Old site hacked…

Got a note from my provider (fatcow.com). “When we conducted a routine scan for your account ‘XXXXXXXX’, we found the malicious or infected files. We have uploaded a file named ‘list.txt’ within the stats directory of your account which contains the full list of files.”

179 to be exact. Most were old original files from my earlier WordPress installation, old dates. Not sure why the scan took until now to pick them up. Others were newer files but they all had the same “type” filename. So when you go deleting files like “function.php” and other types in WordPress etc., you tend to have a non-working site after it was all “said and done”.

Going to change the theme when I decide which one.

…DOUG
KD4MOJ

2015 Field Day – New IC-7200

Well 2015 Field Day is approaching and I’m the captain of the digital station. My personal HF station has been down for about 6 months now due to antenna issues and me not able to climb my tower to fix those issues. Well I did manage to climb on Sunday as black clouds where looming south of my QTH as a thunderstorm was heading my way. I pulled the Icom AH-4 down from the 45 foot mark down to the ground so I can get a look at it and see what’s wrong. Was going to put up my Cobra Senior but it seems that my ropes and pullys in the pine trees have some issues… like me not being able to lower the AH-4 wires down and pull the Cobra Senior up. Weather turned to crap shortly after I brought the AH-4 down so the Senior install will be another day (maybe today!)

Once the antenna is up, I plan on trying out my new toy… IC-7200 Camo Edition. Don’t know why but I’ve had a thing for this rig ever since I saw the first one down in Orlando at Hamcation. Gigaparts is the only supplier that has the painted versions available and only those are available now for some reason. Do a search for IC-7200 and all major suppliers are out of stock. Supposed to be a “parts supply shortage”. Who the heck knows…

This is a good rig for digital ops which I mainly operate so I’m going to be testing it out before Field Day. Have to get use to not having to hookup a Signalink USB device like I use on my IC-756ProIII and IC-718. Now that I have this rig, I’m going to have to cull out some of my Icom stock. Currently I have 2 IC-718 rigs, IC-746Pro, IC-758ProIII, IC-703 QRP rig and an ICOM M-710 marine rig for Amateur use.

I will have to say that I have ordered quite a few things in the past few weeks and I have nothing to say but good things about ordering on-line from both GigaParts and HRO. All the orders were at my doorstep within two days of my order and both provided updates via email. Nice to do business with those folks!

I’ll report back later when I’m on the air!

…DOUG
KD4MOJ

22Meters.Com

There is a group of folks (most are non amateur radio operators) who have taken to experiment with beacons on 22 meters (around 13.560 Mhz). This is an unlicensed area of the bands that the FCC allows you to experiment with different modes (QRSS, WSPR etc.), transmitters etc. It’s only authorized for extremely QRP power… we are talking about 5mw or so. There are 3 or so bands for this kind of experimentation and the bands are commonly referred as LowFer, MedFer and Hifer depending on what part of the HF spectrum band you are operating. You can go to my other site, 22meters.com to see the actual Part 15 rules. I just started the page so there is only one page at the moment. I’ll have more to post shortly.

Currently I’m building my “HiFer” station. I’m using an Icom IC-703 as the transmitter and currently building an attenuator to bring the power level down to less than 10mw. Starting off I’ll be using WSPR since this mode is an excellent QRP mode. I’ll be feeding this to a dipole about 34 1/2 feet in total length, around 40 feet up. Still deciding on how to feed it, ladder line or coax. Will be interesting to see exactly how much power will radiate.

…DOUG
KD4MOJ

Just added DutchStar WinDV files due to his site being down.

Just added DutchStar WinDV files due to his site being down. Click on Documention & Files from the above menu to see the latest files. Windv-1.5.8p3 is the latest. WinUSB driver file has also just been added.

…DOUG
KD4MOJ

Repeater Updates

The Seven Hills Digital Association has put up a D-Star HotSpot on the west side of Tallahassee. KJ4PYE B is on 444.150 and has about a 10 mile range. You can issue the link and unlink commands just like an Icom D-Star stack. We are using a MoenComm.Com Star Board and a Kenwood TKR-820 repeater.

We also have another first… a NXDN digital repeater courtesy of Norm, K4GFD. The Kennwood NXDN repeater (444.175) is located in downtown Tallahassee on top of our Round hotel and has really good range. Nirmal, KE4URL, was able to gain access to it from Metcalf, GA at the WCTV tower site. Very impressive! The repeater is open… you just need a NXDN radio either an Icom or Kenwood. I’ll have more information to post shortly but if you need any additional information about the setup or how to get a radio, drop a note to me at my callsign @ arrl.net.

…DOUG
KD4MOJ

Happy New Year (a little late)

Yep late on updating the websites. My first broken bone in my life, greater tuberosity fracture of the left humerus. Been in an air splint since November 11th… kinda looks like a rotator cuff injury. You don’t think about things you cannot do until you cant… like tying a shoe, tucking in your shirt and the list goes on.

Oh well… i’ll find out if I’m going to have surgery on the 28th of January.

…DOUG
KD4MOJ