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End of the year update

Wow it has been a while since I’ve posted anything. I guess it’s time for a bit of an update. The most important thing is that I got my TS-570 fixed! Thanks to a local ham who figured out there was a

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Kenwood TS-570S – Issues with Audio and DOTS on screen

I recently posted this to YouTube. My TS-570S has been having a couple of issues. The first is an issue with receive audio dropping down very low a few seconds after turning the radio on. I am told (by a local

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Practicing CW / Morse Code by Listening to Real Stations

I’ve come to the realization that it is much more interesting to practice CW by listening to real live stations. Lately I have been tuning around the bands to find a QSO or station that is transmitting somewhere near what

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Welcome to 2016 – My Ham Goals For The Year

Happy New Year! Now that 2015 has come to a close and we have a whole new year ahead of us, I’ve decided to set some ham radio goals for the year. I am probably being overly ambitious but if

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ICOM unveiled IC-7300 at Tokyo Ham Fair 2015

ICOM has unveiled the IC-7300 transceiver. It is an all mode (SSB / CW / RTTY / AM / FM), HF + 50Mhz radio that comes in the 3 models listed below. IC-7300 – 100 W IC-7300M – 50 W

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Happy New Year!

I guess it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. The last time was way back in July. A few things have changed since then. I’ve not come into possession of a Kenwood TS-570SG (HF + 6m) and have moved

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Working some DX with an old Atlas 210x

I’m fortunate enough to belong to a club that is willing to lend out spare gear to those of us who are a bit underfunded. I had been using a Kenwood TS-120 but there turned out to be an intermittent

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