It has been awhile since I last posted, as I have had other concerns that have kept me away from WordPress.. I hope to post a little more regularly moving forward (fingers crossed).
Myself and Amateur Radio since some of my last postings.
Well, I have found some interesting clubs, both online and offline and when possible have tried to be more involved(with little success). My Radio setup has improved to contain a couple more radios(for free or inexpensive), yet some of them are still non-operational. One of my first additions was a used Heathkit HW101 Transceiver, that unfortunately needs most of it’s tubes (costing close to $180) before it can be diagnosed and put on the air for making contacts.. I also obtained a Baofeng UV5R handheld and have had great enjoyment from it. I was also given 2 commercial Motorola VHF(2m) mobiles (One of which is programmed enough to be functional). a 10memory 2M mobile that is on a 2m NMO mount in my vehicle. A Kenwood TS-700A(not fully operational, powers on, no TX)
Now it would seem like I have the beginnings of a decent radio setup and this would be true once they are all working and on the air..As mentioned in a previous post I did obtain my Amateur Extra license so I do have full privileges.
Please pardon my rambling on at the moment. Also, another change to my “shack” area is that a former XP machine of mine now has Linux on it instead as my “shack” computer, so I’m still working all the bugs out of what will work and what won’t on that computer.
Talk again soon…