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HF 101: Making the most of the HF bands at solar minimum Since we are teaching the General Class course right now at my local radio club, the anticipation is building for new … Continue reading
As CW users have noticed, the CW feature has been absent at WA0TDA for a while. It has returned to service with the upgrade to a new host computer, a new mini-PC from Amazon: “N34 Mini PC Celeron Processor 4GB … Continue reading
The Remotehams.com website has moved to a new server. Remote stations are functioning normally, and the website is now available again after a short outage.
Find out if there are storms in the vicinity of Woodbury, MN, in which case the station may be temporarily shut down to avoid lightning damage. Link to the WA0TDA WX station on Weather Underground.
Most of us in Amateur Radio get called on to do tech repairs of one kind or another. It’s like being the kid in your class who knew how to run the projector, right? Anyway, last Thursday we spent the … Continue reading
Digital mode operation has really come into its own this solar minimum. As with any mode, there are some best practices to learn and follow when operating. While digital modes are fairly straightforward when you are operating with your own … Continue reading
Update: As of 14 June, WA0TDA and W0ZSW are now on their own antenna systems. WA0TDA uses the maypole inverted vee system, while W0ZSW uses an end-fed zepp for operation on 160 through 6m, with 17 & 12 m excluded. … Continue reading
Alas, I have had to remove a 270′ W0OXB dipole antenna which ran through a half dozen trees on the property. The reason is that one of the trees is being taken … Continue reading
It wasn’t but a few short weeks ago that the backyard looked like this – snow everywhere. Then as suddenly as the flip of a switch, the Twin Cities greened up and the snow was gone. April, usually a rainy … Continue reading