Amateur Radio-Public Safety Communications Drill (NEWCOM)

Amateur Radio-Public Safety Communications Drill (NEWCOM)

Our ARES/RACES group participated in a public safety emergency communications drill. The sixteen counties of the Northeast Wisconsin Public Safety Communications group (NEWCOM) hosted mobile communications equipment from around the region and the state at Marathon...
Your Questions Answered LIVE September 2021

Your Questions Answered LIVE September 2021

Joe is back and is ready to join me in answering your questions. There’s no better way to start your three day holiday weekend than with us. You can get your questions in by leaving a comment or emailing kb9vbr@jpole-antenna.com Ham Radio Q&A LiveThursday,...
Ham Radio How To: Build a Headset Trigger Switch

Ham Radio How To: Build a Headset Trigger Switch

I recently purchased a Heil BM-17 headset to help out with my portable operations. But I needed a switch to operate the headset. Heil makes a trigger switch for that purpose. While a nice product, I figured I could do something myself and save some money. Using a...
Teardrop Camper Solar Panel System Off Grid Boondocking

Teardrop Camper Solar Panel System Off Grid Boondocking

It’s a beautiful spring day and the perfect time to install a solar system in my teardrop camping trailer for endless energy and ham radio off-grid camping (read more about the special offer). . . UPDATE: After a few months, here’s my impression on how my...
Your Questions Answered LIVE August 2021

Your Questions Answered LIVE August 2021

Join us for the live broadcast: Thursday August 5th at 7:00pm CDT This month Dave White, KZ9V, will join me for the livestream. We’ll talk about our recent Parks on the Air joint activation and answer your questions. Pop some popcorn and grab a cold one, this...
How to use a manual antenna tuner

How to use a manual antenna tuner

Antenna tuners are a vital, yet slightly misunderstood ham radio station accessory. In this video we talk about what an antenna tuner does and doesn’t do, how it works, and how to tune your antenna system with a manual antenna tuner. MFJ-949E Manual Antenna...
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