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Cross-Band Repeat with the Yaesu FTM-400XDR

You may have seen it in the user manual of your radio‚ in a radio advertisement‚ or talked about in an online forum. I’m talking about cross-band repeating. But what is it- how does it work- and most importantly- how can you use it. I’ll talk about this somewhat misunderstood radio feature- so let dig […]

Yaesu FTM-400XDR Basic APRS Setup

Yaesu’s FTM-400XDR is an very popular dual band mobile radio that features some extremely sophisticated APRS features. APRS, or the Automated Packet Reporting System is a real-time tactical mode that allows you to transmit your geo location and send and receive short messages and beacons. What I like about the FTM400 is that everything you […]

Build a 12v DC Splitter Cable with Anderson Powerpole Connectors

When you start wiring your ham radio shack, the problem you run into is that there are never enough power connections. One solution of course are the multi tap power distribution bars like MFJ or West Mountain radio sells. These bars have fused connections and multi outlets with Anderson Powerpole connections. But maybe that’s overkill […]

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