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Slacking off for the Holiday Season

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Usually I post a summary for contests / QSO Parties I enter. If anybody actually reads my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t posted anything for nearly a month and a half.

Typically I am absent from the airwaves from Thanksgiving to after New Years. This year I’ve been active, but I just haven’t been posting because it’s really not a fun thing to do.

I’ve been focusing on working DX, sending out QSLs to those who have requested them from me, and sending out QSLs for DX that I need for DXCC credit.

I played in the ARRL 160, 10-Meter RTTY, TARA RTTY Melee, CQWW DX CW, ARRL SS CW, ARRL SS SSB, Kentucky QSO Party, WAE RTTY, and one or two others but just haven’t posted a summary for them. They are all on 3830 though.

Logbook of the World seems to be back to normal now, and it appears as though a large number of DX and general contest ops have recently started using LoTW. I’ve gotten a lot of confirmations from countries that I had never expected to see using LoTW. Of course.

I’ve been hanging out on 10-meters and plan to be on this weekend for the ARRL 10-Meter Contest. Hopefully conditions are decent, because my antennas sure aren’t. Since I’ll have long periods of rest during nighttime hours, I’m really going to try to put in a lot of time during the daylight hours. I do like working the DX, not so much NA.

Written by Mike

December 8th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

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