Tuesday, July 07, 2009


well it seems few if anyone eqsl for FD meanng one lessreason for me to do it

Sunday, June 28, 2009

another feild day has come and gone

was fun

more fun and less effort than in other years

now if the runner of PSK-31 would stop calling cq so some one could answer them things might have been even more fun

Saturday, June 13, 2009

why Id hate reapirs

finaly got the backets in place and lined up to install a new 4X4 mast to reapair the damage done in this inceident dark ness fell befoe before I put up the full new mask to the end of my longest antenna back up to being 44 ft off the ground. on top of the new mast is already in placed with the mast on the ground that second antenna for the kb9rqz reapeater means I hope to have that in operation soon

on Feild day looks for Kd8CTL 2 B MI

planing on operating near here together why not use my wife's call

I expect my wife will operate voice while I like will be running psk 31 and maybe a few other digtal modes

why will my wife operate voice well after a gal on the air get a better response

Saturday, June 06, 2009

my current paterns of operations on twitter

a new first I writing this for a tweetee (or is for tweeter) neither to be confused with my sweetie KD8CTL

bt I have exploring something I know little about (that is why I am exploring it) like mthe tweetie know about as a much about local prop as I do and at hf that is not much

been using PSK-31 a digital mode meaning I use it access the net as I am doing now and watching the "Dead pool" on DVR

first since I am not sure my tweetee in this is famiier witht digital mode and it is educational anyway I will explain briefly the radio needs an interface like this for my ICOM she uses a yeasu and needs either this or other interface nd software of course

I choose my freqs from here

normaly I start on 20 m 14.07 and stay there till I make a contact or 3 then move down toward 30 40 and even 80 meters trying to get a real feel for propagation

On twiiter I can annouce that Iam starting but I don'tsee derect messages till I ht my email I am in fact some place where phones don't go

I guess 40m near sunset would be the chance to reach my tweetee at some point

ps the post has been assiged a short url http://snipurl.com/jlked

Friday, June 05, 2009

well been a bad boy

have not been on the air much since to visit to my inlaws

trying to get back in the habit again

again the goal is to make one or more contacts on 3 seperate band each day

Saturday, May 09, 2009

still having lot of fun with psk-31

trying to get a contact on 20m 40 and 80m a day the 20 and 40 goes well 80 is a bit harder

Thursday, April 09, 2009

been having fun on air

been having fun on air with with PSK-31 using a new interface used to use another interface (with the ft847 but going back and forth between mode was frankly a pain I tnded to neglect it. the IC 817 and this interface make things much easier

Monday, January 26, 2009

well at last for what it is worth

finaly recieved the backordered brace I need to restroe my wodden masting and achor it to house again so my long wire anttena for 160 etc can be put back into operation of course instaling the bracket is a pretty well out of the question right and likely for at 5 weeks or so