If you can read this, then it means that we have successfully updated our blog via the HF airwaves! We are pretty excited to be back on HAM radio after what has essentially been an 8 year hiatus. The installation of our Icom IC-7000 HAM radio and PACTOR modem is pretty much complete, other than permanently mounting our longwire antenna which is currently hoisted up with the main halyard.
It has been a real challenge to hear the nets over all the interference in our marina. We are really looking forward to (among a hundred other reasons) nicer weather so we can leave the dock and actually test out our rig without all the shoreside noise.
-Sara (KD7ORY) and Michael (N7UDM)