This will be my ham radio doings

4 days ago

This site will be about my ham radio doings. I have my US Technician license. And in June, 2013, I passed the trst and received my General class license.


Jim

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antenna purchase

4 days ago

My Hustler 5-BTV antenna arrived on July 25, 2014.

I have to get power out to my shack, going to cost me around $700.00, including the circuit breaker box, conduit, etc.

Well, I’m in a different CQ Zone now, and I am going to change my call sign. I found out I don’t have to, but I wanted to be consistent and have the same zone number for my call sign as the zone I’m in.

I hope to be on air in around a month, maybe two. I have too many things I need to accomplish as part of my move that have to come first.


Jim

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update: July 6, 2014

23 days ago

Still packing and waiting for a loadout time from relatives.

I hope to be on the air by September, 2014.


Jim

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update: June 21, 2014

38 days ago

I’ll probably miss Field Day this year as I’m moving.

My radio is packed up and ready for the move.

I’m looking at buying a nice 80-10 meter antenna. I already have one in mind.

And in Rememberance of John Tippit, I added this K5BIT page at eham.net.

I have an Alinco DX-SR8T HF rig, a MJF 105-D 24 hour clock, an ARRL log book, an indoor antenna/936B loop tuner from MFJ, and a MFJ-4035MV power supply.

I’ll have to borrow tools from a relative, but I do have a soldering iron and know how to use it !


Jim

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update: January 1, 2014

209 days ago

I listened on the ham bands again today. I heard some digital signals loud and clear.

I didn’t hear any phone.

So, I’m going to look into using my rig for digital like rtty and psk.


Jim

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