Saturday, July 31, 2010

QSO with KB4PYR and KB4XX in Great Smoky Mountains

This is a recording of KB4XX and KB4PYR operating portable from Smokemont, North Carolina.  They are using a QRP rig with nominal output power of 10 watts off of a battery charged by solar cells.  As they are found of say, "Power is sooo over rated!"

Thursday, July 29, 2010

QSO via HF/Skype 29 July 2010

This QSO is between the following amateur radio operators:

KB4XX, Phil, operating portable from Smokemont Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains
WA4PTZ, Tim, operating from his home in Lafollette, TN
WA5MLF, John, operating from his home in Birmingham, AL
W4BXI, John, on cell phone patch from Pennsylvania via Skype at W4UOA in Tuscaloosa, AL
KB4PYR, Bill, on cell phone patch from his home in Birmingham, AL via Skype at W4UOA in Tuscaloosa, AL
W4UOA, Carl, operating an Internet remote station in Mentone, AL from his home in Tuscaloosa, AL

The recording was made with a Skype Recorder in Tuscaloosa, AL

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010


Using Word Pad to enter code from G4FON.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Stacked Array for The Cottage

Ben says that at this altitude I have to have FAA permission and a 20,000 watt strobe.
His bedroom looks south....straight into the new tower. I'm worried he
will get neightbors to refuse the petition! What do you think?

From Drop Box

Actually, this one is already in use at K4ZGB.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mountain Creature

This creature appears to covered with a natural fungus. It is about 1 cm long. The video shows the relative size, compared to a dime. The last video clip was take to let you see there really is a creature under the outer growth. If you know what this is, let me know.

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Chair Creature

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New Mantel Butter

Walnut construction from Butterfield farm

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