ARRL DX CW Contest & Linux

This weekend was the ARRL DX CW contest. I played a little bit to get a
few new countries and just for fun. I started with N1MM but looked if
there was a way to do it on Linux. There is. The combination of xlog
and eepKeyer was working quite ok. Export of the Cabrillo file and also
scoring was a different story though. But it’s a start. eepKeyer uses
cwdaemon for keying, so the interface I built a few weeks ago worked as

Summer is here

Set up for a few days in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. First QSO was with Martin, OK1WCF on 20m PSK-31
running 30w into the newly acquired Buddipole. I know, not quite QRP, but it worked :). 


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My trusty FT-857D running PSK-31 using FLDIGI on Linux.

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My ioIO antenna for 2m and 70cm. Not much activity (or should I say none) on 2m SSB.

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The Buddipole on the long mast as a vertical. Note that guying is a must!