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Ham Nation appearances

W5KUB Show

Tom W5KUB and I discuss satellites ... and life ...

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I have had the honor of appearing on Ham Nation with Gordon West and Dr. Bob Heil several times. Episode 46 covered our successful ARISS project in Jurupa Valley, CA. Episode 11 - although technically, well, weird, covers the satellite basics, and Bob playing, "Happy Birthday," to me on his organ. Episode 361 was a quick satellite overview.

Support the Americal Radio Relay League!

It has also been an honor to appear on Amateur Radio Roundtable with

Tom Medlin W5KUB a couple of times.

Programming Your FT-60R - ONE PAGE!

Your choice: Wade through the 84-page user manual, or follow this one-page sheet for programming your FT-60R. Same doc as what is passed out at my “Get to Know Your FT-60" presentations and Zoom meetings.

Yaesu’s SBH-13 Desktop Charger

Just basic data sheet for NiMH drop-in charger included with the FT-60R since 2Q 2013.

UV5R-V2 CHIRP Datafile

CHIRP-generated .csv datafile. Attempt AO-91/92  ONLY when they are in sunlight. SO-50, ISS SSTV, US simplex, NOAA WX freqs. Updated 01/02/2022.

Build an Ed Fong Dual-band J-pole

EVERY ham should build one of these!

They are fun AND efficient AND very transportable. Fellow ham Edison Fong shows you how! ROLL-UP model. Or PVC-ENCAPSULATED model.

Improving the FT-817‘s Power Input

Phil AD5X shows how to protect your ‘817‘s power input, and the use of PowerPoles for power. Easy-to-build enhancement for your ‘817.

EchoMac and Apple Routers

For Snow Leopard-era users. How to set up “port mapping” manually on your system.

Orange County Fair - Sat Demo

At the award-winning (again!) OCCARO ham radio booth! ARRL SW Division newsletter article on our satellite pass at the ORCO Fair. Write-up appeared in CQ Magazine.

Calculating Doppler Frequencies

The actual equation to determine Doppler shift during a satellite pass.

Get your slide rules out!

Yaesu FT-60R Manual - current

Yaesu has been shipping the FT-60R with the SBH-13 drop-in charger since early 2013.

Trek Plant Tour

Gary Fisher tours the Trek frame plant in 1978. Bicycling Magazine.

JK Audio InnKeeper Manual

Instruction manual for the hybrid interface we used for our ARISS project.

ARRL Attorney’s Citations

Antenna restrictions hearing - legal citations.

Grand Terrace Testimony

K6LCS’ testimony during local antenna restrictions hearing.

ICOM Mobile Quick Programming Guides

One-page programming guides for the IC-207H, IC-208H, IC-706, IC-706MKII, IC-706MKIIG, IC-910, IC-2100, IC-2720, IC-V8000.

ICOM HT Quick Programming Guides

One-page programming guides for the IC-R20, IC-T2H, IC-T7H, IC-T81A, IC-T90, IC-V8, IC-U82, IC-V82, IC-W2, IC-W32, IC-Z1A.

KENWOOD TH-F6A Service Manual

Kenwood discontinued this “part” - and offered us the .pdf copy at no charge for this wonderful HT.

KENWOOD Quick Programming Guides

One-page programming guides for the TH-G71A, TH-F6A, TM-271A, TM-G707A, TH-D7A, TH-K2AT, and TM-D700.



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