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Forum: Contest 06-29-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 15,594
Posted By KC8TCQ
2009 Field Day pictures

I had fun this year, it was the first Field Day for the local club in years, had a small setup one operating station but we had a...
Forum: Silent Keys, Ham to Ham reference, Friends 09-16-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 14,008
Posted By KC8TCQ
A dear friend Howard W8NEE SK

Howard was one of the few people here locally pushing me to keep working on upgrading, and he was the lead of the VE team that administered my exam a few weeks ago.

Last Sunday he went to the Adrian...
Forum: Open Chat 09-10-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,881
Posted By KC8TCQ
I always knew something wasn't right about...

I always knew something wasn't right about you......



:smileybaby:
Forum: Antennas and Towers 09-06-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,104
Posted By KC8TCQ
Cheap POS longwire

Having only a 10m antenna up, I decided to do some experimenting for antennas for HF. I didn't have any parts to make a typical dipole. What I did have was an old POS 50 ft extention cord with the...
Forum: Ham Radio Chit Chat 08-27-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 33,461
Posted By KC8TCQ
Well I finally made the final choice, and...

Well I finally made the final choice, and designed my QSL Card.

Just in time too as I made my first 20m contacts today after upgrading my license. a IOTA station and a special event station.

So...
Forum: Open Chat 08-26-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,447
Posted By KC8TCQ
Cooking Music (listening and...

Cooking
Music (listening and performing)
collecting old movies on DVD
collecting old TV series on DVD
reading
drinking coffee and visiting friends
Forum: Open Chat 08-26-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,881
Posted By KC8TCQ
Retired firefighter, now working in Emergency...

Retired firefighter, now working in Emergency Management. I have also been a semi professional musician since 1980.
Forum: Contest 08-23-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,660
Posted By KC8TCQ
Ohio QSO Party

Anyone going to participate in the Ohio Qso Party this weekend?

Ohio QSO Party (http://www.oqp.us/)
Forum: Open Chat 08-17-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,962
Posted By KC8TCQ
I'll keep my callsign, heck it took me long...

I'll keep my callsign, heck it took me long enough to remember this one and that was before my stroke which causes me to have memory issues.

Besides it sounds kinda cool calling CQ

CQ CQ CQ CQ CQ...
Forum: Alert Forum 08-15-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 14,448
Posted By KC8TCQ
new phone scam going around

I've recieved phone calls twice now from someone with a foreign accent claiming to be with the "US Federal Grant Dept" telling me I have been awarded a grant, and they walt all of my personal...
Forum: Open Chat 08-15-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,240
Posted By KC8TCQ
shoot.. I have hard enough of a time keeping...

shoot.. I have hard enough of a time keeping track of myself with only one nick :arf2:
Forum: New member welcome 08-11-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,868
Posted By KC8TCQ
Welcome aboard Wayne... I see you know Tom...

Welcome aboard Wayne... I see you know Tom already, so I'll forgo the usual warnings :arf2:
Forum: New member welcome 08-11-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,357
Posted By KC8TCQ
Well.... I was feeling generous and was still a...

Well.... I was feeling generous and was still a little hungover :cheers:
Forum: Repeaters 08-11-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,771
Posted By KC8TCQ
I forgot to mention that when I travel, I'll look...

I forgot to mention that when I travel, I'll look up the local repeater info and program them into my HT and/or mobile rig. It is kinda fun to talk to new hams in other areas, met some really great...
Forum: New member welcome 08-11-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,357
Posted By KC8TCQ
Welcome Terry, seems like a very friendly group...

Welcome Terry, seems like a very friendly group of people here, just watch out for that Tom fellow, he can be a little strange now and then :arf2:
Forum: Open Chat 08-11-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,783
Posted By KC8TCQ
How far are you from the local repeaters? That...

How far are you from the local repeaters? That will help determine the best radio selection as far as watts output for an HT. Also are you going to put up an outdoor antenna or just use the HT with...
Forum: Ham Radio Chit Chat 07-28-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,022
Posted By KC8TCQ
One of the local tv crews stopped out to the FD...

One of the local tv crews stopped out to the FD site and interviewed George N8EUY, there is also footage in the background of them raising the beams we had mounted to a short tower section in a...
Forum: Ham Radio Chit Chat 07-25-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 33,461
Posted By KC8TCQ
Catfish, Rock Bass, Walleye

Catfish, Rock Bass, Walleye
Forum: New member welcome 07-25-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By KC8TCQ
Actualy I make poor attempts at it. I have...

Actualy I make poor attempts at it. I have hearing issues which make it hard to copy.
Forum: CW 07-25-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,240
Posted By KC8TCQ
I know how you feel, after years of abusing my...

I know how you feel, after years of abusing my ears playing in rock/ jazz/ and blues bands, swinging hammers in confined areas working construction, and having sirens wailing directly overhead, I am...
Forum: Repeaters 07-25-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,771
Posted By KC8TCQ
I monitor the local repeaters, there are 3-4 of...

I monitor the local repeaters, there are 3-4 of them here they get pretty regular use. SOme of the people on them include a Motorola Service Tech, a guy ho owns a radio/antenna installation/service...
Forum: Software Talk 07-25-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,665
Posted By KC8TCQ
I'm a big fan of Linux, I have several Linux...

I'm a big fan of Linux, I have several Linux machines, ranging from Redhat, Mandrake, SuSe, and soon Ubuntu. I am not a guru however by any means, but I like the stability of Linux over windows, as...
Forum: Ham Radio Chit Chat 07-25-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 33,461
Posted By KC8TCQ
I need to make me up some QSL cards. heck I've...

I need to make me up some QSL cards. heck I've never even received any yet heheh.

I'd probably use this picture, it is one of my favorite fishing spots and just a great place to...
Forum: Ham Radio Chit Chat 07-25-2008, 06:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 91,872
Posted By KC8TCQ
At this time I have a 10m omni also made by...

At this time I have a 10m omni also made by Workman (is actually an 11m base cut down for 10m), and a home brew 2m super j-pole. I will be hanging some wire for HF but have a small back yard so I am...
Forum: Ham Radio Chit Chat 07-24-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 91,872
Posted By KC8TCQ
Here is my shack starting from the left a Workman...

Here is my shack starting from the left a Workman (local company) 25A regulated powersupply, a cheap straight-key/oscillator, my Icom 706 (original model), MFJ Versa Tuner II. On top of the tuner is...
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