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Welcome to Hardstaff.Com

By | May 1, 2006

Hi all, well I said I was going to try and keep the web site up to date but that has not worked out so well, so anyway, there is some useful stuff here I hope. I am a systems admin living and working in New Caledonia, I have lived here for nearly twenty years and love the… Read More »

Some Updates from C21TS

By | August 27, 2023

Hi all, will keep this short as internet is super slow at home and sometimes down to almost dial up speed. Some stats to date as of this morning QSOs 10,519Unique callsigns 4,697QSOs per station 2.24Kilometers per QSO 7,559 kmCountries 102 The above gives some idea of the bands I’ve been on. Most of the 30M QSO were… Read More »

C21TS on the air finally

By | August 6, 2023

Small steps, antenna is not so great at the moment. It’s an endfed with 9:1 unun but is up in a not so great place. I’ve used this antenna from 3D2TS for a couple of years and if in the right place works well. I will work on that this afternoon with the help of the 10m fiberglass… Read More »

C21TS Getting there ….

By | August 2, 2023

Hi all, some good news. Plans moving along for a permanent QTH and it’s hoped that I’d move in next week some time. After that setup will be relatively quick. Looks like I won’t have to deal with being in a Hotel and I am confident the new QTH will also allow me to put up some good… Read More »

C21TS Update

By | July 29, 2023

Hi all, this is just a quick one to say I am now physically located in Nauru but I am at temporary accommodation for the moment. I arrived here last Saturday the 22nd. I could probably get on 10m with mobile whip where I am but I really don’t want unpack all my gear just yet. Plus I’d… Read More »

C21TS QSL Cards

By | June 23, 2023

Hi all, just a quick update as I did do over 1000 QSO in a little over 24 hours from C21TS in March. As yet I have no cards printed. I will only get cards printed if I go back to Nauru. So second question will be what model I will use for card requests if I go… Read More »

C21TS 2023 Part 2

By | June 22, 2023

Hi all, wow, it’s been a while since I did anything on here so was tossing around the idea to do C21TS updates here rather than on Facebook so that the information is available to everyone. Not everyone wants to have, or needs to have a Facebook account. So I am calling this part 2 as part 1… Read More »

Returning to Amateur Radio

By | June 6, 2016

After a break of nearly 27 years off the air I decided a couple of months back that it might be fun to get back into Amateur Radio again…. So, asking around locally here (I live in New Caledonia) it seemed best option for buying a new rig was overseas. So I sprung for a Yaesu FT-450D which… Read More »