Tag Archives: ham radio

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 […]

Ailunce HD1 DMR Dual Band Handheld Radio Review

In previous videos we looked at the Retevis RT82 and the RT3S DMR handheld radios. Both are great handhelds serving particular price points and market niches. But the Ailunce HD1 is a little different. As the flagship of the Retevis line, the HD1is much less a commercial style radio destined for the amateur market, but […]

Your Questions Answered and a Channel Update, September 2018

Last month I was celebrating hitting the 5,000 subscriber mark on the KB9VBR Antennas Youtube Channel and in the 30 days since then, we picked up another 2,500. Thank you for the explosive growth and welcome to all the new viewers. I really appreciate the support. In our monthly channel update I go through the […]

Wisconsin Parks on the Air (WIPOTA) Contest

Rib Mountain State Park, is one of the highest spots in the State of Wisconsin. In addition to a commanding view, you also have an excellent perch to launch some RF energy. That’s why I’m using this impressive backdrop to talk a bit about Wisconsin Parks on the Air. The purpose of Wisconsin Parks on […]

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