Getting the Antennas Done

For the past year, I have been procrastinating on getting new coax ran to my 2 meter and 70 centimeter antenna and setting my 40 meter dipole back up. If you have not known; I had two surgeries within the past few years. So I have been hesitant about climbing on my roof to redo…

Communications for Preppers

Preppers are always on the look out for things that will help them to survival during various scenarios that could happen in our society. I have seen various videos and documentaries involving preppers. The one thing that I do not see much is a way to communicate with others within the prepper groups. Here in…

Ham Shack

One does not need to spend a ton of money to have fun in Ham Radio. I am a testament to that. Looking at the picture above; what would you value this setup as? Starting with my VHF/UHF radio which is a BTECH 25X2 Mobile transceiver valued at time of purchase of $114 and moving…

New Hams (Amateur Radio)

I come across and get asked about what to do next. You have studied hard and passed the Amateur Radio test for technician. What do I do next? This was a question I had about 30 years ago. When I passed my test and became a licensed tech in amateur radio. After the test, no…

APRS

If you have an old cellphone, you can turn it into a APRS IGATE with a baofeng HT and APRSdroid. I put the them together and over night noticed that I received stations over 70 miles away. I noticed in the past that there was no igates near my location. So I was looking into…