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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.19   Leave a comment

My amateur radio activity has been limited over the past week.   Having said that, I did check into the Albuquerque SCAT Net on both the VHF and the UHF side a few times, and I did attend the last Tech Amateur Radio Association (TARA) meeting of the semester.

I will have an active radio week coming up, however, as I will be leaving for storm chasing on Monday.  In this next week, I am getting all of my amateur radio systems tested and ready.  Still on the list is getting the APRS system up and running (TinyTrak3 to an Icom IC-281H), tuning a 20 meter hamstick, and tidying up some of the cords that run around in the Crown Victoria.

I have been slowly updating my DX4Win Logs as well.  They need to be up-to-date so that I can start the storm chase out with a clean voice recorder, and perhaps fewer QSL cards sitting in the pile to return.

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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.18   Leave a comment

I updated my logbooks for the first time in two or three weeks.  That was long overdue.  I will update my DX4WIN log soon.

I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net several times this week.  I also checked into the 432 MHz SSB net on Wednesday, which was my first ever SSB contact on that band.

I also spent some time on Sunday ragchewing on the 145.330 MHz repeater.

Other than that, it has been a slow week for amateur radio, for me anyhow.

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This Week in Amateur Radio: 2017.8   Leave a comment

This has been a busy week for amateur radio.  First, I set up a Yaesu FT-857D in the Malibu for a few days.  I set it up and parked it by the Tech Amateur Radio Association (TARA) club station, and left my keys with those folks so that we could operate during the School Club Roundup contest.  I personally made several contacts (including Hawaii and a special event station in British Columbia) and a few others from the club did as well.

I also made my first contact on the TARA repeater (442.125 MHz), so that was exciting.  I think it is completely configured and in place at this point.

Over the weekend, I repaired my Morse Code key, as it has lost one of the contact screws.  Unbelievably, I found the screw on the floor of my shed amidst the mess, while looking for something else.

I also mounted my Yaesu FT-857D and Yaesu FT-7800 in the Crown Victoria.  I’ve been meaning to do that for ages, but finally got around to it.  I think it’s working out well.  I gave it a good road test and drove to Socorro, making a few contacts along the way.

In terms of operating, I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net several times.  This morning, I worked Russia, Louisiana and Minnesota on 20 meters from Socorro.

I attempted to check into the Caravan Club Net, but my Alinco DR-605 kept powering down every time I transmitted.  I’ll have to look into this next weekend.

I also updated my log books from the last two weeks of QSOs.  I added quite a few VHF contacts, and a handful of 20 meter HF contacts to the books.

Due to a scheduling conflict, I did not teach the amateur radio license course this week.

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Daily Radio Report: 4/9/15   Leave a comment

I ragchewed on the 444.000 MHz repeater in Albuquerque about inexpensive 10 meter radios. I had a lot of fun using a Radio Shack HTX-10 years ago, and I shared that with the folks on the repeater.

After that, I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net on the 444.000 MHz repeater.

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Daily Radio Report: 2/12/15   Leave a comment

Yesterday, I was in Socorro all day without a radio. I did check into the Albuquerque SCAT Net on the 444.000 MHz repeater, just to be different. I did this in the morning from the Alvarado Transportation Center as I waited for the train to arrive.

This weekend’s project will be to empty my phone of all recorded QSOs and get them into a log book.

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Posted February 14, 2015 by n3mra in Daily Radio Report, Nets

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Daily Radio Report: 10/21/14   Leave a comment

I checked into the Albuquerque SCAT Net yesterday.

Today, I made one contact on my way back from Magdalena. It was a kid in middle school for the School Club Round-Up. A few years ago, I participated in this event on behalf of New Mexico Tech and had a great time. I need to resurrect the club station before the spring contest and perhaps get involved again.

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The Last Few Days   Leave a comment

I had some oral surgery on Monday and was good and doped up most of the day. I woke up Monday evening around 9pm and have been awake for the most part since then. In that time, I managed to check into the SCAT Net on 2 meters twice, ragchew about guns on 70 centimeters, completely update my DX4win log, and make HF QSOs on 10, 12, 15, 17 and 40 meters. The 40 meter QSO was part of the Triple H worked all states net, and the 12 meter QSO was mobile to Australia. I also *finally* mailed a list of QSOs and QSL card to G3UAS, like I’d been intending to do for months.

All in all, it’s been a good few days on the radio.