To determine the effectiveness of the ARRL Field Day exercise and of each participant’s operations, there is an integrated contesting component, and many clubs also engage in concurrent leisure activities (camping out, cookouts, etc.). Operations typically last a continuous twenty-four hours, requiring scheduled relief operators to keep stations on the air. Additional contest points are … Read more
Very cool contact with a Japanese ham radio station today. Check out this video of the contact. Japan is over 10,000 kilometers away so this is epic.
The contest running this weekend is still in full swing and contacts are being made by the tens of thousands. I don’t contest for any other reason to test the DX capabilities of my current setup, whatever that might be at the time. Recently, I’ve been putting my brand new Icom IC-7600 through its paces. … Read more
Had a short QSO with W7SA, the Catalina Radio Club today during the Arizona QSO Party on 10 meters. It took a few tries to get through, but that’s ok, I had a beer while I patiently waited my turn. When I finally got through, he faded right out! Conditions certainly are interesting recently. … Read more
Although I’m not active in any of the local clubs anymore I took the opportunity of going for a hike today to drop in on the boys from Hamilton at their field day operations of club station VE3DC.