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...

Your Questions Answered – November 2019

October was crazy‚ the month started out with QRZ.com reporting that I was dead. Then I had a busy month of amateur radio activities including helping our local club relocate some repeater equipment‚ attending the Wisconsin ARES/RACES conference‚ and spending this...

How to be a net control operator

One big aspect of amateur radio is to provide a public service. The FCC acknowledges that in the the first paragraph of the Part 97 rules as: Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication...