Category Archives: Ham Radio

CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – POWER!

I have power. That is to say, the folks who made my Juicebox finally got the new batteries to me.  You may recall that my hardened portable power unit wouldn’t charge, despite my various efforts.  So, the Juicebox folks wrote to say they … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – Priest hams out there?

A couple things to report on the Ham front this week. One Wednesday evening I tuned in to listen to the local ARES check in.  This is something I might consider in the future.  This is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio Saturday – UPDATED – Echolink use

I don’t have too much to report on the Ham front today. I’ve been busy with other things. There was a field day last weekend but I was unable to get involved. There was a 1st Mass to attend on … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday and a UPS story

Since last I posted I have had a few developments. Firstly, one of you readers, our own WB0YLE, sent a spiffy Kenwood transceiver.  Another is sending a mic.  An antenna (and a tuner would be a good idea), and key should … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio Saturday – Annuntio vobis gaudium!

UPDATES below. Original published on: May 2, 2015 @ 10:16 ___ This morning I took my General Class license examination. I passed with a perfect score (as I did for my Tech exam). Now it is on to the Extra Class exam! … Continue reading

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National Morse Code Day… and….

… National Prime Rib Day! Try to contain the excitement!   A frequent commentator on Ham matters here, LarryW2LJ has more.  HERE To celebrate this day, here is the theme for Inspector Morse, one of the best TV series themes … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio Saturday

To all you Hams out there, some news. I decided the get the General License exam under my belt, so I am studying diligently every day.  I haven’t seen math like this since physics about 30 years ago. Also, I received … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio stuff

I had an interesting QSO in the sacristy of Ss. Trinita the other day. One of the priests of the FSSP is a ham. That said, I haven’t done anything with Echolink yet. Sorry. I will have to be nagged … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: CQ CQ CQ … QSL?

It’s Ham Saturday for me, it seems. I have had email about Echolink (which I still haven’t gotten into… mea culpa).  And now this, from a reader… QUAERITUR: I would like to know what your thoughts on including Catholic art … Continue reading

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HAM RADIO stuff again: Echolink QSL request by RADIOGRAM.

I’ll put on my Ham hat for a moment to share some news and ask advice from my virtual Elmers. I posted a while back about Echolink HERE and HERE.  Alas, we haven’t done anything with this yet.  Should we … Continue reading

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