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KP1 Navassa – on the air soon!

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From The KP1-5 project RE: Navassa Island (KP1) Operation August 29, 2014 KP1 Navassa Island The KP1-5 Project is pleased to announce that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to allow an amateur radio operation from Navassa National Wildlife Refuge (KP1). The operation will occur within the next 18 months and will be…

All Continents in 1 hour with MTR QRP

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I decided to try out the other two bands (30 & 40m) of the Mountain Top Rig this evening and conditions, like last night on 20m, were fantastic. 3B8/HB9ARY was booming in so loud I had to partially remove the headphones since the MTR doesn’t have a volume control. He was operating simplex with only three…

XU7AEX Cambodia – ATNO #313

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I sure hope this was the Real Deal and not a pirate… Very little info is available from the regular sources regarding this station from Cambodia but he was loud and clear this morning on 17m CW with not too much of a pile-up. He was listening a few Hz off his transmit freq –…

DXpedition to Mt. Athos? No YL’s need apply

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Mount Athos must be the most controversial entity on the list and, the more I learn about its history, the odder (and more interesting) it becomes. Monk Apollo, the entity’s only op, is now the proud owner of a new Steppir Yagi but it’s unclear if anyone other than he will ever get to use…

S01WS – Western Sahara

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After working S01WS on 40m a few minutes ago I took a look at the station’s website and found many amazing photos. The one above is my favorite because it symbolizes an aspect of ham radio that strikes a chord in me – that of radio’s ability to connect a remote outpost with the rest of…

“Poka” – the new “DSW”

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I’ve worked quite a number of Russian stations the past two nights on 20m with most of them being in Siberia. Over-the-pole, warbly signals – love it. My normal sign-off with Russians includes DSW – CW-speak for do svidaniya or goodbye. But tonight, two separate stations sent poka instead of DSW. New one on me. Google…