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Author Topic: Winter, of Amateur Radio stuff to look forward to? Uh-huh....  (Read 534 times)

Offline ThaDood

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Already, looking FWR to The ARRL VHF Sweepsteaks.  https://www.arrl.org/january-vhf    Then, Winter Field Day, which seems to be growing.https://winterfieldday.org/    And then, the always fun AM Rally!!!  http://www.amrally.com/   This year, that could be much more fun on 20M, 17M, 12M, 15M, and especially 10M, AM. However, 6M and 2M AM can also be fun as well, albeit more local. So, if Southern thunderstorms rear their ugly, noisy, heads this AM Rally, chances are, this year, moving to the higher bands will be a nice escape from that. And, when F2 is open from 20M, on up, barefoot power, even QRP, is all it takes. 
« Last Edit: January 02, 2024, 2022 UTC by ThaDood »
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a burial that will satisfy everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.

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Last night, I blew-off C2C AM, for 75M QSO's to fall asleep to. However, when I woke-up around 7:30AM, EST, the SSB'ers were pretty much calling it quits. So, I tuned to 3885AM and caught the tail-end of what I believe was the AM Collins Net. Glad that I did, since someone made the announcement that the annual Heavy Metal AM Rally is, tonight. https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/34th-electric-radio-heavy-metal-rally.892062/   Cool!!!! Nice warm-up for next month's AM Rally.  Now, will lightning crashes be lower tonight, since last night I've needed to use the W.O.G. to listen to 75M?
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a burial that will satisfy everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.

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Re: Winter, of Amateur Radio stuff to look forward to? Uh-huh....
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2024, 0702 UTC »
WW PMC contest 1/6/24-1/7/24. Currently listening to an op in Slovenia on 40m working the contest at 0702z.

https://www.s59dcd.si/index.php/sl/ww-pmc/ww-pmc-contest-rules
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Association_of_Peace_Messenger_Cities
« Last Edit: January 07, 2024, 0705 UTC by RobRich »
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