Articles

Over the past several years, I've written several Amateur Radio related articles for various club newsletters. I have no copies of several of them, but the few I have are listed below (or will be in the near future). Hopefully, you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Click on any title to go to the article.

The Thrill of Morse Code
I wrote this article after finishing a PowerPoint presentation for a meeting of the St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club. It gives some tips to becoming a better CW operator. I will be making some revisions to it soon.

Tips for Improving Your QRP Contest Score
The title says it all. This article was published in the June 2020 issue of The Peanut Whistle, the monthly newsletter of the St. Louis QRP Society.

Rediscovering the Thrill
This is an article I wrote several years ago about the thrill I had of getting back into QRPing after I built a NorCal 38 Special QRP transceiver in 1996.

The Last Laugh
This article is a rather humorous story about me causing major RFI at the home of the Dutch Consulate General in Honduras. It was published in the April 2020 issue of The Peanut Whistle, the monthly newsletter of the St. Louis QRP Society.

The FCC and Me
This is another humorous story about two men from the FCC monitoring station in Allegan, Michigan, showing up at my house when I was a 13-year-old Novice licensee in 1960 or '61. It was published in the February 2020 issue of The Peanut Whistle, the monthly newsletter of the St. Louis QRP Society.