Tag Archives: A Good Read

Book Review: “Up Two – Adventures of a DXpeditioner” by Roger G3SXW

“Up Two – Adventures of a DXpeditioner” has been my bedside read for the last week or so.

Made up of the fascinating accounts of the VooDoo Contest Group in places like Benin, Mayotte, Togo, Burkina Faso, Macau, Tristan da Cunha and more!

Up Two - the Book

 Are you a DX’er? Have you longed to be on the other side of the pile-ups? Do you dream of taking a rig to exotic locations? Do thoughts of mountains, oceans, and deserts send shivers down your spine? If your answer to any of the above questions is yes, you are in for a rare treat. This 240 page book spans over 30 years of G3SXW’s DX’pedition life experiences from 22 different rare countries. It is certain to bring you the vicarious thrills of operating from exotic places.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction 
  • Asia Afghanistan YA1R 1970-73
  • Cyprus ZC4SXW 1992
  • Iran EP2IA 1970-78
  • Macau XX9TSX 1994
  • Nepal l 9N1SXW 1995
  • West Africa Benin TY5SXW 1995
  • Burkina Faso XT2SX 2001-02
  • The Gambia C56/G3SXW 1989-91
  • Ghana 9G5SX 1994-2001
  • Ivory Coast TU/G3SXW 1996
  • Morocco CN5N 1990
  • Togo 5V7A 1996-98
  • Pacific Chatham Island ZL7/G3SXW 2001
  • Nauru C21SX 1999
  • Solomon Islands H44SX 1991
  • Wallis & Futuna FW/G3SXW 2000
  • Far-Flung Places Cayman Islands ZF2WW 1993
  • Cocos (Keeling) VK9CXW 2001
  • Mayotte FH/G3SXW 2000
  • Seychelles S79SXW 2000
  • Swaziland 3DA/G3SXW 1992
  • Tristan da Cunha ZD9SXW 1993
  • Failed Projects 
  • Pile-Up Operating 
  • QSLing 
  • Diary 
  • Thanks 
  • Biography
You can read other amateur’s reviews of “Up Two – Adventures of a DXpeditioner” at: eHam Reviews

I bought my copy from:  The Sales Page at: http://www.idiompress.com/books-up-two.html

Definitely a good read!

Recommended!

73

Steve
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A Good Read – “Aloft – a Meditation on Pigeons & Pigeon-Flying” by Stephen Bodio

Check out the short write up on “Aloft – a Meditation on Pigeons & Pigeon-Flying” by Stephen Bodio

As mentioned in my end of 2007 post, I will be moving the content for “A Good Read” to Random Hold in order to reduce the “clutter” for radio amateurs subscribing by RSS who do not want to read about things other than ham radio.

http://randomhold.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/agr-aloft/

is today’s link!

73

Steve
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A Bit of an Explaination of “A Good Read” and “Life Tool Series”

I’ve had the question put to me “How do your ‘A Good Read’ and ‘Life Tool Series’ posts relate to Amateur Radio?”

In the words of  Arthur Conan Doyle – the British author who created Sherlock Holmes – (1859-1930):

“It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.”

These are wise words indeed.

“A Good Read” is the least connected to Amateur Radio, with the books reviewed being books of merit in that they are “special” in some form or another.  They are books that I found significantly rewarded my time to read them.

“Life Tool Series” is much more focused, being these are practical books that for their topic area are definitive, concise and given you enough operational information to self-actuate once you understand their contents.  This series really should be thought of as books that are “Toolboxes of Useful Powerful Ideas.”  It is the ideas that really are the “Life Tools.”

The relationship to Amateur Radio is profound.  You can’t run a DXpedition or even successfully fund your own QTH’s station without a functional understanding of Money and “How Money is Counted,” which has been the first two topics covered in the “Life Tool Series.” 

While these books are certainly not ones you would need to have on hand in your shack, or included in the field reference materials for a DXpedition, they do contain the fundamentals in their topic areas that you need to have mastered for success.

That they have application to most all aspects of life is their greatest bonus.

Hoping that you too learn, grow and enjoy “A Good Read” recommendations and find the “Life Tools Series” fundamental in your “Intellectual Life Toolbox.”

73

Steve
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A Good Read – Life Tools Series – The Seven Laws of Money by Phillips & Rasberry

Check out the short write up on “The Seven Laws of Money” by Phillips & Rasberry .

As mentioned in my end of 2007 post, I will be moving the content for “A Good Read” to Random Hold in order to reduce the “clutter” for radio amateurs subscribing by RSS who do not want to read about things other than ham radio.

This also the second book reviewed in my “Life Tools Series.” These are books every personal library should contain.

http://randomhold.wordpress.com/2008/01/21/agr-the-seven-laws-of-money/

is today’s link!

73

Steve
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A Good Read – Life Tools Series – How to Keep Score in Business by Robert Follett

Check out the short write up on “How to Keep Score in Business” by Robert Follett .

As mentioned in my end of 2007 post, I will be moving the content for “A Good Read” to Random Hold in order to reduce the “clutter” for radio amateurs subscribing by RSS who do not want to read about things other than ham radio.

This also introduces the “Life Tools Series.”  These are books every personal library should contain.

http://randomhold.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/agr-how-to-keep-score-in-business/

is today’s link!

73

Steve
K9ZW

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A Good Read – Life on Both Sides of the Wall by Gunther Skaletz

Check out the short write up on “Life on Both Sides of the Wall” by Gunther Skaletz.  This is an inspiring and amazing account of the life of a man who escaped a concentration camp, the KGB and eventually escaped over the border to the west.  That is only the first part of the adventure!

As mentioned in my end of 2007 post, I will be moving the content for “A Good Read” to Random Hold in order to reduce the “clutter” for radio amateurs subscribing by RSS who do not want to read about things other than ham radio.

http://randomhold.wordpress.com/2008/01/09/life-on-both-sides-of-the-wall/

Highly Recommended! 

73

Steve
K9ZW

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