Tag 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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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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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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Phonetics Part 2

From N1BUG ELMER TIP OF THE WEEK: Using Phonetics, Part 2. Last week we looked at use of the phonetic alphabet to communicate anything which must be spelled out: call signs, other mixed letter/number groups, proper names and uncommon words. … Continue reading

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ARRL Surprise

I had a wonderful surprise in today’s mail from the ARRL! I am now a Volunteer General Class V.E., I have to say I love my hobby more and more each day, I’m learning so much. My accreditations thus far: … Continue reading

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Elmer Tip

From one of my good friends and my first Elmer, N1BUG. ELMER TIP OF THE WEEK: Order of Call signs. Convention on which call sign goes first (calling station or station being called) varies by radio service. In amateur radio … Continue reading

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