How’d your Field Day operation go? I’m glad to say that for the local club I’m involved with, the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association in Wausau, WI, we have another successful Field Day in the books. While we may not have had the most contacts, or hit all of our bonus goals, we did have a […]
Last fall, my good friend and great amateur radio operator Dennis, W9PBB passed away. In his will he donated all his amateur radio and electronic gear to the local amateur radio club. We helped the family clean out his house last fall, but had to leave the tower until the the weather was better. After […]
We’ll be putting the center of the Western Hemisphere on the air today! Join us on the air for the 45N90W Special Event Station. Nov 3, 1500Z-2100Z, W9SM, Wausau, WI. Wisconsin Valley Radio Association. 14.235 7.185. Certificate & QSL. Wisconsin Valley Radio Association, PO Box 363, Wausau, WI 54402. We will be activating 45N by […]
The amateur radio community lost a valuable member last week. Dennis, W9PBB, a good personal friend and mentor suddenly passed away at the age of 76. It’s a shock whenever anyone close to you dies, but when the person was taken suddenly and without warning, it can be especially hard. Dennis was a friend to […]
I spotted this helmet at a flea market last week. It appears to be a standard issue white fiberglass Civil Defense helmet from the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. I’m not sure it’s worth the $75 asking price, but a fine specimen none the less.
ARRL Field Day, always the 4th full weekend in June is fast approaching. Starting at 19:00UTC on Saturday June 23, 2012 and running for 24 hours, over 10,000 amateur radio operators in the US and Canada will be on the air looking for contacts. Field Day is a big event and just about every amateur […]