Long Time Coming…

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done any blogging about ham radio or anything really. I’m finally getting a little bit of time to settle back in and redo the site a little bit, at least getting the site running again. I’m hoping over the next few weeks I’ll be getting more time to…

Changing Calls…now KG1GEM

As you have probably already noticed, I haven’t posted on my KF5QPO site for a while. I’ve been a little busy aquiring new radio equipment, trying to figure it all out, and change a few names around. You’ve also no doubt, noticed a new domain with new calls. Yes, I went the vanity route and…

We’re Going Vertical…

Well, I finally took the time to order up the extra buddipole pieces to get around to making a vertical antenna for 20m. What’s wrong with the dipole you ask? Well, nothing for the most part. I get wonderful signal and the more directional ability is quite nice especially with nearby signals. However, on the…

General to Extra

I’ve now had a few days to play with my equipment and am finally starting to get the hang of PSK31 and the equipment itself. I finally managed to get my macros set up the way I want. And I’m able to get the antenna in and out of the house without hurting myself or…

Tech to General…

I’ve been playing a little on 2m and 70cm bands since I’ve had my Technician license and been issued my calls. It’s been pretty fun, but I’d like to play a little more. I’ve now ordered on my HF radio equipment and looking forward to playing with it, but I have one problem. I can’t…

Radio Equipment…

I’ve been pretty slow about adding my content. I was on vacation when I first passed my technical license and started my pages here. I really thought I would have more time to add my processes as I went through them. But, as always seems to happen, time got away from me. Between actually having…

Nobody to KF5QPO…

I’m starting this as a new blog and site for myself mostly. However, hopefully in the process I may be able to document processes that could help others as they start their journey down the road to being a HAM licensee. For myself, I’ve had the bug for a while to have some fun while…