This weekend at KE0MD

Hey all!

So this weekend, I managed to get in a little radio time, when I wasn’t helping WA6CML with housecleaning HI HI.  Friday night, I took my first dive into running the JT65 mode – what an interesting mode.  Worked a couple guys on 40, then down to 80 and worked a couple more.  Also on Friday night I ran across the 4A4A DX-pedition to Revilla Gigedo, and worked them on 17M SSB (still surprises me that my un-modified 5-BTV will tune up there!)

Saturday, worked 4A4A on 10 CW and 20 SSB, plus picked up the Caymans on 12 and Cuba on 15.  Nothing too special, but all interesting stuff.

One of these days I need to get the dipole up for 30M, and do some digi modes on that band.

Welcome to my new radio blog!!!

Hello, everyone and welcome to my new ham radio blog.   I’m Jeremy, KE0MD, and I’ll be blogging here with my exploits in radio and shortwave listening. You also might get a little computer-related info here, as i am very big into the digital modes as well.

A little about me:

I’ve been licensed since 1993, originally holding the callsign N0YAX.   Other calls I have held include KK7IC, KF3EH, KF3EL, and NW7JU.  I am an avid contester, and usually work all the major HF phone contests.  I am blessed by a wonderful XYL who understands the hobby.  She is licensed as WA6CML, which was her SK grandfather’s call.

My Station equipment:

  • Yaesu FT-920 primary radio
  • Icom IC-730 backup radio
  • LDG AT-100 Pro auto-tuner
  • Astron RS-35M power supply
  • Signalink USB
  • Wouxun KG-UVD1P dual-band HT
  • Alinco DJ-175T 2m HT
  • Relm RH-256N re-programmed to 2m
  • FT-2400m in the car
  • Radio Shack HTX-10 10m mobile
  • KB9VBR 2m J-Pole at 35ft
  • Hustler 5-BTV ground-mounted