FT8 and RHR using Loopback

I’ve been using Remote Ham Radio for my serious DX’ing for some time now. Until recently this was limited to SSB and using the built in microphone on a Macbook Pro. I wanted to give FT8 a try since that would open up additional DXing opportunities. I came across some good documentation from RHR on […]

New Logbook

I just managed to finish off my second ARRL Amateur Radio logbook today while making some contacts in the RAC Winter Contest. The reason this sticks out for me is the date range of the QSOs contained in that logbook. That’s 25 years between the first and last contact. I knew I had been relatively […]

WPX Mixed

CQ Magazine issues the WPX award for Amateur Radio operators who confirm contacts with a given number of unique callsign prefixes (KA5, GM0, 6Y5, etc.).  The basic award is available for those who can confirm contacts with stations featuring 300 unique prefixes (400 for the Mixed certificate).  Endorsements are available for each additional 50 new […]

1998 Phone Sweepstakes

The University of Texas ARC effort in 1998 earned a 5th place spot in the Collegiate Championship for Phone and contributed to an overall 3rd place finish in the combined category. It was one of the top 5 Phone Sweepstakes efforts in school history.

1996 GridLoc

Despite a “leisurely” effort this log was good enough for 1st place worldwide! Of course, GridLoc was a short lived contest created by George Fremin (WB5VZL, K5TR) and myself so mind share and participation was terribly high. By using Maidenhead grid squares as multipliers scores could climb rather high with lower QSO counts. GRID LOC […]

1996 NA QSO Party – August

According to some notes the University of Texas ARC may have placed 10th in the US with this multi-two effort in the 1996 North American QSO Party. date (UTC): 08/17/1996 call: W5EHM QTH: TX mode: SSB category: Multi-Op Two Xmtr operators: N1PVB, SQ9DDZ, KA5WSS band QSOs mults ____________________________ 160 5 2 80 27 16 40 […]

1997 IARU HF Championship

Call: W5EHM Country: United States (351) Mode: Mixed Category: Multi Single BAND QSO QSO-PTS PTS/Q ZONES HQ STNS 160 0 0 0.00 0 0 80 9 21 2.33 3 2 40 58 184 3.17 12 11 20 263 839 3.19 21 17 15 17 43 2.53 5 0 10 0 0 0.00 0 0 ————————————————— […]

1997 Phone Sweepstakes

Worked this one with Ken Harker (WM5R). A better outcome than 1994 and 1995, but could have done better with more ops. Despite the higher score we still ended up only in 3rd place in STX. We did manage a Clean Sweep though. Callsign Used : N5XU (University of Texas, ex-W5EHM) Operators : KM5FA, KA5WSS […]