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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 - 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 - 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.

  admin - 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.

  admin - September - 7 - 2015 - Comments Off on LED lighting for CDE/Hygain rotator meter

Tired of burned-out bulbs in your CDE rotator meter? Replace the bulb with an LED strip — it’s inexpensive and LEDs will last a very long time.

  admin - August - 15 - 2015 - Comments Off on Rebuilding the radio room

Big plans for the radio “shack” at VA7ST… will it ever be built?