Category: Equipment

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ACOM 1000 Tube Replacement

My Acom 100 amplifier bit the dust. The tube went bad. Originally I thought it may need to go to the shop to have it replaced, but to my surprise it is very easy for an old Ham like me...

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New Portable Antennas for 144 MHz and 50 MHz

I have been camping in North Carolina near the Smokies and I did have my 2 Meter and 6 Meter antennas up for the VHF contest last weekend. It’s been a busy few days for me since I started my...

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Going Home With a Kenwood TS-480HX

I will be heading home today. It’ll take a couple of weeks because I am in no hurry and I want to operate in the June VHF contest next weekend. My plan is to be in the Smoky Mountains and...

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Ham On the Road Again…

Hey guys, just a quick update. I am on the road again and headed to Cullman, AL to visit family. After the crazy year (2020) we had it is going to be nice to relax and visit. I am excited...

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Antenna Launcher: How to be Successful Operating Portable

Buy a good antenna launcher for portable operation. If you operate portable, having a good antenna is important. It only takes a random wire antenna and getting the wire up as high as you can. To do that get the...