Category Archives: Amateur Radio

More Antenna Work

In order to simplify antenna setup in a city park I purchased some Hamstick antennas. I had never used any before and so far they seem to do a nice job. I also bought the “DAKAD” mount that is available … Continue reading

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Club Picnic and Portable Setup.

Today was the Saint Cloud Amateur Radio Club annual picnic. It was a small gathering at the club house, donated by the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railroad. Saint Cloud has the best hamfest in the state of all that I have … Continue reading

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City Park Antenna Tests

After Field Day I went to Whitney Park here in town. At one time it was the city airport so although there are not a lot of tall trees there are some around the north edge of the park. That … Continue reading

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Field Day 2011

It was good to get to operate Field Day again. The station consisted simply enough of an Icom 703 Plus set for five watts and a G5RV up about thirty feet. The power source was a small seven amp hour … Continue reading

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Listening and Field Day (FD) Preparation.

With some help from a friend I now have the ability to listen to HF from the apartment. In the evening at home I can listen to eighty, forty and twenty meters fairly well although there is some noise. I … Continue reading

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Hamfest

Yesterday I went to Midwinter Madness in Buffalo, Minnesota. It is dubbed as a hobby and electronics show. It was well attended. Radio City and an antenna supplier out of Chicago were there. There were a couple of others selling … Continue reading

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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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