I have no excuse but once again I have been away from my radios. But as of today, KI7UP, Norman A. Seeley Jr. of Scottsdale Arizona is up to getting on the air. (Click above an the truth will be known.)
Even better than taking my handheld with me. People love to come up and talk to us.
Well, I was hoping I would be able to spend some time last night starting a 8 PM with the weekly local net on 10 meters. It didn’t happen. So I’m still wondering if my ICOM 707 with wire antenna that was just last week re-connected were working. So far, and today isn’t going to [...]
I told you that I have had the wire antenna put back in operation for 40, 20, and 10 meters. I have been calling CQ and all the meter readings are correct but so far not one contact. With that in mind, tonight at 8 PM I will tune to the frequency for a Thursday [...]
Thanks to my friend Bob, who knows nothing about Ham Radio but owns a ladder and is handy with tools, my wire antenna is back up. I however haven’t had the guts to fire up the transmitter as yet. Listened to the 3 bands, 40, 20, and 10 the antenna was made for soon [...]
On Friday the 19th, there were only two things in the mail. The QST for April, along with a very small package. I had no idea what was in the package, as I had not ordered anything. Then wife Karen reminded me that I asked, at lunch on the 14th, with Robert Spencer, the new [...]
Tomorrow is the annual running of the Pat’s Run in Tempe, Arizona honoring Pat Tillman and amateurs will be there. I’m ready to monitor the frequency that they will be using. Can’t wait. This week, I was lucky once again to file a report for Amateur Radio Newsline, this week about Indecency and the FCC. [...]
I found this publication very interesting. I guess my real interest in being a Ham is being of help in an emergency. Of course to be of help means that one (a Ham, KI7UP,me) must have the equipment in working order and the ability to operate it when the power is out and the normal [...]
Robert Spencer, KE8DM is the new Section Manager for the ARRL here in Arizona. He replaces Tom Fagan, K7DF who held the post for 8 years. Welcome Robert!
My wife takes her dog, Henry J for a walk most afternoons. While she is “walking the dog” I take my Yaesu FT-60/r and listen for activity and even have been know to carry on a conversation on a local repeater. Sunday, she took Henry for his walk and I was in the front yard [...]