Monthly Archives: October 2014

Better Late Than Never!!

A LotW confirmation for a 80-meter CW QSO with 4L5O (Georgia, the country), just came in today.  This was confirmation for a contact made in November of 2012.  Maybe 4L5O just joined LotW, or perhaps he waits about 2 years … Continue reading

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How many X-Class Solar Flares Can Come From One Region?

Six and counting (along with 17 M-Class Flares): X1.1 10/19 X1.6 10/22 X3.1 10/24 X1.0 10/25 X2.0 10/26 X2.0 10/27 This morning marked the sixth X-Class Solar Flare erupting from Solar Region 2192.  Amazingly enough, none of these flares have produced … Continue reading

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Unexpected Surprise

So a large envelope from the ARRL showed up in the mail today.  Not entirely unusual as I teach classes, and am a VE, plus life members, etc.  However I wasn’t expecting anything. Imagine my surprise when I opened it … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes (actually two)…

One sure fire way to bust the barrier that prevents a bit of LotW activity is to draw a line in the sand and report out your current standings.  I did that two days ago, and today things look a … Continue reading

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DXCC Update

Several of my ham buddies (including one at the top of the Honor Roll), have described the DXCC process as easy to get the first 100, then more effort to get the next.  They have warned me that after 200, … Continue reading

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