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Connecting an external antenna to an HT

I often receive inquiries if my antennas can be used with handheld or HT radios. The simple answer is that if your radio has a detachable antenna, then yes you can connect it to my J-Pole antennas or another style of antenna. Connecting your HT to an external antenna is a great way to extend […]

Antennas for MURS: the Multi Use Radio Service

MURS or the Multi Use Radio Service is a license free radio service designated by the FCC for short range business and family communications. MURS has five channels in the 151 – 154 VHF MHz range that can be used. MURS has some distinct features that makes it very useful for a wide variety of […]

KB9VBR J-Pole Antenna 2011 Christmas Holiday Schedule

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! My antennas make great Christmas gifts and I will drop ship them to any US address.  Wouldn’t you love to see a KB9VBR J-Pole Antenna under your Christmas tree? If you want your antenna shipped as a gift to a friend, just leave  me a note during the checkout process […]

Unboxing: The Kenwood TM-281A 2 meter transceiver

I recently received a Kenwood TM-281A two meter amateur radio transceiver as a door prize at last month’s state ARES/RACES conference. Well, last week I finally got the radio hooked up and put a few frequencies into it. General impressions: this is a very nice rig with clear audio, easy to use functions, and sensitive […]

Holiday Lights Spectacular: providing music for your Christmas displays

It’s hard to believe that the Christmas holiday season is right around the corner. But the intrepid people that put together holiday lights displays for their homes have already been busy for months designing the concept and pulling together the lights and effects to turn their house into a winter wonderland. Many lights displays now […]

2011 Wisconsin State ARES/RACES Leadership Conference

I had the privilege of once again attending the annual Wisconsin State ARES/RACES Conference. I can’t believe that this annual event has been going on for 13 years now, and of those 13 years, I’ve only missed two conferences, the first one, held in 1999 and again in 2004.  Being licensed since 1999, I’ve been an active […]

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