Archive for date: February 26, 2009

Softrock Lite II arrive!

February 26, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

On Saturday, I sent a check off to Tony Parks, KB9YUG on Saturday along with my order for two Softrock Lite II receiver kits: one for 40m, and the other for 30m. I hope eventually to liberate my FT-817 from its current beacon duties on my grabber site and replace it with this simple little […]

Pat on the back, from Pixar Animation Studios

February 26, 2009 | Pixar Animation Studios | By: Mark VandeWettering

I work for a great company that genuinely tries to do well by its employees. Tomorrow, they are giving some of us old timers (I’ve been here for eighteen years) a pat on the back, which is a darned nice gesture. Working for a company this long is practically unheard of in this age, and […]

Your Daily QRSS report

February 26, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, overnight, I didn’t get a whole lots of activity. I saw a single brief opening arout 2:15AM local time (10:00 UTC) where I got some very marginal reception from VK2ZAY and VK6DI but that lasted only for about 8 or 10 minutes, then both faded into the background. It’s now around 15:30, and I’m […]