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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!
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Monthly Archives: November 2011
On the video to introduce Lesson 6.1 of the Technician material, I discuss Q-signals. It occurs to me I have an old copy of ACP 131 from 1976, which is back when I was in the Air Force. The document … Continue reading
Here’s your video introduction to the material in Section 6.1 of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual for Technician. After watching this material, you’ll be better prepared to study Section 6.1. OH MY! I see an embarrassing error! In the … Continue reading
Part of putting a good station together is a good grounding system. It saves lots of trouble, helps protect your equipment, helps keep RF out of places it shouldn’t be (like in your computer system), and in general keeps RF … Continue reading
Interference, whether you cause it or you’re on the receiving end, is vexatious! No fun! But it will happen, so you need to know about it. Watch this video, then study section 5.4 in the Technician ARRL Ham Radio License … Continue reading
A SET (simulated emergency test) is a way for hams to learn more about being involved in emergency communications. The SET on Saturday, October 22, 2011, was my first. The Montrose Amateur Radio Club’s ARES coordinator handed out instruction sheets … Continue reading
Here’s your intro to Lesson 5.3, Power Supplies and Batteries. Click here to return to the list of lessons.
Whew this video was a lot of work! And many thanks to Lew, KCØUER, for being “on the other end” for a PSK-31 and a packet demonstration. Again, this is only an introduction to Section 5.2 in the ARRL Technician … Continue reading
It took me over a year to pull these video clips together, but the recent acquisition of CyberLink PowerDirector made it a much easier job! Here you see the Montrose Amateur Radio Club (MARC) at its 2010 Field Day event. What … Continue reading
Here’s your video introduction to Lesson 5.1 in the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. After viewing the video, you’ll be in great shape to dive into Section 5.1 in the book. (Apologies: at one point I refer to the 80 … Continue reading
Here’s your video introduction to Lesson 4.4, Practical Antenna Systems. For the actual training material, see the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. (Note to self—some of the green screen shows through.) To return to the list of lessons, click here.