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So What Happened?

In Discussionby K0PIR69 Comments

After having a great time at field day with our club, SDHAMS, I suddenly came down with a fever. On Tuesday I checked myself into the ER in Pierre. They treated me for pneumonia, but I was getting worse so they flew me to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sanford At Sanford they ran numerous tests, but did …

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Field Day! W0PIR in South Dakota

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Field Day, Field Day de W0PIR! Need a SD contact? This may be a good opportunity for you. The Pierre Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Capitol Heights Baptist Church on Hwy. 14 north of Pierre, starting June 22 at 12:00 PM (CDT) operating until June 23 at 12:00PM. They invite the public to come and see …

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Drake TR-7 and Icom 7300 Changed Amateur Radio

In Discussionby K0PIR18 Comments

The Drake TR-7 and Icom 7300 changed Amateur Radio when they came out. I picked up a 40 year old Drake TR-7 from Missouri.HiBid.com and the Schulman Auction for ham radio equipment. It is in excellent condition and came with the Drake PS-7 power supply. In the auction description they said it put out 80 watts on CW, but I …

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2019 Hamvention Videos

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The 2019 Hamvention was a great success. Rain held off for most of the time and when it did rain a little on Friday, it didn’t delay anything. I have some Hamvention videos on my YouTube channel. Parking was excellent and I was able to park onsite each day. It looked like the shuttle buses were running smoothly too. Camping …

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2019 Hamvention Plans, HF Talk-In and Mobile App

In Discussionby K0PIR4 Comments

It’s time, or almost time for the 2019 Hamvention. This will be the third year I make the trip traveling from Pierre, South Dakota to the Greene County Fairgrounds.  The previous two years were very exciting, especially the first year because I did not know what to expect. You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for updates while I’m there and while traveling. …

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Icom 7610 Memory Operation

In Discussionby K0PIR8 Comments

The Icom 7610 memory operation is similar to the Icom 7300, but there are some important differences. I’ve used the Icom 7610 memory operation to save broadcast frequencies and also save my favorite nets to memory. Now I’m saving some emergency frequencies. Let me show you how I did this and I’ll show you where I got my emergency frequencies …

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The Last Ham Desk Project

In Discussionby K0PIR13 Comments

My new Ham radio shack desk is almost finished. I made a similar one a long time ago and it got thrown out. It was good while it lasted, but this one I think will be the last Ham radio shack desk I ever need. The depth of the desk is very important to us Hams and this one costs …

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Best Cheap Laptop For Mobile and Portable Ops

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The best cheap laptop I could find for mobile and portable operations! Just this week I picked up a cheap HP Stream 11 laptop for mobile and portable operation. I’m tired of lugging my 6 lb. laptop back and forth between the house, camper, vehicle and outdoors. I can leave this new one in the camper. The HP Stream 11 …