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...

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...