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...
New Radio! Yaesu FTM-300DR Product Announcement

New Radio! Yaesu FTM-300DR Product Announcement

Gigaparts broke the news last week of a new mobile radio coming from Yaseu. The FTM-300DR is a dual band mobile transceiver with Yaesu’s C4FM system fusion digital mode built it. At this time it’s difficult to tell if the FTM-300 will be a replacement of the FT-400 or...
Your Questions Answered- February 2020

Your Questions Answered- February 2020

It’s February so we’re half way through winter. The days are getting longer and the sun warmer. In no time I’ll be pulling the trailer out of the garage and planning some outdoor adventures. In the meantime I’ll have to contend with indoor operations. Please stay...

Does Snow Affect Vertical Antenna Performance

Last weekend we received one of many of the winter storms we usually get this time of year. This one dumped about 6 inches of snow on us. So when I posted a picture of my Wolf River Coil in the backyard with the snow creeping up to it‚ Andy asked the following...

Setting up APRS on the Yaesu FT3DR Handheld Transceiver

Long time watchers of the channel know that APRS or the Automated Position Reporting System is a regular subject of mine. I’ve been an active participant in the APRS field for almost as long as I’ve been a ham‚ so I’ve seen quite a bit of changes over the years....

Top Ten Amateur Radio Videos of 2019

Thank’s for joining me on my annual countdown of the best amateur radio videos of 2019. This past year has again seen some tremendous growth to this channel with almost one million views‚ 65 thousand hours of videos watched and over 11‚000 new subscribers added. But I...

Favorite Ham Radio Holiday Gift Picks for 2019

Last week over the thanksgiving holiday my son was home from school. as I was retrieving the mail I spotted a catalog and said “Oh Look it’s the Christmas wish book” Boy did his eyes light up and wanted to see what I was talking about. I then showed him the Ham Radio...