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Saturday, December 22, 2018

  • AmateurLogic 124: 2018 Christmas Special
    AmateurLogic.TV Episode 124 is now available for download. Part 2 of George’s enhanced DTMF Radio Control and Monitoring project. Tommy’s quick and easy PiStar hot spot build instructions. Emile celebrates Skywarn Appreciation Day. Mike’s back with his Photoshop collection and a holiday ALTV Retrospect. Plus another unexpected AmateurLogic Foreign Food and Beverage Taste Test featuring … Continue readingAmateurLogic 124: 2018 Christmas Special
  • Hunting Foxes With QRP
    For those of us that enjoy CW as well as QRP operating, the Winter QRP Fox Hunt nights make for an exciting combination of both interests.The QRP Fox Hunt is an operating event during which low power (QRP) stations or “Hounds”, attempt to make contac…
  • The MFJ loop finally has a decent SWR match!!
    Homemade vertical mounting…..”thing”After doing some “playing” with the location of my 1788 mag loop on the balcony and getting really nowhere with lowering the SWR. The lowest I could get it was 1.6:1. I decided to go vertical with the loop to see w…
  • The Christmas Present That Changed My Life
    No one called me a nerd when I was growing up in Hillside, NJ although I could have been the poster boy for what we know today as a nerd. Maybe it was because it wasn’t until 1950 that Dr. Seuss created the nonsense word “nerd” for an imaginary animal in “If I ran The […]
  • Pearl Harbor Tribute from the USS Batfish – WW2SUB
    This year, on December 7th for Pearl Harbor Day, I was flattered to be invited to the USS Batfish in Muskogee, OK for their annual “Pearl Harbor Tribute” Event.  The Muskogee War Memorial Park has a permanent Ham Radio Club that meets regularly at the location, and operates HF from their radio room, also from […]
  • Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 227
    Holiday Serenade on Sideband from Antarctica This year, Ham Radio operators and SWLs around the world are invited to listen in and email listener reports. ARRL AO-85 battery issues Today the nominally 3.6v pack was down to 2.8v at the end of the eclipse. That is dangerously low. AMSAT Logbook of The World Tops 1 […]

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes;

The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Swap Meet/Ham Fest will be held on Saturday, 02 February 2019, at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off the Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea (Kamuela).  The event will be open to the public from 0930 HST to 1400 HST.  The venue includes a swap meet, vendor sales, an EMCOMM forum, and VE testing for new and upgraded amateur radio licenses. For details, contact Steve Milner (WH6N) at

Alan (AD6E/KH6TU) is still taking enrollments for his January 2019 online CW course.  According to Alan the class “is an on-line video chat meeting twice a week for eight weeks, most likely Monday and Thursday at 6 pm HST for an hour each…”  You can sign up here:

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Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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