Amateur Radio is a rewarding activity enjoyed by people all over the world. Amateur radio operators or “Hams” enjoy the privilege of experimenting with and using a wide range of radio frequencies suitable for local or worldwide communication. Ham radio operators communicate as a hobby and also as a public service, when other means of communication are unavailable or disrupted.… Read the rest

Heard mt. Antennas. November 2017

I’ve been remiss in not publishing the antennas at Heard Mt. since moving the 220 repeater there. The 220 (only) antenna is in the foreground, the 2 meter/440 antenna in the background. They are both roughly the same height AGL, but the perspective implies the 220 is higher.… Read the rest

Quick repeater update, October 2017

Today, on October 4, 2017, Jeff, K4OLW generously gave me a day of his time for a trip to the Heards Mountain site. The main purpose of the visit was to install the new 220 antenna on the second pole at the site, and to install the relocated 224.760 repeater and duplexers, etc., as well.… Read the rest