Abbree Foldable CS Tactical Antenna Review

Abbree Foldable CS Tactical Antenna Review

I was looking for an antenna to throw in my camping kit to give the portable radio a little more range. Typically campsites and backwoods locations tend to be RF challenged, so I wanted something for my Yaesu FT-3DR to pick up area repeaters and APRS traffic without...
Rigexpert Stick 230 Antenna Analyzer Review and Operation

Rigexpert Stick 230 Antenna Analyzer Review and Operation

I’m no stranger to antenna analyzers. I’ve been using them for close to 20 years ever since I purchased an MFJ-259, and up until recently I replaced it with my Rigexpert AA-600 professional meter. The AA-600 is an excellent product, but it, along with the MFJ meter...
Build a Dipole Antenna Center Insulator

Build a Dipole Antenna Center Insulator

One of the most common and ubiquitous antennas for amateur radio is the simple dipole antenna. And for good reason‚ dipole antennas are easy to build and are proven performers. The ARRL antenna book says this about dipole antennas: The dipole is a fundamental form of...
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...