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The Solar Ham

There doesn't seem to be a lot of information regarding solar and amatuer radio. It's actually quite easy and fun to run solar. So I figured I'd put together a some how-to's for my fellow hams, to show just how easy it is, and it's not only QRP

Here is some of topics

  • Solar panels
  • Inverters
  • DC-DC converters
  • Batteries
  • Charge Controllers


7QP QSO Party

I was invited out to Oregon by W7KBR Warren and the Peak Radio Association W7PRA to join there QSO party. Three days of camping & food with a great bunch of guys.


Mr Antenna launcher was there showing us all how it was done. Ever launch was a perfect launch 60.-80. feet up.

HIP aka Ham in Park

A couple of buddies start HIP with the Scottsdale ARC but it has gotten it own life now. Last Friday with the last of the year, but we meet every other Friday from 10am to Noon them its off to lunch. We Chat, make contacts and learn new stuff.


Digital and the Open Spot

This a good read on digital and the Shark RF openspot. I just purchased one and will give an update in the near future.

In the meantime enjoy.

No reason to spend $100 for a KX2 paddle.

KX2 Jog Wheel

Well they are here. KX2 Jog Wheels or Dimple Plates which ever you want to call them. It speeds up searching a band by giving you something to place your finger in.  Engraved with your call sign and made out of 1.5mm plastic and held on with double sided tape for easy removal.



They can be ordered from the Store page.




Its been awhile a long while…

My apologizes for not keeping up with my blog. Life got in the way and got to busy with family and work.

I have a lot of new stuff coming to talk about. I have a HF rig now and gone QRP. Been trying out different antennas and more.