VK0EK Four Year Anniversary

The 2016 VK0EK Heard Island DXpedition Wow – its been 4 years since the VK0EK Team were on their way to Cape Town to get the gear and ship fumigated and ready to make the long 11 day voyage to “almost” the South Pole – and way out there in the south of the Indian Ocean. I spent 3 years working with Bob, KK6EK…

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.