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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday: ZedNet possibility and June Field Day potential

One of our frequent commentators here, WB0YLE, who is my online Elmer, has been lavishly generous with technical knowledge and skills.   He is the one who set up the Echolink node for our use.
WB0YLE is taking our networking possibilities to … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday : Vatican

I haven’t posted about Ham Radio lately. I haven’t been active. I have no “shack” at the moment here in the Cupboard Under the Stairs. (No bird feeders, either… though I do have a stove, now. That’s something.) However, I … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – Misc

It has been a few weeks since I’ve posted under this rubric.
One of you readers sent me a laser measuring device, which should be helpful. Thanks! Also, I got some Anderson Powerpole stuff.  Thanks!
I have some serious to do lists … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio Thursday: Vatican Radio commits “hertzian-suicide”

I was alerted by a reader about this sad development via Portale Italradio:
Vatican Radio to leave Short Wave for Daily Mass and Rosary
No more short waves for two of the most followed liturgical broadcasts of Vatican Radio. As from 1 … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Zuhlsdorf’s Law isn’t finished with me yet, CW, and Echolink

I told you last week about my ongoing travails with Zuhlsdorf’s Law.
It’s isn’t quite done with me yet, I’m afraid.
We had a big storm rip through here, a consequence of which was that a big pine tree I was going … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: UPGRADE and the aftermath of Zuhlsdorf’s Law

Last week I posted about the long delay for my Amateur Extra license upgrade to be posted on the FCC site.  It FINALLY came through.  So, that’s take care of.
Last week I also posted on my struggles under the influence of … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Zuhlsdorf’s Law strikes again… and again.

Last week I wrote that I passed my Extra exam, to upgrade my license.   Really.  I did actually pass.
So, I patiently checked the FCC site every couple days to see if the upgrade was posted.  No joy.
Then I was sent … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Summer Field Day – UPDATED

It is Field Day today.  Alas, I am not out there.  I my try to get out to my usual outdoor spot, the cemetery on the hill above the parish.   It is really high and the denizens don’t mind.  And it … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: taverns, windmills and dumplings

Now for another edition of Ham Radio Saturday.
I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns.  HERE  Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list.
I’ve been really busy lately, so I haven’t been … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – Frigid

First…

Fr. Z’s Blog Ham Radio Operators

Not on the list?  Wanna be? Drop me a line.
Last week I had a spur of the moment field day.  It was an autumnally beauteous day.

I figured that we weren’t going to have more like that.
Today.

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Sunday – Field Day

Actually I am in a cemetery at the top of the hill by the parish.
As I write!

That’s the vertical.
I also managed to string up a 40m center-fed wire dipole.

It’s 2045 UTC and I’m on 20 and 40.
Maybe some hams can find … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Perna

Perna in Latin means “ham”. There is a street not far from where I am that, from the time of the Caesars, is called Panisperna. That’s where you could buy ham and … etc. Also, that’s where the Panisperna Boys … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – NYC, stuff I don’t understand, and #UnaVoce

I set up on Twitter FrZ_HamRadio so we might more easily make contacts on the fly.  I believe KD8ZFF also set something up.  He can chime in with details.
During my recent too brief trip to New York City I was … Continue reading

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Tokyo – Day 3: Edo and Sumo and CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday

I enjoy the subway PSA’s… this one needs a caption.

I caught a few minutes of the Holy Father’s visit to St. Patrick’s.  My good friend Fr. Murray is one of the commentators.  Alas, rainy Tokyo.  From my window you should … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio #SilentKey priest ham… R.I.P.

I received a note from a member of Juventutem today:
Silent Key: W8QXL
Bishop Boyea reports the passing of Msgr. Tony Majchrowski (96), until now the oldest serving pastor in the Diocese of Lansing.
In addition to his long and general service to … Continue reading

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