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ARRL DX ‘test

February 20, 2011 Comments off

I had a pretty good time making QSO’s during the ARRL CW DX contest.  They might not be acceptable for the MBARC QRP contest because the brief exchange does not include the name and QTH.  I put them in the log anyway, so there.  I thought I did FB on 40 meters with 30 Q’s, most of them above 1000 miles/watt.  Today I was working on 15 meters and found that my beam seemed out of alignment so I went out to correct the problem (it was off by about 110 deg ).  I discovered that my G5RV ladder line was wound twice around one of my V/UHF antennas.  I may have to twist it back on there next year.

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February 16, 2011 Comments off

15 Meters is pretty good today.  Tried calling through a pileup on CW with no Joy.  Switched to PSK and had a solid QSO with PU5AAD in Brasil.

My Digital Log

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Finally a QSO

February 13, 2011 Comments off

Thanks Wes, W7WSL for getting me on the air and into a QSO.  I needed to give my Quixotic quest for QRpp DX a rest.  Finally made a log entry for both my KX-1 and my Rockmite.

My 2011 MBARC QRP-CW Log

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I’m Trying

February 6, 2011 Comments off

I dusted off my Rockmite and have been screaming as loud as my 500 mw will shout.  QRP- the “P” stands for “patience”.


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2011 Gearing Up

January 25, 2011 Comments off

Get ready….

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Get Ready

January 13, 2010 Comments off

Counting down to MBARC QRP 2010.  Blowing the cobwebs out of the blog.  See you on 2/1/10.

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Hearing but not Heard

February 23, 2009 Comments off

Well the DX ‘test was kind of a bust for me.  We had a big family outing on Saturday and I was just too beat to chase DX into the morning hours.  I called a lot of stations on 40 and 80 but only worked a Hawaiian that was blasting in with 1/2 KW.  Darn Rodger- bad luck on the 706.  I hope it is a cheap fix.  I will try to get my RockMite on the air tonight and maybe we can make the two mile connect!

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