We are closing our QSL business

The time has arrived that we need to retire and enjoy life. Sue and I will be closing our QSL business doors on October 31st.
This was not an easy decision but being in our mid 70’s we need to relax a while and enjoy life.
We thank you all for your patronage over the last 20 years.
73, Hal K6RF & Sue WA6SUE

Heart Surgery – Glad it is over with

Had my aortic aneurysm repaired Jan 24th.  Was not as bad as I had expected and now on the mend.  Have to limit my lifting and other activities until I get a CT scan
which should be coming in about two weeks. Then it is back to full speed again.
It really wasn’t a bad procedure to endure but I don’t think I would want to do it again.

Still hunting the terrible noise

Been very busy while Sue is away so I have been handling our QSL business alone. Have not had the time to do any search for the noise I posted about earlier.
I just got this County Comm GP5/SSB hand held receiver. This thing has great reviews on You Tube check it out.  It should be invaluable in locating the offending source of the noise. As it turned out the GP5 had a problem.

Update 7/6/17. Just as fast as the  noise appeared it is gone.  I am now suspecting my neighbor may have had a battery charger on his motorcycle and that was where my high noise was coming from. I noticed he had it out of his garage this last weekend and that is my main suspicion. He works out of town during the week and only comes home on the weekends.  Very friendly guy so I am sure
he would cooperate with me if the noise comes back.

QRM/QRN takes me out

Over the weekend I noticed a buzzing sound about every 10Khz on 40 meters. Checking further I found it was on all bands. It is not a weak signal, its 20 over S9!
I have no idea where the source of this new interference is but until I find it and get it removed I am unable to operate. Never in 56 years have I seen external noise this strong. I am thnking it maybe a wall wart gone sour and boy do we have a lot of them in this house. Will start my search by turning off circut breakers for different areas of the house to see if it is within our house or perhaps a neighbor.

Yaesu G-450A Rotator control fail

Accidentally pulled the control cable plug out of the back of my rotator contor while cleaning up a cable mess behind my desk. Unfortunately the control was on at the time.
Not sure what damage I did but the control no longer lights up. Took the fuse out and checked with ohm meter and shows it was good. So here I sit with not being able to turn
my Hex Beam with it stuck in the SE position.


Found out the only damage was the dial light. I took small screw driver and pushed the pins on the connector of the rotor to reset them just and case and did same
with the rotor cable plug.  Rotor now turns and as said, only thing is the dial light which will involve taking front panel off rotor control to get to.