My return to HF begins

25 watts on 10m SSB can do an awful lot. Yesterday I added a Radio Shack Realistic HTX-100 to my station. It’s a 10m-only 5/25w SSB/CW transceiver. After monkeying around with my MFJ 945E antenna tuner, it finally dawned on…

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Is the ARRL taking its Web server breach too lightly? The ARRL Letter dated October 9, 2014, belatedly mentioned of one its Web servers had been breached sometime in September. See the complete article here: bit.ly/1siX8hY. The mention lacks specifics…

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I have been researching logging software. This time it’s Log4OM. Back in my day there was no logging software. Only a paper logbook and a pen. To-date I have tried DXLab, DxKeeper, Logger32 and a couple of others. I found…

Studying for the Extra Class license exam

Next month I will take the Extra Class license exam. Sadly, I let my old license expire decades ago. So this March I took the Technician exam followed by the General in May. Now it’s time to go all the…

Icom IC-2300H http://amzn.to/1o4BiaE

I just replaced my Kenwood TM-281A with this Icom IC-2300H. If you’ve been following my return-to-amateur-radio blog post saga, you know I’ve been trying to hit a not-so-local 2m ARC repeater. I tried three iterations of antennas with my Yaesu…

Diamond X200-a vertical array for 2m/70cm

My new Diamond x-200a 2m and 70 cm vertical antenna. This Diamond is dual-band two element 5/8-wave phased vertical array for 2 meters and four elements on 70cm. See the usual tech specs from Diamond here.If you may recall, I have…

Kenwood TM-281A http://amzn.to/T4BApw

My new Kenwood TM-281A transceiver just arrived… If you by chance have been following my Diamond antenna posts, you know I’ve been waiting for this Kenwood transceiver to arrive to help me hit a particular not-so-local 2-meter repeater which is…

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Welcome to amateur radio station K6QQQ. This blog will chronicle my return to the world’s best hobby — after being off-the-air for decades. This site hasn’t fully launched yet. It will take me another week, I think. Launch date is circa…