From Steve G0KYA’s Blog:
LINK URL G0KYA’s Amateur Radio Blog: Stealth Antennas – now available in USA.
My copy of his book arrived while I am traveling and I’ve found it a great read, having already run through about half of the book in short order.
I bought mine through the ARRL.
Looks excellent – recommended!
I ask Jim Thibeault of Engraved Memories (LINK: http://www.jimsengraving.com/ ) to make me one of his renown Call Sign Clocks and a couple engraved mugs!
They came out great! The engraved mirror of the call sign clock is a hit! The mugs are great – I’ve one at work and one at home!
My camera has ended up at the office, or I would post pictures right away, but the delay gives me a second chance later praise Jim’s work when the pictures go up!
Recommended – highly!
*** JEFF KE9V’S WEBSITE HAS BEEN UP AND DOWN – MOSTLY DOWN – WITH THIS PODCAST SERIES IN SUSPENSE WHILE HE WORKS OUT HIS TECHNICAL ISSUES. SEP 12th, 2010 ***
This Podcast Series has gone commercial as of a Sept. 13th 2010 Announcement:
….weeks ago I was contacted by a publisher who was interested in purchasing the rights to the Cornbread Road story. During this brief negotiation, I halted uploading new episodes of the audio program. This weekend I agreed to sell the story and have pulled the podcast from the site. I apologize to those who have become regular listeners but this was a unique situation and opportunity. Cornbread Road – the book – will be available in softcover and as an audio book (Audible.com) sometime in 2011……
Our Radio Friend Jeff KE9V has started a new Podcast Series. Jeff KE9V is a master story teller, and while I won’t pretend that Jeff doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with my take on things like politics or economics, I can tell you he is simply a master at spinning a yarn.
Today he launched his premier Podcast Episode of “Cornbread Row” leaving me already hooked.
Download and sit back, maybe with one of Jeff’s “Honkin’ Great Cups of Heartland Coffee” and enjoy!
Recommended for friends, as they say!
Deep in the Heartland a small group of ham radio enthusiasts enjoy an idyllic existence of wide open spaces, no antenna restrictions, low-noise levels, simple living, and good fellowship. But things aren’t exactly as they seem. Unexplained lights in the night sky, radio signals masked from the ether, strange late night visitors to this small farming community…
A Good Podcast Listen:
This Week In Amateur Radio International (TWIARi) is a music, sound effect and broadcast grade version of TWIAR (This Week In Amateur Radio) that each week originally airs on WBCQ, broadcasting on 7415 Mhz.
Adjusted to fit the one-hour broadcast time slot TWIARi is not intended for rebroadcast on Amateur Frequencies where the Music and other effects are not allowed. The full feature and broadcast audio ply very wll over my truck’s sound system while I drive, and are are much less “sterile” than the voice-only TWIAR Amateur Radio Transmission versions.
http://twiar.org/international.html or from the Podcast Download Portal at http://www.kxkvi.blogspot.com/
I’ve used Scott Davis N3FJP’s Contest Logger Software both personally and as part of our local club for couple years, with excellent results!
This weekend is the Wisconsin QSO Party and I have loaded everything and am ready to go.
Link is: http://www.n3fjp.com/stateqso.htm
Example N3FJP State QSO Logger Screen Shot
You can have a look at the programs and run them for a limited effort for free. The cost for a lifetime license for the whole lot of similarly configured programs is about $50 for some 30-40 event/contest specific customizations!
Main website is http://www.n3fjp.com/
Tell them K9ZW sent you!
3905 Century Club Logo
Last night I spent a couple hours working on my station, and had first checked in on the 1.895 Every Night 160m Net, then the 1.871 160m Net run most nights by Tom KC8QGJ and stumbled on a friendly net I had forgotten about, the 3905 Century Club 160m Early Net.
- Extremely Friendly!
- Very Well Run!
- A Good Time Had By All!
- The Nicest Folk You Might Meet on the Air!
Any of these would describe the Net to the Tee!
This time participating I downloaded the 3905CCN Logger (links on their website) and got it up and running during the net! SQL based task-specific the Logger is impressive!
In short order I made contacts with several states I previously did not have 160m Phone contacts with. Lots of fun!
Of course the 3905 Century Club operates on more bands and other modes. Currently they have Fifty-Four Different nets each week, spread from 160m to 20m, in SSB, CW, PSK and RTTY flavors!
Link to the 3905CC Website is: http://www.3905ccn.com/
And a direct link to the Net Schedule is: http://www.3905ccn.com/newsite/netsched.htm
Great People and a Highly Recommended Radio Experience!
Jim WB8SIW has done an outstanding YouTube video on “How to Properly Adjust and Use a Vibroplex Bug.”
Direct link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qekmyx31Uxw
The Michigan Radio Manual Jim WB8SIW mentions is at: http://michigannet.org/_wsn/page2.html
The quick few pages on Vibroplex Set-Up extracted as a PDF are:
Vibroplex Key Adjustment by Jim WB8SIW
Very well done and recommended!