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W0HC.com Ver 3.0

The website has undergone a massive face lift. Hopefully this improves readability across all types of devices.

I’ve also moved to a new and much faster server. W0HC.com is now running on an Ubuntu server at digitalocean.com, instead of a shared hosting provider. The main reason I did this was to get some experience managing a server, and it was my hope that I enable SSL, so I could learn more about that process and enable it on business site I maintain.

I ran into a lot of problems with SSL, so I’ve tabled that for now. I wasn’t able to determine if it was an issue with Cloudflare’s caching and DNS, a WordPress issue, or some screw up on my part, but the last one seems most probable. I’m using Let’s Encrypt to issue the certificate, and it’s possible there’s something with that cert that Cloudflare doesn’t like. Since Let’s Encrypt is still in Beta, I’m going to wait a bit before investigating further.

Not a lot new on the Ham Radio front. My interest is picking up, but right now time hasn’t really allowed for it. And my wire antenna was damaged in a windstorm and needs repaired. I may be restricted to 20m and up for the winter.

Hope to catch you on the bands. 73

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Mostly Inactive

Not many updates here on the blog, mostly because nothing has been going on. I did consider getting on the air a couple of times, but have found that my rotor is frozen due to the extreme cold we’ve been having here in Iowa this winter. It did move when I tried it last Friday,… Continue Reading

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I’m still here

Things have been awfully quiet here at W0HC. I traded my Chevy Blazer last March, and that started a quest to find a way to fit radios into my new vehicle. I've not been in a big rush to do that, and winter time has slowed me down even more. But I've gotten as far… Continue Reading

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What’s new

Life has been busy, not much going on as far as ham radio.  Lots of projects on the backburner. My rotor is no longer rotating.  I believe the motor may have opened up, I'm not getting any resistance reading across the two motor wires, after replacing the wire and connector at the rotor end.  It's… Continue Reading

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I’m still here

And I’m still busy. I have a couple of projects underway, one is a computer interface for my Yaesu G-800SA rotor. Another is the Amateur TV setup. I’m still hoping to run across an amplifier for it, but I hope to at least start assembling a low powered station next week. Hopefully there will be… Continue Reading

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