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Category Archives: Shack Work
I’m going to be ordering the EFHW-8010 end-fed half-wave antenna from myantennas.com next week and the mounting hardware as well as a tripod to mount the back half of the antenna on the shed. I’ve got to get my own antenna … Continue reading
I got around to installing my Yaesu FTM-3100 2 meter mobile radio in my shack. Thanks to help from my dad, KD7SXQ, we were able to get my ol’ reliable 2 meter J-pole installed on the outer wall of my … Continue reading
I just uploaded my logs for July and August to LotW, QRZ.com, ClubLog, and eQSL.
I had a fun weekend on the air. I successfully worked six of the 13 Colonies stations and then this morning before work, I worked a seventh. I’m hopefully on my way to a clean sweep.
I didn’t do a lot of DX tonight but I did contact KA0BOJ in Raymond, Nebraska, at the Branching Oak Observatory. In 20 years of being a ham, this was my first NE contact. That was fun though I did … Continue reading
The past few days, I’ve come home from work and stopped by in the shack to take a listen to what I can hear on the air. I wound up working Canada, Grenada, and Northern Ireland (the last two being … Continue reading
Last night I decided to get on the air a little. Worked a station in Brazil and then a station in Illinois (a 14-year-old girl named Abby who was calling /AG). Not bad for the rather poor antenna installation I … Continue reading
I’m thinking about buying a larger end-fed half-wave dipole antenna that uses a 9:1 UNUN, perhaps something like this. I know I could build one myself but right now, I just don’t have the time nor the patience to try … Continue reading
I bought a small A/C window unit and installed it in the shack this weekend. Now to get the door installed and I’ll have the walls up on the shack. It’ll be nice not to melt inside of the shack … Continue reading