Archive for October 2005

APRS – Fort Leavenworth, KS

Lots of APRS traffic out here in Kansas.

QSL Card

Wikipedia says: QSL, or QSL card, is the confirmation of a QSO (a radio contact) between two radio amateurs. “QSL” is a Q code, which means “I confirm contact with you.” A QSL card is a (usually postcard-sized) hardcopy, containing the specific details of a QSO. It usually contains the callsign of both operators, the […]

Checked into the HARENET66

This is a fun net! Here’s a short description from their website: “What the Hell is a HARE66? The Hampton Area Radio Entertainment (HARE)Net started years ago with QSO’s on the 147.165 repeater and we never left; just moved to 50.266! Now we are branching out on several other frequencies.” These guys are a riot!

JOTA – 48th Jamboree on the Air – 15-16 October 2005

JOTA is an annual event in which about 500,000 Scouts and Guides all over the world make contact with each other by means of amateur radio. It is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, thus contributing to the world brotherhood of Scouting The JOTA is a world-wide event. […]

Been busy with…..

- Tried to contact KD6EUG (at his alternate QTH in Mi-Wuk Village, CA) via EchoLink last night, no luck. I tried on two different EchoLink repeaters: one near Tuolumne (N6EA, 146.115) and another near Modesto (WA6OEC, 441.350). Going to try again tonight and see if we can make contact. – I got NOVA for Windows […]

Hedberg Talk Net

Talked with KD6EUG (Larry – my dad) last night via EchoLink (more about EchoLink on May 20th). We’re going to try a QSO when he goes up to the cabin in Mi-Wuk (up in the Sierra Mountains) using either EchoLink or IRLP.

Radio Ukraine

5.910 MHz … nice signal

Craziness on 80 meters

Some kind of wacky HF net on 3.9675 MHz.

Praha!

7.345MHz Caught the tail end of the broadcast.

Morse Code… the saga continues

I’m making slow, steady progress learning Morse with the help of Ham University (see Oct 8). I’ve just started on lesson 23 – which means I have the following letters/characters to go: J, K, =, Q, X, /, V, Z, ?, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0. ARRL’s station (W1AW) offers […]