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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

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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

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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. …