FT-2000 and PEP info
Terrain analysis
SteppIR info
Beverage receive antenna
40M rotary dipole project
40M half-square project
40M vertical array project
80M vertical array project
Spider beam project
Hex beam project
CDE meter scale project
Bencher BY-2 paddles
RTTY contesting tips

Contest scores

Feb. 5, 2010
Added propagation tools page.

Jan. 10, 2010
Updated my QSL information. I can no longer QSL direct cards that arrive without return postage.

Dec. 30, 2009
Farewell to Bob VE6YR SK

Oct. 19, 2009
Updated contest results to mid-October 2009.

Sept. 18, 2009
Discovered that my FT-920 went deaf -- no receive.

July 23, 2009
Posted the August 2009 CQ Ham Radio Japan magazine article about VA7ST.

July 20, 2009
Updated contest results to mid-July 2009.

May 2, 2009
SteppIR antenna is up and on the air!

April 24 , 2009
SteppIR arrived from Fluid Motion ahead of schedule (had expected four week's shipping time... see shipping diary).

March 31 , 2009
Finally made the decision to get a new HF antenna. Today I ordered a new SteppIR 3-element plus 40M/30M dipole. A month or so of waiting begins.

January 28, 2009
Updated contest results to end of January 2009.

January 14, 2009
Yaesu updated the FT-2000 EDSP software to v11.39, making an important engineering change. Made a noticeable difference in the DSP digital noise reduction.

I have new stand-alone pages for my 40M wire vertical array and 40M half-square array changes (the verticals have been taken down because they really messed up the half-square pattern to the U.S.)

January 2 , 2009
Yaesu made 2009 a very happy new year for FT-2000 owners with the Performance Enhancement Program firmware update v.142. The EDSP software was updated to v11.29. Turns this great radio into a stellar radio.

December 21 , 2008
Christmas holidays are underway. First order of business: a quick contest (OKDX RTTY), and housekeeping on this site. Updated my Logbook of the World totals.

November 14 , 2008
Updated information about the antennas currently in use here at VA7ST. Includes notes about coax chokes, the Mosley Classic-33 and 20M SWR bandwidth tweaking. Also added all-new terrain analysis for this QTH -- some pretty dramatic advantages for a short-tower operator!

September 6 , 2008
Made a 7-hour trip to Vancouver Island for the BC DX Club's annual "island" meeting. Had a wonderful time. Got the guided tour of VE7UFs contest station.

August 7 , 2008
Received DXCC RTTY certificate #1958 in today's mail.

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