Author Archives: Sean
Yesterday my dad and I completed the last wall on my little 8’x8′ shack. Now I need to finish insulating the walls in the room and putting up drywall. I need to go under the shed and insulate the floor … Continue reading
So I decided to turn on the radio and spin the dial around earlier today. I wound up working Orelvis, CO6LC, by accident. Glad the radio’s getting out. Just a lot of local QRM from storms.
I worked W9IMS tonight on 7.243 and 3.840. That’s good for me because those QSOs were the first contacts I made on the TS-430S. The propagation is so bad I didn’t know if anyone would hear me. Both stations gave … Continue reading
I picked up a Kenwood TS-430S for $275 shipped online tonight. I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time and the price I couldn’t beat. It’s being shipped Wednesday so hopefully should get here late this week or … Continue reading
Last night, I stopped by my post office box to check it at 2 AM. I was tired, a little cranky, and wasn’t expecting anything. Instead, when I opened the box, there was a large envelope in it from the … Continue reading
I was able to contact TG9IIN on 21.300 on Sunday. Even through the S9-level noise floor from some local 60 Hz QRM, Ilias was very clear. He had a really nice clear signal. That was an unusual contact for me … Continue reading
I got around to replacing the old RG-58 (foam core) coax on my radio with the new Times Microwave LMR-300 RG-8U 20′ roll I bought off of Amazon. To my surprise, as I pulled out the connector out of my … Continue reading
I picked up a MFJ-949 Deluxe Versa Tuner II for $120, including shipping, off of QRZ.com last week. The tuner arrived yesterday in excellent shape and was packed very well. I set it up and it works great. I’m still … Continue reading
I didn’t realize that it’s been six months since I posted on the blog. I’ve been very busy with my work and haven’t had much time until recently to get on the air.