Monthly Archives: March 2012

Some new sparkle…

A while back I had found  a 50+ year old Eimac 4-65A transmitting tube made back in 1960.  I figured it would make an interesting conversation piece, especially if I could mount it like a paperweight for my desk. — … Continue reading

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DXCC Arrives

The postman was nice to me yesterday.  Not only did he bring my new QSL cards, but he also brought my DXCC certificate, and pin. Frankly, I wasn’t expecting something quite so large.  I had trouble scanning it because of … Continue reading

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My BuddiPole Configuration

Many folks are fans of the BuddiPole, and I’ve written about it before.  Buying one of their kits gives you an “erector set” of parts that you can mix and match in various combinations.  I’ve acquired so many parts it … Continue reading

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And so it ends…

The quest for my initial DXCC ended tonight with the 100th conformation coming in from VP2EC on the Leeward Island of Anguilla. WB4SON   VP2EC   2012-03-03 01:46:44   40M   SSB   7.072   ANGUILLA I began my quest … Continue reading

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Arrrgh…..it is SO 2012!!!

Yesterday, I added to my good feeling about getting DXCC completed when I added KG4SS to my log.  A quick check showed he last updated his log on March 14.  Yeah!  And Babs, V21ZG, updated her log on March 8.  … Continue reading

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Stalking DXCC #100

I spent some time during lunch going through my log.  While there are several DXpeditions that seem likely to upload to LotW eventually, the only active LotW user that I ran across is Babs, DL7AFS, who was at the keyboard … Continue reading

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#99

I’m obsessing I know but this is close… V44KAI from Saint Kitts became confirmation 99 in LotW when it came in just before midnight. ONE TO GO !!!

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Getting closer to DXCC…

At lunch today I was surprised to find my slow climb to DXCC was a little closer with 98 confirmed countries in LotW. My logbook is a bit more optimistic, of course, since I show 142 counties worked. Of the … Continue reading

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100 Confirmed and counting…

Sometime this morning I ticked over 100 confirmed countries with the addition of Cuba, Martinique and Malpelo Island on LotW, plus Angola on eQSL — bringing my total confirmed countries to 103.  Unfortunately that’s a mix of LotW and eQSL.  … Continue reading

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