Category Archives: Amateur Radio

The Solar Activity Is Taking Its Toll on Propagation

this whole week the rate ham radios not been good in the morning. Even on our local nets (by local nets I mean those that cover the United States and station near where I am as opposed to DX.) Signals … Continue reading

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Good Two Meter Opening Yesterday

We had an excellent opening on two meters yesterday. I woke up in the middle of the night as I do lots of times and came in here to check out the vhf propagation report and saw lots of red … Continue reading

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My First Transmitter 6AG7 driving an 807

I started talking about building my first rig in the last post and said that my Elmer, Carl Wilson (W4IUD) helped me build my first transmitter, which was a 6ag7 tube driving an 807 tube, and it probably did good … Continue reading

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Old Times in Hamming and Elmers

The band was quite get this morning but I do not work many people because it didn’t have too long to stay on the air. Ten meters was really hopping and many signals were on the air. I was reminiscing … Continue reading

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Trying the New Digital Modes

2011-12-01-This is a frosty Thursday morning, and it feels rather invigorating. As I was going out to the ham shack, I saw the frost that almost looked like a snowfall. Propagation was about average today. There were a few Japanese … Continue reading

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Chasing DX is Just Like Hunting Deer

2011 November 14 – Hello to my ham radio blog this morning. Most every morning I go out to the ham shack rig just as the gray line is coming up and see whom I can find on the bands. … Continue reading

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An Excellent Hobby

Amateur Radio or (Ham Radio) is certainly a many faceted hobby which is extremely fascinating to me after almost 52 years. I think I first developed an interest in it while hearing my Dad’s little battery-powered Philco radio set. It … Continue reading

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