Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Move Is Here

I am moving this week from Florida to Hubert, NC. I will be busy setting up a home but rest assured that I will be on the air soon. I've got the bug to get on the air with Field Day right around the corner. I hope to operate portable somewhere in coastal North Carolina for the event itself. Will keep you updated.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hello ???

I'm still here. This winter has been miserable. We have been bombarded with freezing weather this year in Florida. This, needless to say has kept me from outdoor ham radio activities.

I've got an upcoming move to North Carolina in June. I will do my best to get out and go portable before the move. I want to operate from the beach before I go. Of course a full report will follow. Will keep you updated.


Sunday, January 3, 2010


I decided that today was the day to get my gear back on the air. I have not been on HF in over 2 months. I found my Sierra and hooked it up to my doublet here at the house. After a few minutes of fumbling around with the coax and tuner I got everything setup.

I figured that 20m was the place to go to start scrubbing the rust off of my CW decoder (brain). I was not disappointed. Plenty of activity to go around. One problem though. The rust is caked on pretty thick right now. I'm running as fast as I can to keep up and I'm being left in the dust!

No worries though. I've got all the gear up and running, and I'll get all this rust cleaned up in no time. Looking forward to a QSO with you soon. 72!



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