Archive for November 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

(1) Home Brew: not talking about building an amateur radio project… talking about beer! I am the recipient of a Mr. Beer Deluxe Edition Home Brewery kit. Last week I completed the initial steps; mixed the wort with water and yeast. So now the batch has been fermenting for a week. I’m now waiting for […]

Already the 19th of November!

I’ve been falling behind on my updates… (1) W4V – Veterans’ Day Special Event Station. I got a late start on Saturday… took a while to pack the truck. Setup at Fort Story took longer than expected – my biggest challenge was tying down the center mast after I’d gotten it vertical. It’s really a […]

An Enticement for Contest Newbies Some of you have expressed an interest in CW and Contesting, and upcoming is a great weekend (for 2003 it’s Nov1 – Nov2 local) for US and Canadian hams to practice it. The annual ARRL CW Sweepstakes runs 1PM Saturday to 7PM Sunday PST (or 4PM Sat to 10PM Sun EST) on 80 through […]

Contests this weekend

ARRL EME Contest — from 0000Z Nov 11-2400Z Nov 12. Frequencies: 50-1296 MHz (see Aug QST, p 95, or Japan International DX Contest — Phone, from 0700Z Nov 11-1300Z Nov 12 (see Apr QST, p 100, or Kentucky QSO Party — CW/Phone, sponsored by the Western KY DX Association from 1400Z Nov 11-0600Z […]

Upcoming Special Event Stations

Nov 9-Nov 12, 1600Z-2000Z, Arlington Heights, IL. Armored Force Amateur Radio Net, KA9NLX. Veteran’s Day SE honoring all veterans. 14.325 7.283 7.035 3.985. Certificate. John Paskevicz, 1423 North Ridge Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. AFAR members will operate from different parts of the country on all amateur HF frequencies and 2 meters. Nov 10-Nov 13, […]

The Last Frontier – QSO with Alaska!

I turned the rig on during lunch yesterday for a quick spin around 20M and ran into the Alaska-Pacific Emergency Preparedness [] Net run by Will, AL7AC, from Sterling, AK. I heard the traffic net taking Alaska station check-ins… passing their callsigns, locations, and a brief weather report. I was excited because I was hearing […]

Special event 4U60UO to mark UNESCO 60th anniversary celebration

Members of the Association of Radioamateurs of Paris (ARP) will operate special event station 4U60UO to mark the conclusion of the 60-week long 60th anniversary celebration of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The station will be on the air from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5. 4U60UO will […]

KPH to mark International Radiotelegraph Conference centenary

The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) will join others around the world in marking the 100th anniversary of the International Radiotelegraph Conference. Delegates to the 1906 gathering in Berlin designated 500 kHz (600 meters) as the international distress and calling frequency and SOS as the distress signal, and they signed the International Radiotelegraph Convention, which […]

Upcoming Special Events

Nov 2-Nov 6, 1700Z-1700Z, Whitefish Point, MI. Stu Rockafellow Amateur Radio Society, K8F and N8F. Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald. 21.360 14.260 7.260 3.860. Certificate. Richard Barker, 264 N East St, Brighton, MI 48116. Nov 3-Nov 5, 1430Z-2000Z, Split Rock, MN. Stillwater Amateur Radio Association, WØJH. Anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, from […]


Here’s my current roll up for DXCC – just need to get those QSL cards! I have 53 confirmed so far. CALLSIGN DATE BAND MODE DXCC CNFRMD OH0X 10/28/2006 20 SSB Aland Is.   7X2LS 12/11/2005 20 PSK31 Algeria   VP2EBR 12/16/2005 20 PSK31 Anguilla   V26B 10/29/2006 15 SSB Antigua & Barbuda   LW9EOC […]