A Ham’s Night before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town, The snowstorm was raging, the phone lines were down; The wind it did howl, the tree limbs did crack, I hope that St. Nick isn’t forced to turn back.
XYL making cookies, the [...]
This is from Bill Anderson of the Rogue Valley Manor Amateur Radio Club (RVMARC):
“The Rogue Valley Manor has installed a new DSTAR repeater system, KG7FOJ operating on mode “B”, on 444.650 Mhz (no PL). This repeater is operational and open for use by the local hams. It is not yet connected to [...]
Though you’ll certainly want to take a few hours for the RVARC Annual Christmas Potluck (starts at 6:00p on the 14th), you could devote the rest of the weekend on 10 meters making QSOs in ARRL’s annual 10-Meter Contest. With the hoped-for second peak of the current solar cycle, the band openings could be [...]
From the http://funcube.org.uk site:
We are delighted to be able to reproduce the formal email received here this afternoon at Bletchley Park, informing us that the FUNcube-1 spacecraft can now be referred to as AO-73.
To: Mr Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG and Mr Jim Heck G3WGM
From: William Tynan, W3XO
Congratulations on the successful launch [...]
The RVARC club meeting originally planned for Saturday, December 7th, has been postponed due to poor weather and driving conditions. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 14th. 6:00 PM.
The December Meeting this year will be a pot-luck dinner. There will be NO GIFT EXCHANGE.
If your last name begins with the letter: A-F—bring [...]
Here in its entirety is the text of an ARRL bulletin on the flooding situation in Colorado:
———————————————————————————— ZCZC AG21 QST de W1AW ARRL Bulletin 21 ARLB021 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT September 16, 2013 To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB021 ARLB021 Amateur Radio Provides Critical Communication in Colorado Flooding Response
More than [...]
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This month, our club meeting moves to:
Saturday, September 7th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
We will host our annual swapmeet at the Medford Red Cross building, 60 Hawthorne St., Medford.
Bring your electronic items for sale or swap. If you need extra space this is the perfect opportunity to clean house. Scott says [...]
No, this has nothing to do with hunting, golf, or multiband antennas. In his much-revered novel, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig wrote of “gumption traps”–those psychological pits into which one can fall in the steps between intention and completion. One’s gumption to move forward gets caught by sometimes-minor realities. Here’s three [...]
Does size matter? Actually I’ve always found that saying (and its derivatives) to be bad taste, at least when used gratuitously. In this case though, it’s irresistable. In trolling the web for advice on how to resurrect an old rig, I read one glowing endorsement of Deoxit after another. Indispensable! Magic! A gift of [...]