Monthly Archives: November 2013

Backyard antennae

Here are a couple of my portable antenna systems. In the back of the below pic is my awesome 21′ tripod mast from HRO. I’ve used it for my Hamstick dipoles, G5RV jr. and longwire antennas. The mast is non-conductive … Continue reading

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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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