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CQ Ham Radio, this is Bytemarks Cafe!
Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa are both well-known among the technology community, and among geeks in general, here in Hawaii. Among other things, on Wednesday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. on 89.3 MHz (HPR-2), they can be heard on the Hawaii … Continue reading
I should have kept my big mouth shut.
Since getting on HF, I’ve dabbled a bit in contesting. Not seriously, of course. There’s only so much I can do on 100 watts and with only a 20 meter antenna. But I try to work the stations I can … Continue reading
Five hams to activate Kalawao County on DX-pedition
It’s hard to get there. There’s a very small airport, and the only other way in by land is a mule trail down sheer sea cliffs. Access to the peninsula, strictly controlled by the Hawaii Department of Health, is possible … Continue reading
A chance encouter on the airwaves in PDX
Portland, Oregon, has been my second hometown for many years. More recently, it’s become my favorite vacation spot. Even more so since there’s a Ham Radio Outlet located there. I bought both of my base station rigs there – my … Continue reading
Bill Orenstein, KH6QX (SK)
I was saddened to hear this morning of the recent passing of Bill Orenstein, KH6QX, after a long illness. Bill was a longtime member of the Emergency Amateur Radio Club and a regular participant in the nightly nets, and came … Continue reading
A QSO a day keeps the doctor away?
On the Internet, you’ll find many examples of people trying to do something every day over the course of the 365 days in a year. Probably the most common is to take a picture every day for 365 days, or … Continue reading
Pardon the dust…
Now that I’m actually populating this blog after so long, I figured it was time for a facelift. Unfortunately, the scars are still showing. Will continue playing with the CSS and graphics over the next week or so. Apologies if … Continue reading
Lotsa catching up to do…
I can’t believe that it’s been almost two three years since I last put an entry here. When I first put this site up I intended for it to be a chronicle of my growth as a ham. But then, … Continue reading
It’s my first time. Be gentle.
The Emergency Amateur Radio Club net has become one of my favorite on-air hangouts, ever since a couple of days since I got my call sign. For a while, I’ve wondered what it would be like to actually do the net … Continue reading
Busy time in my ham life
Wow, lots of things have happened in my ham radio life in the past few weeks. Here are just a few: 1. Finally got to do my first public service event as a ham, doing the communications at the Nuuanu … Continue reading