Monthly Archives: May 2016

International Field Radio Event Recap

I operated in the first-ever International Field Radio Event on May 28th.  (See my earlier post for information on this event.)  A few days before the event, I decided to operate near the Hopewell Fire Tower in French Creek State … Continue reading

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International Field Radio Event

I’m looking forward to participating in the first ever International Field Radio Event this weekend.  The event is sponsored by the Field Radio Facebook group and runs from 0000Z to 2359Z on May 28th, 2016.  Field Radio is an international … Continue reading

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A Brief Break in the Weather

I was itching to get out for some portable operating but the weather this weekend had been pretty lousy.  I checked the weather radar this morning and saw that there was some clearing coming.  I figured I had a couple … Continue reading

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Late to the (KX3) Party

I’ve toyed with the idea of picking up an Elecraft KX3 for the past year or so.  I came close to buying one a few times but always talked myself out of it.  I know there are many satisfied KX3 … Continue reading

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New AlexLoop Tripod

As mentioned in a earlier post, I have been using the Vivitar VPT-1250 tripod with my AlexLoop, as suggested by the vendor, Alex PY1AHD.  The Vivitar tripod has a few advantages.  It’s very light, fits in the AlexLoop carrying case … Continue reading

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More SKCC Fun

The past few weeks have been interesting for me.  Despite poor band conditions, I managed to qualify for some more Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) awards. Two weeks ago I received my Prefix x2 (Px2) award and a 40 meter … Continue reading

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