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Archive for 'Contesting'

WPX RTTY 2009 diploma


Posted: October 16th, 2009 under Contesting, Diploma.

Last week I got an A4 sized envelope in the mail. It contained a diploma from the World Wide RTTY WPX Contest 2009. I was quite surprised, as I never expected any diploma. Turns out, I won my category in LA. I just participated a few hours and worked 150 contacts. I was originally planning […]


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FT5GA worked for an all-time new – #324 total


Posted: September 23rd, 2009 under Contesting, DX, Dxpedition, Hamradio.

The past weekend I was at the LA8W/LN8W station. The rotator had stopped working for the 20M/15M tower. Since I am the only one that dares to climb the tower, I was the obvious choice. After a few hours up in the tower, the problem was fixed. Turns out it was a few loose connectors […]


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J5UAP and K5D on RTTY, ET3JA on 30M


Posted: February 25th, 2009 under Contesting, DX, Hamradio, LoTW, RTTY, Soundclips.

I Worked 2 new ones on RTTY. On Friday, I got J5UAP on 40M RTTY and on Saturday I got K5D on 30M RTTY. That brings my RTTY total to 179. J5UAP was also new on 40M (#229). I worked about 50 QSO’es in the ARRL contest this weekend, which gave me 2 new states on 40M. I worked […]


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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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CQWW CW from LN8W – report


Posted: December 3rd, 2008 under Contesting, Hamradio.

I joined the team at LA8W/LN8W in CQWW CW this year as well. I have done this since 2003. Only 4 operators this time with LA8AJA, LA9VDA, LB1GB and LB8IB participating in the M/S HP class. My most memorable moment was when KH7C called in on 160M right after we were spotted by K8AZ. Other memorable moments was when JA called […]


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