On QSLing

I am hav­ing a new batch of QSLs print­ed up. I am tak­ing a mul­ti-pronged approach, and try­ing a cou­ple of ven­dors this time. 1. I am a big fan of cus­tom QSLs, and hav­ing a graph­ic design­er wife (very expen­sive in the form of shoes and hand­bags) it is quite achiev­able for me. My recent iter­a­tion is some­thing that I have been toy­ing with over …

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LoTW Amazement

I am so shocked! LoTW shows 49 con­firmed states on RTTY from the contest…all except NE, which of course had to be like rare DX to me. So now I need to find a NE RTTY user that also uses LoTW. Hmm, do I put a call out on the yahoo forum or fish on 80M?

2009 ARRL RTTY Round-up! Too Long, Don’t Read!

I have a spe­cial fond­ness for dig­i­tal con­tests, espe­cial­ly since N1MM log­ger takes the chore out of the thing. (note to self…blog Why-I-Con­test). I set a few mea­ger goals for the con­test:

1. Have the radio on for the entire 24 hours
2. WAS
3. Make 300 QSO dur­ing the peri­od.
4. Keep my QSO rates above 20/​hour

Old Man with Radio

Deep down inside, I am sim­ply a nerd. And of all of the clas­si­fi­ca­tions, I prob­a­bly belong to the nerdi­est class of all: Radio Ama­teur. I am not ashamed of my “sta­tus,” I rev­el in it, in fact. I hope to pro­duce more evi­dence as such in the com­ing weeks.

Here There be Dragons…

I intend to pro­duce (boring)interesting stream-of-con­s­cious­­ness not-to-men­­tion top­i­cal entries here, but until I do I will sim­ply con­tribute this for any­one stum­bling upon this space: My best wish­es for suc­cess and hap­pi­ness in 2009, and I espe­cial­ly mean it.