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Gene, K5PA in Lubbock, Texas, USA 

Grid: DM93am

We Live in Lubbock, Texas that is in Northwest Texas

Population Over 250,000, First Settled - 1876

     TRENDING TOPIC  New With Last Updates on 6/7/2022

 Plantronics  W720 & CS520 Wireless Headset Resource Page

350 Foot Range / VOX or Wireless PTT / DECT 6.0 / 1.9 GHz / AES Encrypted / Low Latency

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TECHNICAL  

My Publications in QST, QEX and CQ Amateur Radio magazines (you can download articles from here)

Wireless Headsets (The Untethered Trilogy)

    Plantronics W720 & CS520 Wireless Headset Resource Page CLICK LINK

   UNTETHER YOUR MEMORIES!, Remotely Operate Your Icom Message Memories  January 2021, PDF Link

      CQ Magazine, January 2021 Issue, Written by Gene Hinkle, K5PA & Jim Millner, WB2REM

   UNTETHER YOUR MEMORIES!, Wireless Relay User Manuals  Newest, PDF Link

      Reference Manual Created by Gene, K5PA

   BEYOND UNTETHERED!, Operate Your Station, Cellphone, ... ,with a Wireless Headset  PDF Link

      CQ Magazine, October 2018 Issue, Written by Jim Millner, WB2REM & Gene Hinkle, K5PA

   Go UNTETHERED!, Operate Your Station with a Wireless Headset

      CQ Magazine, September 2017 Issue, Written by Jim Millner, WB2REM & Gene Hinkle, K5PA

    CS520 & W720 Cable Adapter Catalog for Many Ham Transceivers  Newest, PDF Link

 

The JOY of Being an Untethered Ham Operator [Newest, PDF Link]

Plantronics W720 wireless headset & More

Presentation to the LARA Virtual Club Meeting, Feb. 25, 2021

Gene, K5PA, and Tom, KB5RF

  

FT8 Digital Mode Technologies

 Remote FT8/FT4 Ops  Newest, PDF Link

      An Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club Presentation, Aug. 19. 2022, by Gene Hinkle

QRP FT8 to the Field  Reprinted with permission

      CQ Magazine, February 2022 Issue, Written by Gene Hinkle, K5PA

The FT8 Top Ten List, The Signal Rising Above the Noise  Reprinted with permission

      CQ Magazine, December 2018 Issue, Written by Gene Hinkle, K5PA & Jim Millner, WB2REM

    WSJTX FT8 60 Meter Ops and Extracts of the USA/FCC Regulations, March 23, 2018 Newest, PDF Link

      FCC Rules Extracts for 60 Meter Digital Modes Operation   

    FT8 Why, What, & How Remote in Marquette, MI  Newest, PDF Link

      A Central Texas DX and Contesting Club (CTDXCC) Presentation, Oct. 2018, by Gene Hinkle & Tom Parish

    Using GPS to Set Your Computer Clock in the Field  Reprinted with permission from CQ Magazine, December 2017

      CQ Magazine, December 2017 Technology Issue! Written by Gene Hinkle, K5PA

    Stratux VK-162 GPS Mag Mount 

      Quality & Inexpensive GPS with USB Interface for Your Computer

    Use GPS to Set Computer Time for WSJT-X Modes and Field Applications (Prior Version)  PDF Link

      This is the prior version of the NMEATime GPS software

    TimeFudge - Computer Time Clock Manual Adjustment

      TimeFudge by W9MDB (linked to his manual time-adjust software program)

    Setting CODEC Audio to Stereo for Dual Watch IC-7610, WSJTX FT8 and SSB Simultaneously

K5PA's Remote Radio Content

    Why I Operate Remote Radio, QST, July 2017, pp. 66-67  Reprinted with permission from ARRL

    Remote Radios and the Law, CQ Magazine, May 2017, pp. 36-39  Reprinted with permission from CQ Magazine

    DIY Remote Radio Now, QST, April 2017, pp. 30-33. Cover Plaque Award for Best Article!  Reprinted with permission from ARRL

    Remote Radio - Questions & Answers (Q&A) Reprinted with permission

    Using a Free Dynamic DNS Service with RCForb Server    

RemoteHams EZ PTT, Key, Keyer, Paddles Breakout Box - Mark2  UPDATED 2022, PDF Link  

RemoteHams External Wireless Remote PTT with LED Interface  Newest, PDF Link  

    RemoteHams External PTT Interface Simplified

    RemoteHams Client SIMPLIFIED WinKeyer or Paddle Interface Circuit Diagram 

    RCForb Server AUTOSTART Tech Note 

    Bluetooth Headset Setup with RemoteHams 

    RemoteHams Client, Using it with N1MM+ Contest Logger and WinKeyer CW    

    RemoteHams, ORB Control Device, Audio Adjust Jumper 

Antenna

 The VHQ Hex Beam, A New England Survivor Reprinted with permission from CQ Magazine

EZNEC/AutoEZ Model Information  Text File

EZNEC/AutoEZ Hex Beam Antenna Model  AutoEZ Model

 

The Texas Star Multi-Band Antenna, 5-Bands, 1-Feedline, 0-Tuner Reprinted with permission from CQ Magazine

       CQ Magazine, December 2020 Technology Issue! Gene Hinkle, K5PA

    Texas Star 20-10 Meter 5-Band Vertical K5PA Hinkle.weq  

       AutoEZ Antenna Modeling File Download (requires AutoEZ to run)

    Radio Frequency (RF) Surge Suppressor Ratings for Transmissions into Reactive Loads,

      QEX, July/Aug 2016, Article listed with written permission from ARRL

    MyAntennas End Fed Half Wave, Model EFHW 8010-1K Band Sweeps 

    Genesis - The Birth of Antennas!

    Thoughts on the Mystery Antenna

    V/UHF Superflex Mobile Antenna

    Vertical - Optimal Buddipole

    LNR EF-QUAD, 40/20/15/10M End Fed Dipole  

Solar

    POWERmini User Guide, BUDDIPOLE

    SOLAR Ham Radio, Portable Ops!

    SOLAR Powered Antenna Tuner

 

Misc.

Opto Isolator for IC-705 to KXPA100 Power Amplifier NEW

Safely & Easily Use a PA with your IC-705 Transceiver

QRP FT8 to the Field, Reprinted with permission from CQ Magazine

CQ Magazine, Feb 2022 Issue

Mics & Speech Processing for SSB, Part-1 Reprinted with permission from CQ Magazine

Mics & Speech Processing for SSB, Part-2 Reprinted with permission from CQ Magazine

CQ Magazine, Jan/Feb 2022 Issues, Written by Gary White, W5GW & Gene Hinkle, K5PA  

Surviving COVID-19 or the Next Pandemic  Reprinted with permission from CQ Amateur Radio Magazine   

      CQ Magazine, June 2020 Issue, Written by Jim Millner, WB2REM & Gene Hinkle, K5PA

   Artificial Intelligence Meets Amateur Radio (AI Meets AR)   Reprinted with permission from CQ Amateur Radio Magazine   

      CQ Magazine, December 2019 Issue, Written by Jim Millner, WB2REM & Gene Hinkle, K5PA

    The Cell Patch   Reprinted with permission from ARRL   

      QST, January 2019 Issue, Written by Gene Hinkle, K5PA & Jim Millner, WB2REM

    RF Chokes for RFI Remediation - Tech Note   New

    An Audio Switching Unit   QST, Feb. 2018, pp. 38-40, Reprinted with permission from ARRL   

    An Audio Switching Unit - Supplemental Materials and Errata  QST, Feb. 2018 Addendum   

    Plantronics CS520 Wireless Headset Resources   New   

      Kenwood MC-60A Mic Mods for ICOM Radio

    DVK for RIGblaster pro - N1MM Plus+ and Ham Radio Deluxe

    EMI Filter for Audio Equipment

    SDR - Software Defined Radio

    Palm Radio Paddle MP Plug Design   (EZ Do It Yourself MP Plug Replacement) New

    Kenwood TS-450S Rig Control with RIGBlaster Pro 

    Kenwood TS-450S Lithium Battery Replacement (Updated Rev-A)

 

General Interest

    The Irony of it All    

    The Ham Shack, circa 2015-2017   

    The Ham Shack, circa 2010

    The History of My Ham Stations

    My Visit to the London Olympic Special Event Station, 2 O 12L

    Station QSL Cards, Pertinent Information & Operating Awards

    Favorite Webs, Blogs, Sofware, Mult-mode, etc.

    Bicycle Mobile (IC-703+ w/Remote Head)

    Bicycle Mobile (FT-817)

    Elecraft KX-1 Carrying Case Ideas   

    My Telegraph Keys

    Automatic Keyers & User Manuals

    Station Antenna (Former)   

    Mobile Ops IC-7000 Toyota Highlander

    Mobile Ops

    Mobile FT-817/HL-50B/RT-11

 

ARRL Field Day (Always the 4th Full Weekend in June)

    2017, Field Daycation, Leander, TX 

    2016, Field Day at the Homestead, A True Staycation FD, Leander, TX 

    2014, Wildblumen House, Fredericksburg, TX 

    2013, Wildblumen House, Fredericksburg, TX 

    2012, Hillside Cabin, Fredericksburg, TX 

    2011, Hillside Cabin, Fredericksburg, TX 

    2010, Inspiration Hill, Luckenbach, TX

    2009, Hummingbird, Fredericksburg, TX 

    2007, Special Event Station - W5Z, Luckenbach, TX

    2006, Special Event Station - K5W, Luckenbach, TX

    2004, Special Event Station - K5W, Fredericksburg, TX

    2003, Battery & Solar - Lake Buchanan, TX

             

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e-Mail to:  k5pa@arrl.net