Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018


The pretty side!


The REAL working side!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Driveway Sensor Wiring Plan

I'll install it to test in the next hour.

Hopefully the sensor was the failure point and NOT the controller in the house. I should know within the hour.

Driveway Sensor

Monday, August 6, 2018


coming back to life. KPA500 and KAT500 working FB.

RCForb not connected. Not sure I'll do that before K3 returns. It's scheduled to get to the repair bench this week. May be next week before it makes it back to the rack.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Elecraft K3 vs. IC-7300

A little in-your-face advertising from Elecraft!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Ground Connections

Service Entrance

Service Entrance Connection

Balun Box and Ground Rod

Balun Box Interior

Balun Box Interior and Ground Rod

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Op Pos July 19, 2018

iMac running Parallels.  You looking at RCForbs "window" running on Windows 10
and the chat room running on the iMac.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New Service Ground

Construction of the new electrical service ground is underway.  

The first picture shows the radio room connection panel with #4 service ground coming through the wall. The ground wire can be directly traced back to the Sand Mountain service entrance ground rod and no other ground rod.

The second picture shows the entrance way connection panel with #4 service ground coming from the outside through the 1" PVC.  The ground wire is connected directly to the Sand Mountain service entrance ground rod and no other ground rod.

Clamped to the service entrance ground are two additional ground wires: 
  1. one to a grounding strip.
  2. one to a #4 wire that goes through the wall into the radio room and grounds the radio room entrance panel.
Let's discuss!  All thoughts welcome.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Replacement WebRelay arrived today. We can now power the K3 on...all we need now is the K3!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018