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36 months and a dipole*

3 years and a dipole

Carrying on with the tradition of the past two years since moving to this QTH, I’m looking back at entities worked during the year and my dipole’s performance overall in the three years I’ve been here. (Regarding the asterisk, a 2-week period with a homebrew Moxon for 15m accounts for 1 band-country). The dipole is…

China, the long way ’round…and the K3′s APF

ba7io

For the second time in a week BA7IO has been putting a potent signal into the US on 10 meters. In the mornings. That means long path - 16,400 miles rather than the “short” path’s 8400. Sure would like to know what he has for an antoona. I also heard BD7NWF but was unable to work…

The K3 and contesting – when ignorance is bliss

The running thread on the Elecraft reflector at the moment concerns a number of complaints regarding the K3′s performance during certain conditions during CQWW (CW). Specifically at issue is the complaint by some (quite a few?) that when 4 or 5 weakish signals…say, S3, S4 and S5 – are within the passband of the filter in use,…

Smoke, New Ones and QRO – 2011 ARRL DX Contest (CW)

AT600Pro

Even without personal experience, we all know that QRO is more high-maintenance than the 100 watt world. I knew going into this that my old (but new to me) AL-811 might not handle the duty cycle of a 48-hour contest – my plan was to back it down to 300 watts at the first sign of excessive…