WSJT-X 2.0 — Why can’t you work some FT8 stations?

Written by admin On November - 15 - 2018 Comments Off on WSJT-X 2.0 — Why can’t you work some FT8 stations?

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.

For sale — AL-80BX amplifier and FT-920 transceiver

Written by admin On October - 30 - 2018 Comments Off on For sale — AL-80BX amplifier and FT-920 transceiver

It’s time to clear out the DXing shack, which means letting go of some great gear to make room for the new gear. I am offering for sale an AL-80BX HF amplifier and a great FT-920 HF+6M transceiver.

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.

Heathkit SB-221 brought back to life

Written by admin On May - 9 - 2016 Comments Off on Heathkit SB-221 brought back to life

An overview of my SB-221 amplifier repair project — a notebook about what it needed and what I did.