Author Archives: WyleE

The end is near

I’ll be honest: 2022 was a shitty year. As if 2020 and 2021 weren’t bad enough. But relief may be in sight for some of the misery. Remember that semiconductor shortage? Thatย  is going to be over soon! A local … Continue reading

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James L. Hensarling WW5XX SK

                    Good friend and long-time club member James WW5XX passed away April 6, 2022. He was 78. James died from complications of Covid. The official obituary was published by the Rushing-Estes … Continue reading

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Coyotes and Mustangs

I received an email from Steve VK5DOC last night. He shared the following: Hello there From the Land Down Under, We made contact on FT8 the other day, and I loved your club name ๐Ÿ˜Š This is my car In … Continue reading

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We had fun again!

Building, repairing, replacing, fixing. It’s a joy to own a Spiderbeam. Jason KS5TX came down on Friday and fixed the beam all by himself. On Saturday. Daylight helps. Done before supper. And we were able to have some real fun … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

All the best wishes for 2022! Can we have one without Covid this time? 73, Erik – K5WW (your rusty old secretary)

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KN5S, now YouTube famous!

The mighty KS5TX sent a YouTube video link to the editor’s desk a few days ago. It’s a video made by HamRadioConcepts’ Eric KJ4YZI. The video is a few years old; but in it he discusses where to find RTTY … Continue reading

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Mister Loud!

After the recent replacement of the SpiderBeam Jason KS5TX just couldn’t resist to drive down to Uvalde and have some real fun in the Worked All Europe RTTY contest. “A bit late notice”, he said; but… I think he planned … Continue reading

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2021 JARTS RTTY contest post-battle report

So… that new Spiderbeam? Somebody had to test it. Properly! Only candidate: yours truly, rusty K5WW. Who absolutely hates RTTY contests ๐Ÿ˜‰ But: as luck would have it, the weekend after the new Spiderbeam was installed was also the weekend … Continue reading

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2,588 days later. (sure, count them)

Way, way back in 2014 we installed our first HF beam antenna: the Heavy Duty 5 band version of the Spiderbeam designed by DF4SA – a guy with a wicked sense of humor.ย  We picked the Spiderbeam because of it’s … Continue reading

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Help wanted!

And lots of it. We will be replacing the Spiderbeam the weekend of October 9. Yes, 2021. Got nothing better to do? Do you really care about the club? Then show up, and lend a hand. Thank you, kindly.

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