Monday, December 26, 2011

Ham Radio and Friends

It's synonymous for me, Ham Radio and My friends are so en-twined
and here is a link to one of the famous Ham friends that was in my circle of friends during high school.

Back then it was WN0FOI or friendly old Indian, WA0DYV Bill Orgroski, Gary Novak . Bill Ames WA0WBJ, who we were all jealous of because he had Drake Twins and a Quad and Jay Portnoy

There is also Al Rosenthal (Al and I got our License together, he was wn0foj) and a few others that I have lost touch with many years ago.

Yes, indeed Ward Silver N0AX and I ran in the same circles, yes that is a bit scary if you know Ward well :)
If you don't then you are missing out on a person that is a whole lot of fun to be around !

Of course my circle has grown since those days with many new friends
like Tom KR5D, Bob K8KI and Les Diefenbach which we met during our Air Force career

Today there are many others and I consider it a privilege and honor to know each and everyone
as that is the greatest gift of all friendship.

Randy,Marsh,Floyd,Ray,Mike,Tim,Marcel,Scott,Bobby,Mark,Glenn,Hugo,Matt, Joe, John and Ted

There are a few other Hams that I need to work on rekindling our friendship
as life has just drawn us apart, such as my old buddy Brian Lewis
which a bike ride brought us to come to know that we are both amateur radio ops.

Many of you I talk to almost daily either on the radio or the phone or by email
I look forward to spending more time in 2012 with each of you, either contesting alongside you or just chatting on the radio

73 and Happy New Year everyone !


Friday, December 23, 2011

wow more features discovered

if your a user of (if your not, then why !)

then you can use a script (html) like below (after u are logged into your account)

(substitute ur friends call on the end in place of mine, unless u just like tracking my progress)


see the last Ten Q's I uploaded to ClubLog

click here
This will show you the last Ten QSO's I uploaded to Club

Here are a couple of other Widgets.....




Thursday, December 22, 2011

listen to ur audio from GW7X

This shared with me by George K5GH....

If you worked GW7X in the recent 10m contest (or several of the other contests since 2005) you can listen to how your QSO sounded at the GW end at the website below:



Uploading your log to ARRL LOTW

click here for a short movie on uploading your ADIF file to the ARRL LOTW server
This movie does exactly what the title says (Logbook of the World)
I plan on building more movies on LOTW features
dependent on the feedback from this one


Monday, December 19, 2011

Tools that help us work what we need

Offers several great tools
Besides the obvious of being a log tool it
has a feature set that may often be over looked

DX Spots for Needed DXCCs

Using this tool, you can search the DX Cluster for spots related to DXCCs that you have not yet worked. There are 10,551,747 spots in the database up to 19th December, 2011, so the search is limited to the last 30 days or 300 results.

Did you see those key words.........

Spots related to DXCCs that you have not yet worked

Ladies and Gentlemen, that is a powerful tool
if your working towards a specific award, say DXCC on 80m
then once up upload your current log in ADIF form to club log
it will give you focus with this tool on needed countries for that band !!!

Try it out I think it will help you work more new ones within a shorter amount of time
Of course we need t verify what we hear is what someone posted on cluster
and when I copy a call diff than what someone else did and spotted I always try and repost with the correct call - also not that the spots are from all over the world, so a spot posted from an op in India may of course not be workable from our country.

Cheers !