Monthly Archives: April 2014

Update on 60AH LiFePO4 Battery

About a year ago, I assembled a 60 AH 12V LiFePO4 battery to run the GOTA station during field day.  The battery was stored fully charged after field day then recharged on December 14.  I just took it out of storage … Continue reading

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I’m a Sucker For a New Key

Within moments of the email from the ARRL hitting my inbox several months ago, I had ordered a Vibroplex ARRL 100th Commemorative Iambic Paddle.  Serial number 213 arrived today, with WB4SON engraved into the base.  Guess this is a key … Continue reading

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Cute Card From Coventry Technician Class

I had an opportunity to teach a Technician class to a wonderful group of folks from Coventry and West Warwick, who were EOC, Shelter, and CERT volunteers.  We held the usual 6-week Technician Class every Wednesday (dodging snow storms), and 14 of … Continue reading

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When it rains it pours?

Man its a wet spring with more rain on the way (16+” year-to-date), but I’m not talking about the weather — I’m talking about DXCC Confirmations. Today I finally broke the 200 mark in LotW, with confirmations for QSOs from … Continue reading

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Mellish Reef DXpedition and DX Summary

I was very fortunate to work Mellish Reef on 20 Meter CW around 0800Z April 4th.  While there was some discussion about them abandoning the reef due to very bad weather, they were still plugging away.  Propagation charts indicated that … Continue reading

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Where Did March Go?

I was planning to make a DX update in March, being the end of the first quarter of 2014, and hoping to have completed several projects.  I did manage to give a presentation on Digital Modes at my club (Software … Continue reading

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