Category Archives: Ham Radio

CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – 10 Jan – Sunday ZedNet reminder & Fr. Z makes a suggestion

Here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 10 Jan ’21 – evening at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 4 Jan). I hope some of you hams with DMR etc. access will check in! Zednet exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged | 20 Comments

CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – ZedNet reminder – Sunday 3 Jan ’21 & DIAGRAM of Zednet Interconnect Network

Here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 3 Jan ’21 – evening at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 4 Jan). Also, here is something sent by WB0YLE who keeps the pieces of ZedNet together.  A diagram of how it all fits. … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – ZedNet reminder – Sunday 27 Dec – evening at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 13 Dec).

Last Sunday and the Sunday and the Sunday before – we started up ZedNet in the evening at 8PM EST. At first, I had a devil of a time connecting (cf. Zuhlsdorf’s Law) because Brandmeister has been making changes for … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged , , | Comments Off on CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – ZedNet reminder – Sunday 27 Dec – evening at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 13 Dec).

CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – INAUGURAL ZedNet report

We started up our very first ZedNet on Sunday evening at 8PM EST.   We had five check ins. I had a devil of a time connecting (cf. Zuhlsdorf’s Law) because Brandmeister has been making changes for security and… I did … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio, Just Too Cool | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – ZedNet will activate on SUNDAY 6 Dec, at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 7 Dec).

ZedNet will activate on SUNDAY, 6 Dec, at 2000h EST (0100h ZULU 7 Dec).  HERE Our colleague WB0YLE has built various bridges to ZedNet through WIRESX (28598) ALLSTAR (28868) Brandmeister (31429) NO ECHOLINK YET NO DStar YET UPDATE THE ZEDNET CONTROL … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged , | 5 Comments

CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – ZedNet will activate on SUNDAY

This morning I had a chat with a couple of hams over ZedNet. We are going to have a directed “net” this coming Sunday, 6 December (2nd of Advent) at 2000h EST (0100 ZULU 7 Dec). WIRESX (28598) ALLSTAR (28868) … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Events, Ham Radio, Just Too Cool, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , | 5 Comments

CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio in Advent? ZedNet is ACTIVE! Weekly net?

A quick note with a suggestion and observations. First, I had a great chat over ZedNet with a fellow in Tokyo. He accessed ZedNet through WIRES-X, I through my DMR hotspot. In the Yaesu System Fusion (WIRES-X) “room” 28598 is … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

CQ CQ CQ – 10 October 1982 – anniversary of canonization of Patron Saint of #HamRadio Operators

This comes a little late in the day, but on 10 October in 1982 John Paul II canonized St. Maximilian Kolbe. Paul VI had beatified him as a confessor, but JP2 canonized him as a martyr.  St. Maximilian’s case is … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio, Modern Martyrs, Saints: Stories & Symbols | Tagged , | 3 Comments

CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – International Space Station UPGRADED

Although I am a NASA certified Space Shuttle Door Gunner and a certified expert on the Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser, I have not yet had a contact with the International Space Station.  Contact, that is, via radio. I received a Just … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio, Just Too Cool, Look! Up in the sky! | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio issue: Video from NASA about “Our Next Solar Cycle”

NASA has a video about the next Solar Cycle. Every 11 years your planet’s yellow star goes through a cycle of more or less activity. This activity can effect the layers of your planet’s atmosphere. In turn that impacts the … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio, Look! Up in the sky! | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

#CQ – 14 Aug -St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator, intercede for the Fishwrap! #SP3RN

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. Today, dear readers, say … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio, Saints: Stories & Symbols | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Sunday: Morse and an amazing mini-speaker

We are still in a period of relative “lockdown”.  This could be a good time for some of you to get your Amateur Radio license.  A while back I mentioned that a couple of obtained their Technician license and had received … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio: Fun with Morse

I’ve been slowly but surely working on learning Morse Code.  It’s a bit of a slog.  And when I listen to CW pileups, it’s pretty intimidating.   But… FORWARD! Speaking of Morse Code, I received this via email. Meanwhile, I’ve been monitoring … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged | 6 Comments

CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Sunday: Morse and a bite from the past

I’ve finally gotten serious about Morse Code for CW.  My goal: get up to speed with Morse so I can do CW on a an extremely portable QRP rig. In past summers I had set myself a goal of one … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio, Linking Back | 19 Comments

CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio Saturday: Ham radio operator finds “zombie satellite”

This is rather cool, from NPR: Long-Lost U.S. Military Satellite Found By Amateur Radio Operator There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth. At the end of their useful lives, many will simply burn up as they reenter the … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio, Just Too Cool, SESSIUNCULA | 10 Comments

CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio in Pandemic – ZedNet is ACTIVE!

In this time of being shut in, I’ve been checking on the bands. I’ve had a couple of emails from folks saying that, just before the Coronavirus flare, they obtained their Technician license and had received their call signs.   While … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio Thursday – ZedNet reminder and a throat tightener

As you recall, ZedNet is operational.  More HERE.  We should figure out some schedules. In a rather lackadaisical way I’ve put my toes into the waters of Morse Code.  I find it fascinating and would like to do CW, maybe … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged , | 11 Comments

CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Saturday: ZedNet revived

ZedNet has been quiet over the last month. I had sketchy internet in Rome. However, I saw a registration recently in which the registrant, also a ham, specifically mentioned ZedNet. We should get this going. For more on ZedNet – … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio | Tagged , | 3 Comments

14 Aug -St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator, intercede for dissident ‘c’atholic media! #CQ

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

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Ham Radio, Saints: Stories & Symbols, Semper Paratus, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio: Very cool idea – “Shrines on the Air” Special Event?

The other day, in reference to the conference I attended at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near La Crosse, WI, I mentioned that it would be very cool indeed to hold a “special event” at the Shrine, perhaps … Continue reading

Please share this post!
Share
Posted in Events, Ham Radio, Just Too Cool | Tagged , | 8 Comments