Category Archives: Radio Daze

Yaesu VX2R Belt Clip Mod

Does your Yaesu VX-series HT look like this? The plastic belt clips are notorious for breaking. There is a solution. Buy a cellphone clip for Nokia phones. I found mine at Amazon: Nokia Belt Clip for Nokia 5100, 6100, and … Continue reading

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LOTWTF?

Watching my LOTW confirmed count, stuck at one number for the past couple of days, it updates and now I have … one less? WTF, LOTW?

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So close …

to WAS:

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Logbook of the Wait

So nowadays you can upload to LOTW or, if you’re really in a hurry for a confirmation, you can mail a QSL card.

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Just twiddling the thumbs

Uploaded my logs to LOTW, now I have to paint a bedroom. I’ll watch the paint dry while LOTW does its thing. (Later…) Okay the paint is dry. And LOTW hasn’t made it to my logs yet. (Sigh)

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Fatal error: initializeLOTWDB: -709 – CONNECT: (protocol error)

LOTW is having problems with the CQ WW log influx.

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Pirates on 15 meters?

Any explanation of this would be appreciated. Email me, wa5ica at the website address.

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ARISS Flyover 9-22-2011

The ISS was over north Texas today and was in communication with Kiroli elementary school in West Monroe, Louisiana. I took the opportunity to record the audio from the pass. Naturally, I forgot to turn the iPhone sideways to record … Continue reading

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Great Help for Old Eyes

This lighted magnifier, which can be found at cloth stores (as in sewing) is a great aid for working on small circuits. The LED lighting is surprisingly bright, too. Here is a view of it in its intended use. The … Continue reading

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Looking Back

A while back I put in a “find and notify” on Amazon for a callbook, and lo, they found it, and I quickly bought it: Why did I want this copy? Because on page 247 you can find this: Those … Continue reading

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