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Cleverlys

This cover of the Bangles’ “Walk Like An Egyptian” probably doesn’t have much appeal to the smoking jacket and brandy snifter crowd, but to me it’s high art. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading

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New Paddle

Jeff, KE9V, over at Signal & Noise broke the news about the Vibrocube, a hefty new key from Vibroplex. Weighing in at six pounds this paddle shouldn’t be flying across the desk. Looking at the picture reminded me of a post Mike, W8MDE, had made a … Continue reading

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599 TU – Every Man A Marconi

As a radio ham regular civilians sometimes say to me “You get the REAL news.” I usually squint my eyes and nod knowingly. Of course more and more I’m finding myself in QSO’s where I get in line to send my call sign, hear the response “AB9NZ 5NN TU… Continue reading

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60 Meter Thanksgiving Gift

The notion of a ham band where Morse telegraphy isn’t allowed is the kind of sillyness that will soon be relegated to the tar pits. Our League has lobbied the FCC and won some changes to the five megacycle band allowing higher power, CW, and even … Continue reading

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Recovery Act

Last night Dorothy was rather despondent over a whole bunch of her work that became trapped on a broken thumb drive, but needless to say, waking up next to a licensed radio amateur has it’s advantages. I found the USB pin-out online, and was then … Continue reading

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Up On One Wheel

My neighbor George is an accomplished photographer and author. He caught me out cycling with Auggie, took our picture and then added these special effects to the photo. Thanks George Continue reading

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Growing Hobby

Last Saturday I took a blacksmithing class at The Grove National Historic Landmark. I arrived early and met Bob, the instructor, (hard at work forging a scroll in this picture). As we talked, needless to say, I steered the conversation toward ham … Continue reading

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Our QTH

Dorothy works very hard on the garden at our little cottage, so with the leaves begining to turn, I wanted to be sure to post a picture of the garden in it’s full glory. When we visited the Wawel castle in Krakow Poland a few years ago we got caug… Continue reading

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My Brother’s Walking Beam Engine

Never one to flail at life with alligator arms, when my little brother John (KC9LGM) decided he needed a walking beam engine he built one. This wasn’t a kit. He made wooden patterns for the parts, made sand molds from the patterns, and poured alum… Continue reading

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I Never Knew- Merci Beaucoup Mike

This morning I worked the station FP/VE2XB on 17 meters. Mike was skillfully running a nice pile-up, so I didn’t try to ragchew the DX. After a quick exchange I signed and was left in a quandary, FP? Through the magic of the internet I learned tha… Continue reading

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