Category Archives: QRPing

CQ WPX and back on the air

This weekend I worked for the first time from my location here in Trieste, and what could have been a greater test then the WPX Contest. Guiding myself by the “any antenna is better than no antenna” motto, I used my mobile … Continue reading

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Rockmite 20 – Going for QRPp

Today arrived my Rockmite 20 kit from Kanga Products, the EU distributor of QRPme kits, and I can’t wait to start building it! The kit includes a lot of accessories, mods for 1W power output, pots, connectors, everything you need to make … Continue reading

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First Milestone – 50 DXCC Paper QSL

Couple of days ago, with the last bureau QSL patch arrived, my confirmed paper QSL entities list reached to the nice round number of 50. Its a small step in my hamradio activity, but the first important one towards reaching 100, 150 and … Continue reading

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InRad 300Hz CW Filter on my FT-817ND

From all the optional accessories for FT-817, a narrow CW filter is probably the best investment to do. A few days ago I got this InRad 300Hz IF 455kHz filter and CW receiving went to a whole new level. A … Continue reading

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QSO stats for 2012

Here is my ham radio traffic summary for the past year. Thanks to ClubLog and my Excel logbook (still looking for the perfect logging software) I managed to make some statistics. Totally I have worked 833 QSOs and made 72 DXCC countries, … Continue reading

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CQ World Wide CW 2012…after party

So, the biggest CW event of the year is already finished, but in my ears I can still hear dots and dashes everywhere I go. It was great fun to work this contest, and a good occasion for me to add new … Continue reading

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