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Welcome to Dave Casler’s site and blog!
I like to share information and that's what this site is for. I love living in Southwestern Colorado in the San Juan Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain range. I enjoy motorcycling, both street and dirt, so I keep GPS tracks of my travels to share along with photographs. Oh, the wildflowers aren't bad either!
How can I get my ham radio Technician license? Click here for the training material.
New! General Class videos too!
Where's a good place to ride? Click here for Road Index.
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Monthly Archives: March 2011
I first joined IBM in 1983, was part of the transition from IBM to Loral and then Lockheed in 1994, came back to IBM in 1999, and continue to be proud to be an IBMer. This 30-minute video, prepared by … Continue reading
See very cool article on Mormon ham radio operators connecting members, wards, and stakes at this Church News link. And a tip of the hat to Eric Smith, WAØUAV, for bringing this to my attention.
I just wrote a post about powering your HF radio or VHF mobile radio. The two basic ways are with a deep-cycle battery or with a standard plug-into-the-wall power supply. So what do I use? Primarily solar power. The solar … Continue reading
HF radio power supplies. Why so many options? There are lots of ways to power your HF transceiver. But first, why can’t we just plug the transceiver into the wall? Well, a combination of tradition and an opportunity to tinker. … Continue reading
I’m often asked a simple question: how much does it cost to become a ham? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” But there’s a pretty basic path that most hams follow, so let’s take a look at it. First, … Continue reading
I recently purchased the very inexpensive ($119.95) new Chinese-made Wouxun (pronounced OH-shing) KG-UV3D radio and am quite delighted with it. However the user interface is drastically different from the Japanese equivalents. I put this presentation together for the Montrose Amateur … Continue reading
We all have spring fever, and Mother Nature aided and abetted this feeling yesterday and today with sunny skies and temps in the high 50s. I got out my trusty 1994 Yamaha Seca II, checked the tire pressure, made sure … Continue reading
Beautiful weather here today! I checked the tires and oil and managed to fire up the Yamaha Seca II, my 17-year-old 600cc sport-touring motorcycle, and took it for a nice ride. In my travels today I happened to capture the … Continue reading
Reader John Fischer asked for an overview map to help orient those not familiar with the area. Whew! What you see below is it. The map stretches from Silverton at the south to Montrose at the north. I think every … Continue reading