Archive for December 2010

Post-Christmas Wrap Up

Christmas has come and gone – we had a great time here in Kansas. We had friends over Christmas Eve for dinner. The XYL made a huge feast and I took advantage of the home cooking. Meanwhile, we tracked Santa via the NORAD/Google Earth website. At 7pm, we were actually able to raise Santa via […]

Merry Christmas!

New Years’ Nets

 From: Dave Gingrich  To: irlp at  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 […]


After a long day(s) travel, I’m home. What is odd about the International Dateline is that I landed in Minnesota before I left Tokyo. Got to watch Frosty the Snowman with the 5 year old!

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.


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 […]

A little DX

I spent Saturday filling out QSL cards, stuffing them in envelopes, and putting on $0.98 worth of postage for the USPS first class international air mail rate. To make life easier I ran both the return envelopes and main envelopes through the printer to get my address on. It would be easier to get some […]

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.