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2011 ARRL Ten Meter Contest

I made it up to the Ranch to participate in the ARRL 10-Meter contest last weekend.  Due to a late start and muddy roads, I didn’t arrive until 2 hours before the contest started on Friday.  By the time I got antennas set up, and my new heater put together, the band had already shut […]

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Field Day 2011

Results for Field Day 2011: For Field Day 2011, I had some slightly different goals than in the past: Incorporate CW contacts into the mix Incorporate PSK/Digital Contacts into the mix Concentrate on working maximum number of stations, regardless of sections worked Operate Off of Battery Power, to provide relief from generator occasionally Get 43′ […]

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WAS Progress from the Ranch

I’ve been working on a Worked All States Award from the Ranch.  All contacts for WAS must be made with your station within a 50 mile radius  to count towards the WAS award, so only contacts made from the Ranch, but not Mesa, count for this. Anyway, I have contacted all states from the Ranch, […]

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WAS (Worked All States) from the Ranch

I’ve been a ham since 1976, and never gone through the trouble of collecting the cards to apply for a Worked All States Award. While I was at the ranch in March, I was tuning around 80 meters and came across the Geratol Net on 3.668 Mhz.  This is a WAS net, with the main […]

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Field Day 2010 Operations

Conditions were generally not as good this year as last.  We found that the settings for the antenna tuner that we made last year were still completely valid.  The only problem we had was when we had the 160 meter switch turned on for 80 meters at one point, which may have led to some […]

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