Apparently its been a while since I updated this page, clear back in June of last year. Well, let's see, what's been going on in my world.

My CW learning journey took a setback the end of last year, right after the holidays I caught one of the bugs that's been going around, missed two weeks of work and was still battling it for another 3 weeks after I was cleared to go back to work. Didn't really have any interest in CW during that time. But I did the K1USN SST yesterday, for the first time in over two months. Only had 5 contacts for a score of 25, but I was running QRP and a straight key and having fun. Going to have to get back to studying, 2 months and I'm a bit rusty. Not that I was all that great to begin with.

I've been elected to the post of Secretary for my local radio club, Hualapai Amateur Radio Club.So, that's new. A new experience for me, interesting to see what happens behind the scenes. If you're not active in your club, I encourage you to get active. A club is only as good as its membership. What I've found is that you tend to get more out of a club than you put into it, but if no one puts anything into it, no one will get anything out of it either. So, please, I urge you, step-up, volunteer, help-out, your club needs you.

My DX Commander Classic came down again in a storm. This time it snapped inside the joint where the guy plate is. Callum, the designer of the antenna and owner of DX Commander was as surprised as I was. Between the wreckage of this pole and the wreckage of the first pole, I was able to make one complete pole. I've elected not to put the DXC back up as a permanent antenna. Its being relegated to Field Day and Vacation status. I've ordered a GAP Challenger DX to replace it. Meanwhile my Inverted-V G5RV is holding up fine and serving as my station antenna.

There's more out on the horizon, and I'm excited about what's in store for the coming year, I'll try to remember to keep you posted.

Welcome to my Shack on the Web

Welcome to my little corner of the web. I've designed this site as a repository of various bits of ham radio related information that I have aquired, content I have generated, simple programs that I have written (all web-based), links, etc. Pretty much whatever I find useful and/or interesting concerning ham radio.

My main interests in Ham Radio include, but are certainly not limited to, antennas, propagation and DX. The plan is to provide a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of some things. You can find out more about me over on my 'About Me' page (go figure :-)). Other than that, the menu bar at the top of each page will help you to navigate around the site, and, hopefully, find something that peaks your interest.

So, come on in, take a look around. I hope you find it useful and/or interesting.

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Last Updated: 09 Jun 2023 1200 GMT
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