Category Archives: Ham Radio

CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio – CONTACT SCHEDULING POST

A couple participants here used the combox to coordinate a contact.  HERE There wasn’t much success because of lousy propagation, but it was instructive.  We moved from frequency to frequency on the fly using the combox. (Which means you need … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – DX SUCCESS!

Happy news. On Thursday a local ham and expert on antennas (who also attends the TLM) came to my BOQ to consult about antennas and a potential location in the complex for a station.  We worked on my rig and … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Update – A Scenario

Later today I’ll start up my Echolink program.  And remember that WB0YLE has a node for us. Last weekend I heard CW of a North American QSO (“contact”) Party that was going on.  I deciphered some of the calls, looked them up, … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Special #HamRadio Update – Cool Catholic Event Edition

First, don’t miss my latest CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – QSO / QSL Card 1st Draft That said, I have to update with something fairly spiffy. First, before I get to Ham Stuff, an interlude to keep you in … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – QSO / QSL Card 1st Draft

Last week I mentioned that I – who am not yet proficient in Morse Code – used my iPhone app to decode some signals that I picked up.  I heard people from Maine and Oklahoma. This week I set up my … Continue reading

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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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