AmateurLogic 98: Christmas 2016
AmateurLogic.TV Episode 98 is now available for download.
Our 2016 Holiday Spectacular.
Peter has tips for taking tests. Emile makes a HF J-Pole antenna. Tommy revives a laptop with ShackBox. George has suggestions on Gifts for Ham Buddies. We sample New Orleans CheeWees. Our Canadian correspondent Mike, VE3MIC is back with some Kristmas Karaoke. Plus we give away prizes and more.
It’s an extra long 2:06:30 of seasonal fun.
Thanks guys for a great Christmas show. Hearing Peter talking about his WX makes me wish I was back in Exmouth, WA where I was 1972-1974 at the Naval Communications Station Harold E. Holt. I miss the hot WX. This morning in Hot Springs, S.D. it is minus 11. It is supposed to reach 18 above today.
Tommy, Thanks for your section on Shackbox. I had an HP slide off the table while shutting down a while back and killed the hard drive. I will be trying the idea you have. I also bought Xtra-PC which is supposed to do the same thing. It is supposed to run without a hard drive running Lynix. http://WWW.Xtra-PC.com
Merry Christmas to you all and Gooday Mate down under. Cheers
Hot Springs, S.D.
I forgot to mention to Emile that my house would be a treasure trove for him if he wanted to try to fit down the log stove pipe after Santa. I don’t throw things out. I have a basement being set up like Bob Heil with all the radios behind him on Hamnation. I will send a picture in once I finish the long project of building shelves etc to hold all the gear. Most people would be happy to have one Collins station or one TS-520. I have three of each. I love boat anchors. I just got into QRP when I found an LNR LD-5 5 watt QRDP Radio. I tune the G5RV using the 7300 and Heathkit SA-2060A tuner then switch in the LD-5. QRP is tough with the sun acting up but it is fun. I just bought the rotating Buddipole system to use once the WX gets better and I can get out and enjoy it.