Updated my QSL
information. I can no longer QSL direct cards that arrive
without return postage.
Farewell to Bob
results to mid-October 2009.
Discovered that my FT-920 went
deaf -- no receive.
Posted the August 2009 CQ Ham
Radio Japan magazine article
results to mid-July 2009.
antenna is up and on the air!
24 , 2009
arrived from Fluid Motion ahead of schedule (had expected
four week's shipping time... see shipping
31 , 2009
made the decision to get a new HF antenna. Today I ordered
a new SteppIR 3-element plus 40M/30M
A month or so of waiting begins.
results to end of January 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.)
2 , 2009
Yaesu made 2009 a very happy new
year for FT-2000 owners with the Performance Enhancement
update v.142. The EDSP software was updated to v11.29.
Turns this great radio into a stellar radio.
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.
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!
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.
7 , 2008
Received DXCC RTTY certificate
#1958 in today's mail.