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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 […]

Building an Ultra Portable Go-Box

You may have seen my previous video in which I reviewed the Luiton (Leixen) LT-898UV 10 watt mobile radio. In this episode I build an ultra portable go-kit around the rig, and share my experiences after using it a few weeks. Parts Used (available on Amazon) Luiton LT-898UV 10 watt mobile: http://amzn.to/2eG4FlY Kenwood KMC-30 compatible […]

2016 Wisconsin State ARES/RACES Conference

Every year in October, dedicated ARES/RACES members and emergency communicators meet for the annual Wisconsin ARES/RACES conference. This event, in it’s 18th year, was held at the McMillan Public Library in Wisconsin Rapids. For those that took time out of their day were rewarded with excellent presentations, thoughtful speakers, and plenty of networking. As a […]

Running an Effective SKYWARN net

I’ve been a severe weather spotter for close to fifteen years. I’ve had my share of close calls, and even more so, I’ve experienced plenty of boredom. Being out in the field often is long stretches of nothing peppered with bits of extreme excitement. But for the last few years, my storm spotter experience has […]

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