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Generators and Gas

A number of us have generators but enough fuel can be sticky. I know of problems with long term storage of gas even with Stabil. The Shell Station in Friday Harbor back by Harbor Rental sells Ethanol-Free mid-grade gas. Ethanol is hygroscopic, meaning it pulls moisture from the air which is at the root of […]

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An updated Frequency List is now available on this web site reflecting the numerous frequency changes made on October 16th. Also changed are some repeater designations and, notably, the renaming of the 220 repeater on the Mt. Constitution high site. That repeater now shows as RPT-21. Our old 145.25 frequency has been deleted. You can […]

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Still having Phone Problems?

Century-link has restored phone service both on and off island. DSL Internet is at 50% of normal capacity. If you’re still having problems, here’s a link to report them. SanJuanFiberCut This is for Land Line Service ONLY! Please don’t report Cellphone Problems

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Have You Heard WWV Lately?

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Amateur Radio on Last Man Standing

FYI … fun, interesting 13 minute clip on YouTube about amateur radio and primetime TV …. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCCCBkdGQQY 73, Hoop

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Care to Comment?

Stu Salot, W7UW forwards this request for information. Hello, We are looking to change our radio system at the college.  We would like to know if anyone have preference over digital vs analog radio, type of radio, advantages and disadvantages, etc.. Thank you, Wayne Phan Academic Dean’s Office | Facilities & Campus Service wayne dot […]

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In the late nineteen fifties Copthorne Macdonald W6ZII had an interesting idea.  Slow Scan Television for Ham Radio.  He and a group of like minded friends pioneered the mode on the 11 Meter band which at the time was the only Ham band authorized for “facsimile”.  The loss of 11M to the Citizens Radio Service […]

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