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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 getting closer – UPDATED: Brandmeister DMR worldwide talkgroup 31429

UPDATE 5 April: Very cool.  This afternoon we had a brief 3-way conversation on the ZedNet (Group 31429). Also, for you who are into this digital stuff, ZedNet still exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” 28598, which is cross-linked to … 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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St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr, ham radio operator, intercede for dissident ‘c’atholic media!

Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption.  It is also 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 … 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 – 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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Monday was a good day for the unborn and for #HamRadio

A couple of cheerful items crossed my screen on Monday. First, Pres. Trump reinstated the “Mexico City Policy”, which bars international NGOs that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funds (i.e., taxpayer dollars). My only regret is that … 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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