Thursday, November 01, 2007

articles wanted

Saturday, October 27, 2007

some notes on the staions maintianed by KB9RQZ and KD8CTL

well been loking at the sation and comparing it to what i had set up about year ago this time when we were merely expecting the anoucement of d-day
I still have the FT847 and it is still one of the rigs I use most often either on 6m SSB of now digatil modes through hf and 6m
added is the primary hf voice staion built around IC -718  a nice rig easier to adjust and operate in many ways than the Ft 847 and it is driving (when
 needed sadly whch most of the time at this point in the cycle) an amp the AL-811 which seems to be giving that last db or so that  need to be heard
some days
I am a bit shocked that I have a mobile HF set up at this point mostly that the wife wanted the FT 857, programs with every VHF repeater in the area,
 form EueClaire down to Green Bay and over to Marquette, and a 10m repeater if we ever get to try it with anttenas for 75m, 20m, and 10 meters with
an autoturner to cover the rest

Friday, October 12, 2007

well the HF goes mobile

given the renewed workability of the of the Ft 847 the ft 857 can do what is is mean't to do go hf Mobile with an tennas fo r for 80 and 10 m so far (20 m was backordered oh well) we plan to take it on the road tomorrow going to perhaps esky and Iron Mountian

and the 857 will nice esp for my wife as it memeroies can be renamed to be a bit more transpereant as to where the repeater is

Saturday, September 29, 2007

interesting lesson for ...and now from the kosher ham

I had thought my older radio the Ft 847 was badly broken...maybe not

let me back up when I got the amp the ameritron 811 it warned me to ground the amp so I grounded the amp and the radio I had attached the IC-718 to to the grounding rod too

I was amazing at the impovement in the radio's preformance.

well tonight I had a brain storm and set the ft 847 in place of the IC718 and coneted to the Ground rod as I had the IC 718 and

one the ft 847 no longer makes a funny flicker on the loewer bands

two test the radios outut with an external SWR metter I find that the full out put of the 847 matchs that of the ic 718 about 100watt despite the yeasues internal meter says something very different

I wil check out the radio transmistion sound when gav get back from her fathers place (she went to vist and attend a craft show in Elkhorn) so sometime sunday or monday I should know if I was simply mistaken about the condiction of the 847 or not

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

well the latest for the Kosher Ham is...

the adding of the ameritron 811 to the station

haven't had a lot of time with yet but it looks to improve the prefromance here

Saturday, May 12, 2007

well finaly managed to snag a signal out of a mass of stations
worked him at 1940 local time called him once was told kb station stand by twice and he came back kb9r what and final thrid he got the whole reported 5by 9 but then maybe he was just saying that he was certainly 59 with some noise of other stations trying cut in

My first Voice contact on the band although I owe it to signal report off Nimbusters saying they heard me calling cq on 20m and that I was touch over modualted

thank you whoever that was

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

heard quite an opening on 10 M

tg9anf was prreadable here but I doubt I had a chance with the way the sopot poped op and the station I heard pile up on him was iteresting just to hear hi on 10m at this point in the cycle

not the time I would have expected almost pm local

PS yes I gave it a try but I thik I was seriously our muscled
well i tried I was still impressed for this deep in the bottom of the cycle

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

feild day 2007

tentively pling to try some digtal CW during the day (likely 15m cw) in the evening I plan to try 40m lsb the call will w8cdz of course

the wife is planing on operting some band or other tenitively suggesting to ger maybe 15 phone

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

well finaly sadly I have been making some voice contacts

the ic 718 is making contact on voice and the ft 847 wasn't hearing anything looks like the old boys is not doing well alas

Thursday, April 12, 2007

well snow is melting...

...and maybe I can get some anttena up I am seeing the masting melting again hoefully in a few more days I get some better up

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

well a new anttena and new and improved result I hope

worked Belfast tonight hope I can confirm that was easy and the were NO other EU station at all in fact a quick check showed nobody on 20M at all but the folks trying to work this gi3zde made for an interesting and maddening way o spend a a couple of hours I gave up twoice on trying to get though some powefull station that even I could doubling on each other

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

snow on aprl 3rd

grr I have all the things I need assembeled for an antenna party and goes and SNOWS again

well much knashing of teeth

Thursday, March 22, 2007

interesting to me at any rate

tired listenng to up het on 80 m the last few nights and nothing I mean NOTHING in great quiving letters I am mildly shocked

I say mildly since I have found hf to be a somewhat shocking experence

I have some DX contacts Morrraco the "best" all on non voice modes

I have yet to make a voice qso that I have not made a simlarl distance on 2 SSB althoough the hf Contact have been of a lower power than 2 SSB contacts and generaly easier all round

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

well interesting today heard the Up net first time

I am typing today as I read the UP NTS net first time I have been able to hear this net been tweaking the anttneas and slowly improving the station anttena I am chomping at the bit to accuraly get the bigger anttenas up but still much snow

heard net control adknowledgesome 25 staion amusingly I heard him clearly but only a couple of the other stations such w8kp if i am recalling right from bruce crossings

hearing mostly net control but quite geting the call so I can't say I know much about the process yet

pretty noisey so picking out calls is rough but I am learning slowly

it was interesting that they had a pre net set of check ins I wonder if this is local or just normal procedure

interesting to hear the band seem to slowly improve with backsliding at times
well I heard a female Irene I hope I catch her call might encourage my wife to get on the air

Saturday, March 10, 2007

intail impression of HF

one it is NOISEY
the choas of the number of digital modes and lack of any programing that I can to scan and id modes is appaling

(any reader with info on such a program please the author of this blog)

Saturday, March 03, 2007

nothing earth shaking to report mostly hanging in hell round 28.074 since my anntenas are happiest there

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

yes folks I aplly the sam e editorail policy here as my other blogs

so you don't get to t call my wife a shemale here either

Sunday, February 11, 2007

looks like the new radio will get a work up on the 23 and 24

as I travel to a VE testing sight and see how well I can qso with my wife on the yeasu 847

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

well been looking at the new radio

ranger 2950 daul 10 and 12 meters checks out on dumbly load "transmintting to the FT 847 amsuingly it has cw keyer jack on the back my wife noticed it as we unpacked it

got a little early since it was from my wife to me as a birthday present but we wanted to be sure it would not go out of stock or something with techs looking for radios

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

well the new radio is due on Friday

a bit faster than I expected but that is fine

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

ordered the new radio I was mention I was looking at in Dec

I will likely use mobile in the end but I may use base at first to get used to and allow me a voice and data signal at the same time

Friday, January 19, 2007

the date is set?

see my main blog

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

stalling at the FCC

still waitng for the fat lady to do here aria for the end of code testing (and given the attitude of the Porcdoer possibly the mode as well)