Tag Archive for personalities

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…

Three Hundred Zeroes – a book review

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I miss living near the Appalachian Trail. In the old days, our house in Hewitt, NJ was three miles from the AT and that area’s black bears and other wildlife were regular visitors to our yard. I’ve hiked the trail with and without QRP gear, both solo and accompanied by my wife who came to…

CQ Magazine

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CQ Magazine publisher Rich Moseson W2VU discusses the magazine’s recent problems with chronically late (and even missing, in some cases) issues. I’ve never subscribed to CQ Magazine but many who do have given up on them and discuss the matter here. Kudos to Rich for agreeing to appear on camera in an attempt to explain…

A scanner for a Daisy

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It’s fun to re-visit the past from time to time and recall not just the events but the people who contributed to where we are now in terms of the hobby. Here is the story of a woman who contributed to my interest in radio and perhaps saved me from a juvenile arrest in the process.…

Shameful behavior from the SouthWest Ohio DX Association

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Silly and frivolous lawsuits are the norm in these litigious days and have been for some time. The SouthWest Ohio DX Association has recently engaged in what I and others consider a similar practice involving trademarks. If your local DX club wants to celebrate the year with a dinner and get-together to discuss and brag about…