If you need to contact me for any reason, it’s best to do it via email.
You do realize if you put a hard-coded email address on this page that spambots scrape it and then your SPAM goes through the roof, right?
You know my first name, right?
You know that @ symbol, right?
You know the domain name here, right? w3atb.com
BINGO! Thats’ all you need.
Greetings my noble friend Tim Carter – W3ATB.
I was very happy to hear that you are a Scout brother.
I hope to meet you soon on the HAM bands.
73 from Brazil my friend.
Health, PEACE and Good DX’s.
Tim, the rules say that the exchange includes your cookie number or name if you don’t have a number. But it also says that the score for working a monster is 13 x his cookie number. Does that mean that monsters will be sending BOTH their number and name?
Yes, they send their name and their number.
Good afternoon, I’m sure you get a ton of questions like this, but… I’m looking into getting a hand held unit for short range communication, and any news floating around in the ionosphere in a bad event. I’m looking at the BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174MHz VHF & 400-520MHz UHF) It got good reviews on the internet but I would like the advice of a more experienced group. Once I get a unit selected I will start on my licencing. Any guidance?
Do you want my advice? Visit a local club near you. Maybe two. Talk to the president of the club. Get your privileges FIRST – the Tech test is simple. As for Baofungus radios, I have two. I consider them disposable. Some are NOT up to FCC regulations. Read up on that on the Interweb. Always realize that PRICE is a great barometer of quality. The more money you spend, typically the radio is better. That said, my Yaesu VX-7R which is 8X the price of a Baofungus, is NOT 8X better.
Glad I found your sites. Getting back into Ham Radio after absence of 20 years Needed a multimeter and found you. Your information was just what I needed. Also just got a Icom 7300 and love it.
Thanks for organizing the Leaf Peeper contest! I enjoyed setting up my KX2 barefoot on Will Rogers Beach (at Pacific Palisades/Los Angeles) using my Hustler mobile U-bolted to some aluminum railings above a wheelchair ramp at a rest stop. I didn’t work any other Peepers, as far as I know, but I did make 8 CW contacts on three bands in 4 states, including one in Delaware on 15 meters. We had our California QSO Party going on at the same time, and that pretty much sucked the wind out of our QRP operations, but I counted those CQP contacts, anyway.
You can see a photo of my setup on my QRZ.com page under Leaf Peepers (Oct 6, 2018). I operate that station (or one with an HF Packer Amp) every Friday at that beach.
You’re most welcome! I’m going to create a special page where operators can comment next year. Glad you had fun. I had dismal band conditions here in NH.
Cookie Crumble score 2018 only 2 entries? I know I sent mine in. Any idea what happened? 73 NJ3K
Bruce, it’s Emily’s job to post the scores and she’s been busy working lots of hours. Because of that I decided to use Google Forms and create an automated method of posting scores. CLICK HERE to try it. It can take up to TEN MINUTES for your score to show up in the spreadsheet at the bottom of the Cookie Crumble page. You need to REFRESH the page to see it. Let me know if it works for you.
Great blog Tim. I’ve been watching your home improvement videos on YT for years. Hope to work you on HF. I’m a young SOTA/VEFF (Canadian POTA counterpart) operator and I am often on 40m and 20m SSB. Are you participating in FD ?
73 de Bram VA2XE.
TNX for you kind words about my videos. Something is in the works and there could soon be hundreds of new ones! Yes, I’ll be doing Field Day. I’ll be with my outdoor radio mentor, W1PID and another QRP legend, K1SWL.
If you go to this page and type in my call sign in the upper left, then zoom in really tight, you’ll see the magnificent operating location we’ve chosen.
I hope to work you! I’ll be on Saturday afternoon and night up until about 10 pm, then I’ll be on very early Sunday. I need to shut down by 9 am to go to church. I’ll probably get back on after lunch and get more contacts until it ends at 2 pm.
Im wondering if you can install a differant 40 meter crystal freq and still get 3 watts out.
My guess is yes. Try it and see what happens.
when and where is the slow speed net. I enjoyed your video.
Hi Tim, Got your QSL card today and I’ll get one back to ya soon.
Thanks for all the help around the house! Hope I didn’t tire you out too much… wait, I did all the work! ha ha ha …
Keep hammering that CW Tim!
73 de Jeff / WR2E
Congrats on your Extra-Class ! It’s not easy, as I have had mine now for a long time. Third license (now that I’ll be 92 soon) KG8XC Was the Radio-Man
71 years ago on B-29 (the war over Japan) You are a great help to the D I Y guy. 73’s Tim
Thanks for your service to our great nation and TNX for the Extra congrats!
Heard on 14.055 while you were calling g0ekp. Ur 359 in Italy. 🙂 17.9.2014 19:15 utc
Was trying to call you around 14:20UTC on 14.053 Khz, however you did not mange to copy my faint signal, hi. I used 5 Watts RF output to a 42 metres slanting Deltaloop antenna. Your signal was abt RST 569!!
73 and gud luck
Hans, pa0hop QRP
Sorry, I was having huge issues hearing you. When I did catch some of your call, it was 559. But it was drifting in and out. I SO WANTED to complete that QSO!!!! Maybe next time! You would have been my SECOND European QSO!!!!