Tag Archives: amateur radio

Why you should (and shouldn’t) upgrade your amateur radio license

Congratulations! You just earned your FCC Technician amateur radio license. I bet when you took the test, one of the examiners asked if you wished to also test for your general license. If you are like most people, you are probably pretty mentally exhausted from taking the first test, so you may or may not […]

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 […]

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