A humble call sign of a ham radio operator, in the past this site twas a cool hangout for radio friends, and in the future, twill be a pile of tsheet, till I make it better.
One mode of communication which has never failed me and always stood by the test of time is the experience of Amateur Radio, commonly referred to as Ham Radio. The whole experience has been fun and adventurous for me as I meet new people, make friends and attend various meetings through the communication of the radios. The best thing is that even when all other modes of communication experience shortcomings in there communication, ham radios will ever be steady.
I know that there are those of you, who may argue that worldwide communication has been made easier and more reliable by the internet, but I stand my ground; ham radios are and forever will be magical. They simply surpass the internet. Think of a situation where you can even communicate with an astronaut who is on the international Space Station. I don’t think that is possible through the internet.
My experience with these amazing devices started way back when I was a child; my dad used, and still own one today, and long before I even got my license, I had fallen in love with them. I used to sneak to my study room to participate in various contents over his radio as well as DX’ing. Of course I used his callsign and through it I made friends. I don’t believe that was illegal for an 11 year old kid. That was one life that I really loved and enjoyed.
As I gained more friends, it meant more contests, parties and events and that resonated well with a life I never had. Sorry, in real-life I’m not good at making friends but through the radio I was super. It was always, still is, to echo the word “hello world; I’m live” and then to meet a bunch of other enthusiast ready to cheer your day and liven up your spirits on cold winter weekend.
My most memorable event was when I received a distress call that I communicated for assistance then. I was 13 then and when I intercepted the communication, the person(s) in distress thought that I was just a kid playing around and there was no way help was coming their way. They must have been caught in utter surprise when they received communication that aid was coming. And guess what, at my 16th birthday, it was that very same couple who surprise me with a gift of my first personal ham radio. So what was left was for me to get licensed and get my call sign.
Anyway, that was really a beautiful journey full of wonders, love and memorable experiences. Those are the reasons why I decided to re-purpose this site after purchasing it recently. I knew that this is one thing that I wanted to do; to share my knowledge and experiences about amateur radio to the whole site. Maybe those who don’t feel the power of these radios may do so through the internet.
The site was owned by a one Darrell and the website address used to be his call sign. There was a lot of information previously posted on the site, but it was a bit disjointed and had difficulties retrieving it. However, I tried my best and recovered some content that I found useful and may be of importance to someone. I will be working on bettering the site and providing insightful information about ham devices in future. The information that I was able to retrieve can be accessed by clicking through different posts as they appear on this page below.
We provide information about different radio devices, their service manual and their circuit diagrams in detail.
Also consists of a few device posts. These posts include a few radio devices such as Millimeter Wave, Linear Amplifier and some other radio devices . These posts contain information about numerous old radio devices, their working and their installation manuals in detail.
Some of the useful PDFs that were commonly downloaded from this site are:
- The Kenwood TS-2000X Service Manual
- The Ve4MA 1296 Mhz Circular Polarization Feedhorn circuit diagram
- Al Ward’s Low Noise Amplifiers for 2304, 3456, 5760 and 10368 Mhz using the ATF-36077 PHEMT
- The TEMPO 6N2 Operating and Maintenance Manual
Ham Radio Posts
For my own radios, Kenwood TS-520’s, here are the Operators manual and service manual.