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Broken logsearch has been fixed


Posted: June 18th, 2016 under Homepage.

I just noticed today that my logsearch seemed to be broken. I don’t know when that happened, but I think it was because of the upgrade to PHP 7 on this page. I don’t remember when I switched over. Anyway, I’ve been meaning to rewrite the logsearch for a long time. I never got around to it until today. The logsearch was something I wrote several years ago. That was before I really knew too much about programming, and most of it was hacked together code from some search script I found on the web.

Today it got a major rewrite. It really needed it. While doing it, I found out that some functions were deprecated. I think that was why it was broken. The search still uses text-files, but that will change as soon as I rewrite it to use MySQL instead. For now I refactored and rewrote most of the code.

The search is a plugin for WordPress. It’s pretty basic and crude, but it does what I want it to do. I’m not sure if I want to release it or not, but we’ll see. It needs to be rewritten for MySQL and it needs a lot more polishing. Only time will tell.


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Delayed dx report


Posted: June 17th, 2016 under Dxpedition, Hamradio, Soundclips.

vk9ck_qsl_front Wow, it’s been 3 months since my last post. Let’s get this show running again. I’ve been quite busy, but hopefully I’ll get around to write some more stuff here for those that read this page. I have worked some more radio this year, than the previous year. And the 6M season has started again.  Ok, let’s get on to the radio reporting stuff. Several LA’s has been qrv from exotic places, and I managed to work them on several bands. I also have some soundclips for you to enjoy.

On February 29th, I worked VK5MAV/6 on 40M CW from iota OC-243. This was a new iota for me.

On March 2nd, I worked 3XY1T on 12M CW. C91IJ was also worked on 12M CW.

On March 4th, I worked C92CC on 15M CW for a new one on 15M. 4S7RTG was worked on 30M CW.

On March 5th, I worked HS3NBR/P on 30M CW from AS-145. RI1PA was worked on 40M CW from EU-085 for a new iota.

On March 7th, I worked PZ5W on 30M RTTY.

On March 9th, I worked TX7EU and T32WW on 30M CW. S01WS was worked on 40M CW. 5J0P was worked on 15M CW. 3DA0CC was worked on 12M CW for a new one on 12M. 3DA0IJ was worked on 10M CW for a new one on 10M.

On March 14th, I worked N5WR/4 on 15M CW from NA-213 for a new iota. 3C7A (LA7GIA) was worked on 15M CW for a new one on 15M.

On March 15th, I worked 3C7A on 10M CW for a new one on 10M.

On March 16th, I worked VK9CK (LA-team) on 17M CW.

On March 19th, I worked VE7ACN/7 on 30M CW from NA-051 for a new iota. 3C7A was worked on 20M CW.

On March 20th, I worked VK9CK on 10M and 20M CW.

On March 21st, I worked VK9CK on 40M CW and 20M RTTY. The 20M contact was a new one on RTTY and 20M.

On March 22nd, I worked VK9CK on 30M CW and 20M SSB.

On March 24th, I worked VK9CK on 15M CW. VE7ACN/7 was worked on 30M CW again, but this time from NA-061. That was also a new iota. 5V7D was worked on 15M RTTY for a new one on RTTY.

On March 29th, I worked VK0EK on 40M CW for a new one on 40M.

On March 30th, I worked YS3/DL5YWM on 40M CW from NA-190 for a new iota.

I’ll report more in a future post, but I must say the dx activity has been quite nice the last few months with new dxcc’s, iota’s and bandcountries.

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3 new on LoTW with VP8STI, VP8SGI and K5P


Posted: March 16th, 2016 under Hamradio, LoTW.

lotw-logo-c.jpg These three confirmations didn’t really come as a big surprise. I knew they would come on LoTW. That makes a total of #331 confirmed on LoTW, which includes deleted. Of those I have worked, there are 7 that I have not confirmed on LoTW. And I only need 5 more countries to have worked them all.


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3 new ones worked with K5P, VP8STI and VP8SGI


Posted: March 4th, 2016 under DX, Dxpedition, Hamradio, Soundclips.

vp8sgi_vp8sti When I look back, I see that my last radio report was 3 months ago. One of the reasons is that I didn’t work any contacts at all in December. And the first contact this year, wasn’t until January 18th.

I have also done a lot of stuff that hasn’t directly been related to radio. I did also change the look of this website a little bit. Most of you will probably not notice, because they are minor tweaks. I’ve been thinking about changing the look of the website for a long time, but I have never gotten around to it. The theme I’m using is quite old, and it is not responsive (scaling according to screen size) at all. I use a plugin to display a mobile version for those visiting with a smartphone. Time will tell if I ever get around to it. I also changed the look for Distplot and KMLmaker. I like the look much more now, and I have also fixed some bugs in the code.

Now it’s radio report time.

January 18th was a nice day with K5P in the log on 30M CW. That was an all time new one for me. The signal from them were not very good at all. They were using vertical antennas placed too far from the sea. With my vertical, it was quite a challenge. Geomagnetic activity didn’t help very much either, as the great circle path is 352 degrees from me, and crosses the aurorazone.

January 19th gave me ET7L on 15M RTTY. That was a new one on RTTY, and will also be a new one on LoTW for me. VP8STI was worked on 30M CW for my second all time new one this year. I missed the expedition back in 2002, so it was nice to get this one in the log. However, I did work VP8THU as JW8AJA in January 2002. That was the only DXCC I had from JW that I didn’t have from home.

On January 21st, I worked VP8STI on 40M CW for a new one on 40M.

On January 24th, I worked VE7ACN/7 on 20M CW from NA-091 for a new iota.

On January 30th, I worked VP8SGI on 17M CW for my third all time new one in 2016.

On February 1st, I worked ET7L on 12M CW. VP8SGI was worked on 12M CW for a new one on 12M.

On February 2nd, I worked VP8SGI on 40M CW for a new one on 40M.

On February 3rd, I worked VP8SGI on 30M CW for a new one on 30M.

On February 4th, I worked VP8SGI on 20M CW for a new one on 30M.

On February 14th I worked 7P8C on 12M, 15M and 30M CW. It was a new one on 15M for me. N0J (= KH0) was worked on 30M CW. CE0Y/W7YAQ was worked on 12M CW for a new one on 12M.

On February 15th, I worked C5DX on 10M CW. I didn’t realize it until the confirmation came on LoTW, but they were operating from iota AF-060. That meant a new iota in the log for me. 7P8C was worked on 10M CW for a new one on 10M. XW1IC was worked on 12M CW for a new one on 12M.

On February 17th, I worked PJ2/W9VA on 30M CW for a new one on 30M.

On February 25th, I worked 3XY1T on 15M CW from iota AF-051. That was a new one on 15M and a new iota for me.

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#328 on LoTW with K1B


Posted: February 4th, 2016 under LoTW.

k1b_qsl This confirmation for KH1 (Baker and Howland) surely came as a surprise. The contacts were made back in 2002 and they used the callsign K1B. It does however seem to me that only parts of the log was uploaded. Only my SSB contacts were confirmed, not the CW contacts. That might be because they had different manager for CW and SSB. Anyway, that was my #328 on LoTW. It only goes to show that sometimes you can expect the unexpected.


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