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So What Happened?

In Discussion by K0PIR67 Comments

After having a great time at field day with our club, SDHAMS, I suddenly came down with a fever. On Tuesday I checked myself into the ER in Pierre. They treated me for pneumonia, but I was getting worse so they flew me to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sanford At Sanford they ran numerous tests, but did …

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Field Day! W0PIR in South Dakota

In Discussion by K0PIR3 Comments

Field Day, Field Day de W0PIR! Need a SD contact? This may be a good opportunity for you. The Pierre Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Capitol Heights Baptist Church on Hwy. 14 north of Pierre, starting June 22 at 12:00 PM (CDT) operating until June 23 at 12:00PM. They invite the public to come and see …

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Drake TR-7 and Icom 7300 Changed Amateur Radio

In Discussion by K0PIR16 Comments

The Drake TR-7 and Icom 7300 changed Amateur Radio when they came out. I picked up a 40 year old Drake TR-7 from Missouri.HiBid.com and the Schulman Auction for ham radio equipment. It is in excellent condition and came with the Drake PS-7 power supply. In the auction description they said it put out 80 watts on CW, but I …