Author Archives: MikeC

About MikeC

Bay Area Amateur Radio operator licensed in 1984.

KX3 in the wild

I brought the kx3 in to work to see how the ionosphere is from the Bay Area, right next to a rather large body of water. So I walked out towards the marshland and threw my and end of my … Continue reading

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PowerWerx

Just ordered a new power supply from PowerWerx. The one I have is ancient, probably not nearly as powerful as current tech. I saw the unit at Cleveland’s AES store. It’s tiny and has Anderson Power Pole connectors, so it’ll … Continue reading

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SSTV A La KX3

Last Saturday I decided to set up my G5RV Junior antenna and new radio in the backyard and try a mode I haven’t done lately: SSTV. It stands for Slow-Scan TV, and is a facsimile mode for transmitting images over … Continue reading

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Giving blogging a shot

Generaly speaking, I am a terrible scribe. There are countless events in my past that I wish I had written down, both for recollection and accuracy. This year I’ve decided to get more involved with Amateur Radio. I began in … Continue reading

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