The new RTL-SDR.com dongle (v3) came out a few weeks ago, and I finally had a chance to get one and play with it a bit this past weekend. Figured i’d get out of my comfort zone a bit, and explore CubicSDR. An SDR software developed by Charles Radcliffe. The UI is actually very nice … More RTL SDR v3 & Cubic SDR
Greetings Hams (& green eggs?), You know how you’re always searching the ham radio forums & you always see folks asking what’s the best logging program? I think the majority of hams are probably using Windows machines, whether legacy, or not, Windows controls a vast majority of the computing world. Nothing wrong with Windows, but … More MacLoggerDX – Logging made fun & easy!
A good friend of mine, K5URU, developed this mobile mast with his dad recently. I just had to post this here for him because I’ve never seen such a sweet mast! Check out the following article (.pdf): K5URU Mobile Mast I have a keen interest in eventually going HF mobile one day, but that project … More Operation Mobile Mast
Back in November of 2015, when I finally got off my lazy butt to take my General, I purchased MacLoggerDX because I had heard so many good things about it, yet there aren’t many YouTube videos, or user experiences on this software out there. Yet… I really feel there should be. I made more SSB … More Mac Ham Radio Convert?
The Kenwood 590SG has been such a great radio to have as my first rig. I decided to get the upgrades for the radio, which include the Kenwood VGS-1 voice guide chip, & the SO-3 TCXO. I tried to take the time today to learn a little bit about crystal oscillators, how they work, the … More Kenwood VGS-1/SO-3 Installation
Well after plenty of procrastination and a few years of operating, I finally buckled down and decided to take the Extra Class exam this weekend. I’ve been a recluse for the last week or so while i’ve been cramming. Trying to explain to your family what kind of test your taking for amateur radio is … More Upgrade Complete. /AE
I’ve been running several variations of an APRS I-Gate for the past 6 months. I’ve focused my efforts on learning two different software platforms available: APRSISCE32 & Direwolf. The latter being suited for a Linux operating system (specifically NOOBS on a Raspberry Pi 3). I’ve used a combination of different radios/scanners/antennas/computers, trying to figure out what worked … More APRS & the right antenna for the job
Here’s a quick little video on how I have my SDRPlay connected to the Kenwood TS590SG as a panadapter. I had so many questions on how it was hooked up…. 🙂 Enjoy! (and feel free to keep the questions coming!) K5ACL
Hello world. My first YouTube video. YouTube has helped me so much in my first year of operating, I thought it would only be fair, if I were to contribute to the vast wealth of knowledge available out there in YouTube land to ham radio operators! Well, as much as I can anyways… We all … More K5ACL Intro Video