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Orange County Club Nets – Open to All and Fun Too!

OCARC NETS OCARC holds three different Nets, all using the club call sign of W2HO.  You do not need to be an OCARC member to join in the fun. The HF Net meets Sundays at noon Eastern time on 3920 … Continue reading

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Hello QSY Members!

This is just a test of a new potential website for the QSY Society Amateur Radio Club in the New York Hudson Valley. See for the official club site.

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Just my opinion…

Last night, QSY Society had our regular monthly meeting and the topic for the evening was a conversation among the members regarding the things about Ham Radio that they particularly enjoy. Everyone in the room was given an opportunity to … Continue reading

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This was only a test…

Friday, June 26th was a test to see that everyone could find the Field Day site. I am pleased to say that everyone passed! Now that the storms are gone, it’s time to kick things into high gear and get … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Spring & Summer OPs

With the warmer weather approaching I figured its time for change. Enter the Icom IC 703+: Just picked it up from HRO last week and can’t wait to start backpacking with it! For a qrp rig it seems to fit … Continue reading

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Bug Maintenence Continues

Finally finished cleaning a few bugs this weekend, the 1933 Lightning and Lionel J 36. Here’s the 1933 base, parts(brasso’d), and final re-assembly: I just used Brasso, soap & water in a cup, defuncttoothbrush, few rags and some elbow grease … Continue reading

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QRP Chronicles: Part I – The Rockmite Creation

The Rockmite Yeah so I ordered a Rockmite 20 meter cw transceiver kit about a month and a half ago from Dave Benson(K1SWL) on his website( to build a ready-to-go, “all in one” qrp cw rig. Fortunately my wait lasted … Continue reading

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Bitten by the Bug

Well the bug has bitten me quite literally. I just picked up 3 bugs from ebay: a 1933 Vibroplex Lightning Bug with s/n 106654, Lionel J 36 with name/sn plate missing, and a nice 1920 Martin Junior(Original on a smaller … Continue reading

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NOVA #3602 The Spy Factory

sent in from Bob Geis N2DET: This might be an interesting broadcast for all radio mode monitors and operators. WLIW 21 LONG ISLAND (SEE WNET and NJN schedule info at end) NOVA # 3602 The Spy Factory9:00pm Wednesday, February 04 … Continue reading

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QRP "L" Network Transmatch

Here’s a few pictures of my first homebrew, portable transmatch: I built it out of spare parts in the junk box and from a few gathered at hamfests. I used a typical radio shack plastic black box, they’re usually sturdy … Continue reading

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