Category Archives: HAM

I got my Tech license in June of 2014, in June of 2015 I upgraded to General.

Buddiepole First Field Test

So I was in the Wenatchee National Forest recently, see “It All Started with a Photo on Facebook“. I brought my KX3 and the new Buddie Pole. We drove up to the top of Red Mountain where the rest of our party … Continue reading

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Buddipole

So after hemming and hawing.. I finally bought a Buddipole antenna. It’s going to be nice to throw in the back of  the Jeep and make some HF contacts during the camping this summer. As mush fun as it can to … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra?

Well for the last 13 weeks I have been going to a class to get my Amature Extra license. Tomorrow I take the test. I have to get 74% (37) correct on 50 question test. Wish me luck!

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The Hike I Cannot Tell You About

So we went on a hike on the Washington Coast last weekend and it was amazing. After a 3 hour drive and 2 mile gentle hike, we found ourselves on the Washington coast… and I cannot tell you how to … Continue reading

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More Power!

So my 100W linear amplifier arrived today. Made by Elecraft, the same people who made my KX3 radio. Going to use if for Salmon Run this weekend. Chris (N7CPM) and I have a strategy for Salmon Run. Find the county with … Continue reading

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My First Field Day

So Chris (N7CPM) and I both did our first Field Day together. It was fantastic. We setup camp not far from the area we planned, because it was perfect. We ended up on Cle Elum Point. A rocky cliff 4,000 … Continue reading

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I just Sent an Email to Robin in the Most Spectacular Way – and she Couldn’t Care Less ಠ_ಠ

So I configured my KX3 Radio to do APRS and used my iPhone to as a TNC (see my story about APRS) and used APRS to send an email message via radio. So it works like this, APRS has a … Continue reading

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One Less Tongue Twister

Since my neighbor Chris and I got our licenses at the same time, his call sign of KG7NFF has always been a tough one for me since mine is KG7MPF. So when calling out on two meters “KG7MPF for KG7NFF” … Continue reading

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It’s Official!

So I received the email from the FCC this morning. The paper work went through and my license is now officially upgraded to general class. No more calling out “temp AG” at the end of my call sign.  So looking … Continue reading

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I have my General License KG7MPF/AG

As of 8PM tonight I  passed my FCC exam and upgraded my license to General Class. So Field Day in just under two weeks is going be AWESOME this year. Right now I’m in the back yard trying to setup … Continue reading

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