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CQ de KH6WZ -- I am the CQ magazine Ham Notebook columnist . . . From APRS to chasing DX, contesting and DX-peditioning, homebrewing and operating QRP or QRO - this Hive is for OMs, YLs and XYLs - as well as SWLs.

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  1. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    22/04/2017
    Keeping Track of Voyager 2 - A Big Antenna is Needed. . .

    Part 1 of a 3 part series. Interesting to see what kind of radio gear is needed for this. Even more interesting are the ham radio folks who can do similar things experimentally using equipment at their home stations and slightly smaller dish antennae. . .
    How To Contact The Voyager 2 Probe (PART 1)
    How To Contact The Voyager 2 Probe (PART 1) Detailed look at how the 70m DSS43 NASA Canberra Deep Space dish is used to talk to the Voyager 2 probe 17 billion km from earth. Part of the NASA/CSIRO...
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  2. George Touryliov
    Bigger isn’t necessarily better—at least where satellites are concerned. Modern “CubeSat” satellites are smaller and more numerous than ever. A satellite today can be a “hitchhiker,” aboard a larger mission, as the video below mentions. Or, a CubeSat can be launched from the International Space Station. More at - https://go.nasa.gov/2pBQ9BxGeorge Touryliov
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    George Touryliov
    15/04/2017 #3 George Touryliov
    #2 Always Welcome Wayne! My pleasure...
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/04/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Yes, and most all of them have Amateur Radio on board! Thank you for sharing this, @George Touryliov !!
  3. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    26/03/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 is May 19 to May 21, 2017

    I will be there as a Bay Area (San Mateo, Calif) Maker for the 5th year in a row. Look for a Maker Faire in your area - events are all over the world!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio
    makerfaire.com There will be several projects on display and hands-on demos. All will have a common theme - Today's and tomorrow's microwave and advanced ham radio projects using Arduino, software defined radio (SDR), WiFi, image and video/wideband...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    19/04/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 is May 19 to 21

    My Maker application is accepted - Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio is Maker Number 59609.

    Look for a Maker Faire event in your area and see what all the fun and education is all about!
  4. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    21/02/2017
    Ham Radio is Not Dead
    Ham Radio is Not Dead Yet
    www.jameco.com A designer’s workbench is unique to the designer who created it and we know that this creation started with the very first...
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    Terrance Upham
    21/02/2017 #1 Terrance Upham
    This is Johnny killer on the radio broadcasting in the blind
  5. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    07/01/2017
    Modifying Surplus 10 GHz Gear for Amateur Radio Use
    Wayne Yoshida
    Harris-Farinon 10 GHz Amplifier for Amateur Radio Use
    wayne-yoshida-kh6wz.com The ARRL 10GHz and Up contests are coming up soon (August 17 to 18 and September 21 to 22), so I thought I’d re-publish my article that originally appeared in The Proceedings of Microwave...
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  6. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    20/12/2016
    "Circuit Girl" Jeri Ellsworth is an Amateur Extra class ham radio licesnsee. She successfully passed all three ham radio exams at the Pacificon ham radio convention in October. Her callsign is AI6TK.

    I like to think Jeri caught the ham radio urge from seeing our ham radio display at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif.

    Here's a video of Jeri talking on 79 GHz in 2002, before she was licensed. Remember, operating ham radio without a license in the USA is OK, if the person is supervised by a licensed ham - this is part of the educational aspect of the hobby.
    Circuit Girl Jeri Ellsworth Makes a 79 GHz Ham Radio Contact at Our Maker Faire Display
    Circuit Girl Jeri Ellsworth Makes a 79 GHz Ham Radio Contact at Our Maker Faire Display ****************** Informational Note: Jeri Ellsworth is not an FCC-licensed Amateur (ham) Radio operator. However, because the FCC is very aware of the...
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  7. ProducerJim 🐝 Cody

    Jim 🐝 Cody

    07/12/2016
    The Radio Man That I Will Always Miss
    The Radio Man That I Will Always Miss~Author: Charles Cody, my brother. Daddy Cody—The Radio man was my father who passed in 2013. Many called him Bob, I called him Dad.They all stared up at the big steep hill, covered with large trees and all sorts of wicked brush. The old farmer was...
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    Jim 🐝 Cody
    14/12/2016 #39 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #37 @David B. Grinberg Many thanks for your kind words. I salute your father and all those who served and serve our military.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    14/12/2016 #38 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #36 @Wayne Yoshida The guy that started Ten-Tech was started by a good friend of my dad out of his house in the late 1950's and later sold. It's a small world.
    David B. Grinberg
    14/12/2016 #37 David B. Grinberg
    Belated kudos, Jim, on an incredible story about an incredible man. Really outstanding piece of storytelling here. My late father likewise served in the Army, 10th Mountain Division. Good Bless all our service members and veterans. They are all true patriots in the greatest sense of the word.
    Wayne Yoshida
    14/12/2016 #36 Wayne Yoshida
    Great tribute and story, Jim. Here's a bit of trivia. There was/is a radio company in Sevierville, TN called Ten-Tec. It stood for Tennessee Technology. They were one of the few American-made ham radio companies that survived.

    They are still in business, but under a new owner.
    https://www.tentec.com/ and
    http://tentecwiki.org/doku.php
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    10/12/2016 #35 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #32 Many thanks
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    10/12/2016 #34 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #31 Don you are welcome and thanks for the kind compliment.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    10/12/2016 #33 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #30 You are very welcome.
    Aleta Curry
    10/12/2016 #32 Aleta Curry
    Just wanted to say that that was really evocative, @Jim 🐝 Cody
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/12/2016 #31 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Jim 🐝 Cody quite simply one of the best stories this platform has hosted. A moving and inspirational testament to you Dad. So well done and clearly from the heart. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/12/2016 #30 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Jim 🐝 Cody Great tribute to your father ! Thanks for sharing it
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    08/12/2016 #29 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #20 @Donna-Luisa Eversley I wasn't born until after the war. But families survived because of their strong belief that God would and did provide. We are a product of that faith.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    08/12/2016 #28 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #19 Many thanks. Strong perseverance and patience will always pay off if you have the faith.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    08/12/2016 #24 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #19 Many thanks fir your comments.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    08/12/2016 #23 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #18Thank you Lisa. Values and work ethics have changed from past generations in most countries and never will return.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    08/12/2016 #22 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #17 Many thanks Ben.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    08/12/2016 #21 Jim 🐝 Cody
    #16 You are welcome. Merry Christmas to you and family.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    08/12/2016 #20 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Jim 🐝 Cody wow.. cannot believe you ended then... can we have a follow up..what was life like during the war..how did the family survive? Thanks for sharing this...
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    08/12/2016 #19 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Jim 🐝 Cody That's great how well you have put forth this story, which carries great inspiration, show of courage and strength, love for hard toil to live with ease and joys and unwavering zeal to prove performance. There are more lessons. ..all one needs is to delve thoughtfully and observe what's lost and what's gained.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/12/2016 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great story @Jim 🐝 Cody, thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed and could relate in some ways. I wish kids today understood how much fun it was to just be creative in order to have fun without gadgets controlling their lives. But, then again, they are now required to use them in School from a very young age from what I understand. The value of working and helping others is something that should never grow old.
    Ben Pinto
    08/12/2016 #17 Ben Pinto
    I am sharing this in the newest hive and with your help one day it will be the largest...
    https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee
  8. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    09/12/2016
    Are you a non-USA ham operator and want to operate in the USA? Here is some good information on DXpeditioning to W, K, N, A land!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Foreign Licenses Operating in U.S.
    www.arrl.org The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and...
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  9. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    30/11/2016
    Progress on the 15 meter transceiver. Hit a snag. Either the kit instructions are wrong or the parts I received (toroid cores) are wrong. Holding from the kit supplier . . . so I am refurbishing an old and broken PanaVise Wayne Yoshida
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  10. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    21/11/2016
    What's on Your Workbench?

    I am building a 15 meter QRP transceiver from a kit. (Ft Tuthill 15 M CW Transceiver from Pacific Antenna - http://www.qrpkits.com/fttut.html)

    What are you making?
    Wayne Yoshida
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  11. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    17/11/2016
    Morse Code and - the Three Stooges . . .
    STOOGE SLAPSTICK SAVVY: how NOT to pass your morse code exam
    STOOGE SLAPSTICK SAVVY: how NOT to pass your morse code exam clip from the 1943 Curly short, "Spook Louder". Moe, Larry, and Curly suddenly hear dots and dashes. Moe expects Curly and Larry to translate. Hilarity...
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    John Valledor
    17/11/2016 #1 John Valledor
    Ironic that Morse's 'dots and dashes' of yesteryear have been supplanted by '0 and 1's' of computer binary code today. Using not two, but three stooges to find humor in the duality of a binary world...slapstick indeed!
  12. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    16/11/2016
    Great "music video" - drumming in Morse Code -- I wish I learned the Code that way.
    Vadrum Speaks Morse Code (Drum Video)
    Vadrum Speaks Morse Code (Drum Video) The fastest way to learn a new language? Obviously by playing it! :-D What's up everyone, here's you the fascinating Morse Code alphabet as you've never...
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  13. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/11/2016
    Remember this Jay Leno show on may 13, 2005? Morse Code vs Texting - Watch the exciting challenge . . . . .
    Morse Code vs. Texting Contest on the Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show" - RF Cafe Video for Engineers
    www.rfcafe.com Watch the video to see if they were...
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