(Well maybe not infinity, but 400 miles above the earth is close!)
So yesterday, I went to visit a fellow ham friend of mine (K4RGK) to discuss antennas and such. I had been over once before and was fascinated by an antenna setup in the back yard. It was a combination of 2 circularly polarized yagis (2m and 70cm) mounted on to a base with 2 rotors! One rotor controlled azimuth and the other controlled elevation. This was indeed designed for satellite work! Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond!
Many of you know that I have been going for my Amateur Extra license for the last couple of weeks. Well… this morning, I passed my test! The circumstances really couldn’t have been any more appropriate. Continue reading Amateur Extra License Upgrade!
Hope everyone had a great time in Marietta at the Kennehoochee / Atlanta Hamfest! I know I had a blast at the antenna launcher contest and just browsing around at the different tables. Continue reading Meeting People at the Hamfest!
This is a story that originated in the Atlanta area. In fact, one of the radio operators interviewed, Barry Thomas Sr, K4BWT, is a friend that I talk to on a regular basis over the local repeaters! It’s nice to see the hobby with national attention.
Here’s the link to the story and video: Ham radio: Old technology gets new respect
It was a difficult email to read last night when I learned that Tad, WF4W, passed away. He was in the hospital experiencing heart related issues and was expecting possible heart surgery any day. His family was keeping the local clubs up to date on his progress and had the difficult task of sharing the news of his unfortunate passing. Continue reading RONALD L WILLIAMSON, JR “Tad”, WF4W, SK