Welcome to the web site of Bob
Witte KØNR. This is a collection of HTML drivel
concerning amateur radio, Colorado mountains, radio communications, books,
technical information and anything else that seems interesting to me. You might say "It
seemed like a good idea at the time." Comments welcome.
For recent ham radio topics, take at look at my ham radio weblog ()
I am doing two technical
presentations at 2013 HamCon Colorado.
Practical Amateur Radio Measurements -
pdf file of
Mountaintop VHF in the Colorado High Country -
pdf file of
QRP (low power operating) is generally associated with the HF bands.
However, running QRP on the VHF bands can be loads of fun, whether it is
VHF contesting, 6M DX or general mountaintop operation. See the
VHF QRP web page for more information. Lately,
I have been using QRP in Summits On The Air (SOTA) activations. See my
blog postings on
SOTA for more information
These are my
favorite bookmarks for web sites
relating to amateur radio, with emphasis on VHF/UHF, APRS, Colorado regional information and
I am currently writing the FM VHF column for
CQ VHF magazine. Here's a
peek at a
recent article on D-STAR in CQ-VHF. Other articles that I have written are available on
the web here.
Colorado 14er Event
Radio hams operate from the summits of Colorado's 14,000 foot
mountains during the premier mountain top radio event, the
Colorado 14er Event. I am the trustee
for the KVØCO club station
license (Colorado VHF Group),
usually operating from somewhere in the Colorado high country.
and Portable Operations
It is fun to operate portable from high spots in the US and from
other countries around the world. Here's a few of them:
Honduras (IHS Mission)
VHF Portable operations
The Bahamas K0NR/C6A
Ham Radio in Space
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) has a
great web site with comprehensive
information on working the amateur satellites. Astronauts on the The
International Space Station (ISS) have been active on 2-meter FM. See
the ARISS site for the
radio interests, awards, QSL information, etc.
here for more stuff about Bob KØNR.
The KØNR UHF Repeater
I operate an open, local coverage repeater in the Monument, Colorado
area on 447.725 MHz. See this page
for more information.
The status of this site is PERMANENT BETA...someday it might converge but
don't count on it. J
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