Author Archives: KC3CEK

Lessons Learned, second in a series. Cars are not trucks.

When I last posted, I had a half-installed antenna, a box of parts, and a bald spot from scratching my head trying to figure out how to put it all together. I now had the stud I needed, but it … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned – First in (I hope) a series

Not long ago, I was able to purchase some equipment, and by “some equipment”, I mean enough for an actual shack, an HF mobile rig and antenna, and the accessories to go with them. You know – the first rig. … Continue reading

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Emergency Management radio information

The Eastern Area office of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is monitoring 3.9875 LSB. Skywarn is on the Harrisburg repeater at 145.110,  pl code of 131.8. Information from this morning’s net is as follows: We had 22 participants, of whom … Continue reading

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Introducing the Discussion Forums

One of the new features of the SMRA website is the discussion forums (or fora, if you insist). The forums are a place to hang out, ask questions, share information, and above all, to learn from each other. The forums … Continue reading

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