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Michael Brown
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Where did he go???
Hi all, just a quick note to let you know I'm still around. I've just not been doing anything new on the farm or on radio for a while. Family, work (both main job and side jobs), and other life have kept me away from the hobbies I normally blog about.

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I made it to YouTube!
So I'm just a few weeks into learning my new Flex 6500. I had sold my old Bencher iambic paddle a few years back when I got the KX3 and its attached keyer. When the Flex arrived, I quickly realized I was missing a paddle except for an old straight key that ...

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Welcome to the world of Flex Radio
As I said in my last post, I sold my HF radios and bought a Flex. My 6500 arrived the day before the CQ WW WPX SSB Contest. Being a bit of a computer nerd, and a total radio nerd, I had the thing up and running in under 30 minutes. Welcome to the wonderful ...

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The day I sold my HF radios
Yesterday I sold all of my HF radios. At this moment, I have zero radios capable of transmitting below 2 meters. It started off because of an advertisement in QST, and then a visit to AC9S to see his Flex 6700. I became obsessed with SDR, reading everything...

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Kenwood D-STAR tri-band handheld
Reports from Dayton are that Kenwood has a D-STAR tri-band handheld under glass in the booth, along with colorful brochures. None of my sources are reporting on price or availability, and the documents all show "Tentative". Never the less, this news along w...

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And so far from Dayton...
While I'm not at Dayton, I have been able to follow some of the announcements. Here's a quick list of  the interesting ones so far! The Elecraft KX2 - a smaller version of the KX3, 80 through 10m and fits in your hand, $750! The DV4Home and D4Mobile radios ...

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Ham Radio Mesh Networks - fun and fulfilling
Two of the most rewarding aspects of ham radio for me are
technical challenges and operational missions. My electrical engineering
background has limited use in my day job as a technical leader for a Fortune 50
insurance and financial services company. Tact...

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Using #hamradio #AREDN to get weather and soil data from the farm!
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5/16/16
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Erin made the paper!
Erin's FFA arduino weather station, sending data over the ham radio AREDN mesh, made the front page of the local paper today!
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