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Pacificon 2019

I recently attended the Pacificon Hamfest in San Ramon, and I wanted to share with you a few photos from that event. The sponsoring organization, the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club is a very active club, with activities that include … Continue reading

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Remote Radio Operation – RemoteHams

So tonight, in about 30 minutes, I took an Icom IC-7100, attached an IT-100 Antenna Tuner which in turn is connected to my MFJ-1838 cobweb antenna, and set up the RemoteHams software to control it from the other side of … Continue reading

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Spectrum Scope – IC-7610

Courtesy of N9EWO: n9ewo_ic7610_scope.pdf

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Spectrum Scope – IC-R8600

Courtesy of N9EWO: n9ewo_icr8600_scope.pdf

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Spectrum Scope – IC-7300

Courtesy of N9EWO n9ewo_ic7300_scope.pdf

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Audio Tips for the TS-590S

I have come across this excellent resource for wringing the best audio out of (and into) the Kenwood TS-590S, and I wanted to share it. I came into possession of a TE-590S at Dayton 2018 for the great price of … Continue reading

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Custom Kantronics TNC – Radio Cables

I don’t use external TNCs, but I have friends that do, and every once in a while a friend or customer will ask me about a cable to connect one particular Kantronics TNC to one particular radio, and I always … Continue reading

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Kenwood TM-281A 2 Meter Mobile

I was helping a friend program his new Kenwood TM-281A Two Meter radio, and we had an interesting problem. We had recently performed some maintenance on our local 2M repeater (WA5CKF in Irving, TX) and the programming file I had … Continue reading

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NIST Time and Frequency Standards

1969.pdf With all this talk of the NIST cancelling some time and freq. standard services to save $6.5M, I present this overview of their services. The material may be dated, but should be fairly accurate.

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Favorite Mustang

289 C.I. V8 Fastback, spotted in Plano, TX

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