Tag Archives: amateur radio

External antenna for Wouxun handheld radios

The Chinese made Wouxun and Baofang handheld radios have become quite popular with new and experienced hams alike. The price is right, around $125 for a dual band model, and they seem to work pretty well. From my experience fit and finish are a little lacking, but for an inexpensive handheld radio you can’t complain […]

J-Pole Antenna Reviews

I receive a fair number of testimonials and positive reviews for my J-Pole antennas. Most of the testimonials can be found on the testimonial page or scattered throughout the site. But I thought I would highlight a few recent reviews that I received. Hello KV9VBR, This is not a question but a testimonial. Last night I […]

Help save our UHF Spectrum

Amateur radio operators now need to join the fight and let their elected representatives know about their opposition to H.R. 607. This bill in congress will allow the FCC to auction off a portion of the 420-440MHz amateur radio band, limiting our ability to effectively communicate in emergency and health and welfare situations. Amateur radio […]

J-Pole antenna makes contact with the ISS

Making a contact with the International Space Station can be a bit of a challenge. between the astronauts schedule and the narrow window of opportunity we have when the station is overhead; it’s more about luck than using fancy equipment to communicate. Here is a video I found on Youtube about Darryl Young, a ham […]

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