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I’m Baaack! Dusting off the station. And, the SW-40 is on the air!

I am back to the blog after an almost 1 year hiatus from all forms of ham radio! It’s good to be melting solder once more. Really, really good! During my down time, I have seen hits to my blog … Continue reading

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Radio turned on! QSOs made on 6!

It’s been close to a year according to my logbook — I finally turned on my TS-2000 again. It started out just as a check on my VSWR for my antenna system.  Amazingly to me, both the 6m M2 loop … Continue reading

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Wow…December 16th?

Where have I been?? Unfortunately for the hobby, my “free time” continued to peg the S-meter at zero between now and my October 31st post!  I made it through a vast bombardment of exams and then final exams and various … Continue reading

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Finishing touches

It’s time to put the stickers on the box. One thing I really like about this kit is the pre-drilled box and the hole for the digital display and the labels.  I am not at all a fan of the … Continue reading

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QTH QSY: moving to FM07ai

The QTH will be relocating to Roanoke, a city about 90 mi south of Staunton, in July.  This is the main reason I haven’t melted much solder the past few weeks — trying to get a new lease on a … Continue reading

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Directions to take with the hobby

I felt like a non-technical post about technical stuff today. Other than maybe 1 or 2 folks, I think most who read my blogs are finding them via google searches that land on some of my key words (and aren’t … Continue reading

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Dry sponge doldrums; chaos on 40m?

The past week has seen zero soldering and zero hamming.  I’m sort of in a transition phase or maybe just in a slight motivational ebb.  The little sponge on the soldering station has been dry for some time. I did … Continue reading

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