Recent Photos

201502 ADSB Collinear & Virtual Radar
20150131_005704.jpg
roof-collinear-107MHz-stub.png

K1RA SDR online

Back during early 2016 I invested in a Kickstater project called KiwiSDR. This project was the development of an add-on cape to a small form factor, Linux computer known and the Beaglebone Black. This hardware allows for up to 4 simultaneous online users to tune in any part of the HF radio spectrum from 0-30 […]

21 total views, no views today

K8GP Rover June VHF 2016

Please check out an article I posted on my time spent with Terry W8ZN as we roved in the ARRL June contest. There you will find pictures, audio and video of our operations from various grids square in western PA and VA. I have also published numerous maps and stats of the stations we contacted […]

817 total views, 1 views today

K1RA @ K8GP SVHFS Fall 2m Sprint 2013

Check out my article covering the 4 hour sprint event I participated in recently. I had the pleasure of activating the K8GP contest station in grid FM19bb on 144 MHz during a spectacular tropospheric opening that occurred in conjunction with the radio competition. I captured some weather maps to explain the conditions that lead up […]

2,085 total views, 1 views today

K1RA mobile on APRS

I’m now active on APRS via APRSDroid. Find me when I’m mobile. I am usually active on HF on CW or SSB. I run an Icom 706mkIIg at 100 watts with a AH-4 tuner and a 2.75m steel whip. Hope to see you on the bands!

he_track = “K1RA-4”; // track this callsign he_width […]

2,208 total views, no views today

K1RA as KW4VA /M in VaQP 2012

VaQP is over! You can read about my weekend experience by clicking the following K1RA as KW4VA /M in Virginia QSO Party 2012. In the article you can read and learn more about my operation as well as see pictures and videos from the weekend event.

I activated KW4VA from the mobile this past Mar […]

6,401 total views, no views today

K1RA @ K8GP Rover Jan 2012 VHF Sweepstakes

Terry W8ZN and I attempt to rove in the past ARRL Jan. VHF SS. If you care to check out the article I put together that covers our preparations leading up to the contest as well as our adventure on contest weekend please click here or the picture below.

1,742 total views, […]

1,742 total views, 1 views today

K1RA @ W1RT Rover Sept 2011 VHF Contest

Check out the untold story of the adventures of John W1RT and Andy K1RA in the ARRL September 2011 VHF contest. Click the picture below to read more and see the pictures and videos of that weekend’s event.

1,679 total views, 1 views today

1,679 total views, 1 views today

CW QRP Foxhunts

I’ve been participating in this winter season’s 80m CW QRP Foxhunt as both a fox and a hound. The event occurs every Tues. night from 0200-0330 GMT between 3550-3570 kHz. Two stations (foxes) are designated to transmit and the rest (hounds) are poised to attempt and contact the two foxes within the 90 minute time […]

7,389 total views, no views today

Virginia QSO Party 2011

This February, with some help from John KX4O, I created and presented a PowerPoint slide show for my local Fauquier Amateur Radio Assoc. The presentation centered on the upcoming 2011 Virginia QSO Party. It covered general information including dates and times, rules and categories and contest exchanges and scoring. Also covered was past performance of […]

1,594 total views, no views today

K1RA and WebSDR

Check out my WebSDR recording of my operation as a Fox in the QRP 80m Fox Hunt back in November of 2010.

I will be operating again as Fox this Tues night 2/8/2011 from 0200-0330Z somewhere between 3550-3570 KHz. See if you can find me and make a QSO! I’ll be running 5 watts […]

1,730 total views, 1 views today