Author Archives: Ron

2013 Firecracker Sprint Results

Last night and this morning I participated in PODXS’s 40m Firecracker Sprint contest.  Unofficial results are posted on KJ4IZW’s contest scorer site. This was my first time on HF (other than a little time spent operating PSK31 at field day a couple … Continue reading

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RTTY Weekend

I recently broke my toe while sparring at Taekwondo, followed promptly by surgery, so playing radio turned out to be a very nice distraction this weekend since I had to have my foot elevated and on ice.  I worked two … Continue reading

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Pontiac G6 FT-7800R Installation

We bought my wife Stephanie (KC0RBS) a new car a few weeks ago.  Her old car was a 2000 Ford Contour, and it had a decent spot on the dash to mount her FT-7800’s remote display.  Unfortunately, it initially looked … Continue reading

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I received a new toy today; a Buddipole! My first impression is that it is very well made and a lot of thought went into designing it. I want to take it camping, mostly, and use it for field day … Continue reading

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FT-450 Returns Home

We had to send our FT-450AT to Yaesu in California a couple weeks ago to fix the serial port.  It had been working fine for the month we had the radio when it suddenly died.  Ironically, it died the day … Continue reading

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