Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Courage Kenny Handiham World for 30 OCT 2013

Welcome to Handiham World.

Don't miss it this weekend: The “Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald” Special Event

Split Rock Lighthouse - November 2 & 3, 2013
Split Rock Lighthouse (WA0TDA photo)
 The Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) , a Handiham affiliated club, will be operating to commemorate the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Using the club’s call sign, W0JH, twenty SARA members will operate from Split Rock Lighthouse (ARLHS USA 783) in Lake County, Minnesota. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the ship’s mysterious sinking.  
“This is the ninth year we’ve participated in this special event from the shores of Gitche Gumee (Lake Superior),” according to SARA activities & events chair, Dave Glas (W0OXB). “For our operators and more than a thousand hams around the world, it’s been a popular event that pays tribute to all hands lost on the famous iron ore carrier.”

W0JH Operating Schedule - also see the Special Events listing on and in November QST:

Saturday, November 2 and Sunday November 3 2013
  • 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Central Standard Time
  • 3.860, 7.260, 14.260, 21.360, 28.360 MHz, plus or minus QRM
Join us in Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald and her crew by making contact with W0JH!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Courage Kenny Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Welcome to Handiham World.

Remote Base Station Proves a Challenge to Manage This Month

W0ZSW remote base station equipment
The W0ZSW remote base gets regular use each day, and we're pleased with its good record of on line availability.  Pictured here we see the TS-480HX rig, twin Astron RS-20A power supplies, a new recently donated LDG AT-1000 Pro 2, the backup LDG AT-200 Pro, the host computer, and on the wall a Radio Works line isolator.  The instruction manuals are nestled up against the side of the computer, always available for a quick lookup if there is some kind of operations question. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Courage Kenny Handiham World Weekly E-Letter for the week of Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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Simple antenna makes life easier

HF antennas have a way of getting really complicated.  We would like them to work every HF band, cost almost nothing to buy or build, be DX magnets, and - for good measure - be invisible to the neighbors and homeowners' association! This simple fan dipole antenna system is easy on the pocketbook, works great, tunes well, and can't be seen from the street.  It can be taken down in minutes by one person, but is sturdy enough to stay up all winter here in Minnesota. 
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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Handiham World Podcast for 02 October 2013

Last week we shared our summer antenna woes, detailing the demise of the big olive tree that held up one end of the W0OXB double extended zepp antenna at W0ZSW.  This past Monday we had some pretty brisk winds out of the south. I thought it was pretty breezy when I took Jasper out into the back yard that morning, but it wasn't the sort of wind that felt unusual as the seasons change here in southern Minnesota. 

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