Tag Archives: ham radio

New Product: Two Meter Break-a-way Slim Jim Antenna

Looking for a compact, portable antenna with a decent amount of gain? Our popular Two Meter Slim Jim antenna is now available in a two piece break-a-way format. The 2 meter break-a-way Slim Jim antenna has the same performance and specs as the solid one piece model, with the exception of a screw connector in the […]

Essential Net Control Forms

Nobody told me that being net control operator would involve so much paperwork. With a constant barrage of radio traffic and seemingly endless bits and pieces of information to keep track of, how do we keep our nets running efficiently without letting any of that traffic fall through the cracks. The answer is forms, lots […]

My Field Day 2014 Adventure

In the 15 year’s I’ve held my amateur radio license, I’ve hardly ever missed a Field Day. I also thought I had seen just about everything that could happen or go wrong at a field day site. I’ve experienced brutal hot weather, endless bugs, rain during setup, rain during the event, equipment malfunctions of various […]

I just got my ham radio license, now what do I do?

Your new callsign has appeared in the FCC database and your license came in the mail. Congratulations, you are now officially a Ham Radio Operator. What’s next? I know those weeks when I first was licensed were pretty exciting times. I couldn’t wait to buy that radio, get on the air, and make lots of […]