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Please note: the content on this site is rather dated. It's here for archival purposes and to keep references to this site active. To see what I'm currently working on, please visit The Ham Lab


There are always projects that either fit in no category, or in multiple categories. Often these projects are not really projects, but things I learned that I would like to document so others may benefit from it.  So having a "miscellaneous" category on hand seemed like a good idea.

International Space Station

QSO with International Space Station (NA1SS)
On the last day of the summer of 2010 I managed to snag a contact with the International Space Station. I called the ISS at 5:33pm, and the call was answered by Col. Doug Wheelock. More...

Yaesu FT-897 Noise Blanker

Yaesu FT-897 Noise Blanker
During the 2004 ARRL 10 meter contest I was plagued by severe power line noise. This was a good opportunity to test the noise blanker in the FT-897. More...

IF Filter Measurements

IF Filter Measurements on a Yaesu FT-897
When I installed a 2kHz (SSB) mechanical Collins filter from Inrad in my Yaesu FT-897 transceiver, I became curious how it would stack up against the factory installed mechanical filter. I decided to do some measurements to see how the added filter changed the behavior of the radio. More...

2m Mobile Installation

Mobile 2-meter radio installation in 2003 Toyota Corolla
In November 2002 I ran into a cheap close out deal on a RadioShack 2 meter radio, the HTX-252. Since I didn't have a radio in the Corolla, I thought it would be a good idea to put this one in that car. More...


Marconi meets OSCAR-1 on PCSat
On December 12, 2001, Marconi met OSCAR-1 on PCSat. More...


Creating PDF Files from Windows Applications
I wrote this little HowTo document because many people asked me how I was able to create PDF files without having to pay for additional software. This material is dated. However, the method still works and I have adapted the HowTo for MS Windows XP. More...

CyberPower UPS Interference

CyberPower BC1285C Interference
In May of 2006 I bought a UPS to protect my shack against short power outages. After comparing a few models in the store I settled on the BC1285C by CyberPower. It had a nice blue informative LCD display and although it worked well as a UPS, it caused horrible interference.  More...