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Your Questions Answered, June 2019

The summer months are upon us, so that means more outdoor operations activities. I know I have a busy month ahead so I’m planning some fun videos over the next few weeks, stay tune to the end to hear more about them. but first, let’s get into your questions. APRS is a pretty hot topic […]

APRS Text Messaging via SMSGTE

Recently I was up in the Northern part of Wisconsin on Madeline Island in the Chequamegon bay volunteering with the Madeline Island Marathon. Madeline is part of the Apostle Islands on the southern shores of Lake Superior. Of course when you volunteer for an event like this you’d expect the weather to be perfect. But […]

Advanced APRS Features of the Yaesu FTM-400XDR dual band mobile

When it comes to mobile APRS, Yaesu’s FTM-400XDR is an excellent choice as it contains a built in GPS, excellent full color touch screen, and a sophisticated set of APRS functions. For mobile APRS use, I believe the FTM-400 gives the Kenwood TM-D710 a run for the money. As I’ve said before, APRS, or the […]

Yaesu FTM-400XDR Basic APRS Setup

Yaesu’s FTM-400XDR is an very popular dual band mobile radio that features some extremely sophisticated APRS features. APRS, or the Automated Packet Reporting System is a real-time tactical mode that allows you to transmit your geo location and send and receive short messages and beacons. What I like about the FTM400 is that everything you […]

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