MY RETURN TO CW AND DIGITAL OPERATING

The past couple of years I had gotten almost completely away from CW and digital modes due to falling in with a couple different local 75 meter phone groups, but I finally got fed up with all the malicious interference/QRM and arguing, both which are r…

Well, It’s About Time!

      It’s been almost two years since I last posted to my blog so I hope everyone will forgive me for my absence. Ever since my dear wife Irene passed away back on March 24th, 2012 I just haven’t been the same and am just now getting so…

Guglielmo Marconi story

I saw this story posted on the blog of IV3JVH, only it was in Italian, so I thought I would convert it to English and post it to my blog with the permission of IV3 JVH Emanule of course! Marconi is one of my radio heroes although I give credit for the …

Use of the AS CW Prosign

I notice that a lot of stations I work on CW are unfamiliar with the ASprosign which means “stand by”. I wish that more hams were familiar with this prosign because I know of many times when the phone would ring with a important call from my doctor or pharmacy that I needed to take or someone would be knocking on the door I would send AS and then the other station would start sending again at length as if I’d never sent it. I had mentioned this on several CW/Amateur Radio related Facebook pages and GQ0SDT Jonathon in the U.K. stated that is us older more experienced CW operator’s responsibility to educate the newer CW operators about this and he is exactly right so that’s why I’m posting this on my blog and I hope that others who read this will share this information! I also contacted QST and CQ Magazines and ask if they would ask their CW columnists to mention it in their magazine columns to educate the newer operators about the AS prosign. Pass it on! Until next post very 73!

KU4GW Cliff’s Blog 2012-05-17 01:40:00

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Finally! A Blog Update!

This is the first post I’ve made this year! Sorry for that, but my life has changed drastically since my last     post! On March 24th, 2012 I lost my beloved wife of 27 years and mother of my three children, Irene, due to a pul…

VERY IMPORTANT POST! END PIRACY, NOT LIBERTY!

I copied & pasted this from Google.com. Please share this with your family and friends. The last thing we need is for the U.S. Congress to get their foot in the door on Internet censorship because if you give them an inch they’ll tak…

Multiple Myeloma Update + Ham Radio Update

      It’s been quiet a while since I’ve posted anything, let alone an update on my battle with Multiple Myeloma (MM). The main reason for this is my MM was in remission for 3 years & 4 months after my autologous stem cell trans…

MAY 22ND, 2011 LIGHTNING STRIKE!

It finally happened after 35 years in the radio hobby! Was in QSO with W4EQ John in Lake Norman, NC when the Weather Alert radio alarmed with a severe thunderstorm warning for Alexander County. I immediately signed off with John and told him I was unho…