Wednesday, November 5, 2008

2007 CQ WW DX Phone M/M Winners

I did not even know until today that we had won this one. WOW! How fun is that opening the mail and getting a surprise?!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


What more can I say? It was a great time and I am sure if we all pull together again next year it could only get better! Thanks for a great experience!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

900MHz Amateur Radio

I built an antenna for 900MHz out of an old hockey stick and some brazing wire. It is a 10 element Quagi. Of course the feed line is Andrews 1/2" 50Ohm hard line for sake of loss. Radio is a converted Motorola GTX mobile. The Motorola Maxtrac 800 on top is converted to 900MHz receive for a repeater that I am in the progress of building. The commercial antenna is also for 900MHz that will be going up soon. I am in the progress of reprograming another Motorola GTX mobile for the van and doing the conversion to an 900MHz Motorla Maxtrac 30watt radio for amateur use.

Monday, April 21, 2008

K8XXX Michigan QSO Party

On the previous post you will need to click on the photos to see the ones that are over lapped. Sorry.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

2008 Michigan QSO Party K8XXX

Just participated in the K8XXX attempt at the 2008 Michigan QSO Party

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

VP6DX Did you work them?

I was fortunate enough to work VP6DX on 12,15,17,20, and 40 Meter Phone and 12 and 15 CW. Check them out at VP6DX.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I forgot to post this but I worked CO8LY on 40 meters that was way cool!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ten Meters was open!

I worked Tim W2VVV on the KQ2H 10 meter repeater on 01-09-2008 somewhere around 4:30pm EST or 2130 UTC. That was quite a surprise for me. I had the scanner on and could hear the repeaters on 10 iding so I jumped right in there for at least one contact before picking up my youngest from daycare. Keep your hopes up the bands are coming back!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

We have snow

Not as much as some but more than others. Just a little something to cool you off.