Tag Archive for DX

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…

10B-DXCC QRP

Via Wayne N6KR on the Elecraft reflector: I wanted to acknowledge what is, to the best of my knowledge, a unique feat by Don Bush, WA2TPU. He has achieved DXCC (over 100 countries worked) on every ham band from 160-6 meters, excluding 60 meters, running 5 watts or less for all QSOs. He used a…