Friday, November 10, 2017

2017 Field Day Results - Drum Roll Please

The 2017 Field Day results are to be published in the December QST.

This is how our club did ..........  12th place overall in the 2A classification, tops in SC and 2nd in Roanoke ARRL Division.   We got beat by another NC station.  We beat the station that beat us in 2016 but another NC took the leader position.  The margin was only 244 points.   We did better than last year's overall position (16th) versus this year (12th)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New ATNO #306 Burundi 9U4M

I am not sure they have amplifiers yet because they are not that strong - esp. on 20m.  I did get lucky on 30m.    It took a few repeats for him to copy my signal.

This is from their website:

"Hallo everybody

So, despite any more difficulties we are on air. As the world of hams knows we arrived in Bujumbura with all the permissions and licences signed and approved but the local authorities of customs  stop all the equipments (antennas and radios) tho check one by one and this formal step take time, much time..hi

Anyway we made our best, believe us, put up  3 home made antennas, switch on 3 radios and startend already Monday Evening to made many qsos.

The latest news are quite good and we are very confident that all the equipments will be out from the custom deposit tomorrow,Wednesday in the late morning

Keep on touch ad listen listen,all the 9U4M waiting for you!!

Ciao de Antonio and Gab"

So apparently they have a makeshift operation until Wednesday when their amplifiers and antennas arrive.