New record set on 2 meter FM – Tropospheric Ducting

I usually don’t have the chance to partake in tropo events, but tonight was my lucky night! Just so happened we were holding our Thursday night net with the N5OAK Amateur Radio Club, and afterwards the VHF Tropo Maps started lighting up like crazy! So a bunch of us hopped over to 146.520 tonight, and … More New record set on 2 meter FM – Tropospheric Ducting

Do Switch-Mode Power Supplies have a place in your shack?

I decided to give switching power supplies a go. Figured what the heck, i’m tired of this beast of an Astron when I have to take my radio to portable events, or when i’m just travelling period. Last I lugged it to a beachhouse @ South Padre Island… never again I said! The Astron weighs … More Do Switch-Mode Power Supplies have a place in your shack?

Slack! An excellent way for your Ham Radio Club to keep in touch!

I just wanted to share this excellent service, called Slack, which is an online messaging platform that works across multiple platforms & devices seamlessly! Our club was looking for a better way to keep in touch, and what better way than real-time! Lets face it… we can’t always be on the repeater, or monitoring (lurking … More Slack! An excellent way for your Ham Radio Club to keep in touch!