Post tagged: qrv

The Magic Band

Over the winter on KG5GJT's "DStar Net of Southeast Lousiana" I made a ham radio goal of getting on 6 meters this summer. Last year I bought an MFJ wire dipole and cut it for 50 MHz. I made a few SSB contacts during the June VHF contest, and have …

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A new to me RigExpert revealed that the end fed dipole I have been using was woefully out of tune. A perfect storm of enthusiasm, inability to RTFM, and a lack of proper test equipment led to it being installed with a very high SWR on 10 and 20 meters …

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A recent garage sale has cleared up the space surrounding my radios and workbench. Most hams would feel a certain amount of shame in letting their shack fall into such a shameful state; for me it was a necessity. The 'finished half' of our basement had become a storage area …

Saturday Mornings

I've been given approval from on high to take a portion of every Saturday morning and devote it to "Mike" things, which will likely involve a return to the airwaves. There is some concern of burnout or mental instability (or failure) if I keep my current pace of work and …