Category: Equipment

DX Dynasty! (warning: humor ahead)

Like many with a few minutes between tasks, I engage in humorous pursuits… sometimes gigging my friends with modified pictures and so forth. With the recent boom in popularity for the duck hunting empire that is Duck Dynasty, I created a fictitious advertisement for the largest advertiser in QST and CQ Magazine. (You know something is big-time when you’re met with shelves of stuff with bearded images […]

Huntsville HamFest: It’s Got a Chance!

For the second year in a row, I attended the hamfest in Huntsville, Alabama held at the Von Braun Center. I’m sure there are a lot of 'fests across the country and the world, for that matter, that are very good. The Huntsville 'Fest has a great atmosphere: excitement seems to be everywhere. It isn’t just a bone-yard and vendor display. There is active learning and exchange […]

Moved again!

OK, it might appear that we are a tad bit nomadic. But, that is not really the case! It took us a year after moving back to Starkville from the Atlanta area for our house there to sell. This is where most of my posts in this blog were made. We had 8.5 acres with lots, and lots of natural towers for antennas. Just before I was to put up a 160 meter loop […]

Mississippi QSO Party

I’ve never participated in a DX contest. I’ve listened; a bunch! In Georgia, the QSO Party was fairly serious business with Atlanta Radio Club members having rovers head out to counties without active ham radio operators. Heck, a couple even flew a plane around the North part of the State with both VHF/UHF and HF antennas hung outside! Since I moved back to Starkville, this […]

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