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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 […]

Build it: 2 meter Tape Measure Yagi Beam Antenna

I enjoy searching for hidden transmitters. I did my first fox hunt more than 15 years ago and built a tape measure yagi antenna for that purpose. That antenna served me well and not only sniffed out hidden transmitters, but also located an  individual causing malicious interference to our local repeater. Our club was looking […]

Soldering Tips and the Iso-Tip Pro 50 Butane Iron

There’s a certain do it yourself aspect to amateur radio. Some take DIY much further than others, from simple kit building to elaborate home brewed radio and antenna systems. But eventually every ham will come to a point were they will need to solder something. be it to construct a simple cable or to put […]

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