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Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) Propagation

Near Vertical Incidence Skywave Propagation is an effective form of HF communication for stations in a 100 – 300 mile range. Ideal for Emcomm, the emergency communicator should be familiar with the use of NVIS antennas and propagation. Learn more about NVIS for emergency communications along with a short demonstration by watching the video below. […]

Retevis RT3S Dual Band DMR Handheld Transceiver Review

The Retevis RT3S DMR dual band handheld radio is an update to their popular and long running RT3S DMR handheld. The RT3S has some new features, most notably, the RT3S is now a dual band handheld. The RT3 was just a single band model. In full disclosure, the people at Retevis did provide to me […]

Your Questions Answered – July 2018

In my latest video, I answer another batch of your questions, including: how to set the reverse function and use DTMF tones on the Retevis RT-95, how high should your VHF antenna be, and what’s a good price for a popular used HF transceiver. We’ve got a lot to cover in this episode, so let’s […]

ARRL Field Day 2018 Recap

Every year for ARRL Field Day, we try to mix things up- find a gimmick so to say. This year was no different when my local club, the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association, participated in a joint ARRL Field Day event with the Merrill Amateur Radio Group (MARG) of Merrill, WI. This year we did a […]

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