Since my mobile HF install, I was inclined to get an HF rig that was a bit more ‘portable’. I realized that the 590SG is a pleasure to operate directly from the radio itself. Operating the radio through my laptop, would have been cumbersome and unsafe. I have no doubt that a radio control software … More Mobile HF Install Update – Kenwood TS-480SAT
This weekend I had the chance to checkout a high altitude balloon launch after noticing the following post over on the Reddit Amateur Radio Group: “The Baylor Amateur Radio club has been working with Josh Ward, a Baylor Staff member and balloon enthusiast, to develop a payload for a balloon launch. The payload includes 4 … More High Altitude Balloon Tracking
Since the acquiring of my Flex 3000, (which i’m still learning how to master BTW), a radio which is just about capable of the same things my 590SG is capable of, albeit some different filters and such, I started to get the itch for mobile HF! After many hours of paralysis analysis, going through other … More Toyota Tacoma Mobile HF Install
This is definitely a learn by doing hobby! If there’s one thing I learned this past week, it’s that not all antennas are going to work out the way you want them to! Especially multi-band antennas. Maybe I shouldn’t call my project a fail, maybe a lesson learned? I finally completed the Fan Dipole after … More Fan Dipole Troubles -Fail?
A year ago today, I received my General Class license at the same place I just volunteered for my first VEC duties! But I want to go even further back to when I was first licensed as a technician, not knowing much about the hobby, I picked up a Yaesu FT-60R from Austin Amateur Radio … More One Year on the HF Airwaves!
It’s time to test a new antenna! The fan dipole. I was considering building a parallel dipole, but I wanted the separation between the elements to ‘hopefully’ help in increasing the bandwidth available & decreasing the tuning interactions between the elements. After reading an article over on eHam: “The Fence Fan Dipole (FFD) — A … More The Fan Dipole – A valuable multi-band HF antenna
If you had to ask me what my favorite niche is in ham radio, that would probably have to be Software Defined Radio! Though, just about everything in ham radio is cool! I don’t think Software Defined Radio is better in anyway compared to conventional superheterodyne radios. It’s the integration with computers, brick wall filtering, … More The Flex 3000 SDR – new addition to the shack!