August2017

  • I’m a Patreon… and on Twitter!

    I’ve joined the Patreon family.. I’ve only just recently learned about it through some other YouTubers and Bloggers, and figured it would be a great way for me to showcase content early and give special access to those who might be interested in supporting me through a Patreon donation. 100% of...
  • Testing the W6LVP Active Receive Loop Antenna

    Larry Plummer, W6LVP out of California, offered me the chance to test out, review, and let others know what I thought of his Active Receive Loop Antenna. Check this beauty out: Loops are fascinating antennas for the amount of signal they can pull out considering their electrical size. This...
  • Solar Eclipse WSPR Results

    I was trying to focus on 40 meters for the eclipse due to the fact that the D layer was going to be most affected by this event. It’s usually pretty tough for me to pickup 40 meter spots on WSPR during the day except for the operators in the...
  • Field testing some 80 meter antennas tonight!

    If you happen to be on 80 meters tonight around 2100 local (0200UTC), please join myself, Jon (N5CFB) & Fred (KG5PWA) test out some 80 meter antennas! Jon has been working on an 80m homebrew coil for the Buddistick vertical whip. It’s basically a set frequency coil, so any...
  • Do you have an Amateur Radio blog/website/YouTube channel?

    Just a quick note… I’ve started adding a links page to my website with several links to various blogs, websites, YouTube channels & podcasts around the internet. This list is in the works as I scour the Interwebz for active content, but if you’d like me to add you...
  • CWops Academy Starts Next Month!

    I was originally signed up for the January course, but got notification this week from the program that I had been moved up to September! I’m nervous but excited at the same time. My focus will shift towards CW over the coming months (and hopefully continue!) as I take...
  • A Ton of Updates from the Ham Shack

    I have totally missed having a decent 100 watt station at home. Several months ago I tore down all of my HF antennas in preparation for a move that didn’t happen because our deal didn’t go through. Long story short, we’ll probably be here another year or so, so...
  • Wolf River Coil Silver Bullet – the Ultimate Portable Vertical Antenna

    Occasionally, I like to forego fighting with a really long telescopic pole, and deploy a ground mounted vertical antenna. Problem is, up until now, all I had were make shift mounts to mount a 3/8 x 24 stud mounted antenna to. No longer! The Wolf River Coil ‘Mini-Pod’ tripod...
  • First go at digi-modes with the W4OP Loop Antenna

    First time trying digi modes with the W4OP mag loop tonight… I had only used it with SSB thus far. I’m quite pleased with the results, granted I was operating for about two hours today including around grey line time. I just setup the loop behind the house and...