Category Archives: ham radio

Our Maiden Voyage

We took the opportunity that Field Day gave, as a chance to test out our “new” 1977 camper.  I belong to the Capital City Amateur Radio Club, and we attended a national event called Field Day.  This year, Field Day … Continue reading

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Samuel Morse’s Birthday

Today is Samuel Morse’s birthday. Samuel Morse is the inventor of the Morse Code which many Amateur Radio Operators around the world (including me) use every day for fun and efficient communications.  Today, Google celebrated the day by modifying their … Continue reading

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My HP Laserjet 4Si Behemoth

Up to this point, our main computer printer has been a HP Photosmart D5360 inkjet. It is a very nice printer, but as you probably know, the price of ink is outrageous. I refill my own ink cartridges, which helps; … Continue reading

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The Lonesome Tower

I spent a couple of days on the roads in Eastern Montana. While out there, I spotted this old abandoned house with a tower attached to it.  It is just begging to be put to good use once again.  And, … Continue reading

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Google and Apple DO NOT Support Traditional Marriage

Here is a good reason not to use Google, or buy Apple products: Google, Apple Openly Support Fight Against ‘Proposition 8’ posted by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Oct 2008 19:26 UTC, submitted by SK8T on OS News. In a … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 8.10

If you frequent McDougallsHome.net, you may have seen the widget displayed above. What is this “Ubuntu 8.10” thing? Your computer, that you are looking at right now, has an “operating system” that controls the computer and runs the programs you … Continue reading

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My Little Treasure

My little treasure from Moldova. I recently went to Moldova on a short term missions trip. While there, I found a nice 24 hour clock for sale.  It is very large with the digits nearly two inches high, and the … Continue reading

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Montana Ham Assists in Rescue of Fellow Amateur 600 Miles Away

I don’t normally copy posts from other blogs, but I thought this one was worth mentioning.  This is from the ARRL web site at http://arrl.org On Sunday, September 21, Bob Williams, N7ODM, ofBozeman, Montana, was just tuning around on 40 … Continue reading

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New Amateur Radio Blog for K7JM

I am in the process of creating a new web site for my Amateur Radio activities.  It is in the very early stages, and will probably change often; but you can check it out by clicking HERE.  Eventually, I will … Continue reading

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Montgomery Ward – Airline Antique Radio

I love to collect old radio items. I don’t really go out of my way to find them, but when they find me, I am very interested in picking them up if they are not too hard on my bank … Continue reading

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