Category Archives: DX

New 10m Export Radios at Yeticomnz

The AT-6666 arrived in NZ this week and Mike has had it on the bench for a few days. Typically Anytone it is soundly constructed and works OK. TYpically Anytone it also shares the same type of operating system as … Continue reading

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202AT/0 IS ACTIVE

n  TX on 520 or 530 and RX up 10/15/20  khz. Omni antenna and 100w. QSL Manager 1AT070 Statistics after the 2nd day with the weekend yet to run: 487 contacts AT’s 171, SD’s 107, 1 div 70, 14 div … Continue reading

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Preparing for 202

It is rumoured there will be an operator in 202 division some time in February 2014. Cluster DK and Grupo Alpha Tango will have the details when it happens so keep watching and listening. They will be using the Optima … Continue reading

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The Recently Released MaxLog M8800

The best Picture of this radio is the one on the box! Our board was Ver 06, blue.   We had been waiting a while for our initial order of 6 radios to arrive. The manufacturer had a lot of … Continue reading

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New Antenna to go up

I have a couple of antennae to play with and today it was time to start to assemble one of them. A dual drive TET 6 elements on a 6m boom. Bought from TET-Emtron in Perth earlier this year. First … Continue reading

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CG 5000 800w remote antenna tuner

I have been using CG5000 for about a month now with a temporary verical dipole and running about 500w PEP from 40-10 meters. Hard to discuss a tuner without explaining the antenna because the tuner can only work as well as … Continue reading

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A second class Pirate

A mate from down under told me off the other day….He heard me calling the boat on an outback 4wd frequency. I didn’t hear them too good but my call co-incided with the VS737 sched time. Naughty me. He said.."I thought … Continue reading

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CQ Contest

 91SD018 /multi was in the world wide and Sugar Delta contest held for 24 hours last weekend and 24 hours this past weekend. We were a long way from the front runners but in this low DX period we worked … Continue reading

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Log of the my First Activation in 86 div.

  Hi, I am Dave, 91SD218 and this is an account of my trekking and DXactivation visit recently to Nepal with my friend Donald who is a commercialartist. While I would be talking on the radio, Donald would be drawingpictures! … Continue reading

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Europe on Sunday afternoon

Well the skip is rolling in….and the big guns are out. The big antennas and big power can still get the needle moving. Mario 5/7 and Eric up to a 5 with the QSB No sign of 236 or 151 … Continue reading

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