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NCDXF ANNOUNCES MAJOR GRANT TO FT5/T TROMELIN ISLAND DXPEDITION

NCDXF ANNOUNCES MAJOR GRANT TO FT5/T TROMELIN ISLAND DXPEDITION In DX up-front, word that the Northern California DX Foundation has announced a grant of $25,000 to the FT5 stroke T, Tromelin Island DXpedition planned for November of this year. Tromelin … Continue reading

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Theory Classes

I will be running Radio Theory classes in preparation for the next Amateur Radio Station Examination at the Limerick Institute of Technology Room 8A.109 on Monday 27 January at 19.00.  All welcome. Duration 10 weeks.

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Rosetta Signals

James Miller G3RUH reports reception of the Rosetta spacecraft signal at a distance of 805 million km from Earth using the 20 metre dish at the Bochum amateur radio facility. http://amsat-uk.org/2014/01/23/radio-amateurs-receive-rosetta-signals/

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Merry Christmas to all…

Many thanks to all who visited my site.  Hope you have a Happy, Peaceful and Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2014, 73 Ger.  

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Logging Software

I have been using Amateur Contact Log from N3FJP, in the shack since 2007 and the updates that have been issued over the years by Scott & Kimberly have really seen the product stand head & shoulders above its competitors. … Continue reading

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DXCC

All of my DXCC have been worked on 100W or less, no amplifiers or reverse beacons..just plain listening & working…proving it can be done with resonant antennas and a bit of hard work..  Also, CW from my famous paddle! See … Continue reading

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Some more Funcube..

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25084547

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IRTS Region 4 Theory Classes

Radio Theory classes in preparation for the next Amateur Station License Examination will begin in January 2014. The classes will be held in Limerick City, and anyone from Region 4, which comprises Clare, Kerry, Limerick & Tipperary, are welcome to … Continue reading

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New Photo’s

This evening, I have added some new photographs of the various antennae that I use in the shack.  They are taken with a Nikon D3S with a 24-70 lens at 2.8.  You can find them in my Gallery section, and … Continue reading

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ZK3N

This video was taken minutes after I worked ZK3N on 20M this morning when he was 5/7.  Suddenly he faded into the noise.

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