Saturday, November 24, 2012

AGC Settings for K3 in pile ups

I don’t think there is a one AGC setting that covers all.
I am using these settings when working a pile up here on NA045.  My goal is to keep as many of the calling stations as I can at different levels.  This helps separate the calls so I can work the strongest, “loudest”, and move to the next.  For me this works great to keep the rate up but when it comes time to hunt for mults I smooth the AGC back a little.

AGC F 120
AGC S 20
Working from an Island might be different than other locations.
Keith, K5ENS

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I am looking at implementing the Cifton Labs z10000 in my K3

Looking at the Sept/Oct 2012 NCJ artical by N2QT
I am strongly considering adding it to my K3
Clifton Labs


Thursday, November 08, 2012

lotw and hrd

what HRD wants in the second part of the screen
is not always simply your callsign again and your password for TQSL

But more precisely exactly everything that you see in your TQSL
after the first Hyphen

for example most ops have "theircallsign - Home"
in my case I have KG5VK - KG5VK for my primary certificate

so in the HRD upload screen
I place KG5VK then my LOTW password
then further down I place KG5VK and my TQSL password
where you may have anything after that first hyphen

double check what you have by using TQSL and manually signing an adif file
it will show you what you have after the Hyphen

I hope this helps someone !

PS spacing and case sensitive applies to what you enter !!!

cheers !

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Creating Macros for your K3

Click here, This is a silent movie (no sound)

Let me know if you have questions or comments


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

[Club Log] OQRS for non-expedition calls -

Great news of a new feature from ClubLog.........
Hi all,

The much anticipated 'non-expedition' OQRS features are now live. This means that all Club Log users, not only expeditions, can use OQRS to supply bureau and direct cards to DXers. You can set the price for direct cards, but you must offer bureau cards too, and bureau cards are free (QSLing ethics).

Please start here:

As this is a pretty complicated feature, I would be grateful if you would be vigilant and report any unexpected bugs or issues you find.

Thanks & 73
Michael G7VJR

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

N1MM-ClubLog Gateway » N2AMG's Place

N1MM-ClubLog Gateway » N2AMG's Place

I love using Club Log's on line logging tools
and was pleased to find this great tool set offered by N2AMG
for linking the log of N1MM q's to ClubLog



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shreveport Amateur Radio Association Fellowship day

The Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA)
will hoist a social April the 14th

April 14, 2012 - Cook-Out On Arthur Teague Pkw, at the Boat Launch Pavilion Under the Barksdale – Shrev City Bridge. $5.00 per head. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. There will be 2 or 3 equipment On-the-Air demonstrations.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

CQ North America from Ti5N......

Yes we are well under way and having a blast at Ti5N
great team of ops here with me, Aj3G,Wk4Y,WA4PGM, and K1DG

Less than four hours into the contest and our team broke 1.5 million points
this morning our Q's were over 3k and the average Q rate per hour at times was almost 400 yes that is 400 Q's per Hour !!!

We (our team) has managed a few hundred Q's on 160 meters !!!


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Cq Dx Contest from TI5N........

I have been invited and decided to accept joining a team of great OPS at Costa Rica's TI5N during the upcoming ARRL DX Phone contest the weekend of March 3 & 4.
It's been awhile since I have been on the other side of the pile-ups and this should be a blast!

Steven Lott

Thursday, January 19, 2012

ARRL Diamond DXCC award tracking

I ran across this announcement for a software tool to assist us in tracking our progress for the ARRL DDXCC award......


I have added support** for the DXCC Diamond -- figured this was as good a reason as any to finally get this checker project off the back burner :) Example DXCC Diamond report:

Note this is beta ... I got 95% done with it about a year ago and then couldn't get back to it -- But it's a general framework for parsing a ADIF file and checking pretty much any kind of awards. (It started out as a checker for the 070 Club endorsements)

This checker works very well with output from DXKeeper (which produces good adif!!).

Any comments or requests for other award series, please let me know ...

My thanks to David KJ4IZW for his work on this project !

Friday, January 06, 2012

Simple Antennas work

Not everyone of us (least not I) can afford big aluminum on all HF bands
wires and ladder line work really well for the low freq stuff
For me it has always been pretty simple 1005/f for a loop of wire
But many can't get even a small loop on the low freq's within their property
Here is a smart guy that shares other methods.........