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SILENT KEY - MY FRIEND JIM JONES - K0HY

Jim went silent on 2/20/2017.  He worked at HRO Denver.  Jim was kind to all and full of quick wit.  He was always willing to help and coach new and old HAMs alike.  Jim loved talking high performance radios and muscle cars.  He had a keen interest in my Mustang.  Jim will be sincerely missed.  73 my friend.

Hello and thanks for visiting.

NOTE:  My old callsign was KE0DED.  My new callsign KC0JIM (K-COLO-JIM) became effective 11/29/15.

I have been a HAM since 2/2015.  I spend most of my time on 2 meter/70cm.  I have many Yeasu HT’s and 5 Yaesu mobile sets I work with.   I also have a FT-991 but need to install exterior antenna first.

I have recently entered into the world of digital voice via Echolink and D-Star.  I have 2 Icom radios I currently use for this purpose, an IC-7100, and  ID-51 Plus.  I have recently built a DVAP hotspot utilizing a Raspberry Pi.  The system works very well and allows for many clear and frequent contacts.  My current main shack radio is the IC-7100. 

I have also just set up a Wires-X node using an HRI-200, Yaesu FTM-100 and Yaesu FTM-400 radio.  I am in the process of constructing a Wires-X net with some friends.  My Wires-X User ID is 30052. 

I am currently studying for my Extra and hope to have it by January 2017.

HAM MEMBERSHIPS

ARRL - American Radio Relay League

DRCDenver Radio Club

ARAAurora Repeater Association

CART - Colorado Amateur Radio Team

WIARCWestern Illinois Amateur Radio Club

MISCELLANEOUS STUFF - MUSTANG RESTOMOD

My other main interest is my 1968 Mustang Fastback GT "S Code" (390, 4 speed, 9 inch Detroit Locker) which I have owned since high school (1976).  I am the second owner.  It is currently in for restomod work and should be drivable by Summer 2017.  I will update picture as work progresses.  When finished it will be slightly modified with a 427 stroker, Dakota digital gauges, air conditioning, power windows, coilover suspension and 5 speed Tremec transmission.

Status as of 01/30/2017 - 7 coats of Epoxy and counting.  Getting ready for final coat of epoxy, more detail work and then the paint which will be the original Highland Green except a much higher quality and several coats of clear.  Getting closer...

NEED HAM CABLE AND CONNECTOR PARTS?

I have found an awesome vendor that carries high quality parts at VERY reasonable prices.  They carry all the "hard to find" parts that you can spend days trying to track down.  Their shipping is also super fast.  Click link for online catalog.

NEW PROJECT 01/07/2017

I have just set up a PIPO computer for my Yaesu HRI 200 for Wires-X mode.  The PIPO will allow for low power consumption when leaving my node up and running 24/7.  So far it is working flawlessley.

PiPO

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