During the periods that I’m active on the bands, I spend most of my time on 7030 or nearby, occasionally scanning down to the bottom of the band at times when there might be a bit of DX to listen to. Sometimes 40 sounds good, sometimes not so good, but it seems that W6JL is […]
I’ve started the packing process for my sojourn to Southern California (see previous post) and it looks like this particular move will be the most enjoyable so far. I’m putting much of my stuff into storage in the Bay Area and moving down to So Cal with a small truckload of belongings. Because I’m a […]
As anyone who reads this blog or follows my Twitter knows, I have an interest in SDR. At this stage in the game, I would imagine that almost anyone with an interest in radio, whether amateur radio or any other kind of serious listening, would find SDR very compelling. Ever since Flex sent me a […]
This post is long overdue. About 2 months ago I returned from a trip to the UK to see my Dad, who is in a care home suffering from dementia. It had been a year since I’d seen him and I had been warned by my brothers to be prepared for a noticeable change in […]
I’ve been wanting to build a kit for some time now. I built the Softrock 40 a few months ago as my re-entry into the world of building radio gear. It was my first experience with SMT devices, and it went quite well. However, I really wanted to build a complete transceiver – something I […]
In this blog I’ve documented my recent commitment to, and preoccupation with CW. As I mentioned before, this is the first time in my amateur “career” (which began in 1978) that I have made a protracted effort toward being active on CW. I’ve only been at it for about 2 1/2 months but I’ve made […]
In which Dave experiences the odd feeling of having a CW QSO with himself.
In which Dave talks about John Shannon K3WWP and his continuous 15 year long streak of daily QRP CW QSO’s.
Dave makes his first CW QSO as an SKCC member, with SKCC elmer N6EV, and is thrilled to find that his 5 watt signal was being copied in Australia.
Dave begins what will surely be a very rewarding relationship with the KK1 Straight Key from American Morse Equipment.