There is a special place for these two in hell.
This was posted a year ago by You Tube user timinibovey. People like Dick Van Dyke, Barry Goldwater, Arthur Godfrey and many others extol the virtues of Amateur “Ham” Radio as he explains it.
The video is old and displays that way, which for me reminds me of a time gone by but is still relevant today. Check it out and enjoy, he has many other videos that deal with the hobby.
Today, Sunday 11th November 2012 coincides with the signing of the Armistice on Sunday 11th November 1918 and Joy and we will be taking time to pay solemn respect to the fallen.
Check out this post over at myoldrv.com regarding Veterans day, worth sharing and seeing! http://www.myoldrv.com/?p=5232
Well, installing a dipole in the attic is real work, half the attic is almost impossible to get to because of the cathedral ceiling in the master bedroom. I installed as much of the length of the Swiss dipole as was possible and then tested it. It performed horribly on both RX and TX..
This is a bummer, I expected RX to be at least as good as the eBay 20m dipole but it wasn’t it was out right bad! While I was up there I re-situated my 10m dipole and made the 20m antenna wire a little tighter. The good news is RX on both the 10m and 20m antennas improved, can’t confirm TX on the 10m, I have been calling CQ on several parts of the 10m band with no response. Band conditions for 10m are bad right now so I’ll try again some other time.
TX on the 20m dipole will have to wait until I upgrade my license or get an Elmer here to help me out. I’ll be going to the FRRL meeting this Tuesday to talk to the guys, we’ll see how it goes.
Have a great weekend everybody!
How cool is that!
By using Skype for audio and Ham Radio Deluxe I was able to enjoy listening to QSO’s in my RV this past weekend. I don’t have PPT enabled yet, I’m waiting to do that for right after I have upgraded my license. In this screen shot I’m simply remote controlling my WHS2011 server and controlling the rig that way, but I also have my firewall configured to allow remote control directly from HRD installed on my HP Elitebook 8770w Mobile workstation.
As configured it has a 3rd gen i7 quad core CPU (with hyper threading it shows 8 cores in Windows), 16gigs of memory and a 128gig SSD main drive with 500gig 7,200 rpm mechanical drive for backups and data. In January I’ll be upgrading to Windows 8 Pro, Intel SSD 520’s, 32gigs of memory and a 1TB mechanical drive for backup duties.
I’m also working on an antenna system to use with the rig so I can bring a radio along.