Monthly Archives: August 2012

Linking your CQ WPX Award Record with LotW

I was very excited when the ARRL decided to add support for CQ WPX Awards to the Logbook of the World.  I had previously applied for a mixed award through eQSL when I had reached 400+ different prefix confirmations using … Continue reading

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Some random musings on the Boxboro Hamfest

I attended my first Hamfest this past weekend since my father and I went to the Rochester NY Hamfest back in the 1980s.  I went with a wad of cash in my pocket and a shopping list, and came back … Continue reading

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eDX100 Finally!!!

I began to seriously consider DXing at the end of 2011 when a friend of mine pointed out that I had a number of eQSLs waiting for me at eQSL.cc.  So I joined on December 22, 2011.  Two months later … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the Boxborough MA Hamfest this weekend

This weekend, August 24/25/26, is the Boxboro Hamfest and ARRL New England Convention (which is only held every other year). See the website for details:  www.boxboro.org  

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DXCC CW #13,267

I can remember back in the day when getting a DXCC certificate involved shipping QSL cards to ARRL Headquarters, waiting many weeks to have them checked, then waiting many more weeks to get the certificate.  I received my DXCC CW … Continue reading

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Please Consider Supporting SolarHam.com

There is a fantastic website that contains pretty much everything you could possibly want to know about solar activity and it is put together with the needs of ham radio operators in mind.  The site is SolarHam.com Solarham is the … Continue reading

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Little KX3 gains top spot in Rob Sherwood’s Receiver Performance Test

I’d say unbelievable except I’ve been using the KX3 for many months and continue to be wowed by its performance. http://www.sherweng.com/table.html The tiny KX3 is occupying the #1 position in Rob Sherwood’s Receiver Performance Test.  Way to go Elecraft!!

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Welcome to WB4SON.COM

After a year+ of free hosting at wordpress.com, I decided to setup a dedicated domain and server for the WB4SON Blog.  I have redirected the wb4son.wordpress.com blog to here. Welcome to WB4SON.COM

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DXCC CW

I had enough confirmed entries in LotW on March 19, 2012, to apply for DXCC Mixed.  Today, with the addition of a LotW confirmation for CY9M (Saint Paul Island), I had enough CW confirmations for a new DXCC CW certificate … Continue reading

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Using solar power for Field Day

The ARRL Field Day includes a 100 point bonus if at least 5 contacts are made using “Alternative Power”.  For the QRP folks, this is an easy bonus, and in fact those folks often times run the entire event off … Continue reading

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