Tag Archives: Ham Radio Saturday

CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio Thursday: Vatican Radio’s suicide based on bad econ and bad info

First, the bad news. From Sandro Magister on the sad sad sad blinkered decision to shut down Vatican Radio’s shortwave operations. There was a big stir over the post from Settimo Cielo [HERE and HERE] on February 20 about the … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday : On a Catholic note

A DX contact from a fellow Ham Radio Operator…* Remember that one of our readers here has made his Echolink node available to us: 554286 – WB0YLE-R  (Thanks!) Remember: You must be licensed to use Echolink. BTW… there is a great iPhone app … 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: 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 … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Winter Field Day – Lost!

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. Today I have been listening on 20m … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Middle Of Nowhere

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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Calls, clubs and cables

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. The first Ham Radio news of global … 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 … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – of Vatican Radio and Geomagnetic Storms

On the cusp of Sunday last, sleepless, I turned on my rig and heard on 40m at 7250 Vatican Radio’s morning broadcast of Mass in Latin (OF). The celebrant sounded French. You can get VR’s Rome station 105FM perfectly over … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – Of shops, a video, a Latinist digression, QSL card, prayers

I will set up and turn on my rig sometime during the day and in the evening.  Perhaps some of you might use the combox to set up some scheds. I didn’t post last Saturday because I was travelling.  But … 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 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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