Winter Field Day 2022- Off Grid Ham Radio

Winter Field Day 2022- Off Grid Ham Radio

You know when Joe shows up, it’s going to be a good time. This year for Winter Field Day we head out to an off-grid cabin for some ham radio fun. Links and products mentioned:80 meter OCF (Off Center Fed) dipole antenna: https://youtu.be/A0Ymcs2D7ksMFJ-913 4:1...
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...

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...

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...