Saturday, September 29, 2007

Where In The World Is Tim?

Wow, time flies. It's hard to believe it's been so long since my last post but it's been a busy summer and sometimes life just gets in the way. Here's an update...

The N9PUZ-10 TelPac gateway has been running very smoothly. There are several local users active with Winlink via the gateway now and it's been working well. I have some equipment changes I'd like to make just to switch to some dedicated equipment I've picked up but that will all wait until the weather turns bad for outdoor projects.

It's no surprise to anyone that the higher frequency HF bands and even the lower bands to some extent are really bad. Few sunspots, etc. I've had some fun the last couple of months during the Adventure Radio Society "Spartan Sprints" but that has a lot more to do with it being QRP CW than it any sort of outstanding scores.

The first part of October I'll be out in the New England area. I hope to visit and operate W1AW one day and do a little portable QRP operation from the White Mountains area of New Hampshire. No set schedule for anything, it is a vacation after all!




mark said...

being New to HF I am truely glad to too see other more experenced ham saying the bands are Bad

KB9RQZ formerly out Illiopolis

Tim, N9PUZ said...

Well, conditions are bad in the sense that a few years ago or in a year from now they'll be much, much better than the past 8-12 months.

Under better solar conditions I love 10 and 17 meters. The antennas are small and both DX and domestic contacts are plentiful. The past year or so has been a time to discover or rediscover 30, 40, 80, and 160 meters.

Good times should be coming again, hang in there!

Tim, N9PUZ