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Posted: November 18th, 2019 under Homepage.

I did some updating today, and it seems something is broken on the page. WordPress will only display the front page regardless of which link you click on. I’m working on fixing it!


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#336 on LoTW with JG8NQJ/JD1


Posted: July 23rd, 2019 under Hamradio, LoTW.

jg8nqj_jd1 This was a confirmation I did not see coming. As I have only worked 3 contacts with stations from Minami Torishima, I thought I had to work another station from there to get it on LoTW. To my surprise, I got both my contacts with JG8NQJ/JD1 confirmed on LoTW. That means yet another DXCC confirmed on LoTW only. My total now is #336 confirmed.

As the world is becoming more and more digital, hopefully more and more people will use LoTW. There are still a quite a few expeditions and hams that will not use this system. I need 3 more (SV/A, EZ and VK0M) confirmed on LoTW to have all my DXCC’s worked confirmed on LoTW.

Keep the confirmations coming!


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#335 on LoTW with VP6D


Posted: March 30th, 2019 under Hamradio, LoTW.

vp6d_qsl A while back, I got VP6D Ducie Island on LoTW. This was #335 on LoTW, which means that I now have #331 current entities confirmed on LoTW. With that last confirmation, I now qualify for honor roll with confirmations only on LoTW. I have not applied for the diploma, but it is just a matter of doing it, since everything exists online. Thank you to all LoTW users. This makes collection confirmations so much easier, than getting all the paper cards. I still have many paper cards lying around, and I can understand those that prefer them. Speaking for myself, my cards collect dust in boxes 99.9% of the time. I rarely ever look at them, and I can’t remember the last time I showed them to someone.


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Happy new year 2019!


Posted: December 31st, 2018 under DX, Hamradio, Iota.

fireworks

Happy new DX year everyone.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Life is busy, but I have managed a few contacts during the year. Below is a short summary of the new stuff I worked.

On August 19th, I worked RT65KA on 20M CW from iota AS-065 for a new iota. ZS9V was worked on 17M CW from iota AF-064 for another new iota.

On September 10th, I worked RI0B on 40M CW from AS-121 for a new iota.

On September 15th, I worked RI0B on 20M SSB from AS-054 for a new iota.

On September 16th, I worked RI0B on 40M CW from AS-104 for a new iota.

On September 20th, I worked RI0B on 20M CW from AS-087 for a new iota.

On September 30th, I worked 9X0T on 40M CW for a new one on 40M. 9X0Y was worked on 30M FT8 for a new one on digi. TO6OK was worked on 30M FT8 for another new one on digi.

On October 5th, I worked RI0BC on 40M CW from AS-042 for a new iota. RI0ANL was worked on 30M FT8 and 40M CW.

On October 10th, I worked TT8KO (LA7GIA) on 20M CW. I was very lucky that I managed to work him, as he was shut down quickly after that. He wasn’t allowed to operate any more radio on that trip, and he almost wasn’t allowed to leave the country. Luckily, he got home safely.

On October 20th, I worked ZL7X on 30M FT8 for a new one on digi.

On October 21st, I worked VP6D on 40M CW for a new one on 40M.

On October 25th, I worked KP4/EI9FBB on 20M CW from NA-249 for a new iota.

On Otober 26th, I worked VP6D on 30M FT8 for a new one on 30M and digi.

On October 27th, I worked VP6D on 30M CW.

On November 3rd, I worked YJ0GC on 40M CW for a new one on 40M.

On November 4th, I worked Z23MD on 17M, 20M and 40M CW. That was a new one on 20M.

On November 18th, I worked EP6RRC on 17M CW from AS-189 for a new iota.


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#156 on 6M with J69DS in the log


Posted: September 23rd, 2018 under 6M, Hamradio.

j69ds-front-2012-500 On July 21st, I worked Z68M and Z66X on 6M FT8. A few minutes later, I worked Z68M on 6M SSB. I knew that Z6 would be pretty easy from here once they were allowed on 6M. This was in the morning, later the band opened to North-America. I worked one station from USA. The band was quite spotty, and I heard several KP4 stations. I worked WP4AZT in FK67 on 6M FT8 for a new gridsquare. A few minutes later, I worked HI8PLE in FK58. That was yet another new gridsquare. FG8OJ, FM5AN, KP4EIT and CO8LY followed right after that. While conditions were up and down, I copied KP4 for a long time. And just when I thought it was dead, J69DS finally popped up at my place. I quickly worked him for #156 on 6M.

On August 2nd, the band once again opened to North America. I worked ZF1EJ on 6M FT8. That was only my second time I heard ZF. The first time was many years ago when we had F2 propagation. Following that contact, I worked 6 stations from USA.

On August 3rd, I worked LA6OP in JP67 on 6M FT8 for a new gridsquare. I visited Sindre’s qth back in 2005, when we activated EU-062 for iota. He has a nice qth on an island, with a nice take-off.


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