Author Archives: Nate Bargmann

About Nate Bargmann

An amateur radio operator, vintage motorcycle enthusiast, and all around tinkerer interested in too many things to focus on one for very long. When I'm typing here, it's likely that I should be doing something else.

Debian 7.3.0 (Wheezy) in VirtualBox

To test a software build I installed Debian 7.3.0, a.k.a. Wheezy, into a VirtualBox drive.  All seemed well except the VirtualBox Guest additions did not seem to be active as a shared directory to the host computer could not be … Continue reading

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Netiquette

In this post “netiquette” will refer to the way we conduct ourselves on amateur radio ARRL National Traffic System affiliated traffic nets, not the Internet version. Amateur radio traffic nets, particularly ones conducted in a phone mode, attract a number … Continue reading

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Hams we are!

An oft asked question, particularly from newcomers to amateur radio, is the origin of the name ham as applied to our hobby. Many explanations have been offered over the years but none have been as credible to me as this … Continue reading

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Kansas Weather Net: 55+ years and going strong!

I was looking through the July 1957 issue of QST (my local archive from QST View) and found the following in the Kansas Section News (I rarely look in this area of the old issues) on page 116: “[W0]LXA, of … Continue reading

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A word on amateur radio kits

Over the next few weeks I plan a series of posts on the amateur radio kits that I am building this winter.  The other night I was describing the first one I am building, the AC-1 Junior by Dwight, KG4HSY, … Continue reading

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Kit building, a journey into amateur radio

Amateur radio has a long history of building.  Whether from the earliest days of the hobby where nearly every component had to be constructed or modified slightly to convert a landline Morse component into wireless service all the way to … Continue reading

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“Ghost” a partition contents with rsync

The rsync utility may be one of the best kept secrets on any platform.  Certainly, its use as a backup tool is well known, but perhaps a bit less well known is it’s ability to replicate a complete partition’s contents … Continue reading

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The Lutheran Reformation

Today marks the 495th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation begun by Martin Luther and his now famous posting of his 95 theses on the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg.  Luther chose this particular day, not because it was … Continue reading

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KZ650 with its new livery

As more or less promised, here is the KZ650 with its new livery and a luggage rack. More images can be found in the gallery.

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KZ650’s old livery

I stopped at the Marysville airport this evening.  The weather was so nice and the place so serene that I decided to snap a couple of pics of my KZ650 in its current paint job.  This is the paint is … Continue reading

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