Posts Tagged ‘W4M’

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation’s Civil War dead by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of […]

… From The Shack

2006 CQ WW DX Contest: It has been a learning experience so far. Much more intense than Field Day. It seems as if the bands are jam packed – nothing but “CQ Contest” from 80M to 10M. I started last night a had contacts mostly on 80M, but also a few on 40M – mainly […]

Busy In The Shack

WX Station: Yesterday after work I was able to reroute the cable for the wind direction/speed sensor from the radio room over to the garage. This included a quick trip up to the roof. I now need to figure out where I’m going to place the rain gauge. The location is tricky because I don’t […]

W7 QSL Bureau

I received some cards today for my old KD7PJQ callsign from the W7 QSL Bureau. The coolest one was from Senegal – there was also another from Grenada and one from Croatia. A bunch from Germany. After I’ve sent out what’s left of the W4M cards, I am going to consolidate my old KD7PJQ log […]

Lunch contact

I had a short QSO with Ray, W3YBF during lunch today. After my second call of CQ on 7.114 MHz, Ray came back with a nice 599 signal. He started out sending faster than I could copy, but then slowed down. I wish had had more time for a longer QSO. I’m also slowing sending […]

….. more QSL cards

- Completed the cards for the Bodie Island Lighthouse (USA-067) activation. – Knocked out 8x QSL cards for some QSOs with Germany under my old callsign (KD7PJQ). It’s easier to send the cards out when you can get the mailing address. – Printed out a bunch of QSL cards for Old Point Comfort. I need […]

What’s been going on with AD7MI?

It’s been a busy summer so far. – Memorial Day: I really enjoyed the special event station operation – W4M. I operated from Fort Monroe on Saturday and Sunday from a WWII coastal artillery battery overlooking the Chesapeake, wonderful weather and some great contacts. I setup a G5RV for the antenna and used a portable […]

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse activation

What a wonderful morning at Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, Fort Monroe, VA on the Chesapeake! Blue, clear skies, temp at 60d F, with a slight breeze. I could see the Norfolk Navy Base across the bay and watched as USNS Comfort pulled out towards the Atlantic. I pulled up to my position on the top […]

W4M – Special Event Station

May 27-28, 0300Z – 1600Z, Fort Monroe, VA. US Army Amateur Radio Society, W4M. Memorial Day commemoration at historic Fort Monroe, VA. 14.248 7.248. QSL & certificate. Scott Hedberg, AD7MI, 244 Beauregard Heights, Hampton, VA 23669. groups.yahoo.com/group/usaars/.