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The New Plan B

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Alright then. If you read my previous posting, you’ve been expecting this entry… I won’t revisit all of my antenna/QTH woes, so suffice it to say that I’ve been very silent because I can’t find an antenna solution that works for me. I can access 6 Meters and 2 Meters, sort of, but all the other bands are mostly dead to me. I’ve decided on a work-around until I find a decent antenna solution… drum roll, please… My solution is to use some of the remote DX solutions available through more
Sep.10 ’19

Where’s Waldo?

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You’ve probably been thinking that I totally abandoned this site, so let me tell you what’s been happening… I went quiet because: I forget I had/have this site. We got a puppy. I forget I had/have this site This is not unusual for me. As a matter of fact, it’s been so long since I added a posting, when I went to look for this site on the web, it was nowhere to be found! You see… I had forgotten that I terminated my web hosting account about a year more
Sep.07 ’19

Phun with Phonics

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I monitor the airwaves a lot, mostly 2 meters, and I hear all sorts of things. What I notice mostly, is the rampant abuse of the phonetic alphabet! Take, for example, this QSO – the callsign is imagined, the abuse of the phonetic alphabet is not!: This is Hawaii Tango 2 Queensland Victor Zanzabar… I mean… C’mon people! The phonetic alphabet is not that difficult! Compare it with what you had to learn to earn your ticket – its a cakewalk!! Although we are called “Amateurs”, its no reason to more
Jul.31 ’17

My New QSL

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As promised, here is a screenshot of the front side of my new QSL design (the reverse side has the usual fill-in QTH and QSO details). more
May.27 ’17

New Name, New Hopes, New Dreams

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As you can tell from the home page, KJ6SJO has a new name! It’s AI6XB!! Talk about the longest day… that was probably the longest two weeks in my life (apart from the cruise to home after a 6+ month WestPac). It took exactly 2 weeks from passing my Amateur Extra exam to the FCC notifying me of my new callsign. Now I am in a flurry of activity to finish my QSL design, update this site’s favicon and update all web locations that know me as KJ6SJO (hope I more
May.21 ’17

The Trials and Tribulations of Success

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It’s time to let the cat out of the bag! I had posted a to-do list earlier and it seems I’ve been keeping a secret… About a day after I wrote that list, I decided that the end of June was too long to wait to take the Amateur Extra exam and that I could theoretically prepare myself in a much shorter time-frame. So that is actually what I’ve been up to for the last 2 weeks… Studying, and studying and then studying. About two hours ago, I went to more
May.06 ’17

Solar Lemonade

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Let‘s face it...This is not the best of times for us Hams, thanks to the current solar conditions! Worse still, this is just going to be the way life is for quite a number of years to come.

So, what do we do?

The answer is, ‘Just about anything you can dream of!’ more
Apr.30 ’17


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As promised, here is a screenshot of the front side of my QSL design (the reverse side has the usual fill-in QTH and QSO details). more
Apr.08 ’17