a VHF/UHF net to check into as well this week.

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Posted July 10, 2018 by n3mra in Weekly Radio Report

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.27   Leave a comment

I did no radio-related activities this week.  I will try to play on the radio some this upcoming week.  I still have the 20 meter antenna mounted on the Crown Vic, and I recently checked out some of the local 2 meter nets, but have not yet checked into one of them.

Perhaps this week will be the week to check into the nets!

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Posted July 5, 2018 by n3mra in Weekly Radio Report

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