Contesting

Working Domestic DX

Last night I had a lot of fun working the ARRL 10M contest from home at night – when the band was almost totally closed. A group of contesters and DXers were grouped together sort of half rag chewing half contesting and half working simulated DX. On 10 meters at night, South Dakota is DX, […]

Salmon Run QSO Party 2008 Results

Salmon Run QSO Party 2008 Results

Here’s the tale of the tape: The little trip we made to Garfield last September bagged another box of smoked salmon for the South Hill Contest Club, N7PP. Reflecting back, the score isn’t the biggest thrill to me. I’ll remember the time we spent shivering together on Mount Misery long after I have forgotten the […]

Operated CQ World Wide CW with N7BV

I had the great pleasure of meeting some new friends this last weekend during CQWW CW. I had limited time to spend working the contest and really pushed the limits with time away from the family during a holiday. My operating hours were limited to 19:00 PST to 01:00 PST. Early on Sunday I worked […]

Hidden N1MM Feature: Partner Logging

I had no idea you could do this…. I was checking out Win-Test and noticed the partner logging function. What’s this? The documentation for Win-Test is pretty good and I got an excellent idea what partner logging is all about. I checked the N1MM documentation and found the same feature without much explanation of how […]

AC7FA Tries Just Rolling With It

So here I was working a side band contest…. I really haven’t seriously worked any SSB in a long time and decided it was time. The Radio Club of Tacoma, W7DK, opened the clubhouse for the contest and even fired up the old Drake desktop amp. After dinner, I went on out to see what […]

WASR: Washington QSO Party with N7PP

WASR: Washington QSO Party with N7PP

N7PP worked all counties, worked all states minus RI, worked all provinces minus AB and NT, and worked 100 DX contacts with more than 40 of them SSB. We set up the expedition in Garfield county, 46deg 7min 30.21sec N by 117deg 28min 39.12sec W. Grid square: DN16gd. The USGS calls the place Mount Misery […]

Salmon Run QSO Party 2008

While the real run of Fall King and Silver Salmon goes through late September on the Columbia River, this weekend brings the radio equivalent, as the Salmon Run continues an active stretch of State QSO Parties. NS3T on the Salmon Run for radio-sport.net. The second annual Salmon Run fund raiser for the Radio Club of […]

N1MM Smoke Test for Salmon Run

On Labor Day, I got together with Nick, K7MO, and Harry, K7LAZ, to smoke test our N1MM network setup. The CW and SSB stations will be connected using two NETGEAR WG102 access points in bridge mode with two little wired ethernet switches at each end. The best thing that happened was that one of the […]

Be Prepared: County Expedition in WA

N7PP has taken on the challenge of setting up a multi-two, high power expedition for the Salmon Run. The plan now includes placing the two stations some distance apart and networking the logging computers using WiFi. We will run N1MM just as we did last year with the two stations networked together. This year, there […]

WA QSO Party – The Salmon (will) Run Down Hill

WA QSO Party – The Salmon (will) Run Down Hill

N7PP is planning to operate during the Washington State QSO Party a.k.a. the Salmon Run from Garfield County. Since radio waves roll down hill and the camp will be above 6000 feet, everyone should hear us right? Look at this magnificent site. Oh. And it’s called Mount Misery.