Using DMR is a breakout presentation by Chris Dewane AB9RP. Recorded at the 21st annual Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference on October 19‚ 2019.
This is a common question asked by hams, new and experienced alike: where is everybody. When you turn on the local 2 meter repeater, more often than not it’s nothing but crickets. I’m sure you can relay the stories about how the repeaters would be active 24/7- there would always be someone on and willing […]
If you were starting out in ham radio in the late 90’s or early 2000’s you’d remember this radio. The Icom IC-2800H was the pinnacle of the Icom line when it was introduced in 1999. This dual band FM mobile transceiver was quite innovative for its time. Although It’s basic function wasn’t out of the […]
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 […]
You’ve seen these printed on QSO cards, but what do they mean. I’m talking about grid squares, a unique method of geolocation that is popular with HF digital and VHF & UHF operators. When I say unique, I mean the grid square system has the ability to convey your location down to the precision of […]