September2017

  • 1st Parks on the Air Nationwide Event!

    Reposting from my QRZ news post… Greetings Amateur Radio Operators! I’m excited to announce the first event of its kind for the Parks on the Air / Worldwide Flora & Fauna Program here in the States… Support Your Parks Weekend! (09/30/2017-10/01/2017) The POTA crew have decided to hold their...
  • SOTA Activation Planned: Mount Locke (UT McDonald Observatory)

    Greetings Amateur Radio Operators! I’m excited to announce that I will be activating Mount Locke (W5T/DE-003)ย for a Summits on the Air Activation on Sunday, November 19, 2017 (ETA 1700UTC). Still a ways away, but wanted to announce nonetheless & get the word out! Mount Locke is the home to...
  • Worked All States :)

    Finally! After 2 years of being on the air, and casually making contacts (never racing to get all of the states, just as they came really), i’ve finally contacted all the U.S. States! This is using a mix of modes, about half voice & half digital from what i’m...
  • The 6 Meter BBQ- Austin, TX

    How could I turn down an invite to the 6 meter BBQ (09/29/17 – 09/30/17) from the legend, Mr. Tim Duffy himself!? I touched base with Tim a few weeks ago regarding the recent Hustler 6BTV installation I did in the backyard, using some awesome DX engineering products in...
  • HamGadgets PicoKeyer

    Lose the radios & go anywhere you want to practice your CW… Sometimes I get hung up on providing reviews of very popular equipment, especially radios & antennas. In reality, sometimes it’s the smallest items/gadgets in my shack that can make operating that much easier. I’ve been searching for...
  • Kenwood TS-480 Digi-Mode How-To!

    Ugh! I feel like I’ve been out of pocket forever! Rest assured… I’m still alive. This time of year gets really busy for me at work. Next month I’m scheduled to work 50 hours of overtime! I don’t mind the extra pay though ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve had plenty of requests...
  • The Texas Nexus C4FM Network

    Say hello to one of the newest & most robust linked C4FM systems in the entire country ๐Ÿ™‚ The Texas Nexus C4FM Network…. You’ve heard of the SaltGrass, Win System and others… but as they say here… everything’s bigger in Texas ;). Not to toot the TNC4FM network’s horn,...
  • My CW Learning Journey #1

    I figured i’d document my progress (and setbacks) since i’ve taken on the task of enrolling in the CWOps CW Academy Level One course. All I can say is that my previous attempts at learning CW have been met with frustration, curse words, and every excuse I could think...
  • Activating Lyndon B. Johnson National & State Parks this weekend

    Look for me on the air this weekend, as I activate Lyndon B. Johnson National & State Parks located smack dab in the middle of Central Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson National Park was actually the first (and only) park I tried to activate for NPOTA last year which was...