JJ Lambert


Fascinated with Program/Project Management, Systems Engineering, RF, Analog, and Digital ("ones and zeros"), and Amateur Radio!


I go by “JJ”.

The website's pages are still in-work with more to come in the future.  They seem to be updated when needed since going "live" -- "typos" and spelling errors are being corrected when seen along with addiional content being added.  One area still being worked is "fleshing-out" the Projects tab.

The website has been active since November 2020.



My details in QRZ are at https://www.qrz.com/db/wr5e, or clicking the "WR5E QSL card graphic" link to the right.

CW Proficiency (after all of these years)

A strong interest persistes getting back into CW building proficiency, skills, and speed.  Basicallly, I want to be better and comfortable with it.

There was the time in the mid-to-late 1980s when somewhat proficient making regular CW QSOs from my Texas QTHs progressing from around 5-7WPM as a Novice to around 20WPM as an Extra.  Then, with heading OCONUS for work with my wife of 2 years in early 1990, I just sort of "dropped" operating CW though remaining active with SSB and digital modes over the years.

Now 30+ years later, the desire to be comfortable with CW has returned. In rediscovering CW, a structured daily approach needed to be established.  Acting on that desire, I signed up for the CW Ops CW Academy (CWA) Basic Class during the summer of 2021. That CWA's SEP-OCT21 Basic Class and the Intermediate Class (JAN-FEB22) have been completed.  Wanting more proficiency, I requested to "redo" the CWA's Intermediate Class for the MAY-JUN22 session.  I would like to contribute as an Associate Advisor ina CWA Beginner Class for the CWA Advisor that I worked with a lot.

If you are interested in having a QSO working on brushing-up your CW operating skills, then please reach-out to me via an email message to jj@wr5e.net.

Mac-Based Amateur Radio Applications

The much revised Mac-Based Amateur Radio Applications guide can be viewed and downloaded from the Amateur Radio/Mac Amateur Radio Digital Applications area.  The guide is focused on a Kenwood TS-990S Transceiver, MacBook Pro (16-inch, M1, 2021), MacOS 13.3, Ventura, and current applications such as MacLoggerDX (MLDX), WSJT-X, and fldigi.  This up-to-date revision now weaves-in the Kenwood TS-590S All Mode Transceiver and the Icom IC-7300 HF/50 MHz Transceiver in with the mainstay Kenwood TS-990S HF/50 MHz Transceiver - appedixes are not used anymore.  The updated guide includes the reorganization; new and updated figures; updated text, figures, and photos; along with updating the MLDX, fldigi, and WSJT-X sections.  This revision continues the SkookumLogger and WinKeyer USB (running MacWinKeyer) sections.

Note:  There should be an update to the guide in the near-term covering the integration of a newly-acquired Yaesu FT-710 HF/50MHz Transceiver (bought at the 2023 Dayton Hamvention).

The primary equipment and software covered in the Mac-Based Amateur Radio Applications guide includes:

The Mac-Based Amateur Radio Applications guide started as a personal project documenting configuration challenges and trials mainly getting fldigi configured and logically integrated with MLDX using a Macintosh computer (Mac) and a Kenwood TS-990S HF/50 MHz Transceiver during 2018.  WSJT-X and its configuration and integration with MLDX were also documented.  I figured if I struggled with the configuration and integration with MLDX, fldigi, and WSJT-X and succeeded; then there may be others "out there" that could benefit.

Old VK8JJ website persists on qsl.net

The first attempt creating a website still languishes "out there" on qsl.net at https://www.qsl.net/vk8jj/.  It was created shortly after returning to Alice Springs in APR98.  Unfortunately due to work and family, it was never updated after moving to another residence about a year later (where we lived for another 5+ years until returing back to the US and Colorado in 2004).  It had been several years since last seeing it -- thinking that it might have been deleted.

Question?  Comment?  More information needed?

If so, then please contact me at:  jj@wr5e.net

I would enjoy heaing from you!