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Drake TR-7 and Icom 7300 Changed Amateur Radio

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...

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2019 Hamvention Videos

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...

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2019 Hamvention Plans, HF Talk-In and Mobile App

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...

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The Last Ham Desk Project

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...

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Best Cheap Laptop For Mobile and Portable Ops

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...

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Icom 7300 Best Entry Level HF Transceiver

The Icom 7300 made some great advances in Amateur Radio communications. The first SDR HF transceiver with knobs and the first affordable SDR HF transceiver with LCD touchscreen and real time spectrum scope. The...