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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: 2018.39   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: 2018.36   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: 2018.34   2 comments

I wish I could say I was active on the radio.  I was- a little.  However, I have not yet logged my contacts from New England, and that has put a damper on future HF radio activities. Lingering in the back of my mind is all of the radio contacts I need to log instead.

I did check into the Albuquerque SCAT Net on 2 meters several occasions.  I had not checked into that net for many weeks.

I also received a call from Yaesu.  They have not been able to repeat the problem I had with distortion on my Yaesu FT-857D.  Perhaps it is the power supply from the car.  I did reconnect the battery wire a few weeks ago, and that may have fix the problem with my radio.  Anyhow, they are shipping it back to me soon after they test a few more things.

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Amateur Radio This Week: 2018.12   Leave a comment

I am freaking out a little bit.  I seem to have misplaced my voice recorder.  This is quite annoying, as it has the contacts from DM61 and DM62 on it.  Hopefully, I will find it soon.

This weekend, I made a few contacts in the Virginia QSO Party on 20 meters.  I did not have much time to play on the radio, so I was glad to get in a few.  I also worked a station in Mexico and another near Pittsburgh, PA.

I also checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net a few times.  I wasn’t nearly as active on the radio as I would have liked to have been.

This weekend, I will drive to Utah.  I may get the chance to make a few more contacts.  We’ll see.

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