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New Transceiver — Icom IC-9100

This past week I've been installing a brand new Icom IC-9100 in my ham shack. I am extremely pleased with this rig — it fits...
MacDoppler K5ND

Back to Mac — MacDoppler

When I began using a computer with my ham shack, I used the only computer I had, an Apple Macbook, to drive everything. That...

Satellite Revelations

I've continued working on satellite contacts. And, I'm having a blast. Grid Activations – All The Time There seem to be a tremendous number of grid activations underway...

Satellites

NOAA Weather Satellite Images

Well, I've wandered into yet another avenue to explore. This time it's receiving weather satellite images. It came about as a result of reviewing the...

Satellite Antennas for Fall 2017

After the June VHF Contest and now the September VHF Contest, it's time to return my home 2 meter and 70 cm antennas to...

Rover Wannabe — EM11 Activation and Rover Test

As you are probably aware, I've been activating a few grids for satellite operations. This time I decided to activate EM11 at Meridian State...

VHF-UHF

MS + TEP — Added Magic on 6 Meters

While I've been having a great time working satellites and chasing grids there, six meters remains the magic band for me. In the past...

ARRL September VHF Contest 2017 — Rover

I ran the ARRL September contest as a limited rover. I had been thinking about this option since activating a few satellite grids. The...

ARRL September VHF 2017 Rover Route

I will be entering the Limited Rover Category in the ARRL September VHF Contest, September 9 to 10. I will stop and set up operations...

Radio Scouting

Jamboree Survivor — K2BSA Amateur Radio in Action

As I noted in my post Jamboree Bound, I served as a volunteer staff member at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. The...

Jamboree Bound — K2BSA Amateur Radio Operation

Late this week I'm heading to the National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia. I'll be joined initially by...

Malaysia Bound — 2017 JOTA-JOTI Planning

Next week I'm heading to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the World Scout Support Centre. I'll be meeting with the World JOTA-JOTI Team to review...