I had some fun in the CQ WW CW contest over the weekend. Learned a lot about my operating in a “real” contest effort and what works and what doesn’t with my station as it is now… I obviously am still a “little pistol” when it comes to major league ham radio contests, so I [...]
Archive for November, 2007
The HamLinks Ham Radio Toolbar continues to grow in popularity… with over 1500 installations since its release a couple months ago. I continue to get emails thanking me for putting this toolbar together and asking for new features (only so many hours in the day, but I’m thinking about a few new features). The HamLinks [...]
Over the past few days, I’ve been trying to prepare my station for the ham radio contest season (I’m late – it’s already well underway). Last weekend, I spent a few hours testing things out during the ARRL Sweepstakes (Phone). My goal for Sweeps was simple – determine the strengths and weaknesses of my station [...]
An update on my Prosistel direction alignment issue. After emails with ArraySolutions and Prosistel, I’m now properly aligned. The problem Just to recap what I was seeing… I had the rotor installed and antennas pointed to 000 (North). After some work (another trip for poor Dave up the tower to reset the stack) everything lined [...]
Here is a tip for installing and aligning a Prosistel (BigBoy) PST-61D rotator… Set the rotor control box to a known setting prior to installing your antennas. Unfortunately, I did things a bit backwards. In my case, we cabled and tested the rotor and controller on the ground (makes sense). We installed the rotor on [...]
In the process of updating my ham radio reviews database. QRX.