30th June 2014

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Bondage for the Wired Ham

Whether in the shack or go-kit, keeping cables tidy is a good idea. Here are a couple of options I use. Nite Ize makes a bunch of neat little clips, ties, biners, etc.  In various sizes these rubberized wire ties are handy for the ham to have around.

As are a roll of 50 of these small velcro straps (available at Lowes & HD):

27th June 2014

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13 Colonies Special Event (7/1- 7/6)

13 Colonies Special Event
JULY 1-6, 2014


25th June 2014

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25th June 2014

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X108 QRP Transceiver

9 Bands, 1-20W, AM, CW, SSB, 0.5-30MHz wideband RX


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20th June 2014


Someone added discordant radio noises to that already creepy Seinfeld video →

Seinfeld….Seinfeld is a place….  a place where nothing…nothing ever happens….

19th June 2014


9 to go on 30m, 10 to go on 12m for 6 band QRP DXCC. Hoped to get both those by year’s end, but have my doubts Sol will cooperate for 12m…. 

9 to go on 30m, 10 to go on 12m for 6 band QRP DXCC. Hoped to get both those by year’s end, but have my doubts Sol will cooperate for 12m…. 

19th June 2014

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My first SOTA Activations -> Trip report →


As I love to be out in the woods and I do enjoy ham radio, I was glad to hear about the Summits on the Air effort. [SOTA] Basically, you find locations that are tagged and hike up to a particular spot to work on your ham radio.

I’ve geocached and there are a lot of similarities. I know…

Source: kc2neo

18th June 2014


G8JNJ’s Homebrew Helix Antennas

Thanks to Dr. Carol for pointing me to this.


11th June 2014

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no words.

no words.

10th June 2014


Not Exactly The Buzz They Were Expecting


But let me get to the point, let’s roll another joint
And turn the radio loud, I’m too alone to be proud
You don’t know how it feels
You don’t know how it feels to be me…

~Tom Petty

9th June 2014

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Ultimate 3 Kit In Action - a very nice overview video by M0TGN Dan

8th June 2014

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It’s an Oscar!

OSCAR Number for LituanicaSAT-1

In a message to the LituanicaSAT-1 team, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number
Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO announced, “LituanicaSAT-1 has met all
of the requirements for an OSCAR number. My findings from information
provided to AMSAT-NA and IARU officials confirm this to be true.
Accordingly, under the authority vested in me by the AMSAT-NA
President, I do hereby assign LituanicaSAT-1 the designation
LituanicaSAT OSCAR-78, or LO-78. I, and all of the amateur radio
satellite community, wish LituanicaSAT OSCAR-78 a long and successful

On behalf of the LituanicaSAT-1 team, Simon Kareiva, LY2EN replied,
“It is my honor and pleasure to accept this assignation. Our team is
focused to keep LO-78 operational for the benefit of amateur radio as
long, as it is possible for a small cubesat. Thank you very much,
Simon LY2EN.”

The LituanicaSAT-1 team has announced activation of the FM
transponder. A general rule to find out if the transponder is working
at the moment is to monitor the beacon frequency on 437.275 MHz. If
you can hear CW FM beacon it means that the transponder is off, if you
cannot hear it -  the transponder is on. The transponder frequencies
are approximately 435.1755 MHz (+/- 10 kHz Doppler shift) for the
downlink and 145.950 MHz for the uplink with 67 Hz CTCSS.

[ANS thanks Bill Tynan, W3XO, AMSAT-NA OSCAR Number Administrator for
the above information]