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  admin - August - 24 - 2016 - Comments Off on New radio room is on the air

After two years of “all talk, no action,” the radio room has been rebuilt.

  admin - May - 9 - 2016 - Comments Off on Heathkit SB-221 brought back to life

An overview of my SB-221 amplifier repair project — a notebook about what it needed and what I did.

  admin - September - 7 - 2015 - Comments Off on LED lighting for CDE/Hygain rotator meter

Tired of burned-out bulbs in your CDE rotator meter? Replace the bulb with an LED strip — it’s inexpensive and LEDs will last a very long time.

  admin - August - 15 - 2015 - Comments Off on Rebuilding the radio room

Big plans for the radio “shack” at VA7ST… will it ever be built?

  admin - September - 30 - 2011 - 1 Comment

Morse code is a joy, and with the right “paddles” it is pure bliss. Here’s an essay on the pursuit of ham radio happiness.

  admin - September - 25 - 2011 - Add Comments

If you’re new to radio teletype (RTTY) contesting, you’re about to fall in love with it. Here are some quick tips to help you get started.

  admin - August - 9 - 2011 - Add Comments

Welcome to the VA7ST.ca website. You’ll find friendly notes about all kinds of things — a radio operator’s notebook that also touches on photography and recommendations about gear that helps get more out of the things many of us love to do.

  admin - August - 9 - 2011 - Add Comments

Want to see how VA7ST has done in contests since 2002? It’s all online in a sortable database — check out my contest scores, and read my 3830 stories about each contest.

  admin - April - 11 - 2011 - Add Comments

Depending on your location, changing your rotator control meter’s scale to a north-centered scale could greatly reduce the turning required to work the most popular areas. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making the change on a CDE rotator control — including a printable high-resolution image of the North-centered meter scale.

  admin - November - 1 - 2010 - Add Comments

It was a high honor to be chosen for a contester profile feature in the Nov.-Dec. 2010 edition of the National Contest Journal.