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Off the air for a while

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…

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Interesting ham radio book

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

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Coming back alive…

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

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Fixed TQSL problems

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

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Just passing through…

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.

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On the air again

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.

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Working on the shack

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.

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Better late than never

I mounted the hamstick dipole on a 10′ tall piece of aluminum conduit and mounted it to a wooden fencepost about three feet high.  I guyed it to the fence and to two large grounding stakes.  Using my antenna matcher, … Continue reading

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Tinkering with antennas

I’ve decided to try out the 40-meter “hamstick dipole” set up I bought once again now that I have my station set up semi-permanently and properly grounded.  I have just been really busy with work, working both day shifts, night … Continue reading

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Making progress

Taking advantage of the beautiful (if occasionally stormy) weather this weekend, I set up a computer in the shack for my logging and callsign lookup purposes.  The computer itself is an old HP dc7700 ultra-slim desktop.  Very tiny computer and … Continue reading

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