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CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio – #ZedNet reminder – 10 April ’22 – Palm Sunday

Fellow hams, here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 10 April ’22 – evening at 2000h EST. (0100h ZULU Monday). We now have the site running:  http://zednet.xyz Zednet exists on the… Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” 28598, and 83466 which … Read More

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Miscellaneous observations

A few interesting stories… First, call about a long distance call.  HERE   In 1977 Voyager 1 was sent to the outer edge of the solar system.   In November, NASA wanted try to extend the probe’s life by doing a course … Read More

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Private: CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio – #ZedNet reminder – 6 March ’22

Fellow hams, here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 6 March ’22 – evening at 2000h EST. (0100h ZULU Monday). We now have the site running:  http://zednet.xyz Zednet exists on the… Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” 28598, and 83466 which … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio – #ZedNet reminder – 13 February ’22

Fellow hams, here’s a reminder about ZedNet for Sunday 13 February ’22 – evening at 2000h EST. (0100h ZULU Monday). We now have the site running:  http://zednet.xyz Zednet exists on the… Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” 28598, and 83466 which … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ – A life saved through #HamRadio

Thinking about Ham Radio?  You should be. This is an interesting story via Breitbart:

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For your JUST TOO COOL file as well as a preparedness consideration and a nifty Ham Radio note

At ARRL there was an eye-catching title in a list of old posts on the side bar (much like all the titles of my posts on my side bar). HMS Bounty Rescue “Okay…”, quoth I.  “I wasn’t aware that HF … Read More

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“Blessed are the PACE makers.” Make A Plan for Family Communications:

Disasters always happen to other people, until they happen to you. When crunch time comes, comms are important. You need… stop and read that again… YOU NEED a plan. A PACE Plan, or Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency Plan. I … Read More

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ASK FATHER: When the next Carrington Event wipes out the grid, what will happen in our ultramontanist Church of the 21st century? 

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our sun is waking up.  One sunspot let loose half a dozen flares ranging from C-class to M-class over the weekend.  Our magnetic shields are weak and getting weaker.  Barring Divine intervention, it’s only a matter … Read More

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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. … Read More

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

Last Sunday we started up our very first ZedNet on in the 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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ! #HamRadio news and cool space news stuff

According to Spaceweather, on Thursday 3 December, amateur radio operator Scott Tilley picked up China’s Chang’e 5’s signal coming from the Moon as it lifted off from the Oceanus Procellarum. Tilley carried his equipment to a beach in British Columbia … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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#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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: surprise!

ZedNet is operational.  More HERE.  We should figure out some schedules. Meanwhile, a local Elmer sent me something the other day.  He captured a shot of the QRZ page which featured my call that day!  Fun. That’s about it. If you … Read More

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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 … Read More

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