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Anyone hearing a beacon on 14.061.20?  Its about S1 here in Denver this early morning (11:22 UTC, 4:22AM local).  A single "T" or sometimes "A" at about 5wpm.
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Wondering if this could be a "Russian single letter beacon"?  It would be a new frequency if it is.
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Nice job Chuck!  For those of you that find this video series and are not familiar with Chuck's work, I highly recommend you download Chuck's "lab notebook", found at http://www.k7qo.net/lab.pdf .  Chucks notebook is an absolute wealth of information for homebrewing an effective and low cost electronics lab with a slant to the active QRP'er / ham experimenter.  For those ham radio operators interested in homebrew QRP work, I highly recommend you join the Yahoo group, qrp-tech, of which Chuck is an active participant.  Chuck, If I may offer a suggestion...you need to do a video about your CW work and how you learned the code and built up your speed.  Even in this day and age of cellphones and the Internet, Morse code is alive and well and a whole group of prospective hams could benefit from your knowledge on the subject.  Your story, as was published in the WSJ is a fascinating read on the subject.  73, Dave-N5XL
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Keep calm and melt solder.
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Hiked to Thompson Peak, W7A/AW-050 yesterday (Scottsdale, AZ.)  Outside temp 104F.  The day before was 112F.  Crazy. The KX3 was not happy and gave me a high temperature warning several times.

Not sure how many more of these long desert hikes I'll be able to do. 8 miles round trip and I ran out of all of my water (brought 1 gallon with me) Was darned glad to see the Jeep at the end of the day. 

Log is below...please contact me if I have your call incorrect.  Heat does wacky things to log entries.

15:07    7MHz    CW    K6TUY
15:10    7MHz    CW    W7FW
15:17    7MHz    CW    KU6J
15:18    7MHz    CW    KG7E
15:20    7MHz    CW    K5DEZ
15:21    7MHz    CW    KK7EL
15:41    14MHz    CW    WA2USA
15:44    14MHz    CW    ND0C
15:45    14MHz    CW    W7CNL    
15:46    14MHz    CW    W0MNA    
15:50    14MHz    CW    W0ERI    
15:55    14MHz    CW    KC3RT    
15:57    14MHz    CW    N7AGA    
15:59    14MHz    CW    VE7ETS    
16:00    14MHz    CW    N4MJ    
16:17    7MHz    SSB    K7JFD    S2S W7A/AW-010
16:21    7MHz    SSB    N7AMA    
16:25    14MHz    CW    NA6MG    S2S  W6/SC-002
16:33    21MHz    CW    VE2JCW    
16:35    21MHz    CW    NS7P    
16:39    21MHz    CW    W5OBS    
16:40    21MHz    CW    AA4AI  
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RUT-RO....
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What happened? Lol hopefully your ok...;)
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Mt. Evans, Colorado
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WA7JTM makes NA SOTA GOAT status. This is part one of a two part video.
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Hiked to Thompson Peak, W7A/AW-050 yesterday (Scottsdale, AZ.)  Outside temp 104F.  The day before was 112F.  Crazy. The KX3 was not happy and gave me a high temperature warning several times.

Not sure how many more of these long desert hikes I'll be able to do. 8 miles round trip and I ran out of all of my water (brought 1 gallon with me) Was darned glad to see the Jeep at the end of the day. 

Log is below...please contact me if I have your call incorrect.  Heat does wacky things to log entries.

15:07    7MHz    CW    K6TUY
15:10    7MHz    CW    W7FW
15:17    7MHz    CW    KU6J
15:18    7MHz    CW    KG7E
15:20    7MHz    CW    K5DEZ
15:21    7MHz    CW    KK7EL
15:41    14MHz    CW    WA2USA
15:44    14MHz    CW    ND0C
15:45    14MHz    CW    W7CNL    
15:46    14MHz    CW    W0MNA    
15:50    14MHz    CW    W0ERI    
15:55    14MHz    CW    KC3RT    
15:57    14MHz    CW    N7AGA    
15:59    14MHz    CW    VE7ETS    
16:00    14MHz    CW    N4MJ    
16:17    7MHz    SSB    K7JFD    S2S W7A/AW-010
16:21    7MHz    SSB    N7AMA    
16:25    14MHz    CW    NA6MG    S2S  W6/SC-002
16:33    21MHz    CW    VE2JCW    
16:35    21MHz    CW    NS7P    
16:39    21MHz    CW    W5OBS    
16:40    21MHz    CW    AA4AI 

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Dave
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Bands in decent shape right now.  Anybody on HF?  Hurry before the CME gets here!
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Geek Dad, Husband, Scientist and Engineer with a bit of Amateur Radio, Electronics and Motorcycles sprinkled in on the side. 

For those of you looking to organize your circles...

Amateur Radio: I'm a self taught amateur radio operator with a US callsign of N5XL.  Having had the great fortune of living in Canada for two years, it didnt take long to obtain my VE5AEA callsign.  I really enjoy the digital modes like PSK31 and find that it works well with my interest in QRP and rig building...which leads me into...

Electronics:  My ham background has given me a thirst for learning the world of analog electronics.  I've got much to learn before venturing into the digital world of homebrew projects.  One of the fun things I'm currently working on is a 555 based transistor switching project that I intend to use to test ignition coils.  What??  Well, its a great troubleshooting tool for...

Motorcycles:  I'm the proud owner of a bit of English motorcycle history with a 1998 Triumph Sprint.  I've pretty much taken this machine to pieces and put it back together again, simply to learn about it and what makes it tick.  I commute to work everyday on it getting about 45 MPG fuel economy so I'm doing my part while having fun.  One of the things I've run into while doing this, is a lack of good quality photos of what needs to be done when troubleshooting, so that plays quite nicely into my love of...

Photography:  Ok, I'm a geek and I love DSLR's.  I've had several consumer grade dslr's over the years and have been staying with Canon products of late.  I have a good level of comfort with the quality of the cameras they make and really like the effort they put into developing new hardware and lenses.  One day, I'll have that 5DMII in my hand.

Scientist:  I'm a scientist by training and have a B.Sc. degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  I use my training daily along with about 20 years of work experience in Engineering, to design, build, expand and retrofit vegetable oil refineries.  If you've ever wanted to know anything about how vegetable oil is made, I can help.  I was even asked by my former employer to work with the local community college to teach oilseed processing to new students.  I really love all aspects of Science and do what I can to promote it to my friends and family.  Its an incredible Universe out there...you need to know whats going on with it and so do i.

Other Circles:  I follow those of you in the above fields that I've mentioned, but I also follow the Geek bloggers, Writers and Authors out there...particularly if they write Science Fiction.

To be fair, I like all sorts of literary work.  Its no suprise that with a background in Science, I tend to lean towards science fields, but I do love a good short story.  I have trouble with long novels because I find myself wanting to be completely submerged in it and cant put it down, causing me to neglect other important daily duties.  I recognize this in myself and try to stay away from long stories for my (and others that rely on me) benefit.

Currently, I'm living life (with my lovely wife and three Huskies) in Rio Verde, Arizona
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