It’s that time of year again, twice a year, ham radio operators from around the state and beyond gather in Belton, TX for one of the states’ biggest hamfests. So if your in Central Texas this weekend, come on down! I’ll be there with a few friends, this time I’m going to take better pictures … More HamEXPO! The Belton, TX Hamfest & updates from the ham shack!
Brandon (KG5CDP) was kind enough to allow me to be net control for our local VHF club here in Austin, TX. I jumped on the chance so I can get some practice in last night, and thought it might be cool to record the net too in the process (even though I messed up a … More Running a 2 meter Net Control
What do you do when you have a spare SO-239, and some metal rods laying around? Build a 2m ground plane antenna! Why not, I think its about time I build one of the most popular antennas known to hams! . Why in the world would I want to build a 0dB gain antenna? Well just … More Building a 1/4 Wave Ground Plane Antenna for 2 Meters
Greetings Amateur Radio Operators, Finally had some free time last night to make this short vid on one of my favorite digital modes, JT-65! I’m using WSJT-X, JT-Bridge, & of course my Kenwood TS-590SG. Antenna we were using was the 137′ OCF. JT-65 is one of those modes that can really get your signal out … More JT-65 with WSJT-X/JT-Bridge & Kenwood TS-590SG
(EDIT: POLL IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED!) Please take a moment and take my poll! What is your favorite freeware SDR software of choice? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D6XL7NB I use quite a few personally, but which one in your arsenal is the one you fire up for some serious SWL or Panadapter use? Remember, … More Freeware SDR Software Poll