Category: Contesting

Field Day

Posted on June 27, 2011 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V

Now, I’ve never been much of a contester, and I’ll never have enough of a station to be a ‘Big Gun’, but I do enjoy it when I do contest, and with the big station upgrade, I can actually play a bit more. This weekend was Field Day, which was the first contest I ever […]

Continue reading Field Day

Nice weekend

Posted on October 19, 2009 in Contesting,Ham Radio,life by KG2V

I did 2 things this weekend I haven’t done in over a year 1)Played in a ham radio contest – actually, the first NY State QSO party that has been held in 17 years, 2)Had a wee dram of scotch – as I’m no longer on pain killers, I was able to sit by the […]

Continue reading Nice weekend

Field Day 2009

Posted on June 23, 2009 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V

I was really really hoping to make it to Field Day this year, but last Friday I received an invite to a friend’s Daughter’s High School Graduation. This is one I will NOT miss. I hope to get to play some on Saturday, after putting a 2nd coat of taping compound on the spare bedroom […]

Continue reading Field Day 2009

WAS and New Mexico

Posted on June 25, 2007 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V
Tags: ,

Well, one of my big goals for FD didn’t happen AGAIN this year. The ONLY state I have NOT worked – EVER, is New Mexico. I often hear stations working New Mexico, but I’ve NEVER even heard a station out of New Mexico The only other state I don’t have confirmed is CT – Mostly […]

Continue reading WAS and New Mexico

Field Day

Posted on June 24, 2007 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V

This year, Field day has not been so much fun. I’ve got some health issues, so I’m running class 1D with my lousy antennas. On top of that, I went to bed early. I figure my health is a heck of a lot more important than Field Day. I probably should be on the air […]

Continue reading Field Day

Been a while

Posted on March 26, 2007 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V

Since the last time I posted, life has been busy with NON ham stuff – 20 or so QSOs this year! I did wire up the Ham IV, and found that the position sender doesn’t work, and I’ve been SO busy I have not had time to send it out to Norm’s to be rebuilt […]

Continue reading Been a while

Field Day Result

Posted on December 21, 2006 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V

I Never posted how I did on Field Day. As I predicted, I came in forst for class 1E in the NLI section. That turned out to be trivial, as I was the ONLY class 1E in NLI. I did come in 4th in the Hudson Division for class 1E. Definitely have to get the […]

Continue reading Field Day Result


Posted on October 31, 2006 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V

Didn’t get much time to play in the contest this weekend, there is just too much going on in my life Ended up running PARTS of 3 different hours – probably a total on the air time of 90 minutes or so 38 QSOs – all on 20m, all while the band was dieing at […]

Continue reading CQWW SSB

Field Day 2006

Posted on July 14, 2006 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V

Normally I go Upstate and do field Day at WA2GUG’s place. This year, due to family commitments (had to watch the children, plus Mom in the hospital), I did Field Day as a class 1E from home Had a good Field day – 978 points, which SHOULD put me in first for NLI section. Butt […]

Continue reading Field Day 2006

NAQP Lessons learned

Posted on January 23, 2006 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V

A few weeks ago, I decided to enter in my first North American QSO Party (NAQP). Looking at the rules, it seemed that I had a choice – enter as a single operator, single radio station (s/1) and NOT use packet spotting, or use packet spotting, and enter as multi operator, 2 radio (M/2). I […]

Continue reading NAQP Lessons learned