Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fun With APRS

Listening to the Linux in the Ham Shack   and was inspired to try dipping my toe into the APRS pool.  My goal was to at least show up on a map with a zero dollar investment.  After requesting and obtaining an APRSISCE/32 passcode, downloading APRSCheckIn for my Android phone and browsing to aprs.fi I am finally sending packets over the APRS system.  ACTUAL COST $0


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Special Event of the Week - 12 Hours of Sebring







The Highland County ARC is putting on a Special Event in conjunction with the 66th running of the 12 hours of Sebring Race.


The event will run from Wednesday March 14, 2018, 1200hr EST, to 2400hrs EST, Saturday March 17, 2018


This will be any band, any mode!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

QSL of the Week

W2PE - Radio Association of Western New York (RAWNY)

Special Event Station

Commissioning USN LCS-9

USS Little Rock



Thanks to the Radio Association of Western New York (RAWNY) for the special event.  If there are any radio operator hams on board this or any other Navy vessel I would love to set up a schedule for a contact.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

First QSL of 2018 and Weekend Special Event














One of my Straight Key Night contacts. I almost feel like I owe him an apology for sitting through the QSO.



WW1USA Special Event


January 28 - Commemorating Wilson's "14 Points" speech in January 1918

The mission of WW1USA is:
to raise awareness of the Great War Centennial
to further the National WW1 Museum and Memorial's mission of teaching the history and lessons of The War
to provide a positive image of Amateur Radio and expand the awareness locally and around the world.

Click here to go to WW1USA Facebook page. Clicking "Like" on their Facebook page will get you the latest updates about WW1USA activities.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

2017 Ham Radio Year in Review

First Time Working "Original Thirteen Colonies - Special Event"


















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More Special Events

US Coast Guard

Christmas in Bethlehem, NM

WW1 Anniversary Events
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Upgraded to Extra Class and Celebrated my 30th Year of Ham Radio


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Some Shortwave Listening

Very rare 25 MHz reception at the bottom of the sun spot cycle.





In addition to these activities I worked a number of other special events, worked with ARES on local event support, made a number of memorable QSOs.  I lam looking forward to 2018 and many new ham radio adventures.