System Upgrades – Anderson Power Poles and more…

If you follow my postings you know my station is down now. If you don’t, you should know that my amazing Yaesu FT-950 is in Yaesu’s shop being fixed. I was working a state QSOP and it died. So in the mean time I am learning and upgrading. One of the nicest, handiest but cheapest upgrades I’m …

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Repost from ae5x.com – New CW/SSB all-band QRP rig (not a kit)

Not only did they take my advice and change their name from Wouxun to ImportCommunications, they have migrated down to HF. Although I have no desire to own one it is interesting to see new rigs being developed in China. So far most of the HF rigs from various Chinese manufacturers have been kits. Wouxun – oops, I mean ImportCommunications  – now has …

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My Station is Down…

That’s right the mighty Yaesu FT-950 is down. Thank god for warranties right! You know I’d like to give you some interesting and juicy details. Something like, it went out in a blaze of glory, but I just have not a clue what happened. I was transmitting and then I wasn’t. Pretty straight forward. I’m …

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Contests for February 23rd and 24th

Not all of them, just the contests I’m interested in. 2013 Mississippi QSO Party Saturday February 23rd from 9 am to 9 pm CST forget that UTC crap. Rules 2013 North Carolina QSO Party Sunday February 24th 10 am to 8 pm EST Rules NI4BK will be on the air. If you don’t know that’s …

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HRD is all setup…

Maybe it’s me but my Ham Radio Deluxe setup took a little polishing. Obviously the actually components in the software worked as they should, just based on the fact it installed correctly on my PC. But what took a little worked is controlling my radio via HRD and then the remote server setup. Controlling my radio via HRD So …

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Ham Radio Deluxe and the Griffin Powermate

Controlling Ham Radio Deluxe with the Griffin Technology Powermate Now this will go much smoother if your at least fimiliar with Ham Radio Deluxe. I’m not going to here because it’ll make my post to long winded, so there’s plenty of resources on the web to tell you about HRD. But I will give you …

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Fan Dipole Project February 2013 – Update 2

It’s Wednesday now. I made my plan for the fan dipole yesterday and today I have cut all the bands 10 through 40, expect 40 meters. I’ve got to get some help with that one from the wife cause it’s so long. Plus got to do that outside, not enough space in the apartment. You …

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