Author Archives: Grant Wagner

About Grant Wagner

General class ham: KC9SJQ https://grantwagner.wordpress.com

A busy few months

I finally got around to updating this thing, I didn’t realize that it’s been more than two month! It’s been a busy time, but the wife and I are doing well. This years promises to be a big one for us. The … Continue reading

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The great loss.

My wife and I recently noticed that our weight was literally weighing us down and preventing us from having the life that we wanted. We decided to do something about it. A little more than a month ago, we joined … Continue reading

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How to use Winlink transparently

So, if you followed this blog at all (all three of you), then you know that I generally long to get away from everything, and I’ve really gotten excited about the Winlink radio email service to keep me in touch … Continue reading

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More progress on my winlink station.

So, I finally got both my Kenwood TR-7625 transceiver back and in excellent working condition, and the TNC cable I ordered from Buxxcom. Within moments, I was back on the air and able to make weather requests via the RMS Express catalog. My next … Continue reading

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Another tech great passed away.

This past weekend, we also saw the end of Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and the co creator of the UNIX operating system. It’s not possible to really understand the impact this man has had on … Continue reading

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How about a little nerd chess!

I found this great sight today. How is a ham father to teach his children the great game of chess? Why, by using all the spare radio connectors and adapters he can find, of course! http://www.leapsecond.com/pages/chess/ In secondary news, Randy … Continue reading

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The world is a darker place.

I was really taken aback on how much his passing effected me. As an open source Linux guy and a software developer, I found him to be as bad as that other evil empire, but his influence couldn’t be felt … Continue reading

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