The Tut 80 Complete

There are two Tuts in the San Francisco Bay Area that I know of – The King Tut Exhibition currently showing at The De Young Museum in San Francisco, and The Fort Tuthill 80 in my apartment in Oakland. It’s been a longish road gettting this little direct converison transceiver completed, mainly due to the […]

A New Antenna Opportunity

In my last post I alluded to the fact that big changes to the antenna situation here at AA7EE could happen soon.  I’ve been painfully aware that my antenna just ain’t cuttin’ it.  It’s not the antenna (a Buddistick vertical, and more recently a 65-70 foot longwire as well) it’s the fact that it’s mounted […]

The 2010 ARRL International DX Contest

I’m not going to take any prizes in this year’s ARRL International DX Contest; I only had 32 QSO’s. However, it was a lot of fun, and well worth the time and effort I put into this very casual approach. Firstly, I’m no contest operator; my reliable CW copying speed is no faster than 15 […]

Baby Steps at AA7EE

No major moves forward at the AA7EE shack recently, just a few little ones. I’ve been eyeing a fairly tall tree (50-60 feet) that is right at the edge of the apartment building next door.  It’s just a few feet over the property line, and overhangs the small back yard of my apartment building.  With […]