Camping and Ham Radio

Camping and Ham Radio

I’ve decided to start camping again. I had everything I needed except the tent so I got one. This is a great way to get out in nature AND enjoy ham radio. The Florida State Parks that are campsites are all one the WWFF – Parks on the Air (POTA) list. My goal is to …

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Rag Chew

Rag Chew

In ham radio a long conversation is called a rag chew. I’ve had my 3 first real rag chews on CW this week. Each one lasted 20+ minutes and I was able to copy the code fine. In fact, I had a harder time sending the code then copying for some reason. Probably because I …

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Its Been A While

Its Been A While

It’s been a few days since I updated my blog and QSO count. My DX streak did end early. Conditions Thursday were just awful. I was able to keep my QRP QSO streak going! I just had my longest and best QSO on CW. Thank you to Mike, K1OV, who was very patient and sent …

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Whew…

Whew…

I thought today my QRP streak would end early. It was storming last night so I couldn’t get on the radio and this afternoon I’ll be at my daughters. That left early this morning to get my contact in. My first contact was DX, KH6LC in Hawaii. But I had to use 10 watts to …

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One Week

One Week

My streak is continuing. I’m at one week with both a CW and CW DX contact. I wasn’t sure about today’s. Last night at 00 hour it was storming and stormed until I went to bed. Then this morning I an obligation I had to meet and when I got home I just had to …

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New Page On Site – Watch My Streak

New Page On Site – Watch My Streak

I’ve added a new page to my blog site – my current streak. I’d like to thank John, K3WWP, for allowing my to copy the format he has for his 23 year streak. I’ll try to update my streak numbers daily and the stats monthly (after I figure out how the couch the numbers in MacLoggerDX). …

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New Hosting Company

New Hosting Company

I changed the host for my blog today. What a pain in the behind that was! I did it because I was hosting at WordPress.com but they really hamstring you on what you can use on your site and they want $$$ if you want to add anything. So, you may see some changing themes …

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Going for a Record

Going for a Record

There is an amazing ham radio operator on the bands. His name is John Shannon, K3WWP. Besides being one of the founding members of the North American QRP CW Club and FISTS  member where he wrote articles for the monthly newsletter for over 20 years, he holds the “unofficial record” for  the most consecutive days …

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NAQCC-WFL Outing

NAQCC-WFL Outing

Friday I went out to Anclote Park for the monthly NAQCC-WFL outing. NAQCC-WFL stands for North America QRP CW Club – West Florida. Being in Lakeland, I can attend the WFL or FL outings as they both are just as far from me. I almost wonder if we need a Central Florida chapter, but thats …

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