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PWRgate PG40S Battery Charger/UPS Review

Last weekend I was at the South Milwaukee Swapfest in Oak Creek. This is a classic tail-gate style hamfest, and was a great way to spend a Saturday morning. While I was there to sell antennas and chat with fellow hams, I also enjoy browsing the tables and picking up interesting items, like a rotary […]

Maidenhead Grid Square Locator System

You’ve seen these printed on QSO cards, but what do they mean. I’m talking about grid squares, a unique method of geolocation that is popular with HF digital and VHF & UHF operators. When I say unique, I mean the grid square system has the ability to convey your location down to the precision of […]

Iso-Tip #7700 Cordless Rechargeable Soldering Iron Review

Long time viewers of my Youtube channel know that I periodically do reviews of products that I find may be of benefit to the amateur radio community. Back a few months ago I reviewed the Iso-Tip Pro 50 butane soldering iron. This inexpensive portable iron has been an indispensable part of my field kit for […]

Amateur Radio Hidden Transmitter Fox Hunt

Today we’re on a fox hunt for a hidden transmitter. It’s just like the ‘Amazing Race’ but instead of getting clues, we are using radio direction finding techniques to search for the transmitter hidden somewhere in the city. On April 1st, 2017 our local amateur radio club, the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association organized a fox […]

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