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Recap: FT4 DX and NAQP RTTY February

March 2, 2021

The final weekend of February brought three pretty active contests — CQ 160M SSB, FT4 DX contest, and the NAQP RTTY.

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Recap: 2021 WPX RTTY

February 16, 2021

Brief European opening on 20M and a hopping 80M band were highlights of WPX RTTY this year.

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Recap: BCQP and EU DX contests

February 8, 2021

The weekend of February 6 and 7 presented its share of challenges and opportunities for making contacts. Too many options may have worked against any one contest.

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Matching transformer for “loop on ground” and Beverage antennas

February 2, 2021

This is a companion piece to the post “Hearing through the noise on the low bands“. Why bother? After years of thinking about it, in early 2021 I finally got serious about building some proper matching transformers for my short Beverage wire antenna along the property line and a loop on the ground laying on […]

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Solving IC-7610 low TX audio for WSJT-X

June 14, 2020

Noticing that your IC-7610 transmit audio is low when using WSJT-X and the Icom audio CODEC? Here’s one area to check — simple and quick.

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VA7ST 6M7JHV on tower

Adding 7 elements on 6M

October 10, 2018

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.

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ARRL 160M pre- and post-contest

December 8, 2017

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.

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CQWW CW 2017 — pre- and post-contest

November 30, 2017

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. 

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Introducing the Zone Zero podcast

April 21, 2017

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

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New radio room is on the air

August 24, 2016

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

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