It’s quiet here this morning. Is this microphone on? 😇

Just sharing a picture of one of my 2021 pure indulgent purchases. A Begali Straight Key. Sadly my fist is much better than my ear lately.

Did corona affect how ham radio license tests are conducted in your country?

Please boost!

Just had a great QSO with @WD1F! Thanks Don. I’m glad my ID51 factory reset did the trick.

Trying out again. Monitoring reflector REF038A. Hopefully my factory reset of ID-51 is still working. Hope to eventually chat with some of you on the air. I guess there is some “air” between my HT and OpenSPOT! I hope to be back on HF soon from new QTH. 73!

@Science

Hey everyone, a supernova just went off in Cassiopeia!!!! Right now it is in the early stage so only visible by telescope but after a few days it is likely to be visible to the naked eye. Supernovas are fairly rare so might want to make some time to see this one!

#astronomy #Astrophotography #space #science

Wow. Had my first major glitch with my ID-51 HT. I could connect to reflectors and hear traffic but my TX audio was never getting across. This is a setup I’ve used for years with no issues. I did troubleshooting on OpenSPOT3, my ISP, switched to using my iPhone as a WiFI hotspot, wiped my OpenSPOT3, dug out my old OpenSPOT2, etc. Finally tried a different radio and problem solved. Then did a complete factory reset on ID-51 and got it working again. I’ll try REF038A again in the morning.

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Short intro!

I'm trying to get back into ham radio. I've had license since 1999, but just now building my first HF setup. I have a lot to learn.

I'm currently interested about learning HF and digimodes (FT-8, JS8Call, VARA). Just a bit over 10 QSOs on logbook now. I also hope going outdoors portable to do WWFF activations when it's not freezing cold in northern Finland.

Currently I have second hand FT-891 and temporary random wire antenna to get on air. 73

2445. Checkbox 

title text: Check check check ... chhecck chhecck chhecck ... check check check

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