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Ooops I used the wrong year N7YQ on 8/11/17
As long as you used the same value consistently throughout the contest, this should be a non-issue.

Mark AI4BJ
New to Ham Radio WoodguyCO on 17/10/17
>>What regs do I have to be aware of when working the ham radio in Canada?

We have a reciprocal operating agreement with Canada, so you simply need to append the appropriate suffix to your call, e.g. AI4BJ/VE3 if I was operating in Ontario. There are some minor bandplan differences as well. Check out You should also carry a copy of your FCC license and proof of U.S. citizenship.

Mark AI4BJ
CQ SKS Call jmayer180 on 24/8/17
I'm pretty sure that it's the former. If it were the latter, it would be the equivalent of fishing for tuna in your bathtub. :-) Also, the abbreviation for Saskatchewan is SK, not SKS.

Mark AI4BJ
Funny looking antennas for SDR dongle KJ6BQM on 24/8/17
They are designed for transmitting on higher UHF frequencies. For *receiving*, the larger whip should hear on those frequencies just as well as the smaller ones, if not better.

Mark AI4BJ
$300 HackRF dongle vs. $41 Ham it up? KJ6BQM on 8/8/17
If you only need Rx and are primarily interested in HF coverage, take a look at the soon-to-ship Airspy HF+. It promises exceptional performance for a very modest price tag (

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