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2016 January NAQP CW Results

As we enter 2016, I’m excited about the contests that I am planning to be a part of in the coming year. One of my favorite contests of all time are the NAQP contests held in January and August. The January contests are a great way to ring in the new …

Phone Fray – 1/13/16

This past Tuesday night was the weekly Phone Fray contest, a 30 minute SSB contest modelled after the NAQP SSB contest which also happens to be this coming weekend. I saw this as an opportunity to test out my station in preparation for this weekend’s contest and while things went …

2015 Illinois QSO Party Log Analysis

The log submission deadline for the 2015 Illinois QSO party has passed and with it, I decided to go back and analyze my performance in this year’s contest. The full report is here along with audio recordings. It was pretty interesting to see that in my best hour of the …