Howdy, All! Thomas (K4SWL) here--completely new to Mastadon. I love everything radio, but especially field radio (POTA, SOTA, WWFF) and QRP.
Just noticed that when I first received my #HamRadio license, in 1987, 17m antennas were limited to horizontal polarisation.
I have also accepted various free stuff from others, including a shelf in my shack and an aluminium mast. Nice.
Today I have given away 4 PCs released from a local business, after taking out the hard drives. I gave them away via the wonderful https://trashnothing.com/beta/
There's something rewarding about giving kit to people knowing that it's not going to fill a hole in the ground.
@M0YNG I have a Mastodon question. I would like to DM a member but my first DM appeared on my timeline so I'm nervous about using it. Is there a way to private DM another member??
I stumbled upon the first round of the 2022 YOTA contest, a couple of weeks ago, and spontaneously participated in my first contest.
The results are out, and I was placed 95 out of 152 in the single op 3 band category. I guess this is not too bad for a first contest and for only operating for the last hour.
To convert my ADIF log, in Log4OM, to be in the Cabrillo format I bounced it via Winlog32. It exported with some details missing from the header but a quick manipulation in Notepad fixed it.
I'm quite impressed with the Cabrillo format, but can't help but think that XML would be a better file format for contest log submissions.
Will I take part in another contest? I think I probably will.
I took part in my first contest yesterday, having stumbled across lots of #YOTA exchanges. Wow, I didn't realise how fun/addictive/challenging it would be. Now I need to upload my logs, not because I stand any chance of winning, but to validate the entries of other competitors.
Teacher of broadcast things at University of Gloucestershire.
Ham. Member of GQRP, but usually >10W.
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