Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Finally a day off

No radio for me today.

 Here I sit in the home QTH, dying to get on the radio, with nothing to do. Despite my best efforts I have still accomplished a few things,  but nothing that was worth mentioning.

Despite my BEST efforts, I still managed to accomplish something !

Noise problems.

 Checked in with the City Utilities Dept today to find if they had made any progress on the noisy transformer out back. The call sounded promising. They mentioned that they have been extremely busy lately and had not had a chance to get out with test equipment though. The person I talked to had mentioned that they were in the area the other day and noticed the problem on their AM broadcast radio as they drove by. As they hit my street the noise wiped out the station they were tuned to. So I guess that is progress.

Really, TEST equipment ?

 Just out of curiosity, what sort of test equipment would they need other than a portable AM radio and a chainsaw ?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Life in the big city

Life in the big city

 As many of you already know, I recently moved from the beautiful outskirts of town, into the big city of Port Angeles. Ok, it really isn't THAT big (pop. 19,000+) but after ten years of living in Joyce 20 miles West of town, that is humongous.
 Well, after a month or so of getting everything in order after a big move across the county, I finally decided to put up an antenna and get on the HF bands. I was getting to the point that I was hearing Morse code in my sleep and dreaming of exotic DX contacts from all over the world, so I figured it was probably time to get back on the HF bands.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Farewell Country life

 Well, after 9 years of living out here in the Western Washington Wild West, the time has come to move back into town. I have lived out here, 25 miles West of Port Angeles for a good period of my life. I have enjoyed having breathing room, and large trees to hang various wire antennas. I have enjoyed over 2 acres of wooded area, with wildlife roaming through on a regular basis.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Kaito Voyager Pro KA600 Review

The Kaito KA600 Voyager Pro review.

 Ran across this review of the Kaito Voyager Pro and just HAD to share it. With the price dropping it is an excellent choice for an all purpose hand crank emergency radio that will provide local, regional and international information. The one that I have sits in the window silently charging the internal batteries until the winter power outages surprise us once again. I also use mine when out working in the yard or sitting under the tree relaxing.

Kaito KA600 Voyager Pro Review

Friday, September 26, 2014

Busy busy week here at W7DTG

Where in the heck have you been ?

Wow what a busy week it has been here at radio station W7DTG. So what have I been up to exactly ?

Friday, September 12, 2014

My adventures on the Citizens Band

W7DTG's citizen band adventure's

Being an avid radio operator and a licensed ham has it's disadvantages at times. Take for instance my Uniden Pro505XL that I have been harping about for so long.
The Uniden Pro505XL fits nicely in the Toyota Blender

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Why Do I Need an FRS base station or Hand Crank Emergency Radio

Why should I get a hand crank crank emergency radio.

As we enter another winter season here it is important that we are aware of any severe weather that may be coming our way. Not only can we be prepared and ready for it, but it also helps to keep all of us a bit safer and relieves the strain on the emergency services in our area. When the winter season drops on us like a brick the emergency services are feeling the strain, risking their lives in the process. With every drop of rain the need for emergency communications becomes more urgent. Don't wait until the last minute to be prepared.

This Midland FRS base station will increase the rage of your radios.
This Midland FRS base station will increase the rage of your radios.