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Betty Rae Neufeld Nick now WB7OIU

It’s usual to go for a vanity callsign to get a shorter one, such as when I turned in KE0OY in exchange for KT4B, inherited from my father, Ray Neufeld. My sister Betty Rae, also an Extra Class, has now … Continue reading

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Testing an Antenna

This video from IZ2UUF is definitely worth taking the time to view. It puts visuals on some theory.

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Update to Family Ham History

My brother Robert Neufeld (N3AU/Bob) had been looking for the precise date on his novice callsign, which he earned when he was 11 years old. The image below is from a 1964 callbook, showing KN7YBE, Robert J. Neufeld. Another piece … Continue reading

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New Handheld

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Tilting My Hustler 6BTV Vertical

It takes some effort to tune this antenna properly, and the ability to tilt it is quite useful. The next three pictures show my poor (or stingy) man’s tilt option, based on a suggestion by my brother Bob, N3AU.

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My Rigs

Since I’m actually back on the air, I thought I’d post a couple of notes about where and how. First, here’s a picture of the shack before antenna cables. The Icom rig has two antenna inputs, and one now connects … Continue reading

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Playing with Antennas

I’m active again, and here’s a starting Facebook post:

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A Ham’s Night Before Christmas

This is great:

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Hello world!

Why KT4B Blogs? I originally designed the header image I’m using for this site when I inherited my father’s callsign.  When he passed away, I had an Advanced Class license as KE0OY.  I tested for my Extra Class specifically to … Continue reading

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