Category Archives: Amateur Radio

K1NAT

My beautiful bride never ceases from making me feel so proud. As most of you should know by now Snowie passed not only her Technician Class but also her General Class Amateur Radio Operator Exam. She was originally issued the … Continue reading

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My Two Cents

After reading something on an Amateur Radio forum, I penned the following reply and thought the blogosphere would get some insight into it as well. The post was another Amateur Radio Operator complaining that we as a hobby are to … Continue reading

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CQ WW SSB

Today KN4GWP K1NAT (Snowie) and I went to the PCARS Club Station where I operated the club HF radio (under the club call sign W4MLB) for a few hours during  this contest (CQ World Wide Single Side Band) that started yesterday … Continue reading

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Proud

Today at the bi-monthly VE Test Exam for Amateur Radio sponsored by PCARS at the Melbourne Library. Snowie having completed taking the Element 2 (Technician) Class this past Thursday, sat today for the Licensing exam.  The other student from the … Continue reading

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Melbourne Hamfest

CQ! CQ! CQ!  This is KC1FLG.  Today marks the start of the: 52nd Annual Melbourne HAMFEST and ARRL State Convention Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society (PCARS) October 13 & 14 2017 Note: The Hamfest is Friday and Saturday ONLY! Friday: … Continue reading

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Revised ARRL Frequency Chart

An updated ARRL frequency chart is now available for printing and downloading at http://www.arrl.org/graphical-frequency-allocations. The chart has been updated to include our new bands at 2,200 and 630 meters. Band Charts PDFs: 11×7 Color 8.5×11 Color 8.5×11 Black and White

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The Ham Code

The Radio Amateur is CONSIDERATE…He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. LOYAL…He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur … Continue reading

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PARC Field Day 2016

*From the archives of my old blog Just Us Owls* This past weekend was Field Day, for Ham Radio operators it is a time to practice skills in Emergency Communications and Operations, make contacts and just plain old have fun! … Continue reading

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Stop the Nay Saying

I want to take a moment and address something I’ve been seeing in our hobby. I’ve seen plenty of arguments both online and in person about the less expensive HT and mobile rigs put out by Chinese manufacturers. My first … Continue reading

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The Aftermath

Hurricane Irma I was stationed at Melbourne High School for Hurricane Irma, it was one of the hurricane shelters opened by the county. We spent four days in the shelter, where I was the amateur radio operator.  This was the … Continue reading

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Irma Update

I will be the radio operator at one of the shelters here in Brevard County during Hurricane Irma. Tomorrow I will packing last minute things and then Friday I will do a double check of my go bag. I will … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma…

  Hurricane Irma may impact Florida, for those that follow this blog, I am in Brevard County, which is on the central East coast about 45 minutes south of Kennedy Space Center.  Have your Go Kits/Emergency bags packed. Gov. Scott … Continue reading

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