Sunday, April 3, 2016


Got a KX3 and Alex Loop to work QRP Radio in the NPOTA activities this year. So far, I am learning how to use the new equipment. Ordering a shock chord antenna for Buddiepole system. We activated Ninety Six National Park. Had no contacts. Bands were not cooperating. Working on the next opportunity!

Monday, December 28, 2015

It is almost 2016 and  have been neglectful of my posts. However, I look forward to more activity in 2016. We plan on taking on the National Parks on the air, some contests, qrp and some short SOTA expeditions.
Hope everyone has a wonderful radio ops filled year!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Well, it has been awhile since my last post and a lot has taken place. I won the VHF/UHF contest last year for the state and the region. It was my first contest. I worked the 13 Colonies event this past fourth of July and got all 13 colonies plus the two bonus stations. Worked W1AW for South Carolina for a small period of time.

Purchased a new great rig, a Yaesu 1200. Works great!

Going to the Shelby Hamfest!

Hope to work more contest and learn how to make a little pistol sound like a big gun without the power.

Joined the Swamp Fox Contest Group!

More to follow later!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

South Cove Park Deployment

Well our South Cove Park, SC deployment went very well and all who participated seem to have a great time. Most had so much fun they are ready for another. However, Our field day is coming up and we want to get as many as possible participating. Once again this prepares us for an actual situation should one ever arise.

Bill and I will be contacting members to be participants in various parts of the deployment by making sure their part is executed. Please volunteer for what you are able.

Hopefully by the end of July we will have two more park deployments for member participation and maybe even a SOTA.

Happy Radio Waves till next time


Friday, March 9, 2012

South Cove Park Deploymen

We are just a week away from our CPOTA South Cove Park simulated emergency deployment.

We will deploy at 9am and operate till around 4pm. Bring you radio gear, lunch and drinks and have fun, learn and make contacts. We go rain or shine.

You may come an go as you wish. Parking is free. No metal stakes in the ground. We will operate on portable power only. batteries and generators. No mobile operation.

I look forward for a chance to check out my equipment and operation and will take notes. I encourage all participants to do the same. This will give us a chance to be better prepared for the next deployment and field day.

See you there!

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Year, New Opportunities!

Well here we are in a new year with new opportunities.

The first opportunity I have completed is participating in the club net from my iPad 2 on Echolink. I will be taking this to Florida so I can check in during the net.

I am also taking my 817 on the trip to Florida to try out new portable antenna in making some 20 and 40 meter contacts.

And I am looking forward to our March 17 deployment to South Cove County Park. Details coming at the next meeting.

I have been working on PSK31 set up and listening. Have tried to make a few contacts on low power. I persevere.

I hope every one else is having a great hobby year.

Happy Valentines Day to all!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Well the good news is I have more time for radio ops. Great timefor learning new things. Plan to operate portable in a park or two while in FL over the Holidays.

Hope everyone has a safe and good holiday.