Having prior plans for travel to India, I didn’t expect to have the opportunity to participate in the North American QSO Party (NAQP) Single Sideband contest. Fortunately(?), I picked up a nasty cold a week ago and have been fighting it since.  The doc prescribed some antibiotics and suggested that I shouldn’t travel, if I could …

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First Awards

[update 4/25: I’m now WAS with an endorsement for 20m. LoTW was update this AM with a little <Awarded> next to Basic and 20m. All this for those little asterisks below.] I just applied for the ARRL Basic Worked All States (WAS), 20m WAS, DX Century Club – Mixed, and DX Century Club – Phone. …

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…and the results are in.

This last Sunday, I participated in the ARRL Rookie Roundup Contest. tl,dr; Results first: 37 rookies @ 2 points each, 122 non-rookies @ 1 point each (74+122) = 196 QSO Points 41 states, 4 VE provinces/territories, 1 DX for (46 Multipliers) = Total Score of 9,016 I’ve made contest contacts before, but I’ve opted to …

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