A blog about my Ham Radio Contesting, most of which is from my modest station in Silicon Valley, CA, and some of which is from the shacks of generous hams who have let me guest op.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Another one - P29CW
I worked the P29CW New Guinea DXPedition last night on 30 and 40 meter CW. Both bands were dead with no signals at all, and a lot of local noise, until after midnight, and then they both opened up nicely. The P29CW crew is running 100w to a wire antenna, so it was especially nice to get them. I think on both bands I happened to find them right when they came up, because they went split right after I worked them.
I'm a software engineer with VMware in Palo Alto, CA. I've been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1975, with previous callsigns of WN8YVI, WB8YVI, and KC8ES. I got (re)bitten by the contest bug in November 2008, and am working on upgrading my station. I also like to build weird musical instruments out of microcontrollers.
Long ago, I was a trombonist (BMus 1984, University of Michigan) and played in the Saginaw Symphony and freelanced in the Detroit area.