Tag Archives: Ham radio

CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – CARDS!

The first thing to report is that I made a few QSL cards with my printer. I wanted to send a few out before I change my call sign. Next, I am in NYC right now. I brought my hand … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Sunday – first field day!

Busy day. This morning I had an Extraordinary Form Mass, a blessing of woman before childbirth, Ordinary Form Mass, a First Holy Communion, and a traditional Baptism, with a “churching”, followed by a cookout at which the adults were outnumbered … 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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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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St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest and martyr: Pray for dissident ‘c’atholic media!

Today is the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. I would ask all of you to say a prayer to him, asking his … 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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