Sat 21 April 2018 by

Moving to Pelican

I’ve maintained a blog for the previous ten, or so, years in one form or another. The first iteration was hosted on some platform that I don’t remember followed by WordPress (.com and self-hosted). I’ve grown weary of all the third-party stuff that gets brought in when … read more

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Sat 13 January 2018 by


Over the past few months a small group of us from Calvert K9 Search Team (CK9) have been working towards our NASAR SARTECH II certification.  The four of us have been meeting several times a month, in addition to studying at home, to learn lots of material and become proficient … read more

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Sun 24 December 2017 by

SOTA Activation: Snowy Mountain W3/PD-007

[caption id="attachment_1270" align="alignleft" width="244"] Hey look, a flag![/caption] Stats When: 2017-12-24 from 1543Z to 1625Z Where: Snowy Mountain - W3/PD-007 Who:Just me Ascent: 148' over 0.64mi** ** Equipment:Elecraft KX3, SOTABEAM MIDI antenna APRS Coverage: Excellent T-Mobile Coverage:Good. Had 4G (no LTE) coverage at … read more

This entry was tagged on #Pennsylvania, #QRP, #Summits_on_the_Air_(SOTA) and #W3/PD-007

Sat 23 December 2017 by

SOTA Activation Report: Methodist Hill North W3/PD-006

[caption id="attachment_1259" align="alignleft" width="300"] Portable HF setup on Methodist Hill North[/caption] Stats When: 2017-12-23 from 1832Z to 1915Z Where: Methodist Hill North - W3/PD-006 Who: Just me Ascent: None (see below) Equipment: Elecraft KX3, SOTABEAM MIDI antenna APRS Coverage: Excellent T-Mobile Coverage: Nil I arrived at … read more
Sun 29 October 2017 by

The Radio Shack

Somehow, in all this mess, work does get done... [caption id="attachment_1179" align="aligncenter" width="2617"] WG3K Operating Position[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1180" align="aligncenter" width="2895"] WG3K Electronics Workshop[/caption] The scary thing is, I haven't yet fully moved-in yet so this could get better, or worse. read more

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