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MB7APT-L operating schedule for week commencing 17th December 2017

Sunday 17th  – normal*.

Monday 18th  – off.

Tuesday 19th – normal.

Wednesday 20th – normal.

Thursday 21st – normal.

Friday 22nd – normal.

Saturday 23rd – normal. 106 more words

Amateur Radio

Multiband Antenna Switching

When I first started on this project I think my goal was to “magically” handle SWR on several bands and my area of focus was on using an UNUN or Current Choke to do so. 307 more words


Logbook of the World to Add Support for CQ WAZ Award

Participants in CQ magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, to apply for the WAZ award and its endorsements, both ARRL and CQ announced on December 14. 313 more words

Amateur Radio

island of misfit gear

treasure hunting at the local hamfest de Bill K7WXW

In the corner of my furnace room are two Hammarlund HQ-160 receivers. I purchased the first when I was absolutely positively certain that I wanted a receiver like the one that I used when I was a kid. 866 more words

Amateur Radio

December Monthly Meeting - 12/19

Hard to believe we are “wrapping up” another successful year!  What better way to end the year by being “present” (See what we did there?) at the December monthly meeting of the Parker Radio Association. 179 more words

It's Alive! Sort of

Spent the better part of the afternoon getting everything set up, all the cables connected and all that, and it’s finally done! Well, mostly. And everything seems to be working. 255 more words

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Counterpoise wire experimentation on HT radios with push-connect spade connectors

Several weeks back I wrote an introduction to my first amateur radio transceiver, a handheld Baofeng BF-F8HP. While researching these radios I kept reading blog posts and reviews indicating that performance is marginal on most stock “rubber duck” aerial antennas. 369 more words