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K9ZW – Steve, amateur extra first licensed in 1989 as KB9GPN. More information at my QRZ listing on QRZ.com

Note – if you are trying to email me and find you get a bounce, your ISP may be considered an open relay by dot-Mac.

You can try me at k9zw (at) arrl.net as an alternative.

It goes almost without saying that unless an article specifically states it is an announcement for a specific group, or if it is a Guest Post, that opinions are my own alone. Any healthy group has a range of opinions within its members and mine is just one person’s opinion unless otherwise stated.

COMMENT on Comments – You should include your call sign in either your name or in the comment itself.  Comments with call signs make it much easier to approve them in order to get them out of the WordPress limbo!  Thanks!




1. Norman - 26 - January - 2007

Making contact from an island in the Atlantic!

2. Mark Scheuer - 6 - April - 2007

Hi Steve:

What a wonderful web site you have created, and I’m really impressed on how current you keep it.

The photograph on your homepage is most excellent!

Nice work. All I could suggest is add more pictures!!!!!


3. jason Baalke - 22 - May - 2007

Hi, if you have any information about harvey baalke could you send it my way? I’m his great grandson and would like to know some of the tings that he has with ham radio.

4. Ronald Dekker - 16 - October - 2007

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the very kind and possitive review
of my website. I put a lot of time and effort
in it, and it is nice that it is epreciated.



5. Gabriele (iz1ksw) - 29 - November - 2007

Hi Steve,
some days ago I started reading your blog and I found it very interesting.
I want to subscribe to rss feed but i can’t find the link in you home page. Since I’m a wordpress.com user too, I know that rss feed url is /feed so I subscribed anyway.
This post is only for report you that if someone (non wordpress user) whats to subscribe to your rss feed could have some problems becouse no explicit link is available on your home page.


6. k9zw - 29 - November - 2007

Hello Gabriele IZ1KSW

The link is in the right side menu above the calendar, but is pretty well hidden. As I use the WordPress system itself for hosting the customizations are pretty limited – I’d love a great big button for the feed subscription.

The direct feed URL is http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=717350
All the best & 73,


7. Gabriele - 29 - November - 2007

Sorry Steve,
I didn’t find it because I was searching for the words “rss” or “feed”.
I know that wordpress.com give limited customizations, I’m a wp.com user too.
However I subscribed to your mail feed!



8. Dan - 22 - April - 2008

Hy Steve
did u have some news about Hilberling radio delivery ????
I order it in july 2006,they say are waiting the export permission from german government…..didi you know something about it…
best 73
Dan ik2uwa

9. k9zw - 22 - April - 2008


Afraid I do not have any inside sources on this for you.

Have you tried calling Hiberling on the phone?

Here in the USA they are coming to market through Array Solutions, so the American Ham will have a USA based resource for the PT-8000 radios.



10. dan - 23 - April - 2008

Hello Steve
yes i call one month ago,the say are waiting the validate from German state about all elettrical and rf concept.After this the will be ready for shipping but……so long wait…..Is the radio alredy imported in usa market or array are waiting too ????
Best regards and 73

11. don - 8 - February - 2009

Steve : FB Web site cul 73 1895 is great. n8jiw don shaker hts ohio howarddlaw@aol.com nr cleveland ohio es lake erie.

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