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AI4BJ

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Digital Operation for a NEW Operator???? KD4RDS 1 week, 2 days ago
I believe the OP was interested in operating digital on HF. The ARRL has a new book out: Work the World with JT65 and JT9

https://www.arrl.org/shop/Work-the-World-with-JT65-and-JT9/
Qst download W9MDD 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Sure, just point your browser at http://www.arrl.org/qst , and click the link near the top of the page to view the current issue. A link to QST archives is found further down the page.
5 band DXCC KK5RX on 25/12/16
I have a Christmas present for you, Rick: You don't need to make a single QSO on 160 to earn 5 Band DXCC! (The other 5 bands you list are the correct bands)

You ask why you can't "pick and choose" the 5 bands that you make your 100 contacts on. How would you feel if you earned 5B DXCC after decades of working on it, only to see the rules suddenly changed to make it much easier for others to attain? I know how I would feel: Totally gypped!

One way to compensate for having an inefficient antenna is to use digital modes such as JT9 and JT65. A friend of mine has earned DXCC using only 10 watts and a wire antenna strung around the inside of his apartment, using primarily these modes.

73,
Mark AI4BJ
qrp kits on the market? KA1TMA on 16/11/16
W2LJ has put together a fairly comprehensive list of QRP kit suppliers: http://w2lj.blogspot.com/p/suppliers.html

You can also find Chinese QRP transceiver kits on eBay for as little as $3, but these have significant limitations and I would not recommend them for first-time kit builders. Of course, for $3 there's not much risk!

Mark AI4BJ
Does this violate the restriction on pecuniary interest? pwiecek on 6/10/16
This document does a pretty good job of explaining the issues involved: http://www.arrl.org/phone-patch-guidelines

Regardless of the legality, I would think that there would be some fairly significant technical and operational challenges to overcome.

Mark AI4BJ

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