Category Archives: Radio Daze

Catching Up

The last post suggested something was up on the operating/radio front.  I had another item show up at my door that confirms this: Here it is spread out on my kitchen counter: Here’s the beginning of the process: And here’s … Continue reading

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LSDXA January Meeting

Crowded this month Haven’t seen this many hams in one place since Ham Com.

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Code of (bad) Conduct

I listened with growing amazement yesterday (9/30) while waiting to see if I could get a chance to work 8R1AE as he repeatedly pleaded for JA only, and a California ham kept calling over his QSOs, calling after again JA … Continue reading

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This, and that, and the other thing

That’s what you title a catch-all post, I think. So the phone bands have been so atrociously bad lately that 90% of my recent QSOs have been CW, with a fair mix of countries in the group. Most of this … Continue reading

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Powerpole Frustration

I spent way too much time yesterday replacing a PowerPole connector whose wire had pulled out. I have one word of advice to anyone using these: go ahead and spend the 40 bucks for the crimp tool. That’s got to … Continue reading

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New QSL cards

Ordered these online from Office Depot.

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K5GJ at LSDXA meeting

Talking SDR and Flex Radio

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Adventures with a TenTec R4020

I recently picked up a TenTec R4020 to try as a traveling QRP rig. It looks nice: It comes with battery holders so you can go true portable in the field: The instructions say to install the battery holders with … Continue reading

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Back from 6Y land

Spent part of a week down in Jamaica, but didn’t take any equipment along. I thought about it, but some comments around the interwebs weren’t particularly encouraging. We were in a second floor room with a balcony, so I might … Continue reading

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HAM-COM 2012

The MFJ booth at Ham Com Getting a bite for lunch Everybody wanted one of these The ICOM booth

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