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Archive for January, 2009

DX Stories by Paul M. Dunphy, VE1DX


Posted: January 31st, 2009 under DX, Hamradio.

Many years ago I stumbled upon DX Stories. The original old stories were written by WA6AUD. Later VE1DX picked up where he left and continued to write stories. These stories have a humorous twist on the life of DX’ers. In the stories, you have the local QRPers who wonder about everything that has to do […]


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CQ WW 160M CW report


Posted: January 28th, 2009 under Contesting, DX, Hamradio, LoTW.

I participated in this contest mainly to get new countries, so the effort could always have been better. But as I have realized several years ago, I’ll always be a casual contester. I did work 21 new countries on 160M and many new states. The conditions were excellent, but big pile-ups made it very difficult […]


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The callsign is K5D – Desecheo 2009


Posted: January 26th, 2009 under DX, Dxpedition, Hamradio.

This just landed in my mailbox: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   We have reserved the special call sign K5D for our upcoming Desecheo operation. The operation will begin late in the day on Feb 12th.     QSO philosophy…because Desecheo is so very rare ( #6 worldwide, #3 in Europe and # 2 in Asia ) […]


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#200 on LoTW


Posted: January 23rd, 2009 under DX, Hamradio, LoTW.

A few weeks ago I got PZ5RA Ramon confirmed on several bands and modes. That was 198 on LoTW. At the same time I got XV4BM confirmed on 40M as 199. This week I got E44M confirmed on 40M as 200 total on LoTW. Thanks to all LoTW users, keep the confirmations coming!


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Frequency changes in Norway, new bands available


Posted: January 19th, 2009 under Hamradio.

I just got the news yesterday that the frequency allocations in Norway will be changed and extended. Here are the main changes: 490-510KHz, 100W,  A1A 5.260 – 5.410 MHz (60M) – general availability, not only clubstations, 100W 24.740 – 24.890 MHz (12m) – band extended by 150KHz, 1000W 70 – 70,5 MHz (4m) – 100W […]


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