Archive for the ‘Korea’ Category

Let’s Talk Spam

That delicious but much derided precooked canned meat treat – Spam. Produced by Hormel Foods and introduced before World War II, Spam hit its stride during WWII as rationing limited fresh meat. The military also took advantage of Spam’s long shelf life by making it a staple in the diet of frontline soldiers. Continuing to […]

Ham radio and my year in Korea

Here is a a re-cap of my amateur radio activities during my past twelve months in Korea: (1) DX – I enjoyed working a good bit of DX, enjoying most QSOs with stateside contacts as well as Pacific exotics. The greatest limitation I had was my operation location and resulting inability to ideally situate an […]

Does the US Military issue Amateur Radio Licenses?

Yes, they do! At least over here in South Korea. Before arriving to Korea last year, I began researching the licensing procedures. I have known fellow soldiers who have served over here in Korea and were able to get an HL callsign and get on the air. By reviewing an old Army regulation that was […]

New Years’ Nets

 From: Dave Gingrich  To: irlp at yahoogroups.com  Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 6:42 PM  Subject: [irlp] Happy New Year announce  Well, it’s that time again. The annual IRLP New Years Eve QSO party is set for (you guessed it) New Years Eve! Beginning at 1030 UTC Friday December 31 (30 minutes before midnight in New […]

Take off…

About 30 minutes from takeoff. From Seoul, I am flying to Tokyo, then on to St. Paul, and finally Kansas City. Fresh snow on the ground here in Seoul today.

10M?

Last week was busy – I spent the whole time down in Seoul attending meeting after meeting with my evenings spent on a bunk bed in a communal room (trying to save a little cash for Uncle Sam). The week was productive, but tiring. The main US military garrison in Seoul, Yongsan, has a lot […]

EchoIRLP Node operational

I finally have my EchoIRLP node (EchoLink Node #496698 and IRLP Node #3370) up and running. If you are looking for a little rag chew, give me a shout.

D-Star, DV Dongle, and Ubuntu

Yet again, more success with Ubuntu and ham radio. I purchased a D-Star DV Dongle earlier this year and never had much time to play with it. I do not own an actual D-Star radio and the only time I have really ever seen D-Stars in action was at this year’s Hamvention. I am a […]

Xastir up and running

More success with the Ubuntu hamputer. I found a great wiki that does a great job of walking through the install process. Once I had Xastir up an running, it was interesting to see the massive amount of APRS in Japan compared to the absolute minuscule amount of APRS activity here in Korea. I have […]

My temporary QSL card

It is not much, but it will do for now. Sure wish I could get a shorter callsign!