Solar Cycle 25 Predicted to be Similar to Cycle 24

Not the best news, but it could be worse... News on the next Solar Cycle from ARRL News: Scientists charged with predicting the Sun’s activity for Cycle 25 say it’s likely to be much like that of current Cycle 24, which is declining and predicted to bottom out in 2019 or 2020. Solar Cycle 25 … Continue reading Solar Cycle 25 Predicted to be Similar to Cycle 24

Operating Field Day 2018 From the Mobile Station

Brunswick, GA - Due to it being a busy weekend at work, I hadn't planned on operating in Field Day this year, but after getting off from work a little bit late and having breakfast yesterday, I changed my mind. I parked behind work, turned on the FT-857D in the mobile station and tuned up … Continue reading Operating Field Day 2018 From the Mobile Station

A Brief Winter Field Day 2017 Op From the Mobile Station

Brunswick – On Sunday morning after attending 8:00 AM Eucharist at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick, I decided to get in a few Winter Field Day contacts before going to sleep (I work midnights and went to Church after work). Initially, I had the idea to operate from the parking lot of the Brunswick … Continue reading A Brief Winter Field Day 2017 Op From the Mobile Station

Veterans Day Weekend Amateur Radio

Brunswick - On Friday I was in Brunswick and not able to go the Veteran's Day Parade in Savannah like I do when I'm in town, so I decided to observe Veteran's Day before going to bed (I work midnight shifts) by turning on the mobile HF station and trying to work some Veteran's Day Special … Continue reading Veterans Day Weekend Amateur Radio

Dipping My Toes Back Into the Waters of Amateur Radio on Field Day

It's been awhile since I've written anything amateur radio related. It's been awhile since I've done anything amateur radio related for that matter. Quite frankly, as late as Saturday evening I had no intention of taking part in Field Day this year, but I woke up Sunday morning with the urge to have a few … Continue reading Dipping My Toes Back Into the Waters of Amateur Radio on Field Day

Combining Nature/Wildlife Photography and Amateur Radio at the Savannah NWR

Savannah - Yesterday and today, I visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in a few weeks and decided to combine some mobile amateur radio HF operating with the usual nature/wildlife photography.  Neither day yielded a lot in the way of wildlife but both visits turned out to be fun.  Over the … Continue reading Combining Nature/Wildlife Photography and Amateur Radio at the Savannah NWR

Amateur Radio: Honoring Veterans on the Air and Mobile/Portable Fun

Over the past weekend, I did what I've done every Veterans Day weekend since I earned my General Class Amateur Radio License, I joined other amateur radio operators on the air to support our nation's Veterans through special event stations.  This year, due to work, I was unable to help with the B-17 special event … Continue reading Amateur Radio: Honoring Veterans on the Air and Mobile/Portable Fun

Special Event Stations to Look For, 30 June – 1 July 2012

Of particular interest this weekend is the 13 Colonies Special Event.  There will be a special event station with a 1x1 callsign in each of the original 13 U.S. Colonies and a special certificate will be available for those that log all 13 of the stations.  The month of July also sees some 200th Anniversary … Continue reading Special Event Stations to Look For, 30 June – 1 July 2012