• Mother’s Day Weekend 2017

    May 15, 2017 Comments Off on Mother’s Day Weekend 2017 Ham Radio, Life

    Mother’s Day is very special this year. Asa was born June 1st so this was Sarah’s first Mother’s Day as a mom of two. On Saturday I woke up and had to umpire two softball games. After I was done with my games we made a quick trip to the store and we

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  • New Shack Rig

    May 12, 2017 Comments Off on New Shack Rig Uncategorized

    When I upgraded to General I didn’t buy a radio right away but I knew what I wanted. When one came available, I had to jump on it. Marv, NØOIX, had a Yaesu FT-857D that he wanted to sell me if I was interested. Marv was my first contact when I got my Technician

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  • POTA

    April 25, 2017 Comments Off on POTA Ham Radio

    I recommend that if you are just getting started with portable HF operating that you look into the Parks on the Air program. Parks on the air or “POTA” allows you to operate at various State Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and National Parks. There are awards

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  • Arizona Trip 3/19-3/27/2017

    March 31, 2017 Comments Off on Arizona Trip 3/19-3/27/2017 Ham Radio, Travel

    We had a great vacation with ups and downs but it was fun to get out to Arizona. We got out to the Grand Canyon which is truly something you have to see. A Parks on the Air activation was attempted but only 7 QSOs were made before we had to hit the road to …

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  • 17 Meter Opening

    February 28, 2017 Comments Off on 17 Meter Opening Ham Radio

    At about 1420 zulu, while having coffee before my workout, I decided to fire up the Kenwood TS-570D and see what kind of action was going on. 17m was going crazy. I made contact with the following countries: Belgium Italy Bahamas Croatia Slovenia Germany Austria

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  • Portable HF at Kawishiwi Falls

    February 20, 2017 Comments Off on Portable HF at Kawishiwi Falls Ham Radio, Life

    Today was a great day for a hike and some radio. With some debate about where to go, we decided to go to Kawishiwi Falls. Sarah, my mother, and Asa all came along. Kawishiwi  is an Ojibwe word that means “river full of beaver or muskrat houses”.  Native

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  • Great Weather

    February 17, 2017 Comments Off on Great Weather Life

    Today the temp got up to 57.5 degrees according to the Spaulding Weather Station. Asa and I decided to head out for a walk to the mailbox!

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  • VHF, UHF, Echolink, Wires-X

    February 16, 2017 Comments Off on VHF, UHF, Echolink, Wires-X Ham Radio

    Every shack needs some love from the world of VHF and UHF.I even rigged up some nodes to Echolink and Wires-X. Let me give you the tour. The top radio is the Yaesu FTM-3200DR which I run as an Echolink node. This radio puts out 65 watts and if you are fortunate to have

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  • Sofa QRP

    February 14, 2017 Comments Off on Sofa QRP Ham Radio

    I set up the Packtenna 9:1 with the mast. 29 feet of wire. Band conditions were not ideal and I only limited myself to 5 watts. I used the Yaesu FT-857D powered by a Bioenno LifePo4 battery. Aruba was coming through gangbusters but he went QRT. I think I could have

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  • Spring is almost here!

    February 13, 2017 Comments Off on Spring is almost here! Ham Radio, Life, Travel

      Asa and I are playing on the floor. He’s playing with a pretty cool toy and we have the MLB Network on in the background. Spring workouts begin today for Spring Training. This means the snow will be gone and in a month we’ll be in Arizona for family

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Mother’s Day Weekend 2017

May 15, 2017 Comments Off on Mother’s Day Weekend 2017 Ham Radio, Life

Mother’s Day is very special this year. Asa was born June 1st so this was Sarah’s first Mother’s Day as a mom of two. On Saturday I woke up and had to umpire two softball games. After I was done with my games we made a quick trip to the store and we got some …

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April 25, 2017

POTA

I recommend that if you are just getting started with portable HF operating that you

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March 31, 2017

Arizona Trip 3/19-3/27/2017

We had a great vacation with ups and downs but it was fun to get out to Arizona. We

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February 28, 2017

17 Meter Opening

At about 1420 zulu, while having coffee before my workout, I decided to fire up the

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February 20, 2017

Portable HF at Kawishiwi Falls

Today was a great day for a hike and some radio. With some debate about where to go,

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Life

Mother’s Day Weekend 2017

May 15, 2017 Comments Off on Mother’s Day Weekend 2017 Ham Radio, Life

Mother’s Day is very special this year. Asa was born June 1st so this was Sarah’s first Mother’s Day as a mom of two. On Saturday I woke up and had to umpire two softball games. After I was done with my games we made a quick trip to the store and we got some …

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February 20, 2017

Portable HF at Kawishiwi Falls

Today was a great day for a hike and some radio. With some debate about where to go,

Read article

February 17, 2017

Great Weather

Today the temp got up to 57.5 degrees according to the Spaulding Weather Station.

Read article

February 13, 2017

Spring is almost here!

  Asa and I are playing on the floor. He’s playing with a pretty cool toy

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