Category Archives: Technincal

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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Antenna tuner Instructions

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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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APRS Digi Site Visit – July 27

Gary WA3CPO and Scott N3SW went up to the Lamb’s Gap site to work on the APRS digipeater system that is now located there. Scott got some configuration information from the current Terminal Node Controller in preparation for replacing it … Continue reading

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Common CW abbreviations

This web page has a nice list of the most common CW abbreviations and prosigns. We went over most of these during last night’s Morse Code training net: http://home.windstream.net/johnshan/cw_ss_list_abbr.html -Scott N3SW-

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A strong, level X1.7, sunspot x-ray flare

ALERT: A strong, level X1.7, sunspot x-ray flare was produced by active sunspot region, NOAA AR #2192, peaking at 14:28 UTC. This caused an R3-level radio blackout on the sunlit side of the Earth, during the flare event. If a … Continue reading

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Black Widow Vertical by N3SW

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Baofeng Comparison

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inexpensive groundplane antenna

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