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2016 Wisconsin State ARES/RACES Conference

Every year in October, dedicated ARES/RACES members and emergency communicators meet for the annual Wisconsin ARES/RACES conference. This event, in it’s 18th year, was held at the McMillan Public Library in Wisconsin Rapids. For those that took time out of their day were rewarded with excellent presentations, thoughtful speakers, and plenty of networking. As a […]

Product Focus: Luiton LT-898UV Dual Band Mobile Transceiver

Small, lightweight, and inexpensive, the Luiton LT-898UV fills a niche for the ham radio operator looking for a mobile/base radio but not wanting to invest in a higher priced 50+ watt model. In this video found on my Youtube channel, I take a look at the Luiton LT-898UV (also sold under the Leixen and Jetstream […]

The ITU Phonetic Alphabet

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Today we’re talking about the phonetic alphabet If you ever spent time on the HF bands, you’ve surely heard stations using words to spell out their callsigns or other pieces of information. This phonetic alphabet is one way amateur radio operators try to eliminate confusion or ambiguity over the airwaves, especially when […]

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