Son David, K9AMM passes General exam!

by k9am on January 10, 2016

We drove to the Waukesha, WI 43rd ANNUAL MIDWINTER HAMFEST yesterday, Saturday 9 January 2016.

David passed the exam at around 1030 hours. He will remain K9AMM with a /AG at the end, if he operates on the General portion of the ham bands, until the FCC posts his new license upgrade. It is now time for him to start
studying for the Extra class license! David said that the test was not difficult. Next, he will be working on his Extra class license.

After the ‘fest we returned home and arrived at the driveway just as the roads were becoming slick.

David, K9AMM receives CSCE for General Class








Image courtesy of Greg, K9QI



LaPorte Hamfest, 2015

by k9am on March 9, 2015

K9AMM and I travelled to the LaPorte Cabin Fever Hamfest on 28 February. It was smaller than last year, with a lot of empty tables and fewer hams. I bought a few TAB and Editors and Engineers antenna books but nothing else. I did see W9LRS, Lou and he bought a really nice antique RCA microphone. Other than that there is not that much to remark about.

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After the fest we travelled North to eat at the Around the Clock restaurant, stuffed our stomachs and then headed back to the house, about 100 miles away.



Kalamazoo Hamfest, 19 October 2014

October 24, 2014

Son David, K9AMM (vanity call sign) and I traveled over to Michigan this past weekend to attend the Kazoo fest, as we like to do every year. You never know what kind of weather you are going to get. In this case it was cloudy and +32° F when we arrived – brrr! It only warmed […]

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Son David is now an FCC licensed ham radio operator!

August 29, 2014

Last Saturday, David passed is Technician examination at the Baraboo, Wisconsin hamfest! Woo Hoo! The Baraboo hamfest was very small but nice, out in the country at the Baraboo Steam tractor grounds. The picture below is of David standing between two of the ARRL volunteer examiners, holding his certificate stating that he passed the test. […]

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Sitting in the Lab at work

August 22, 2014

Waiting for my paycheck.

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Field Day, 2014!

July 2, 2014

David and I attended the K9MOT, 2014 Field Day during 28-29 June, at the Motorola Schaumburg campus. David made his first SSB contact, using the KX3 transceiver in the GOTA station, set up by Ed, N9EP. The weather cooperated, with only one storm around sunset. Also, there were lovely breezes all day long. We used the […]

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March 8, 2014

Working Great! I picked this up at the last hamfest for not too much money and according to the sticker inside it was built in October of last year. It’s measurements seem to be right on. I loaned out my Autek RF-1 last year and I think the guy must have dropped it cause it […]

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A Trip to the Sterling Hamfest- Sunday, 3 March

March 4, 2013

At the last minute on Saturday night Greg (K9QI) called me and asked if I wanted to go to the Sterling ‘fest the next morning. I said yes having nothing pressing happening on Sunday. The ride over was a bit more than two hours through some light fog and the hoar frost on the trees […]

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