Dec 13, 2014

Now that's DX!

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Dec 8, 2014

VE2ESU on PSK-63


Here's Rene, whose been an active ham since '77. He's retired since 2009 and operates SSB and BPSK.

Clubs:  CANWARN QUÉBEC http://www.canwarnquebec.ca/. Also examiner for amateur licensing with Industry Canada.

ARRL member & use of LOTW. DXCC and WAS award.


Station description: YAESU FT-2000D, DMU-2000, HEIL PR-781,EV US690, Collins 30L-1, Palstar AT2K, ICOM IC706MKIIG, Yaesu FT-60R, 2 x Yaesu FT-8800, Alinco DM-330MV, SignaLink USB, DAIWA CN-103L.

Antennas: Ultimax 80m double bazooka 18m AGL , HyGain AV-640 HF vertical 10m AGL, Carolina Windom 40-10m @ 12m AGL, VHF/UHF Diamond X510 19m AGL.


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Nov 29, 2014

The audio-technica AT2020 microphone



Here is an unboxing video of my new audio-technica AT2020 USB microphone. I really like it so far and I'm impressed by the build quality.



I will be using this microphone in future for my videos, doing the mixing on computer.

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Nov 28, 2014

QRZNow.com Caught Stealing Content

Website QRZNow.com has been outed by a number of hams claiming their content has been stolen and reproduced on the qrznow website without consent or attribution. Not cool.



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Nov 19, 2014

YT5W

Check this out!

Did I have a contact with an air mobile station across the ocean? On PSK-63?
QRZ info:
Contest call of YU1BFG R.K. Pozarevac
Veljka Dugosevica 14
Pozarevac 12000
Serbia

Distance 4664.3 mi (7506.5 km)






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Nov 15, 2014

NP4RA QSL for ham radio contact

Here is a PSK contact with NP4RA with Luis at the helm.


Nov 11, 2014

Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald Special Event Station

I got a nice letter in my email inbox this morning from W0JH, who was operating a special event station to commemorate the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior.


--
TNX for being part of our recent WØJH “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald” Special Event from Split Rock Lighthouse!

Attached is the QSL certificate you requested for the October 31, Nov 1 & 2, 2014 event.

The event, organized and operated by the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA), was co-sponsored by Radio City, Inc. and the Courage Kenny Handiham Program. Our 20 hours of on-air operation netted us about 650 contacts. From those, we received 260 QSL certificate requests within one week of the event.

Most of the requests received include accurate and necessary QSO contact details (e.g., date, time, frequency, etc.). We've seen a few requests where contact times and other info did not match our logs. Since our loggers/operators rarely make mistakes and our logging computers are always correct, our data will be official!  hi hi :-)

TNX again for your contact with WØJH Special Event Station!

73,

Dave (WØOXB)
Activities & Events Chair
Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA)

Shel (NØDRX)
Trustee for WØJH
Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA)

Nov 9, 2014

AD4ZU QSL

Ham radio station AD4ZU:


Cuban Espionage message intercepted

Nov 8, 2014

New Country and a DXpedition too!

OC0I - it’s always exciting to work a new country, this time Peru. Doubly exciting is the fact it was a DXpedition!