Estate Sale

Written by admin On August - 30 - 2019 Comments Off on Estate Sale

Lots of ham gear for sale. Power supplies, affordable oscilloscopes, frequency counters, multimeters, and more. Check the equipment list!

Tracking progress with Athena log analysis

Written by admin On December - 1 - 2018 Comments Off on Tracking progress with Athena log analysis

View your real-time totals during a contest, and compare them in real-time with previous contests. Athena, created by PC5M (sk), does exactly that.

WSJT-X 2.0 — Why some FT8 stations don’t respond

Written by admin On November - 15 - 2018 Comments Off on WSJT-X 2.0 — Why some FT8 stations don’t respond

If you’re working FT8 using WSJT-X version 1.9.1 or earlier, you may not be able to work stations using the latest release candidate of WSJT-X 2.0. Update your software to the latest release version and all will work.

Adding 7 elements on 6M

Written by admin On October - 10 - 2018 Comments Off on Adding 7 elements on 6M

6M is about to be a whole lot more fun from VA7ST with the addition of an M2 6M7JHV yagi — 7 elements on a 30-foot boom.

ARRL 160M pre- and post-contest

Written by admin On December - 8 - 2017 Comments Off on ARRL 160M pre- and post-contest

The Zone Zero podcast featured two episodes devoted to the 2017 ARRL 160M contest. See how I thought I would do in the contest, then listen to how I actually did.

CQWW CW 2017 — pre- and post-contest

Written by admin On November - 30 - 2017 Comments Off on CQWW CW 2017 — pre- and post-contest

This year, I prepared two special editions of the Zone Zero podcast — one a preview of the CW Worldwide CW contest on Nov. 25 and 26, 2017, and a post-contest report. 

Recapping 2017 CQWW Phone

Written by admin On October - 31 - 2017 Comments Off on Recapping 2017 CQWW Phone

The world came out to play in the 2017 CQWW Phone contest, October 28-29. See a brief analysis of running domestic stations vs. chasing DX in one of the biggest worldwide contests of the year.

Adding the Ameritron AL-80B to the shack

Written by admin On June - 12 - 2017 Comments Off on Adding the Ameritron AL-80B to the shack

The VA7ST station has a new contesting amplifier — the Ameritron AL-80BX joins a pair of SB-221 amplifiers for high-power operation.

Introducing the Zone Zero podcast

Written by admin On April - 21 - 2017 Comments Off on Introducing the Zone Zero podcast

It’s time for a podcast devoted to amateur radio contests. Now we have one. Welcome to Zone Zero.

New radio room is on the air

Written by admin On August - 24 - 2016 Comments Off on New radio room is on the air

After two years of “all talk, no action,” the radio room has been rebuilt.