My 2020 HF Radio Portable Field Kit

My 2020 HF Radio Portable Field Kit

What do I carry with me when I hit the road for a Parks on the Air of some other kind of portable radio activity. In this video I break down the contents of my portable HF radio kit: Products/Items mentioned:Tactical Sling Bag: https://amzn.to/323gb5GYaesu FT-891...
Stay safe outdoors: monitoring severe weather

Stay safe outdoors: monitoring severe weather

There are several tools that I rely on as we’re enjoying the great outdoors to stay safe during changing weather conditions. Links/Products Mentioned: National Weather Service Mobile Site: http://mobile.weather.gov Radarscope: http://radarscope.app Repeater...
Yaesu FT-891 Setup for Digital Modes

Yaesu FT-891 Setup for Digital Modes

Part of my strategy for my recent ARRL Field Day participation was to run digital with my Yaesu FT-891. The plan was to operate FT-8 and also decode the ARRL bulletin and potentially send some radiograms via Winlink. Unfortunately I had issues with Winlink so that...
Your Questions Answered – July 2020

Your Questions Answered – July 2020

First off‚ did everyone have a great Field Day? I know after getting home and reading comments online and in forums that there is a bit of grumbling about the 1D or home stations on commercial power. There certainly as a large amount of activity from big home stations...
Building an Off Center Fed (OCF) Dipole Antenna

Building an Off Center Fed (OCF) Dipole Antenna

For this year’s ARRL Field Day event I was looking to put up a homebrew antenna that was easy to construct‚ easy to deplay‚ and give me multi-band support. I settled on an 80 meter Off Center Fed Dipole antenna. Watch the video to see how I do it: The OCF or Off...
COVID-19 Update (July 7‚ 2020)

COVID-19 Update (July 7‚ 2020)

— July 7‚ 2020 — I’ve pretty much ridden the wave of new amateur radio operators getting on the air and sales have tapered off to a more manageable level. Normal turnaround is 1-2 business days. The 6 meter antenna usually ships in 3-4 days. The...

KB9VBR Antennas Scratch and Dent Sale

The 4th Annual Scratch and Dent sale starts on Friday May 15 at 8:00am CDT. At that time the links to the sale purchase page will be active and you can shop for an antenna. Quantities are limited so please be advised that when they are gone, they are gone.  I take a...
Your Questions Answered‚ March 2020

Your Questions Answered‚ March 2020

First off I’d like to welcome all the new subscribers to the channel. In the last week we picked up over 600 new viewers‚ which is a nice little boost. Thanks for joining the channel. As a recap for all the new subscribers‚ every month I pick through the emails and...