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  admin - 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.

  admin - 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.

  admin - 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.

  admin - 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.

  admin - 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.

  admin - 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. 

  admin - 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.

  admin - 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.

  admin - 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.

  admin - 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.