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End of year stuff…

I can’t believe that it’s been six months already since I’ve been a ham.  (And over two months since I’ve updated here). Part of that was preparing for my pursuit of Honolulu Marathon #8 on December 9. (I finished it, in 5 … Continue reading

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Of mobile antennas and quarter-waves

Funny how this hobby works. One day I was struggling to get signal out while commuting. The next day I find myself with not just one, but two mobile antennas. Last week I ordered an MFJ 1724B dual band quarter … Continue reading

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$%!#!!

Hams have a reputation to uphold. We are, after all, the communication service that works when all else fails. The ARRL fawns all over stories giving the amateur radio service rave reviews. Then you get a story like this. Via … Continue reading

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How it all started…

I don’t think I was much older than about ten or eleven.  There I sat, messing with an old Sony AM radio, one with a knob with “MW,” “SW1”, and “SW2”.  Not that I really knew what those abbreviations meant … Continue reading

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