Tag Archives: 15-meter band

Amateur radio: CQ WW SSB contest report

After writing up all the prep that went into my significant effort for the CQ Magazine SSB DX contest on the 28th and 29th of October, finally the contest itself. Continue reading


Amateur radio: CQ WPX SSB contest, March 2017, late report

I had partially written up a report for this contest back in April, but never got around to finishing it.  However, I finally had a chance to see my results after all this time, so I decided to finish the report and include an interesting addendum. Continue reading

Amateur radio: 15-meter opening, September 24th

It’s been a while since I posted because I keep getting into the mindset that I need to make all the posts highly detailed.  But, I’m going to try to post smaller things more often.

With such low solar fluxes this year, activity above 20 meters has been fairly limited.  While working the second day of the Texas QSO Party, I saw on the DX spotting sites that 15 meters was open across the Atlantic from the eastern US.  The better news was that the opening was actually extending out West.

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Amateur radio: ARRL DX contest

This post is rather belated, but I thought I would finally write about the ARRL International DX Phone Contest, the weekend of March 4th.  Basically, as a U.S. mainland station the goal was to contact as many people outside the U.S. mainland in as many countries as possible, and for non-mainland the goal was to contact as many people as possible in the lower 48 states. Continue reading