Elecraft

25 Apr 19
Paul Gacek

A long journey to somewhere After a chance encounter with Anne of Green Gables and then a more serious encounter with metal in the sky driven by boxes with flashing lights that is Ken’s Prince Edward Island superstation, I became seduced with the idea that I could do that too, albeit on a super scaled […]

14 Apr 19
The Wakes I Leave...

This is the story on how the left panel on the above picture led to the one on the right… After many years of working the World with an end-fed quasi-vertical long wire hanging in the backyard from a tall maple-tree branch while held in place with the aid of a thin brown cord leading […]

14 Apr 19
Nashua Area Radio Society

At least some of my interest in ham radio can be boiled down to my curiosity. How did they do it? How does it work? Why does it work? My college degree is in Computer Science, not Electrical Engineering, so I needed to start small and work my way up. Radios do not need to […]

07 Apr 19
Paul Gacek

It’s a bit like being a mid century pioneer traipsing along the Oregon Trail. You somewhat know your destination, you take comfort from the fact others have completed the journey but yours will be unique and success is inherent in your own abilities. Tenacity and luck do count. Unlike yesteryear pioneers mine doesn’t risk life […]

05 Apr 19
Southern Isles Reporter

Mark Sullivan ZL3AB told us all about his various SOTA adventures, after the formal part of the Branch 05 Club Meeting ended, on 3rd April 2019. His talk went for well over an hour and was illustrated by several powerpoint slides, plus there was a show-and-tell as he unpacked his Summer SOTA backpack and showed […]

02 Apr 19
Ham Radio Hawaii

This week we spotlight Bernard D. Greeson, KH6P. Originally licensed in 1956 as K9CUC. Surrendered that call when I passed my Amateur Extra license test (20WPM) at the FCC office in Honolulu in 1979, and issued my present call, KH6P. Captain, United States Navy (Retired). Nuclear submariner. Marine Engineer. Following retirement from the Navy, served as […]

31 Mar 19
ZL3AB Amateur Radio Activities

Mt Harper is in the Ashburton lakes district south east of Christchurch. It is quite remote, with a small group of baches between Lake Clearwater and Lake Camp. It is an area famous for its part as Rohan in the Lord of the Rings film. Having done Mt Somers ZL3/CB-387 a few weeks before, which […]

22 Mar 19
Nashua Area Radio Society

Just a few days ago our soldering irons were hot and brows furrowed as we assembled our Morse Tutor Touch Keyer  kits from Steve Elliott, K1EL. NARS had done a good job of packaging the kits by supplying builders with printed instructions, and batteries. Nearly everyone had completed their kit in an hour or so. […]

16 Mar 19
Paducah Amateur Radio Association

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was held Monday, March 11, 2019 at the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, in Paducah, KY.  There were 21 members and guests present.  The meeting was opened by PARA President, Jeff Wielgos.  Jeff welcomed us and asked each attendee around the room to give […]

16 Mar 19
Signal, not noise

This is my first post on this blog. I have written this to introspect and analyse a closing of a chapter of my life and a fresh start. The romantic vision of operating a radio and being able to communicate with people on the other side of the planet is promoted by the followers of […]

11 Mar 19
Commonwealth Contest

Hi Bob, I enjoyed this years BERU. Always a great opportunity to work the DX provided by our fellow Commonwealth operators from my “little pistol” G station. I ran in the OPEN -ASSISTED – NO ANTENNA RESTRICTIONS category this year although my antennas are certainly restricted on my 5 hundredths of an acre “estate” in […]

08 Mar 19
Paul Gacek

Location: Gyabo, Costa Rica Contest: ARRL DX Phone SSB Contest, 48 hours over March 2 and 3, 2019 Contest Software Used: N1MM Portable operation: No Radio: Elecraft KX3, PX3 Panadapter and KXPA100  amp operating at 100 watts SSB Antenna: OCF 160-10, Buddipole 15/10 vertical, 15/40 End Fed Bands used: 160m, 80m 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m Hike:  None….we sat for ~40 hours (it was fun!) spread out over Saturday […]

04 Mar 19
Paducah Amateur Radio Association

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was held Monday, February 11, 2019 at the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, in Paducah, KY.  There were 23 members and guests present.  The meeting was opened by PARA President, Jeff Wielgos.  Jeff welcomed us and asked each attendee around the room to give […]

03 Mar 19
Kg3v Ham Radio Blog

When I initially connected my IC-7300 to my Elecraft KAT-500 Antenna Tuner, I was unable to get the Tuner to start Tuning the KAT-500 from the TUNE button on the front panel. Here is what I discovered: I was using separate 12 volt power from my Station power supply for the Tuner. Only the Tune […]