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Larry Makoski
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Happily married, father of two, Amateur Radio op, Conservative.
Happily married, father of two, Amateur Radio op, Conservative.

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NJQRP Skeeter Hunt 2018
I want to start off this post with two big "Thanks You"s. First, a very big "Thank You" to everyone who signed up for the 2018 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt, and extra special thanks to all who participated today. Without you, this would be a non-event. You folks ARE ...
NJQRP Skeeter Hunt 2018
NJQRP Skeeter Hunt 2018
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QRP Guys vertical antenna
Thursday evening, I came home to a delightful surprise. My son had mowed the lawn while I was at work. That gave me some unexpected free time and I used it to build the QRP Guys 3 band vertical antenna that I had recently purchased. Today I got the chance t...
QRP Guys vertical antenna
QRP Guys vertical antenna
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QSX Transceiver
Han Summers and QRP Labs have updated the Website with information on the new QSX transceiver. http://www.qrp-labs.com/qsx.html This is really exciting; as it could open HF to a whole new generation - especially those who are into building, making, experime...
QSX Transceiver
QSX Transceiver
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Say it ain't so!
The forecast for South Plainfield for Sunday: It may end up being a washout for a Skeeter Hunt outdoor portable op. But then again, they forecasted rain and heavy thunderstorms for Field Day and all we got were a few drops here and there. Fingers crossed th...
Say it ain't so!
Say it ain't so!
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August 14th - SP3RN
It's August 14th, and each year on this date in the Roman Catholic calendar, we celebrate the life of Maximilian Kolbe, SP3RN. Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan priest who lived in Poland. Fr. Kolbe was a Ph.D. level philosopher and an insightful theologian...
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A couple of "How To" FOBB videos
Good ones by Steve KF5RY and Myron WH0H.     God stuff to keep in mind when planning portable ops. 72 de Larry W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very least!
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May have to change my plans.
I may have to find a site for the Skeeter Hunt where I definitely know there are trees close to the water. I was hoping to go to Donaldson Park, in Highland Park, which is about a 20 minute ride from home. Marianne and I went there a few years back for a "r...
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24.5' EARCHI
Today was experiment Numero Uno in my quest for a "shortened" vertical antenna to use for the Skeeter Hunt and other portable operating sessions when a tree is not available and I have to rely on using my Jackite pole as an antenna support (for other than t...
24.5' EARCHI
24.5' EARCHI
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Oooops!
You had to know something like this was going to happen. From the ARRL: "FCC Cites Baofeng Importer for Illegally Marketing Unauthorized RF Devices
08/02/2018
The FCC has issued a Citation and Order (Citation) to Amcrest Industries, LLC (formerly Foscam Dig...
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Thinking of new portable antenna ideas........
In instances when no trees are handy. I like the idea that Stan WB2LQF has in my last post. A 28' radiator with one single counterpoise wire seems easy enough. And I'm going to try it - modified a bit to suit my situation. But there are a couple other possi...
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