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Sunday, March 16, 2014

K5JAW Operating Notes Weeks 10 & 11 (Mar 2-15, 2014)

On The Air: 
Well I missed publishing Week 10 Operating Notes, so you get a double-helping this week!  Such is the ebb and flow of this hobby; sometimes we don't get to spend the time on it that we plan.  Over the past two weeks I've been subject to that ebb and flow, with my on-air time ranging from quick visits to the shack for participation in regular nets, to spending a few hours at a time working DX contacts.

I won't recap every little bit of the last two weeks, other than to say that I've added new DXCC entries to the log.  Although they're not yet "confirmed" for awards purposes, they're in the log!   Probably the biggest highlight was logging Antarctica with a SSB contact to RI1ANT, just over 10,000 miles away on the "far side" of Antarctica from the United States.  That meant my signal went over the South Pole, or pretty dog-gone close to it.  I've got confirmations on the six major continents, and now I can say that I've got all seven in the log.

Top 4 Distances This Week:
RI1ANT - Antarctica, 10,157 miles
RT0F - Russia, 5700 miles
YT0W, YU1JW, and YT0A - Serbia, 5500 miles

International Contacts:
Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Bonaire Island, Brazil, Canary Islands, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao Island, European Russia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Spain, Turks & Caicos

States Worked:
Mississippi, Texas, Virginia

QSL Cards Received this week
W4V - Virginia

QSL Cards Going Out in the coming week
No cards this week, I'm waiting on some new QSL cards to be delivered.  I'll catch up as soon as I get them!

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