Working the Mozambique DXpedition on FT8

There’s currently a DXpedition to Mozambique operating as C92RU. I’ve been having trouble making a contact with the crew there, which surprised me a bit given how easily I contacted the same group a few weeks ago when they were…

Designing a QSL Card with Google Sheets

For my first several weeks making contacts on FT8, in order to keep things simple I limited myself to making contacts with other hams who confirm QSLs via Logbook of the World. Now that I’m expanding into SSB and CW…

WAS 40m and 80m Endorsements for FT8

I’m continuing to be active on FT8. I recently read Gary Hinson ZL2iFB’s FT8 Operating Guide: Weak signal HF DXing for technophiles and it was extremely helpful. Check it out if you’re looking to up your game on FT8. I…
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Putting Up My First HF Antenna

Last Friday, with the help of Tim K8RRT and Bob W8RLG, I got my first HF antenna up. It’s the EFHW-8010-2K-Plus Multiband End Fed Half Wave Antenna from MyAntennas.com. The marketing material for the antenna says: 130 Feet (39.6m) long…
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