Sixty Three Feet!

The UrbanBeam will (finally) go up to 63′ from its current height of 52.5′ The AB-577 mast sections are 5′ 3″ each. I have 12 – and am only using 10 at the moment, so, after last weekends very strong winds, I have full confidence that its time to add in the last 2 sections. I made Honor Roll New Years Eve 2012 –…

Have We Passed “Peak DX”?

Is it just me – or does it seem like we are past the “heyday” of DXing? It must have been that 2016 was quite the incredible year – there were 5 Top 10 DXCC activations. That felt like the “grand finale” of a fireworks show. Since then, the number of activations – especially rare or ultra rare seem down in number. One thing…

FREQ 300 #11: The “5C5 Mystery”

Mystery Parts . . .  Yesterday I worked someone who sent 5C5TLM, and so it leaves me guessing what their real call is. The closest thing that seems like it could be a ham call would be HC5TLM. AHA! The DXFun Cluster has a history of Luis, HC5TLM spots. SO I will log this one for FREQ #11. His sending was good enough –…

The Aging DXer Population

Kure, K7C – Cordell Expeditions last activated it in 2005 The DX Community is not getting any younger – I was with Bob, KK6EK, when he announced to a small circle of friends that he was retiring from DXpeditioning. I was also with him when he decided to sell his Cordell Explorer – an old Salmon Fishing boat that he ran on the SF…