Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sandhill Cranes

Late this morning as I headed out to the shop, I heard a trill, kinda like a dove cooing. I grabbed my Leicas and climbed on the garage roof. With my back pressed against the warm shingles I watched as a flock of Sandhill Cranes reeled overhead, c… Continue reading

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Join the Waves

A slice of WWII cheesecake for the troops. Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy

Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ, has made available for free download the latest edition of his e-book, ” Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy”.It’s a beautiful piece of work. I especially enjoyed his study of “amateur telegraphy from a linguistic perspective… Continue reading

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Texas Radio and the Big Beat

Over at the RadioTelegraphy Forum Adam, N0SSS, posted this thread , it’s a lovely treatise on the musical relationships in Morse code. In his work he coins the term “Vail Effect” the aural illusion of the code slowing down. This is fascinating stu… Continue reading

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Deadly Snake

When I’m not pounding brass, I like pounding hot iron. Here’s a handle for the sliding door on my workshop / hamshack that I forged from a piece of one inch round stock quite a while back. If you click on it you’ll see it needs a coat of paint. Ru… Continue reading

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Cute

When I was learning the code my boy Tommy was in kindergarten. He saw me covering reams of paper with call signs and qso’s heard on a borrowed Kenwood TS-120. For Christmas he gave me this board he decorated with call signs and radios (including m… Continue reading

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Wouldn’t this make a great mobile hamshack?

Check out this diesel locomotive mated to a missile launcher chassis from English Russia. I think I spot an antenna at the back. Continue reading

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The Proof Is In The Pudding

I know I’m kicking a dead horse here, but I can’t contain my joy. At the ISS Fan Club I found this audio from the International Space Station confirming my contact.http://www.issfanc Continue reading

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Tower Climbing

Most ham pages have shown the ubiquitous 1600 foot tower climb video. Over at English Russia I spotted these pics of an abandoned tower that kids climb. I was never that brave when I was young. Continue reading

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Shortwave America

My Buddy Dan, KC9NCF was kind enough to mention my little web presence in a very flattering way. With this new Posterous page I had a bit of trouble adding a link to Dan’s extensive body of work Shortwave America, so I got out the soldering iron a… Continue reading

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