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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Wednesday: A Case in Point, ZedNet and Solar Cycles

I had a note today pointing me to SpaceWeather (which I regularly monitor) which has a post about new spots on your planet’s yellow star.   These spots herald Solar Cycle 25, because they have a distinct signature. To wit: SUNSPOTS … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Saturday: DXing and Vatican call sighting, and Vatican Radio LATIN news program

I have had some success making DX contacts recently.  Here’s a shot of my log from yesterday. Sometimes when it is hard to copy the callsign letters, some hams will veer away from the standard NATO alphabet and use other … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Saturday: Shhhhh!

First things first. I’m calling CQ for a good graphic artist who might design an appropriate logo for ZedNet.  Maybe something with… lightning bolts against ones and zeros. I dunno.  I’m not creative that way. Regarding ZedNet and DMR operation, … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Saturday: QSL Cards and some firsts

Regarding ZedNet and DMR operation, I refer to you THIS. 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. Now for some fun stuff. … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Thursday: ZedNet, my first pile up, and remote from GITMO and… Vatican City?

Just a reminder to any hams out there who might be interested in ZedNet. ZedNet is a worldwide talkgroup – 31429 More HERE.   But quickly… For you who are into this digital stuff, ZedNet still exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” … Continue reading

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Day 6-7 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Of mates and doors and details

My time here at GITMO is paying some dividends.  First, the heat seems to be helping my shoulder and foot, which were injured during the winter.   Also, today I got some writing done for the paper ahead of time. Some … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday: ZedNet slowly growing

Just a reminder to any hams out there who might be interested in ZedNet. Just recently a Catholic permanent deacon who has been a reader of many years has chimed in on ZedNet, through his local repeater.  The technology is … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Tuesday: ZedNet reminder

Just a reminder to any hams out there who might be interested in ZedNet. ZedNet is Brandmeister DMR worldwide talkgroup 31429 More HERE.   But quickly… Also, for you who are into this digital stuff, ZedNet still exists on the Yaesu System … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Wednesday: Zednet – UPDATE

UPDATE 29 March: It looks as if some of you hams are poking around! Also, I now have access – thanks to a reader – to a remote station!  I’ll be getting active (phone) pretty soon. I’m working on MORSE … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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