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. . . W E L C O M E . . .

Welcome to my little piece of the web! Nothing too exciting here but I wanted a place to post some things mostly related to Amateur Radio and I got tired of dealing with all of the restrictions of those “free” hosting sites like so I’m moving all of my info here.

Originally licensed in 1994 while serving in the United States Marine Corps. I sort of went offline for a while and recently got back into the swing of things by finally releasing my Advanced Class License and upgrading to Extra in July 2010.

I’m currently using a Kenwood TS-520 and a Yaesu FT-857D for both Phone and Digital Modes. I use a Signalink USB for my digital modes interface which actually works great with the old 520. You can usually find me working JT-65 on 40 – 10 meters except for the WARC bands. Pics of the shack equipment will eventually show up in my photo album.

I recently acquired a Yaesu FT-920 and all I can say is WOW! I plan on switching to this rig once I get it all set up. I’ve made a few contacts on it already and received great signal and audio reports using a Heil Pro 6 headset. I still need to work on the power output though. My peak reading meter only shows about a max of about 80W using voice which is typical but I need more! I’ve got the CAT control set up but I need to connect it to one of my Signalink USB’s to get it on the air for digital modes. It’s a work in progress!

Visitors since February 2012…

6 Responses to Home

  1. Dan D


    I need your assistance, I did the mars mod on my 857d but I can no longer get the memory write menu to come up. Any ideas?


  2. Steve

    Hi Dan, The only side effects I had in doing the MARS Mod was the loss of the pre-programmed 60Meters frequencies which was no big deal since they were outdated anyway. I read somewhere that some people lost their repeater shift but I didn’t notice that issue with mine. I’m not 100% clear on what you’re referring to. Your memories will be wiped out once you do the manual reset but you shouldn’t have lost any button functions.


  3. Charlie Brown Tandy

    How much NM to buy just a replacement cable and shipping

  4. Warren

    Need a HTX 252 mic cord installed.

  5. David Knapp KG6OUZ

    I need a new cord on my RS htx252 mic
    Where and how do I send ?

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