Palm trees and QRP

Ahhhh….. That’s the sound I let out today while kicking back at the beach… Oh and another sound I made… Yesssss!!!  After making my first successful QSO on the KX3. Using 10w, I spoke to a gentleman on the East coast today, my report was 5-7, he was coming in 5-9+. I wasn’t able to … More Palm trees and QRP

My first mobile install – Yaesu FTM-400DR & Diamond NR770HNMO

Decided to take my first stab at a mobile install last night. Took my Yaesu FTM-400DR and a Diamond NMO Mag Mounted Dual Band Antenna to the Toyota Tacoma. Install was relatively painless because I used a mag mount, and routing the power wires through the firewall was a snap due to the hole I had … More My first mobile install – Yaesu FTM-400DR & Diamond NR770HNMO

Here ye’ Here ye’ Get yer’ free vanity call sign!

CQ CQ CQ This is Kilooooo Foxxtrotttt Fivvveee Zuluuuuu Hotellll Juliettttt (emphasis place on the phonetics here so I can get my message across clearly…) is a mouthful! After reading an article over on the ARRL website “FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee,” I decided to hop on over to the FCC … More Here ye’ Here ye’ Get yer’ free vanity call sign!

Frustrated with HF

Time & time again I browse the amateur radio forums & blogs, and the single most mentioned item would probably have to be the HOA. Ah, the good ole’ Homeowner’s Association. Some say they help keep communities safe & clean, others just hate them! I’m still on the fence about them. I’ve only been a … More Frustrated with HF