Bad luck cards

Last Updated on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:32 AM Written by N1WQ Tuesday, November 16, 2010 11:16 PM

Apparently USPS lost my QSL cards I’ve sent to ARRL buro in September. I’ve noticed the check I had sent is still not received by my bank, so I sent e-mail to ARRL staff yesterday. They responded quickly: no recent entries from N1WQ. Nice… I’ve used priority mail, so theoretically the package should be trackable within USPS, but the problem is I did not keep the receipt.

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The snow storm

Last Updated on Sunday, November 14, 2010 9:22 PM Written by N1WQ Sunday, November 14, 2010 9:20 PM

Friday night we got the first snow: 7 inches of extremely sticky wet stuff. Overnight it accumulated everywhere, including the beam and both wire antennas, and of course completely detuned them. On Saturday morning the center of the dipole was as low as 10 ft above the ground, so heavy it was (one of dipole ends has counterweight system allowing such movements). Using long pole with the broom at the end I cleaned up the dipole and lower part of the sloper. I have to do this one more time later that day. The sloper then worked just fine on Saturday night. The beam stayed detuned until Sunday morning.

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DXCC CW 200 countries confirmed

Last Updated on Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:26 AM Written by N1WQ Saturday, November 13, 2010 10:02 PM

This week I got 200 DXCC countries confirmed in CW. Actually, even 201. YJ0HA confirmed 200th via LoTW, and ZL7J confirmed 201st with his paper card. I am not sure whether YJ0HA operation is already approved by DXCC Desk, so ZL7J became a welcome addition.

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