Category Archives: Amateur Radio

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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CW Again

I have been practicing Morse code on and off for the last several years. Most of the time has been driving in the truck listening to some very old cassette tapes that were given to me back in the 80’s. … Continue reading

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November Sweeps and January NAQP

November Sweepstakes has come and gone. I did actually make one CW contact this last time. For the phone contest I made 131 contacts. The map will be posted below. This last weekend was the January North American QSO Party, … Continue reading

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