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September 2008


Archive for September, 2008

DX’ing on 30M

Posted: September 23rd, 2008 under DX, Hamradio.

Yesterday I thought that I would try some CQ’s on 30M to see if I could attract any dx. I noticed this weekend that OJ0J was spotted by the US at around 12z, so I thought why not try myself. The band was pretty quiet, but after a few CQ’s, the first JA was in […]

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Spaceweather – new sunspots in Sunspot Cycle 24

Posted: September 23rd, 2008 under Hamradio, Propagation.

LA7SL sent me a mail with some good news yesterday. Finally new sunspots appearing. This is certainly great news for all radioamateurs. The higher bands has been quite dead way too long. Read the news below.   Space Weather News for Sept. 22, 2008 NEW SUNSPOT: For the first time in months, a significant […]

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Antenna work at LA8W

Posted: September 22nd, 2008 under Hamradio.

I was down in Rakkestad this weekend, visiting the LA8W station. It is also LA7SL’s home. We had to do some antennawork before the upcoming cqww contest. We managed to get most of the 40m 4-square and the brackets for the beverage antennas done. Now we need to get the antennas up and working. We […]

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IARU Worked All Continents Certificate New Design

Posted: September 19th, 2008 under Diploma, Hamradio, LoTW.

I just read over at the ARRL DXCC Blog that the WAC (Worked All Continents) certificates are redesigned. One of the interesting things mentioned, are that LoTW will support the WAC award in a future upgrade. I have never applied for any certificates yet, even though I'm qualified for several different ones. Maybe in the future. Original […]

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New LoTW confirmations keep rolling in

Posted: September 17th, 2008 under Hamradio, LoTW.

The new ones this time are GI0WLW, 5X1NH, Z32XX and 1A4A. Thank you very much. My total is closing in on 200 now with 190 confirmed. It’s been pretty quiet on the radiofront with no contacts made in September. However I did do some dx’ing in August. KH6MB was worked on 30M for a new […]

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