Monthly Archives: June 2011

Field Day 2011

Remembering the fun I had 40 years ago working field day for K4BFT in Huntsville Alabama, and K2AE in Schenectady New York, I figured it might be fun to try my hand at FD again.  I had hoped to contact … Continue reading

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Fifth WAS completed on June 24 using JT65

Well, this Friday at about 2PM, the big event happened.  One of the FIVE different MD stations that I’ve made a JT65 contact with confirmed the QSO on LotW.  This completed my quest for WAS which was officially completed after … Continue reading

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You light up my life…(almost)

One of the conveniences of the WB4SON Shack (called the “Wombat Room” by family members), is a 40 Amp 12 VDC power bus, normally fed by an Astron linear power supply.  It is also fed by a 110 Amp-Hour deep … Continue reading

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Let’s do the power pole polka…

I can remember looking at Anderson Power Pole connectors when they first came out years ago and thinking they will never sell because there were other products that served a similar purpose and they were ridiculously overpriced.  Yet now I … Continue reading

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