Episode 26 - Scott Andersen - NE1RD
Ham radio promoter: Dave KZ1O
First Call: AB1BL, 2002
First Mentors: Microlite Penguins DXpedition to South Orkney Islands, DVDs by Bob Allphin, K4UEE
DXCC Entities: 182
Our Ham Station, by Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, and Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB, blog article on the design and construction of beautiful ham radio station for two operators, husband and wife.
Winkey CW keyer
100 Pound DXpedition Blog - how much can I take in two fifty pound suitcases
CQ Worldwide WPX Contest
WARP bands provide best opportunities to create pileups from the vacation destination
Prefers 2 element yagi, but verticals near the water are the best
Buddipole portable antennas
The Wire Man - antenna wire, 26 gauge wire is preferred
Preferred Rig Icom 7000, then, and Elecraft KX3 with 100 watt amplifier, now
QRP Amateur Radio Club International
Clublog Amateur Radio Logging System
Yankee Clipper Contest Club
Masscon QRP Convention 2010
Lesson learned - don’t try try to do everything. Try working a single band to allow yourself time limits and structure.
"Shackanomics" - $1.00 per QSO - on the decision to buy gear at the swapmeet: "If a new rig or accessory costs $200.00, will I get 200 more QSOs than if I didn’t have it?"
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Icom 7000 All Band Transceiver
Elecraft KX3 QRP Transceiver
Elecraft K2 All Band HF Transceiver
Elecraft K1 CW QRP Transceiver
DXpedition in Progress