Monday, October 12, 2009

Ham radio podcasts

A few years ago I bought a Creative MP-3 player planning to listen to audio books. While searching the net for free audio books I came across some ham radio related podcasts. Some of them I enjoyed a lot and some of them I stopped downloading after a few episodes.

My current favorites are:

You can learn more about podcasting at

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Scandinavian Activity Contest 2007

As a QRPer I'm not a huge fan of contests but I do participate in some of them mainly to fill up my log and if possible to work a new DXCC. One of the contests I enjoy most is the Scandinavian Activity Contest. Here the other day I received an award showing that I got the 3rd place in Scandinavia - SSB, Single OP, Multiband - QRP. In 2007! And I received the 2008 award over a month ago!

Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark are taking turns hosting the contest. The Swedes were hosting in 2008 and managed to send me the award after 11 months while the Norwegians used over two years to do the same thing for the contest held in 2007. I'm not complaining because I know these things are done by people who are doing this on their own spare time.

And by the way: Me getting the 3rd place in 2007 probably means that there where 3 participants from Scandinavia in the QRP class...