Recent Updates


Saving a bit of history - one radio at a time...

Just added is another article about a radio from my collection - a stylish Bendix 526E. Check it out!


The Man Who Built the First Indy "500" Winner - My Grandpa!

My grandfather, George "Ed" Frisz, worked for the Marmon factory back in 1911 and was assigned the job of helping to build the Marmon "Wasp" -- The first Indy 500 winner! Read more…



From the bench...

Another National Radio receiver made its way to my bench recently. It's really no surprise - I love them! Read all about it!

National NC-98

Made in Indiana

For Christmas 2012 I received several old tube radios as gifts. Two of them were made just a couple of dozen miles south in Plymouth, Indiana. Read more…



Tips for New and Low-Profile DXers

I've never had much of a station, but I still have fun working plenty of DX. You can too! More...

DXCC


Operating Articles

My first 100 Novice QSOs

I've made a list of the first 100 stations and operators I worked as a Novice back in 1972. Along with the list are QSL cards from many of the contacts. Are you on my list? More…

What's a WADD??

My "Worked All DDs" quest. More…

...and more craziness

My "Worked All AA-ZZ" pursuit. More…

My Novice Memories

An old email I wrote to my friends on the QRP List after entering all my Novice ham radio contacts into a new electronic logbook. More…

Chasing States

My quest to earn the ARRL's Triple Play Award. More…

QSOs with Hell

No, I haven't been making radio contacts with the devil... More…

NDB Hunting

It might sound terribly boring, but I've actually found it a lot of fun listening for airport beacons and seeing how many I could copy. I've set up a whole web page for the topic. More…


Other items of interest...

Tom's Running Page

Back in 2002, I started running again after a long hiatus. Since then I've run the Chicago Marathon 8 times!. Read more about the running exploits of an old, slow geezer. More…

Frisz Family History

My family came from Northeastern France back in the 1840's. Read more about the Frisz family's history here. More…


Shortwave QSL Card Gallery

As a young teen I discovered Short Wave listening and started sending reception reports to get QSL cards from the stations I heard. You can see images of my collection on my SWBC QSL page. More…



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Guestbook

Still radio crazy after all these years...

A friend asked "What is it about Ham Radio that fascinates you?"

I thought for a second or two and then replied "There's something about assembling your own station - your own "pile of stuff" that you lovingly build or connect together, antennas that you install, string up or whatever. You take your collection of equipment, antennas and wires and through the magic of invisible magnetic and electrical waves traveling through space, you somehow connect with another human being, often thousands of miles away -- a kindred spirit, who has also lovingly assembled his own personal "pile of stuff." There is a shared joy in the accomplishment that is unmatchable by any other hobby."

Yes, today it is possible to connect around the world via the internet. Live TV from the other side of the world is common, but there is something about radio waves traveling through the ether, with no hard-wired connection that is simple, pure magic.

I felt that magic over 40 years ago and it has never left me. These pages are about my personal adventures with the magic of radio.

Take a look around. Drop me an email or leave a message on the guest book. I always love to hear from visitors!

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www.hrdlog.net

You can see a longer list of recent QSOs on my Online Log page.






A QSL from N9DD?


Want a QSL card? I use LoTW for QSLing and awards, but I'll be happy to reply with a real paper card if you send me an SASE. Thanks!

N9DD QSL



"Tom A-1 OP" picture credit


The original artwork for this drawing is "Elmer" by Merrils Scheffer N6PON - The Logo of the Tech Bench Elmers Amateur Radio Society - Copyright 1992


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I support the DX Code of Conduct