Author Archives: wa0tda

Yes, you can say it… But should you?

Cast your thoughts back to the middle of the 20th century.  Yes, I know many of you can do so – you were born in that era and, though childhood memories may be a bit fuzzy.  Lots of us are … Continue reading

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Jan. 21 – 26: W0EQO, online; W0ZSW online; WA0TDA online

Happy 2020!  Enjoy a new year of HF remote operating. Remember:  WA0TDA, W0ZSW, and W0EQO all accept multiple users at the same time!  Please do not log off because someone else is already connected.  You will be able to hear … Continue reading

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Split mode operation warning

Some operators use the radio in split mode. That’s fine, but please be considerate and turn split mode off before you log off the system. Others may log on and not notice that the radio is in split mode when … Continue reading

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Experiment: FT8 remotely on Chromebook

I have a station that I use pretty much “locally” – by actually sitting at the operating position in the ham shack.  It’s a deceptively simple-looking setup; just the control head of an ICOM IC-706M2G mounted to the edge of … Continue reading

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Use a Chromebook to run the RCForb software!

New! RCForb & Echolink on a Chromebook

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2019 State of the Hobby survey

What’s the deal with Amateur Radio?  Is our avocation healthy and growing?  What do we think of modes and operating, and how do our thoughts compare with past years?  Check out the N8RMA State of the Hobby Survey for 2019.  … Continue reading

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Wanted: More HF Operators

We need more HF ops! Tune across the HF bands anytime but a contest weekend and you’ll hear plenty of nothing – unless you happen upon the FT8 frequencies – they always seem to have activity. Even so, there’s plenty … Continue reading

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WX Service Tweet is a Timely Reminder

A National Weather Service tweet reminds us that thunderstorm season has returned to the United States Upper Midwest, and that means that the remote base HF stations WA0TDA, W0ZSW, and W0EQO may experience weather-related outages with little of no warning. … Continue reading

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WX at WA0TDA

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