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PEARL HARBOR: PATTON VS THE SIGNAL CORPS

“Getting the Message Through: A Branch History of the U.S. Army Signal Corps” by Rebecca Robbins Raines CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY, UNITED STATES ARMY, WASHINGTON, D.C., 1996 (pgs 242-244) During 1940 President Roosevelt had transferred the Pacific Fleet from bases on the West Coast of the United States to Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island […]

The Final Courtsey

  The static crashes were coming more frequently now and I could see the lightning off in the distance. I had been driving since the early afternoon and only had about two hours left until I arrived home. The sun had set an hour ago but the moon was not up yet and it was […]

From eastern Kansas to the California Sierra Nevada – QSO with KD6EUG

Back in December of 2011 I got this email from my dad, Larry (KD6EUG) about the severe storm damage to his cabin in Mi-Wuk, California – located in the Sierra Nevadas: The big pine tree that is located at the corner of the back deck, the one that we used as the center for all […]

Mobile Install

I have taken my HF mobile install through a number of different iterations (the constant being the rig: an Icom IC-706MKIIG). Today I hope that I have finally reached a lasting, workable setup. Here is a quick re-cap of my trials and tribulations: First attempt (2007): What this install lacked in experience, it made up […]

Ever been to Cornbread Road?

My favorite amateur radio blog comes from Jeff Davis, KE9V. If you have been following Jeff’s blog through the years you’ll have seen a constant evolution of his site and content. In addition to his ponderings of the current state of ham radio, Jeff has produced a number of engaging podcasts. Long Delayed Echoes was […]

In the beginning……

… there was Hugo Gernsback. Here are a few of his contributions: – Established one of the first companies to sell equipment to radio amateurs in 1904. – Founded the Wireless Association of America in 1909. – Published two amateur radio oriented magazines: Modern Electrics in 1908 and The Electrical Experimenter in 1913. – Initially […]

The Times They Are a-Changin’

My intent for this blog is to serve primarily as a notebook – a place where I can capture important details concerning my amateur radio activities and then refer back to them if needed. This includes interesting websites, hamshack successes and failures, equipment settings, as well as plans for the future. Occasionally the subject matter […]

A man walks into a bar…

A ham with a parrot on his shoulder walk into a bar. Barkeeper asks “where did you get that?” “Dayton” says the parrot.

Pearl Harbor

“Getting the Message Through: A Branch History of the U.S. Army Signal Corps” by Rebecca Robbins Raines CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY, UNITED STATES ARMY, WASHINGTON, D.C., 1996 (pgs 242-244) During 1940 President Roosevelt had transferred the Pacific Fleet from bases on the West Coast of the United States to Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island […]

Ham Radio Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. It is far and away one of my favorite holidays and I am looking forward to spending it with my family this year. Beyond the Trick-or-Treating, costumes, Halloween decorations, and pumpkin carving, I like telling my two young daughters ghost stories. This got me to thinking if there were […]