Saturday, June 13, 2009

Good luck Kevin and Jessica

Good luck Kevin (KD5RHF) and Jessica on their wedding day !!!

My wife and I gotta be home today to meet the nurse for a blood draw, to feed the little one every 2 hours ( if he likes it or not) and keep him under his UV lights..... bummer, hum !

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Listening to the Repeater

A couple of you guys have been listening in to the repeater when I've worked a station during "feeding time". Sorry for the background noise.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

KD5NJR's new harmonic

My little boy was born yesterday (6/8/09) at 4:35 pm after a long time.
He weighs 9 lbs and 8.8 oz. And he is about a 1/4-wavelength for 2m.
More to follow on my little harmonic later. Mom is doing fine.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Moon Bounce | Echoes of Apollo

Moon Bounce | Echoes of Apollo

The above link for the "Echoes of Apollo" website cites June 27th as World Moon Bounce Day.

Coordinating talent like this is a good thing. Think of it as a modern type of Field Day. After all, hams don't get to use radio telescopes in a daily basis just we don't all use emergency communications on a daily basis.

Looks like there will be ways to participate even if you don't have a super UHF station.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Upcoming Events

Hey guys,

Please leave comments to fill in the details as needed, but this Saturday is important for atleast 2 things:

"Hams 'n Eggs" Amateur Radio Breakfast -- Golden Corral. THIS Saturday. 8a. 71st & Mingo.

Foxhunt: ??? 10am

Bartlesville Bi-plane Expo. (The last one.)


How to Make a Fox Hole Radio

Hey guys,

Say you're thinking about making a project, but you're interested in if it really works first before you go through all the effort.
You might do a YouTube search. For example, for a Fox Hole Radio. Watch a few videos and see if they work well enough for your effort. For example, I learned (and expected all along) that you don't get a lot of AF gain from these units, that they basically get just 1 station (not too selective) but still a fun demo of a basic radio.

You can search for a lot more ham radio stuff too... QRP, One Tube Radios, so on and so forth. If you find anything worth mentioning, leave a reply.