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I decided to brush up on my EMCOMM (EMergency COMMunications) skills. I took and passed with flying colors ARRL’s EC-001 “Introduction to Emergency Communication” course recently. I’m wanting to take the next course but it looks like I’ll need to … Continue reading
I earned my Extra class license today! I took a “cram n’ exam” session sponsored by the Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club in Greeneville. I was sweating bullets when it came to the afternoon as I was afraid I wasn’t … Continue reading
I heard back from Mosley about the RV4C. The base is $24.95 but with $16 shipping and handling. So it’s going to have to wait for a while before I can get it fixed. I think this weekend I will … Continue reading
I’ve been quite busy with work and home life and haven’t had time to get on the air. I’m hoping I’ll be around this weekend…
I was browsing the Web today and I came across this book called “Handheld Radio Field Guide”. It explains how to program 65 different handheld radios from the front panel. A very interesting read, I’m sure. I might get a … Continue reading
I purchased a used Yaesu FT-450D last week in excellent near-new condition. It should be here tomorrow. I’ve also purchased a new (to me) computer for the ham shack and am setting up my Signalink for use with the 450D. … Continue reading
I had recently upgraded TQSL from 2.0.3 to 2.3.1 and I was getting this odd error: tqsl: symbol lookup error: tqsl: undefined symbol: tQSL_ImportSerial After much hair pulling and teeth gnashing, I discovered that I needed to compile TQSL with … 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 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.
I’ve been working on the shack again. Here’s the latest setup below. The laptop is a new acquisition. It’s a HP Elitebook 6930p that I picked up for a great price. It’s running Slackware 64 14.2.