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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.

 

 

Blog

2017 CQ WW CW is history!

Sweeps CW was so much fun, I decided to play CW for a bit this weekend too.  Heard KA5M work a CQing station right ahead of me on Saturday, don’t know if Marsh heard me. CQ WW CW Single Op Assisted High Power  Band     QSOs     Pts  ZN   Cty  Pt/Q    1.8       6      14    4    6   2.3    3.5      57     150   13   30   2.6      7     178     505   21   63   2.8     14     306     811   27   95   2.7     21     137     377   22   66   2.8     28      21      63    5    7   3.0  Total     705    1920   92  267   2.7 Score: 689,280 SH5 analysis

2017 ARRL Sweepstakes SSB @ W5WZ

ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB Call: W5WZ Operator(s): W5WZ KN5O K5ER WM5H WA5VQP Station: W5WZ Class: Multi-Op HP QTH: LA Operating Time (hrs): 23:58 Summary: Band  QSOs ————  160:    0   80:  269   40:  839   20:  655   15:  104   10:    0 ———— Total: 1867  Sections = 83  Total Score = 309,922 Club: Louisiana Contest Club Comments: This …

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