Ham Radio Bicycle Mobile: Using APRS to track a marathon

Ham Radio Bicycle Mobile: Using APRS to track a marathon

Our amateur radio club provides health and welfare communications for the participants of the Wausau Marathon. This year I was the ‘bike mobile’ station providing a sweep so net control knew where the tail end of the race was. This video illustrates how I...
Amateur Radio-Public Safety Communications Drill (NEWCOM)

Amateur Radio-Public Safety Communications Drill (NEWCOM)

Our ARES/RACES group participated in a public safety emergency communications drill. The sixteen counties of the Northeast Wisconsin Public Safety Communications group (NEWCOM) hosted mobile communications equipment from around the region and the state at Marathon...

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...

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...

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...