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July Issue: The Logger's Bark Magazine

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W7UUU, Jul 1, 2024.

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU Director, QRZ Forums Lifetime Member 133 QRZ HQ Staff Life Member QRZ Page

    Once again, thanks for all the great feedback on the June issue (and prior issues) of The Logger's Bark, the newsletter & magazine of W7DK, The Radio Club of Tacoma! You can read about the club at and if you're ever in Tacoma, WA on a Saturday, the club holds open house every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and all are welcome. Full details at the link.

    In this month's Bark:

    • Heathkit HW-8 Tuning Dial Upgrade by N4ES!
    • AB-577 "Rocket Launcher" practice session
    • W7DK Field Day 2024
    • SEA-PAC 2024 Convention coverage
    • Limited Space Antennas shootout
    • SAFETY in the shack with two articles
    • Hammarlund HX-50A examined and featured
    • Tribute to famous former W7DK member, Chip Margelli K7JA (SK)
    • POTA & "Go Box" project build by KT1A featured
    • Xiegu X6200 Review
    • Heathkit SA-5010 with interview from the original designer, K8TP
    • New Hams: Dealing with mic fright
    • GEAR Column by syndicated columnist Dave Jensen W7DGJ
    • QRZ News You Can Use

    Plus lots of other fun stuff with features, articles, photos, tips, and blurbs all about amateur radio. And NO ADS!

    Download the Logger's Bark HERE:

    IMPORTANT: Be sure to actually download it to read - in Preview mode, the external links won't work!


    Page 91, should read "in series with" not "in parallel"
    Page 64, "
    All photos this page by W7UUU"
    Page 72, radio should be a K3 not a KX3]

    Bark July Cover - final.JPG

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    Last edited: Jul 2, 2024
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  2. DO1FER

    DO1FER Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the latest release of Logger's Bark. Most important to me in this edition is the W7DK Field Day 2024 on page 44 to 45. This is not only a field day, its much more.

    It shows a how to organize a communication place in case of a disaster. This can be a part of a disaster control camp, when its on work in the fields. Great job and an example for how to do the right things when much went wrong. Many groups tried, but they often didnt found the right way to organize and got lost in triviality and high-tech junk.

    Who got problems with the PDFs and Windows, just use the Xreader or Okular with Linux.
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  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    FD on the cover-- a week after the event!


    FD was definitely a prepper event for me this year. Generator power used only. 500 CW q's in 3 hours.
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  4. KQ4GUI

    KQ4GUI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Always better than QST IMO. Keep up the good work. :)
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  5. KO4TXV

    KO4TXV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Awesome work Dave. A news letter that rivals the industry magazines is impressive.
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  6. W7XH

    W7XH XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hi Dave, read and read! Great job, I know the pretty lady in the photo!
  7. N3HFS

    N3HFS XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Would that be the Flex or the Xiegu?

    Enjoying the magazine, very nice - and a lot of work in it!
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2024
  8. KO4TXV

    KO4TXV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I am guessing that the "mystery member" is Dave's daughter. Since I am a long way from Tacoma, I have to guess who it is, lol.
  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Director, QRZ Forums Lifetime Member 133 QRZ HQ Staff Life Member QRZ Page

    Well, that would be a good guess. But alas, not correct.

    The "Mystery Member" is always a ham, and always a current member of the club.

    Very cool that you gave it a go though!! :)

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  10. K1SPD

    K1SPD XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Nice read.
  11. ZL3XZ

    ZL3XZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    How you get all this written up in a month amazes me.
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  12. G0DJA

    G0DJA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm still searching for the mystery word, but I did notice what I think is a typo on page 72 where it says "John N7TES operates his ELecraft KX3..." but the radio shown is much too big to be a KX3 and my guess is that it is a K3.

    Dave (G0DJA)
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  13. W7UUU

    W7UUU Director, QRZ Forums Lifetime Member 133 QRZ HQ Staff Life Member QRZ Page

    Good catch and you're correct! I will post an errata in the first post and also in the August Bark.

    It's just me on the "Editorial Staff" - I write most of it and format/edit all of it (my lovely wife Anne N7ANN is my Proofreader Extraordinaire) and she and I each read the entire thing together - her on her laptop and me at my editing desk, every single word, three times over. But something always slips through. She would not have caught the radio goof - that one's entirely on me.

    N7TES is super cool - the only POTA ham I've ever known to take a K3 out on POTA days. Very cool :)

    Thanks again for the eagle eye catch! And for reading The Bark! :)

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  14. W3NTA

    W3NTA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hey! That's me! It was a pleasure with the Radio Club Of Tacoma, I can't wait to participate in more events!
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  15. W7UUU

    W7UUU Director, QRZ Forums Lifetime Member 133 QRZ HQ Staff Life Member QRZ Page

    And thanks for attending! You were there a long time - that was awesome. You and Nathan made for a really nice cover shot! I kinda knew it would be the cover when I took it... I was still entertaining a few other areas around the site, but had a pretty good hunch this would be the cover shot :)

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