Finding New States With PSK Reporter

Silent Listener

I’m a big fan of FT8. It’s allowed me to work far more stations recently near the solar minimum with a very modest home station than would otherwise have been possible. I’ve worked all US states and received the ARRL’s WAS award on a couple of different bands using this mode. Sometimes getting that last […]

Worked Mexican Stations Award (WMSA)

WMSA

The FT8 Digital Mode Club (FT8DMC) sponsors an award for working a certain number of Amateur Radio stations in Mexico. You can obtain the Worked Mexican Stations Award (WMSA) in three classes, depending up the number of different stations worked. Award Class Contacts I 50 II 25 III 10 The WMSA award is presented in […]

Worked Alaskan Stations Award (WALSA)

WALSA

Alaska is a big US state and a separate DXCC country. The FT8 Digital Mode Club (FT8DMC) sponsors an award for working a certain number of KL7 stations called the Worked Alaskan Stations Award (WALSA). The club awards certificates for working 5, 10 and 15 different stations. The WALSA award is presented in digital form […]

LogConv Feature – Generic SRX Field

SRX Option

Not every application adheres to standards. Such oversights or mistakes can complicate moving data between systems. The ADIF file specification defines two SRX fields relating to received information in contest exchanges. They share a common prefix, but are defined as containing related. but not identical, information. Field Type Description SRX Integer Received serial number SRX_FIELD […]

Worked All New Caledonia Award (WANKA)

WANKA award

Here’s another FT8 Digital Mode Club (FT8DMC) award that does not require too many contacts to acquire. The Worked All New Caledonia Award (WANKA) requires only two FT8 contacts with Amateur Radio operators on the island territory of New Caledonia. There is only one class of the award. The WANKA award is presented in digital […]

Worked Canadian Stations Award (WCASA)

WCASA award

The Worked Canadian Stations Award (WCASA) is a fairly easy to get started award which requires a minimum of 10 FT8 contacts with stations in Canada. The award comes in three classes, differing by the number of stations required: Award Class Contacts I 50 II 25 III 10 Conveniently, if you apply for the class […]

Ancient Contacts

I started a new process recently where I’m going through my old logbooks and making one last determination about whether I can or should attempt to get a QSL card for contacts from years ago. When looking over QSOs from the 1980’s and 1990’s I’m amazed about some countries I worked that I still have […]

N1MM For Field Day

Logging a QSO

Here are some tips intended for fellow Valley of the Moon ARC club members to use the N1MM logging program for Field Day. Since we’re all working from home stations in 2020 each participant will have to learn how to set things up themselves. Non-club members are free to use this info as well, just […]

QSL Inbox 2020-06-01

5T5OK QSL Card

Not a bad outing to the PO Box to pick up the mail today. Among the QSL cards received were these two African DXpeditions. OK6DJ was on both outings and most operators were part of the Czech DXpedition group. Díky moc OMs! And on to some DXpeditions not done by the mighty Czechs. All in […]

Multiple WSJT Configurations

WSJT Configs

As I have written in the past, my home station is very modest. Nearby neighbors and antenna restrictions mean no powerful antennas at home are in my future. I compensate somewhat for this by using modes such as FT8. Another way of coping is by using remote stations on RemoteHamRadio.com. The problem in using WSJT […]