Tuesday, September 29, 2009

End of September Update

I've been behind with my updates, I'll summarise: (and will go into detail in later posts)

September VHF Contest: Went up to K1WHS, had a blast, will devote a future blog post to the entire saga.....and it was a saga....

ARRL 10GHz Cumulative contest, second weekend: Had a strong finish, even with the worst 10GHz propagation I've ever witnessed. Will devote a new blog post for the wrap-up

Fall 2m Sprint: Fantastic propagation the day *after* the 10GHz contest wrapped up. I worked down into West Virginia and North Carolina with ease.

Notes from the Lab:

- I'm putting up a 2m, 222 and 432 beam stack on a 30+ foot mast, almost ready to raise.....
- I installed my new Powergate 12V power backup system tonight, pics and posts to follow
- NEWS meeting this weekend in CT. Does the fun ever end?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September ARRL VHF QSO Party this weekend

This weekend is the September ARRL VHF QSO Party. I've been invited to operate up at K1WHS in Maine, FN43mj. I can't wait, should be a good time. I'll be sure to post some pictures next week!
I'm not sure what bands I'll be operating, but I'll still have fun.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cool video from Colorado 14'er event

I just read this on K0NR's blog, it's some great video of N0B operating for the Colorado 14'er event. Check out both of their blogs, good stuff!

2009 AMSAT Symposium

AMSAT will be holding it's annual symposium this year at the Four Point Sheraton at BWI Airport. After being an AMSAT member for a long time, I'm finally going to be attending the symposium. Typically I've had another meeting that was scheduled the same week every year, this year the schedule is different and I have the time. I even managed to convince my friend Mark to play hookey friday and come to the Crypto and Electronics museums. See you in Baltimore!