Archive for the 'General Ham Stuff' Category

Discone Antenna for HF Receive and full 2 Meter operation…

Not too long after becoming a HAM, (Amateur Radio Operator with Technician license), back in 2004 – I “discovered” my old Radio Shack Discone antenna that I had been using for very wide-band reception on virtually all bands with a scanner, was also an excellent transmit/receive antenna on UHF, (2m), and worked pretty well on […]

Spring Has Sprung, I’m Still Here…

Had quite a bout with pneumonia in February and March, then spent most of April trying to get back to what passes for “normal” these days. 😀 Being ill put a bit of a hitch in my endeavor to learn/master CW, but am now fully back at it. Still using JLMC and our weekly code […]

A HAM I AM…

Well, a few short months ago, (as I approached my 70th birthday), Heidi went to work on me saying I should get back into Amateur Radio.  (I passed my Amateur Radio “Technician” license back in 2004 – after reflecting upon the unpleasant surprises associated with the 2003 “Cedar Fire” that swept across the North and […]