We had some tree work that we needed done so decided to take the opportunity to use the crew’s climbing and rigging skills to move the antenna and get it up higher in the air and oriented with the lobes directed East-West. We hired Family Tree Care since they have done work here two years… Read More »
New Radio! So I ended up buying a new radio to add to the collection – the Kenwood TS-590SG. I love it! I especially love how easy it is to get on the air using digital modes (while I learn CW to operate via straight key…) I’m currently using a G5RV but it isn’t as… Read More »
I’ve been slowly working on learning the code. I plan on operating CW once I get the QRP Labs QCX finished as well as using the new (to me) Kenwood TS-530s. I finished building the Morseduino and have been listening to lessons on the High Speed Code CD by KB6MT and started doing the LCWO… Read More »
I bought an HF rig finally! Erica and I are working to pay down our debt, so our plan for me buying a new mid-priced radio are on hold. In the meantime I found an older hybrid Kenwood TS-530s (for $299!) and it is on it’s way here from South Carolina. From what I’ve read… Read More »
I earned my extra upgrade this month after some hardcore studying. I still don’t have an HF rig, but once I do, I plan on using the new privileges and especially the technical information as I install new antennas, work the bands, etc.
Project Updates I finally set up a usable workstation and have been catching up on some projects. Of course as I start building I keep acquiring new projects to add to the list. Elenco Power Supply I started this kit and easily soldered all of the components to the board in short order. I started… Read More »
Antenna Installed Yesterday I spent the day installing the Comet GP-9. I purchased an antenna mount that I hoped would work under the eaves but due to the fact we have a Dutch hip/Gablet roof, I ended up building a structure that I secured to the house on which I mounted the antenna mast. Mast… Read More »
Upgraded to General! On Tuesday I passed my General exam at the Radio Club of Tacoma. I had attended a class there earlier in Spring but wasn’t able to complete them due to the number of farm chores that were piling up. Once things calmed down I was able to brush up, study, and test.… Read More »