Author Archives: Tim

About Tim

Amateur Radio operator, television broadcast engineer living in Minnesota.

Parks Portable

I’ve been riding the bike around the neighborhood lately. I’ve also been packing up supplies for portable operation. The idea has been to make sure I am ready to go to get back out this summer and operate portable from … Continue reading

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Simple Update

Can you guess what mode I prefer to use. All keys are straight keys or wired as Sideswipers. Tim

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New Antennas Added

I realized the other day that an update is overdue. The desk now has a TS-590s and TT Eagle with a few various keys. The Czech key is still my favorite. There is now an interface box for feed lines … Continue reading

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Hamfest Time

I intended to publish this before Huntsville. Oh well. Comments are added after the hamfest. Hamfests are a lot of fun. It is great to look at a lot of the items that people bring to sell. It is sometimes … Continue reading

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March 2016 SKCC WES

We are having unusually pleasant weather for March in Minnesota, 66f. Took a short bike ride up to Rivers Edge park at the north end of the block I live on. Made seven contacts for SKCC WES this afternoon with … Continue reading

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Outdoor-Indoor Operating

I have been on vacation this week. Yesterday I was reminiscing about operating outdoors this last summer. That was one activity that I just did not get enough of this last summer. I read the blog posts of W1PID and … Continue reading

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Bike Rides and Amateur Radio

I’ve almost always owned a QRP radio over the years, but never one that could truly be called trail friendly. During the winter after looking at the KX3 I decided to purchase YouKits HB-1B radio. It is a four band, … Continue reading

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CW Demonstration at a Hamfest

The last couple years I missed the Brainerd, Minnesota hamfest. They changed the date a few years ago so I finally caught up. At a previous hamfest I met a couple hams promoting the Brainerd hamfest and asked them if … Continue reading

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Remote Radio Operation

As I have mentioned in pasts entries I can not operate from my RF noisy apartment. I do now have an IC-703+ set up and monitoring 28.05 MHz, 52.525 MHz and 50.081 MHz with the idea that I might participate … Continue reading

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Field Day 2013

Just a quick note about Field Day. Between storms and work I only got to operate a few hours Sunday morning. We actually lost power at the apartment for 42 hours. I operated 1C from the truck waiting at work … Continue reading

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