Posts Tagged ‘contests’

10M?

Last week was busy – I spent the whole time down in Seoul attending meeting after meeting with my evenings spent on a bunk bed in a communal room (trying to save a little cash for Uncle Sam). The week was productive, but tiring. The main US military garrison in Seoul, Yongsan, has a lot […]

A little DX

I spent Saturday filling out QSL cards, stuffing them in envelopes, and putting on $0.98 worth of postage for the USPS first class international air mail rate. To make life easier I ran both the return envelopes and main envelopes through the printer to get my address on. It would be easier to get some […]

Buddipole to the rescue

Spinning & Grinning has been quiet for too long. Life here in Korea has been really quite busy. But I can’t complain about the commute, with my quarters only a short three minute hike to the bunker where I work. I don’t go off the camp here nearly as much as I should. By the […]

Learning the code

When I learned Morse Code, I learned just enough to pass the 5wpm exam. My approach back then has not set me up for success with CW now. I can function at the 5wpm level, but I really want to do better. I am trying to shed myself of some bad habits… counting dits and […]

Contesting… the thrill of victory!

I posted this picture last year – but as we are in the midst of football (and contest) season again, I thought it would do some good to post it again. From the ASU website: (Seated: KC7MOD and KD7LGH. Background: Six members of the Sun Devil Dance Team.) While gathering before the upcoming football game, […]

Chicks dig amateur radio!

From the ASU website: (Seated: KC7MOD and KD7LGH. Background: Six members of the Sun Devil Dance Team.) While gathering before the upcoming football game, a group of ladies from the ASU Sun Devil Dance Team stopped by to watch W7ASU operate in the 2004 Collegiate QSO Party. No doubt impressed by our smooth (contest) operating […]

Post Christmas Wrap Up

Christmas was good to me. I received a NorCal 40A kit along with David B. Rutledge’s The Electronics of Radio. Together these items make up a basic analog electronics’s course and my hope is to build the kit and learn more about electronics and radio. Notes from the budding brewmaster: The final bottles of my […]

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

http://www.eham.net/articles/6857 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 www.arrl.org/contests). Japan International DX Contest — Phone, from 0700Z Nov 11-1300Z Nov 12 (see Apr QST, p 100, or jidx.org/jidxrule-e.html). Kentucky QSO Party — CW/Phone, sponsored by the Western KY DX Association from 1400Z Nov 11-0600Z […]