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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.48   Leave a comment

I did not put forth a good effort on the ARRL SSB Sweepstakes this year.  It was my son’s 18th birthday, so we traveled to Carlsbad Caverns and the Roswell UFO Museum, and I only made 29 QSOs in the contest, all on 20 meters.  Many of them were in a new grid square (DM72), so that brings my total grid squares to 42.

I only checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net once or twice over the past week, and missed the Caravan Club Net.

Other than that, I have updated my logbooks, DX4Win, and LOTW.  I will send out some more QSL cards this week.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.46   Leave a comment

This week, I was actually active on HF again.  I made several HF contacts (all 20 meter SSB) to special event stations.  I had a nice path to British Columbia, and made several contacts there, including the University of British Columbia.  We chatted about the challenges of college radio clubs and some of the fun we’ve had with them.

I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net a few times this week, though I missed the Caravan Club net.  I also hear we have a new UHF repeater on the west peak of M-Mountain, so I will need to test that one out.

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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: 2018.38   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: 2018.37   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: 2018.33   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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