Monthly Archives: July 2013

TX5K Clipperton Island QSL Arrives Today

My TX5K QSL arrived in the mail today. I worked them on all bands from 160-10 meters and all modes. That makes 186 confirmed countries with 724 Challenge points.  My goal of 200 LotW countries by year’s end seems more … Continue reading

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HSMM-MESH WB4SON-AP1 Ready for Duty

I setup and configured a Linksys WRT54GS v2.0 Router today to run HSMM-Mesh software version 0.4.3.  Unfortunately there are no nodes in my area yet, and only two others registered in RI, but eventually this might become a high speed … Continue reading

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SKYWARN Training

It was a pleasure to attend Rob Macedo’s (KD1CY) Smithfield RI SKYWARN Training Class on July 13.  While scheduled to last 3 hours, it proceeded at a casual pace and was done in about 2.5 hours.  The class covers criteria for … Continue reading

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Egypt in the nick of time

So I’ve worked several different Egypt stations in the past couple of years, but none have participated in LotW.  That changed when I got confirmation for a SSB QSO with SU1HZ on May 5th. That brings my confirmed total to … Continue reading

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