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This is a work in progress.  In these pages, I hope to provide visitors with an overview of my hamradio interests as well as the progress and evolution of my station.

I fully believe that a well-engineered station will provide higher performance and more rewarding operating  experiences.  Additionally, the exercise of designing, building, maintaining and improving the station will increase the technical knowledge and hands-on abilities of the amateur who pursues such a task.

Herein readers will learn of my approach to the design challenges and implementation  as I strive to build and maintain a high-performance amateur radio station geared toward contesting.  The credit for most of the ideas incorporated in my station belongs to others who are far more technically advanced and skilled than I am.  Rather, I have “stood on the shoulders of giants and taken the next step.”  For me, summoning the courage to take the next step was of paramount importance.  Now my confidence is beginning to grow, and that alone has enabled me to expand the limits of what I though was possible for me to accomplish.

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QSL Instructions

W5WZ is the QSL Manager for:  W5WZ, W5EA, N5LCC

All logs are uploaded to LOTW.  

QSL LoTW = Preferred
All logs are uploaded to LoTW within a few weeks of the QSO.

 

Instructions for Direct QSL Requests

DIRECT STATESIDE:  Request direct via W5WZ with SASE or $1 US.

DIRECT DX:  Request direct via W5WZ with SASE or $2 US.  

Scott Dickson, W5WZ
267 Jim Finley Rd
Calhoun, LA 71225-8711

Instructions for Bureau QSL Requests

BUREAU:
— For W5WZ, via W5WZ
— For W5EA, via W5EA
— For N5LCC, via N5LCC

I’ll reply the same way.  Bureau mailings go out approximately every 6 months.

 

 

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2020 ARRL DX SSB

Call: W5WZ Operator(s): W5WZ WM5H K5OF K1DW KA5M Station: W5WZ Class: M/2 HP QTH: LA – Louisiana Operating Time (hrs): 45:42 Summary: Band QSOs Mults 160: 35 32 80: 163 70 40: 298 84 20: 753 107 15: 214 55 10: 4 4 Total: 1467 352 Total Score = 1,500,576 Club: Louisiana Contest Club Comments: …

Remodeling the shack

After nearly 10 years, I decided to change the layout of the 3rd and 4th positions in the shack. The mult station had been under the stairs, the the 3rd station on a very small table. Additionally, all 4 computers were replaced. And I decided to identify the stations by letter, from left to right, …

Contesting

Contesting is an activity where amateur radio stations attempt to make as many two-way contacts with other stations as possible, following certain defined parameters of the competition, to maximize a score.

W5WZ is a charter member of the Louisiana Contest Club