Tag Archives: ARES/RACES

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 last weekend activating a pair of Parks on the Air entities. The POTA activation […]

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 […]

Chameleon Emcomm III Portable HF Antenna Review

Today we’re out here in Northern Wisconsin for Winter Field Day and it’s a balmy two degrees right now. Next to me is Joe KD9CJX you may have remembered him as the Baofeng guy in one of my previous videos. But we’re not gonna talk about that. Today we’re gonna talk about the Chameleon EMCOMM […]

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 parades, rides or walkathons. But if you are using a low powered APRS […]

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 precursor to a presentation I was to […]

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