Coax Cable for Portable HF Operation

Quality coax cable can be a significant investment for your amateur radio station. A common mantra is to save your money on the antenna and spend it on the coax. For a certain extant I would agree with that, as good quality coax cable will give you years of use and...

Build an APRS Fill in Digipeater

I’ve done a couple of videos on APRS, or the Automated Packet Reporting System. APRS is a tactical real-time communication system to share location information and short messages. It can be really handy for tracking vehicles and other assets during events like...

Portable Field Operations Presentation

A couple months back you may have remembered my video and blog post on NVIS or Near Vertical Incidence Skywave propagation. In that video I give a introduction to the NVIS method and perform a real world demonstration of an NVIS contact. Well that video was as a...

How to Coil Cables Using the Over-Under Method

How’d you like to deploy 50 feet of coax with just a flick of the wrist. Watch the video below and I’ll show you how. Has this ever happened to you? You grab a cable, be it an extension cord or piece of coax and start to unwind it. Suddenly you have a snarled mess of...