-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 - -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Date: 03-JAN-2020 For a number of reasons, I have recently set up a new OpenPGP key, and will be transitioning away from my old one. The old key will continue to be valid for some time, but I prefer all future correspondence to come to the new one. I would also like this new key to be re-integrated into the web of trust. This message is signed by both keys to certify the transition. The old key was: pub rsa2048 2011-10-24 [expires: 2020-01-31] 6D7A 332C F930 D2A2 C857 72AE 2B11 00DF D585 60BA And the new key is: pub rsa4096 2020-01-03 81F1 E73D 6EF2 B5D4 BF7B 8948 1329 D7FF 911A DAB9 To fetch the full key, you can simply do: curl -sS https://w8jkc.com/view/911ADAB9.asc | gpg --import - If you already know my old key, you can now verify that the new key is signed by the old one: gpg --check-sigs '911ADAB9' If you are satisfied that you've got the right key, and the UIDs match what you expect, I'd appreciate it if you would sign my key. You can do that by issuing the following command: gpg --sign-key '911ADAB9' I'd like to receive your signatures on my key. You can send me an e-mail with the new signatures (if you have a functional MTA on your system): gpg --export '911ADAB9' | gpg --encrypt -r '911ADAB9' --armor | mail -s 'OpenPGP Signatures'
I also recommend reading: https://riseup.net/openpgp/best-practices Please let me know if you have any questions, or problems, and sorry for the inconvenience. Justin K Corner - -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQEzBAEBCAAdFiEED3tjK1hPZk59AiHxxyDEfaGjlF8FAl4P6agACgkQxyDEfaGj lF/Mcgf/ZfRdw4Z60kCz/RQGge5OpHnSrJ1dU2JNbPQdfMroQ7rmGwRk5+w56A9j N1+zsEXQc3E0b9cZ/bNHI7Gf+ZlHvKTvU0GYPbY6ZNLowM/m9spyJu24/eaHQ9Qq mgImY06VY4iwFepkVwam7keuLGb4/pNTjEI+S0Pm2pD9KbGdAfNhbrad0V2GtGdq XzMFEHUnRx50EvQUPJNbex3CbQH0dPclt5WgcFB3EdiVj0M7ds14uZunXLnMtmeW qhlNZ8tcneeG7heLEMpUT/8WH9gZ9MQH7206b8PmN6398BL6hdCvQWWE70dfP4Tc /xHKlilnuLFU1oVC1PBrup63c/TVHA== =/AC2 - -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQEzBAEBCAAdFiEEbXozLPkw0qLIV3KuKxEA39WFYLoFAl4P6bkACgkQKxEA39WF YLoknQgAjmTGJQpjLL/rK7AXdbMZk3IahGws27n7XWbMC1K2ca2sGU+ohWb4eNTG GZdFmb/1Q8LIB/7C5F2aGVtQ4cdyhIesXcOaep26YTd4FYYSdywcWUtYv7KSO8IO lPYKh6W51Az3JR+zt0ML04VSmbVePAQ+yr14TXjcoiaGsd14CxoeTBLeKyK5V+eN sDjc5kdsRvsHG3BMK8fDqqpcqsY6uGtjzidb6NO6Y6cbUiuiBqiobFttK4Ypk/PH eGG6a2QHiWYhUXFnmTbyUA+9I+ju8roCTHbBQnCFpiNVPQ+TbGDDtoCrEj01Th3h asXsUD91bI4uOgbz/ofAYBk7US4gFA== =sXXN -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
So, I have decided to start installation on a Hustler 5 Band Trapped Vertical (5BTV) for HF from DX Engineering. At roughly 25 ft tall, this antenna will allow me to work 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.
I started by digging an approximately 6in deep trench for some 3/4″ conduit for the coax run. My plan is to install the antenna in the round planter pictured, so that when the install is complete it won’t affect foot, mower, or other traffic. I occassionally drive through the back yard with my truck, mainly to park the trailer and load/unload yard debris and other items; so I couldn’t install it in the grassy areas of the yard. Also, with the limited trees and their positioning, I am restricted on the usage of dipoles or other wire antennas. The best option I have come up with is an OCF dipole, installed between my tower and the neighbors tree; however, they have mentioned interest in completely removing that tree.
Once the conduit run was finished, including backfill and reseeding the grass, I dug a 4ft deep hole with a post hole digger/shovel for the main “mast” pipe, and drove a 5/8″ 8ft ground rod. The “mast” pipe sticks out of the ground approximately 22″ (instructions recommend between 20″ and 23″ above ground) and is a 1-1/4″ galvinized water pipe that is 5ft long. I put a little gravel in the bottom of the hole, stuck the pipe in, and backfilled with concrete. I checked for plumb on 2 sides of the pipe (90 degrees apart) to be sure it was properly installed.
Coming Soon – Part 2: Radials, radial base plate, and coax run.
In this post I will explain how I modified and set-up a VHF Motorola Desktrac for APRS Digipeater use. This is a very simple modification and requires some basic soldering skills and a few parts, many of which you will probably already have in your parts drawer.
I have setup a new custom Weather Alert and SkyWarn Spotter Activation script through PHP and Twitter for Stark County, Ohio.
This project is currently in Live Beta Testing and I am encouraging anyone to “follow” the account; and if you wish, have them text messaged to your phone.
If your agency, or business is using Motorola MDC capable radios, then you can utilize this numbering scheme. This makes it easier to identify what type of radio and which unit # or radio # is transmitting at any given time.
I recommend setting MDC to “post only” which will make the radio transmit the MDC at the end after the user releases the PTT on the radio.
While I am a big fan and supporter of eliminating the need for fossil fuels, and making the environment “green”, some of the technologies they are testing may bring harm to existing ones in use everyday.
I have had a couple of requests for permission to add some of my weather image scripts to some sites and profiles…