Episode 11: Gearing up for fall

Episode 11: Gearing up for fall

When fall contest season rolls around, you’ll be thankful for every little improvement you made over the summer months. It’s no fun climbing a tower or working on antennas when it’s snowing and minus 20 degrees outside. So get it done now and be ready for the fall contest season.

Episode 10: IARU recap and 6M meteor scatter

Episode 10: IARU recap and 6M meteor scatter

Our long, hot summer rolls along with plenty to do. This week we report on the IARU HF World Championships held over the past weekend, and look ahead at the next fun ham radio contests on the summer calendar.

Episode 8: Puttering about in the summer doldrums

Episode 8: Puttering about in the summer doldrums

The prime contest seasons are behind us and ahead of us, so we’re in what I like to consider the summer doldrums. Coming up are the All Asian CW and Ukrainian RTTY worldwide contests. That plus talk about amplifiers this week.

Episode 7: Glass half-empty in CQ WPX CW

Episode 7: Glass half-empty in CQ WPX CW

Thousands of ham radio operators are in recovery mode after a hectic weekend of frantic action on the air. CQ WPX CW is over, and it was good when it started Friday but really bad by the finish on Sunday.

Episode 6: Psyching up for CQ WPX CW

Episode 6: Psyching up for CQ WPX CW

The world will be alive with CW operators vying in the CQ WPX (Weird Prefix) CW contest May 27 and 28. It’s one of the biggest radio events of the year, with many thousands of hams competing from around the world. That’s the focus of this week’s Zone Zero ham radio contesting podcast.

Episode 4: Volta RTTY DX and the CQ-M International

Episode 4: Volta RTTY DX and the CQ-M International

Prepare for one of the great RTTY events on the annual calendar – the Volta RTTY DX contest this weekend. If you want to score 100 million points in a weekend, then this one is for you. We’ll also look at the CQ-M International DX contest for CW and phone operators.

Episode 3.1: Recapping the 7QP, Indiana and New England QSO Parties

Episode 3.1: Recapping the 7QP, Indiana and New England QSO Parties

Let’s recap the 7QP, Indiana QSO Party and New England QSPO Party – and here’s a hint… May 6 and 7 was a pretty darn good weekend to be on the air.

Episode 3: Four more QSO parties and ARI International DX

Episode 3: Four more QSO parties and ARI International DX

Let’s look ahead to the May 6-7 weekend QSO Parties for the 7th Call Area, Indiana, Delaware and New England states, plus the ARI International DX contest.