Author Archives: Tim

About Tim

Amateur Radio operator, television broadcast engineer living in Minnesota.

Inspired to Set Up the Station

A friend instant messaged me the other night and told me that he had his new Yaesu FT-450 connected using Ham Radio Deluxe software. He then connected it to the internet. We tried to make connection, but could not make … Continue reading

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Radio Check

I have had a little bit of time recently to check the radio and noise levels. ┬áThere is still S7 of noise here at the home QTH. One reason might be what is on the other side of our living … Continue reading

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No Field Day This Year

Just thought that I would report that FD did not work out this year. Even though we recently moved I did set up an antenna, but for reasons I have yet to figure out could only hear one station in … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Field Day 2010

It is time to start getting ready for Field Day 2010. Even though the tent is not in the best shape I almost feel like I need to use it one more year. This year unless something unexpected happens I … Continue reading

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Field Day 2009

I was so happy to see fifteen meters open this year. The solar flux had been at a disappointing sixty-seven all week so the expectation of any activity above twenty meters was not high. After the first few minutes of … Continue reading

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Available QRP Ham Gear

Recently I found out that the Ten-Tec Argonaut V (516) has been discontinued. I was considering purchasing one, but for a while the radio was unavailable, like the Jupiter is as I write this. When it did finally become available … Continue reading

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Asus eee PC

Well I bought another eee. The fact that I bought one shortly after they first came out was pretty amazing. I am not normally an early adopter. I did wait long enough to buy one with an eight gigabyte solid … Continue reading

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Does XP Hinder Installing Linux?

This has never happened to me before and it is a bit strange. Dell had a one day sale on the very machine I wanted, an Inspiron 530 preloaded with XP. I maxed out the video card for gaming. It … Continue reading

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Software Update

Just about a week after I wrote the last post I had to install Windows XP on a Dell work computer. Everything I wrote came true except that I did not have to worry about the sound card drivers. The … Continue reading

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Comparing Apples with Apples

This is a bit of a rant. I hear a lot of people talk about which operating system might be easier or more user friendly. Few make a fair comparison. When most people buy a computer it usually comes pre-loaded … Continue reading

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