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By Don, K7OG on December 21, 2012
Here is my Iambic USB hardware. This little device accepts Iambic key input and sends it to the USB port on my computer. The Teensy 2.0 looks like a keyboard to the computer so no special drivers or software are needed for the key to work. I have used Visual Studio a lot so it […]
By Don, K7OG on December 11, 2012
I ordered one of these Teensy 2.0 boards so I could build this iambic key to keyboard widget. Making something with a PIC controller has been in the back of my mind for some time and the idea that I might be able to practice sending CW sweetened the deal.
By Don, K7OG on February 18, 2012
Even though it’s not ham radio related, I enjoy the Boing Boing podcast Gweek. I was surprised to hear a ‘secret’ message at the end of the show #39. It’s just a little quote. SCIENCE HAS EXPLAINED NOTHING. THE MORE WE KNOW THE MORE FANTASTIC THE WORLD BECOMES AND THE PROFOUNDER THE SURROUNDING DARKNESS. Gweek […]
By Don, K7OG on October 8, 2011
I woke up in the middle of the night and worked Christmas Island and a couple other countries. Sleeplessness with benefits.
By Don, K7OG on February 5, 2011
I worked through the settings I need to get Writelog 10.83 working with my rig setup. For CW, I’m using a K1EL Winkeyer USB and for PTT for data modes I’m using a USB to serial adapter. Problem was that the computer would throw the K3 into transmit mode as soon as I started Writelog. […]
By Don, K7OG on January 8, 2011
I’m pleased to have my K3 back. Apparently a transistor in the I.F. stage failed. Rene at Elecraft called me and explained the problem and what was done to repair it. I look forward to many years of use ahead. One good thing is that everything is calibrated to factory standards now. All I need […]
By Don, K7OG on December 26, 2010
After only a few days, my new K3/100 pooped out. I got a HI SIG message even though there aren’t any other signal sources in my shack. I e-mailed Elecraft and got a nice message back describing some diagnostic steps I could take. However, the even if I completed the steps I was going to […]
By Don, K7OG on December 18, 2010
My new rig is an Elecraft K3 s/n 5005. I bought the 100W version with antenna tuner, voice keyer, 400 Hz and 2.8k Hz 8-pole filters, and the transverter interface. This is only the 3rd rig I’ve had since I was first licensed in 1999 and I’m very pleased with it. I assembled the radio […]
By Don, K7OG on September 21, 2010
The adventure is over but the record will stand for a while. At N7BV, the CW camp put up some big numbers. QSO count is 1,117 with 120 multipliers for a score of 535,680 on CW. We hit a fantastic run of Europeans on Sunday and that really pushed our multiplier number up. Not too […]
By Don, K7OG on September 17, 2010
Working from grid square CN87wi, we will be activating Clallam County as W7DX on CW. I arrived at Chuck’s QTH this morning with butterflies in my stomach and my head bursting in anticipation of the Salmon Run event this weekend.