FT8 – A “Different” Mode for me

I have been operating some FT8 over the past few months. Technically, I find the mode very interesting as I have worked in Digital Communications for many years. But it sure is a change for Ham Radio. The only thing close to this that I have worked is probably RTTY, and I dabbled in some... Continue Reading →

Antenna Damage from Tornado Near-miss

On the morning of August 4th 2020, a Tropical Storm passed through the Northern Neck area in Virginia. The storm sent an EF-2 tornado through our area in White Stone, starting in the Windmill Point area and traveling about 15.5 miles, passing by Kilmarnock. The tornado missed our house by about 1000 feet, but put... Continue Reading →

LOTW now has 1 Billion QSOs!

I just saw that the ARRL Logbook of the World (LOTW) now contains records of over 1 Billion QSOs. That is impressive. When it started, I wondered if it would survive. It went through a period of slow-response, although I am not aware of any actual lost QSO records. Now it is mainstream. If you... Continue Reading →

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