My family and I just returned from a short road trip to visit with family in southern Utah. We typically try to get in at least one significant summer trip, but this year our ambitions were scaled back a bit due to how crazy it was getting moved into our new house. I knew that… Read More POTA Activation of K-6033 Three Peaks BLM Recreation Management Area
Today I finally accomplished something that I had been putting off for a long time. In fairness, my life has been pretty crazy these last few years, but I could have done this sooner if I had put my mind to it. I’ve bagged a small number of POTA hunter QSOs over the last few… Read More POTA Activation of K-9548 Gleneden Beach State Recreation Area
We’re still waiting on our house to be delivered. It’s out of our hands at this point, as the transporter says he needs a long stretch of dry days in order to safely deliver the house down our narrow and windy road. Given how stormy it’s been this late Winter (and now early Spring), there’s… Read More Progress Marches On!
Over on Substack, an introduction to backplane design, which will be the main mechanical element of Project Yamhill. Click on the image below to check it out: Thanks again for your patience as I post here to bring attention to my new endeavor.
Pardon the short posts, but I’m going to be working on bringing attention to the new content on Substack. Please click on over to see details on how I envision the architecture of this new radio learning platform!
Homestead Update I sit here in the very snowy Eola Hills of Yamhill County, Oregon watching the snow continuously pile up for the last 24 hours. I know that those of you who live in colder climes are probably laughing at me, but we’ve received about a foot of snow up here, which is a… Read More Putting Down Roots
Might as well get right down to essence of the matter. If you don’t use a skill regularly, it degrades. In my case, I haven’t done much operating at all lately, but I have made some sporadic SSB and digimode QSOs. However, I haven’t done any CW in years, which was really stupid on my… Read More My CW Sucks
I haven’t been able to actually just enjoy amateur radio much over the last several years. Between trying move Etherkit forward and dealing with the fallout of the disastrous COVID policy effects on my sons’ education, social, and emotional growth, there was very little time for it. Also, the process of selling our old house,… Read More 2022 ARRL 10 Meter Contest
Hello. Yes, I have kind of fallen off of the face of the Earth, so to speak. This was done as a bit of mental self-preservation, which I’ll get into a bit more below. I know that I have not done a good job in staying in touch with many internet friends, for which I… Read More New Beginnings
Just wanted to post a quick note here to let my blog subscribers know that the Empyrean campaign on Indiegogo is now live, and I’d be most grateful if you would head over and take a look at it. As a quick primer about Empyrean, allow me to quote myself from the campaign: A powerful… Read More Empyrean Campaign is Live!