Kg3v Ham Radio Blog

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Time Out for the Virginia QSO Party

The VA QSO Party will take place next weekend, and I invite you to participate if you have the time and interest. We would love to see the number of participant increase this year. There has been a pretty good... Continue Reading →

First Trial of Horizontal Loop

I installed a prototype 40m Horizontal loop for testing in a recent contest. This was a test to see if a low-elevation loop would be useful for NVIS propagation, as I was trying to maximize the number of close-in stations... Continue Reading →

VA QSO Party 2016 – Two for the Road

I went mobile again for the 2016 Virginia QSO Party, using the callsign KT4KA. I use that callsign so as not to confuse everyone when calling CQ (with my normal "3"call). The goal this year was to beat last year,... Continue Reading →

VA QSO Party 2012

Had a great time working the annual VA QSO party. This year I spent half my time from my fixed location in Lancaster county (LAN). Then I went mobile to attempt to provide contacts from several hard-to-find Counties in the... Continue Reading →

Elecraft K2, DX Doubler, and N1MM

OK I got all the pieces together for my SO2R station. I built and modified many cables (the most time consuming part of the new setup), so I was ready to integrate my station and get ready for a Contest.... Continue Reading →

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