222.000 29.500 -> 223.500 30.460 -> 224.460 All modes from your 10 Meter Rig are supported: FM, SSB, Digital, etc.' />

Hello. I'm W7KYG. This is a place where I collect information about Amateur Radio. Below are announcements that may be of interest to amateur radio operators.

Broadcastify Feed

I am experimenting with a new Broadcastify feed. Usually you'll hear ARES, RACES and SKYWARN repeaters and commonly used simplex frequencies in the DFW area. Sometimes you'll hear activity from outside DFW such as Parks On The Air and special event station activations, or the W5DFW repeater on 29.66 MHz. See North Central Texas Amateur Radio for more information.

Social network servers for hams

A US-based Hams.Social and Europe-based Mastodon.Radio server were setup recently for Amateur radio operators who like to socialize. I have found many friendly ham operators and they've been keeping their conversations mostly focused on ham stuff. The servers are also connected to on the Fediverse along with hundreds of other servers. You can find me here on Mastodon

Tues 8:00 PM USB Net 144.19

Every Tuesday at 20:00 CST several of us meet on 144.19 MHz USB and check in using our vertically polarized antennas. Tom KG5PBP is Net Control and others assist calling for check-ins.

L222-28HP Transverter For Sale

I'm selling my used Downeast Microwave L222-28HP Transverter for $200 obo. These can be purchased from Q5signal.com for $639.
Below are the configurations selected when I ordered:
[IF Configuration:Common IF Configuration (Single line from the Transceiver)]
[IF Drive Level:1-10Watts]
[RF configuration:HP Common RF Configuration (single connection to the Antenna)]
Max input power is 10 watts which produces output power of 50 Watts.
Transverter frequencies are calculated by simple arithmetic:
28.000 -> 222.000
29.500 -> 223.500
30.460 -> 224.460
All modes from your 10 Meter Rig are supported: FM, SSB, Digital, etc.

Latest Blog Posts

Apr 16, 2021
RF Exposure Rule Compliance

RF Exposure Rule Compliance

The FCC has announced that rule changes detailed in a lengthy 2019 Report and Order governing RF exposure standards go into effect on May 3, 2021. We are all required to make sure our station complies with these rules. See this blog for an example.

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Aug 23, 2020
Plan Now To Communicate During Disasters

Plan Now To Communicate During Disasters

Amateur Radio helps get messages out of an area stricken by disaster when infrastructure fails. There are a few simple things you can do now to prepare to take advantage of the Amateur Radio Service.

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Nov 8, 2019
N5VET Veterans Special Event Station

N5VET Veterans Special Event Station

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Nov 5, 2017

Clone Raspberry Pi SD Card Image Using dd on Mac OS

This is a simple procedure for cloning an SD card using the CLI on Mac OS X.
Use with caution and make sure you know which device is your SD card because you would overwrite your other drive devices on accident. I'm mostly putting this here for my own reference.

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