Antarctica in the Logbook

DPØGVN

Okay, this is the best day ever in my ham adventures – I finally made contact with a station in Antarctica. I have been trying off and on for over 20 years. FT8 is such a great mode for hunting DX; I highly recommend learning it. DP0GVN DPØGVN is a club station located at the … Read more

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Working rare DXpedition TY0RU

TY0RU

Cool beans! I just worked a rare DXpedition team in Benin, a not well-known country in Africa on FT8 mode using WSJT-X. This Russian team is pictured below, and I managed to capture the contact on video. It’s always fun to work a DXpedition. When I first saw this callsign TY0RU come up in my … Read more

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Kazakhstan is in the logbook

Borat

Yesterday it was Gibraltar, and today it was Kazakhstan for two new countries in my logbook. This brings my total up to 136 I think. Digital mode FT8 running 30 watts into my 31-foot end-fed vertical and 9:1 unun. The DX conditions sure have been excellent recently on HF. WSJT-X is the most popular software … Read more

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