The Zenith of my DXing Career: FY2016Q1-ish

I’ve been reminiscing my years from 2001 – 2012 (Honor Roll) and beyond: https://dxccsleuth.blog/ and while there have been other years where I worked many more ATNO’s, none were so “concentrated” with Top 10 Most Wanted as what happened in the first Quarter (ish) of 2016. These Top 10 Most Wanted were activated: Heard Island South Sandwich and South Georgia Palmyra Juan deNova Add…

VK0EK – Heard Island DXpedition, Two Years Later

Its hard to believe its already been 2 years since the VK0EK Team ended their epic journey in Perth, Australia. I’ve been thinking about fund raising and how much work we put into it, and the “hype machine” I created – where we kept the “buzz” in everyone’s ear. We easily made budget, and I am especially proud of that – because I believe…

VK0EK, 3Y0Z and 3Y0I . . .

Its hard to believe that its been 2 years since the team started their long journey to Heard Island. We almost had to cancel the project right before Visalia 2015, but a miracle happened during Visalia – as we were fund raising at a table for the full three days. Bouvet is “in play” and even more than I expected – from http://www.arrl.org/news/3y0i-bouvet-dxpedition-invites-3y0z-team-to-join-forces “The…

DXCC and Ham Radio “Epoch”

Autumn colors are fleeting . . . as is life . . .  It was fun presenting at Pacificon in the Antenna Seminar, and for the first time in more than 10 years of presenting there, I arrived early and stayed for the entire seminar. Its always interesting to see how we all just keep aging – at Pacificon and at Visalia. The presenters…

The Best Two Antennas I Have Ever Had

For all low bands, 160-30M, my own designed “Modified Bobtail” is a very clear winner. I’ve blogged extensively about this antenna, and the best antenna tuner for this antenna – and my favorite antenna tuner of all time is the Palstar BT1500A. Every feature, knob and button is useful and perfect for the Mod Bob. The best yagi antenna I have ever had was…

VK0EK Wins DX Coffee’s “Best Communication” Award

The VK0EK is very pleased to receive the DX Coffee Best Communication Award, which is a unique and very thoughtful award. Please visit DX Coffee

Heard Island Drops to #27 Most Wanted!

One of the measures of a good DXpedition is how far you knock that entity down the DXCC Most Wanted List. Heard Island just dropped down to #27, I’m hoping it drops into the 30’s at least.