Archive for December 2005

New Elecraft Product

80/30m Module for Popular KX1 Portable Transceiver from Wayne Burdick, N6KR We’re pleased to announce that the KX1 is now a 4-band radio! Many KX1 owners have asked for 80 meter coverage, notably Bruce Prior, N7RR, who pointed out that 80 meters is a great band for traffic handling at night (in both the CW […]


THE FARC (Forsyth Amateur Radio Club) SWAPFEST Saturday, January 7, 2006 7AM-12 Noon Talk in 146.64 Mhz (100Hz PL) Summit School Parking Lot Come be a part of one of the FARC’s “Triad” of events – An all outdoor event- $5 gets you in the lot- Free coffee- BYO tables/chairs. Contact the FARC at 336-723-7388 […]

storm spotter training

I found this article by Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU. He does a weekly online column on and has publish a number of books on packet radio and APRS. I really enjoy reading his weekly column and found this article in Stan’s archives. Surfin’:Spotting Extreme Weather By Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU Contributing Editor March 4, 2005 This […]

Weather Display Working With UI-View

Swapped out the power supply with a new one and that did the trick. I got the computer back up and operational. Weather Display was pretty easy to configure to get it started – although there will be a lot of tweaking. And with one or two clicks of the mouse I was able to […]

Weather Station Is Up!

Good news and bad news. The good news is that I installed the anemometer up on the roof, spliced in an extension cord, placed the outdoor thermometer outside, and ran all the cables into the junction box inside the radio room. After getting everything plugged in, both the temp and wind gauge were responding – […]

Start making plans for….

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UX-5 Balloon Launch Saturday, December 31

from Greg Williams, K4HSM Website: on December 30, 2005 The University of Tennessee Amateur Radio Club (UTARC) is planning to launch the UX-5 balloon on Saturday, Dec. 31. Approximate time for liftoff will be at 1830 UTC, or 1:30 PM Eastern Time. UTARC will attempt the official distance record for this launch with a […]


From : Don Reply-To : HamRadioHelpGroup@xx Sent : Thursday, December 29, 2005 9:33 PM Subject : [HamRadioHelpGroup] Re: Satellites (AO-51 mostly) Bryan KE7EZE (really like the EZE call) Hey…I use to live on working the Birds/SATS but still try to work them from time to time, so yes I have some suggestions and info. First, […]

Going to put up the wind meter

Wish me luck – tomorrow I’m heading up to the roof to install the wind meter. I need to make sure I bring a compass, the allen wrench, and the control box to set the wind direction.

Evolution and Respite… Announcing the 2006 ARRL Straight Key Night

From Recently I had the chance to talk with a group of amateurs at a local club. They ranged from old-old-timers to several still studying for their first license. As always seems to be the case, the topic of FCC’s NPRM eliminating the Morse Code requirement for amateur licenses came up. And true to […]