Monday, March 27, 2006 Zulu
On 7.043.3 I got K7TQ for 559/ID/5W for my 579/CA/2W at 0259Z.
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I got WC7S 559/WY/1W for my 579/CA/2W on 7.040 at 0256Z.
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I heard someone in QSO with Paul W0RW on 80m but Paul didn't hear me when I called back. I heard Paul on 7.040 briefly but there was a QRP Homebrewer Sprint on so I called W5TA on 7.040 and exchanged 559/CA/2W for his 559/TX/5W 0253Z, but it was rough.
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Sunday, March 26, 2006 Zulu
WA7OSQ, first KX1 80m QSO
I finished my 80m board for the KX1 today. I did it over 3 or 4 days a bit at a time. The first signal I heard on 80m was noted KX1 owner Bill K6ACJ, but I don't think he was on his KX1. He signed before I had a chance to call him. WA7OSQ Art in Pasco, WA (about 630 miles) was my first QSO, on 3719 with my 400' low-loop, and Art gave me a 569 QSB to my ~1.5W out. The loop has a resonance around there, so it didn't really give the KXAT1 a workout at all, and the ATU reported L=C=0. On the 40m CW band though, all I get is SSB tonight, hi hi... All in all, I'm impressed that such a thing was possible and pleased I got it. Time will tell if I can use the 80m with portable antennas, but it certainly works with a big resonant one.
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Saturday, March 25, 2006 Zulu
KX1 80M
I made some progress on the KX1 80m board. I got the KX1 input changed from the capacitor divider to the link coupled input, the firmware upgraded, the main board installed and tested, and have started on the LPF board. Now there's 2 toroids wind, and then the board to install.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006 Zulu
QRZ Google

I did a QRZ.com Premium Services / Google Maps integration a while back. If you have a premium services account and a web server, you can set it up. Most of the work is done in XSLT. There is a small shell script that runs it as a CGI, but a JSP or ASP or ASP.NET or PHP program could run the XSLT as well.

Download qrz-google-1.0.tar.gz here.

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Monday, March 20, 2006 Zulu
On 3560.65 I worked NG7Z for 559 WA NR 1223 at 0305Z. I sent 599 CA NR 844.
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I worked W4NJ again on 3562.15 for a 599 5W. I gave 599 CA NR 844.
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After ECN I worked Dick W0NTA on 7042.27 for 55N CO NR 812. I sent 579 CA NR 844. 5W K2 Loop.
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I QSY'd to 7045 for ECN and told KD5ONS Kevin about my new BL2 which I was using then, and the KX1 80m board which I have just started . Kevin gave me a 559. I ran 35W to the low loop. After the ECN I will try FPQRP RFTB on 7044.
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W4NJ FP RFTB FL 5W I sent CA NR 844. 0209Z 14.062 5W
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CE5DRM 14.070 Elecraft K2 Power:25W Antenna:Low 400' loop Mode:PSK31 Name:Victor Concepcion, Chile http://www.ce5drm.uni.cc Time: 0000z
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Sunday, March 19, 2006 Zulu
I tried to work some more Russian stations CW but worked UA0ZK Vasiliy in Elizovo, Kamchatka, QO93DC (RDA-KT-02) on 7.027.28. QSO End 0754Z. Vasiliy was using an FT-1000-MP at 60W with KPOT http://www.RadioKrot.nm.ru and a Delta 80-40m antenna. Vasiliy said he was new to PSK, and chatted a bit more than many DX stations do, which I enjoyed.
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Saturday, March 18, 2006 Zulu
I just worked RW0CD on 14.015.50 QRP 5W to the 400' loop in the Russian RDXC Contest. I gave SR 1.
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Thursday, March 16, 2006 Zulu
I replaced the finals on my FT-817, which had blown a couple of months ago when I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary (using the rig with a tuner to a hamstick, in band). With the move, it's taken me a while to get to it. I did the phase reversal mod while I was at it, even though it has the new final board. I get 4.5-5.5W out according to my Elecraft DL1 on all bands.
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Monday, March 13, 2006 Zulu
I got a 559 from KD5ONS Kevin off the end of his wire antenna with my K2 and 400' loop up 10 ft with the HFPacker amp. 0202Z 7.045 ECN.
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Sunday, March 12, 2006 Zulu
I worked Lloyd K3ESE 559 MD NR 011 at 0003Z on 14.059 with my K2. 400' Loop.
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Saturday, March 11, 2006 Zulu
I worked N0TK on 14.060 CO 559 NR 0948 at 2315z. Low 44' doublet.
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I worked K3WW 339 WA NR 22566 from my K2 but failed to get him from my KX1. 2313z Low 44' doublet.
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I worked in EQP on VA6RF who gave me a 579/AB/24855 on 14.063. I responded 599/CA/23121. 400' loop.
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I heard N6KR calling CQ EQP on 7040 and answered him. Wayne gave me a 499 CA NR 21217. I responded 579 CA NR 23121. 212Z. Wayne said it was bad WX where he was so I let him go. 400' loop.
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Saturday, March 04, 2006 Zulu
I set up my K2 and Pac-12 at Amtech day with the 17m coil and heard a Japanese roundtable on 18.150. Then JH1OCC Yuu near Tokyo broke and called CQ and I answered. He returned my first call and gave me a 5x4 for my 15W solar powered rig. Yuu was running 200W and a 4el beam and I gave him 5x7.

A bunch of people came by and looked at the rig, and also someone showing off an OQO PC.

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006 Zulu
Today it hailed and the sky turned dark green; sure enough, ten minutes later there was a tornado warning for the East Bay. The cloud that spawned it had just passed over us. I think part of my loop came down in the big windstorm. Around 0620Z I heard FO/N6JA calling CQ on 40m. Brad gave me a 339 on 7004.39 with my 15W K2.
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