Believe it or not the ham radio world, through contesting, can be ultra competitive. Yes, guys sitting in chairs for hours on end can result
“Is anyone using 40m?” echoes across the patio only to be followed by something similar about 80m as we drift further toward the graveyard shift.
Location: The Study in Laguna Beach, California Contest: Japanese International DX Contest, ~2 hours over November 10/11, 2018 Contest Software Used: N1MM Portable operation: No Radio: Elecraft K3S operating at 25-500
Location: Man Cave in Berwick-upon-Tweed Contest: Ukrainian DX Contest, 24 hours over November 3/4, 2018 Contest Software Used: N1MM Portable operation: No Radio: Yaesu 857D operating at 100 watts SSB Antenna: Cirro Mazzoni
Location: Man Cave in Berwick-upon-Tweed Contest: CQ Worldwide SSB, 48 hours over October 27 and 28, 2018 Contest Software Used: N1MM Portable operation: No Radio: Elecraft KX3, PX3 Panadapter and Hardrock 50
SOTA summit: Corkscrew, Death Valley, California W6/ND-137 Activation Date: Feb 11, 2018 Unique: Yes Call sign used: W6PNG Portable operation: Yes Radio: KX2 Antenna: LNR EndFed Band/Modes used: 40m and 20m