Tweetbutton tweet

10/3/2013 - Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard

kg7hq Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:19

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: APC SurgeArrest surge protectors

Hazard: The surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Schneider Electric IT Corp., toll-free at (888) 437-4007 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at, or and click on the Recall link to submit a claim and obtain more information.


9/10/2013 - Donovan E Monteith (WG7W) SK

kg7hq Tue, 09/10/2013 - 04:48

I'm sad to share that our long time friend Donovan E Monteith (WG7W) became a silent key Thursday night 09/05/2013 at the age 95. Donovan's memorial will be at 11:00 am Saturday the 14th of September at Wallin funeral Home, 1811 W Cemetery Rd, Oak Harbor WA, 98277


8/1/2013 - Hard Covered Personalized Centennial Edition

kg7hq Thu, 08/01/2013 - 05:32

I saw this on the ARRL RSS feed and thought that this would be a nice usable item in my library. A hard covered personalized centennial edition. I ordered mine this morning as I didn't want to forget it due to everyday life.
I use my handbook quite often as it is an excellent refer item to have on the shelf. I highly recommend getting one to have on hnad.
This doesn't come around everyday so I'm glad I spotted this in the news.

7/13/2013 - Salmoncon 2013

kg7hq Sat, 07/13/2013 - 10:29

It's early Saturday Morning at Valley Camp in North Bend, WA and coolness rests over the group. It's Salmoncon 2013 and the fun is starting.
I find this event very enjoyable as it represents great approaches to portable low power amateur radio solutions.
Fom the traditional CW operations through the newer Digital Modes, there is a little bit for everyone. I rode in with Doug (K7IP) and was greeted warmly by Thom (K7FZO).