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A Portable AM/FM/SW/SSB That Fulfills a Need

  My need? I enjoy having a personal radio along whenever I go on vacation. Not just any radio..it has to receive AM/FM/SW and if possible SSB. A radio just makes me feel connected to the world regardless of what … Continue reading

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Which has priority: Ham Radio or Fire Pit Construction? (or OCFD, Obsessive Compulsive Firepit Disorder)

Ever since the year I gave my wife a Kodak electronic picture frame for Christmas I always make sure to ask her what she wants. That includes birthdays. This year was no different. My wife turned ____ in July (I’ve … Continue reading

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There’s a Grocery Store in my Garage

How much room does anyone have to store groceries, dishes, pans, etc. in the kitchen? For us it always seems that everything is squished into lots of small cupboards. You have to be real careful when you reach for the … Continue reading

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Icom IC-706MkIIG Operation Guide

Some years ago  I purchased an Icom IC-706-MkIIG transceiver.This was the third and final version of this very popular amateur radio. I was attracted to the 706 for a number of reasons, some of which are: Small size makes it … Continue reading

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A Hamfest Weekend

    What makes a good weekend for you? Some would answer eight hours straight of football games on Sunday afternoon. Others would say climbing Mount Washington or a good 100-mile bike ride. For me it is my annual trek … Continue reading

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Feed line Issues Revisited

How do you weather-proof your feed line connections and the coax itself?  Some coax claims to be direct-bury or buriable (my word processor spell check does not like that word).  Just cover it over with dirt and forget about it.  … Continue reading

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Getting The Coax In

How many different techniques for bringing a signal into the shack have you experimented with?  I’ve tried a number of them.  My first shack, outfitted with a Heathkit HW-101 transceiver, was in the basement.   Immediately to the left of the HW-101 … Continue reading

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Installing a new Antenna: Gap Titan DX

Moving day was full of wind, rain, and flying November leaves. The day was made even drearier since my ham radio antenna (a used Gap Titan DX vertical) along with lawn furniture and a ladder were all stolen the day … Continue reading

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