For Winter Field Day, i’m going to run the WSPRlite (WSPR beacon) as N5OAK using my mobile HF antenna (Wolf River Coil & Stinger), so I thought i’d test it out today and try to find the sweet spot for the WSPR Frequencies. When I’m parked on a frequency for awhile as with WSPR, I’ll … More Using the WSPRlite to test the mobile antenna
Well, you certainly won’t feel it in Texas anyways… Winter that is. 😛 I was wearing shorts & sandals about a week ago, the weather here is so up and down, I do miss having seasons as I’ve experienced elsewhere! Winter Field Day is just around the corner, and our club, the N5OAK is hard … More Winter Field Day is getting closer!
I’ve got the TS-480SAT in the shack for awhile, actually it’s the first time i’ve ever hooked it up inside apart from being installed in my vehicle from the day I purchased it. I was anxious to hear how it sounded on the air with a ‘full-size’ antenna. The 480SAT is considered to be ‘long-in-the-tooth’, … More Comparing the TS-480SAT & TS-590SG on AM (Video)
Field day is probably one of my favorite events in ham radio. It’s the day when hams from all walks of life get together for a common goal – to contact as many stations as possible within a given time period! (that & have as much fun as possible doing it!). This particular event is … More Winter Field Day (2017) Prep
I swear… Logging will be the bane of my existence. I’ve bounced around trying programs here and there, including MacLoggerDX, N1MM, HRD, DXKeeper, and now my venture has led me to Log4OM. I’ve previously been using MacLoggerDX for all of my logging needs, but then I realized, that’s ALL I use my Mac computer for! … More Making the difficult switch to a different logging program!
Accomplished my first DMR QSO today with K5IMO (thank you Larry!) on the TG3184 (TalkGroup for the State of Texas). Thanks to KE5ZW & his DMR repeater located in Cedar Park, TX – 25 miles away, I was able to access the machine with the Connect Systems CS580. The local amateur radio club here in … More First DMR QSO!
Busy doesn’t even begin to describe my life over the past several weeks. Things never slow down during the holiday season. I love spending time with family and friends, but the hustle and bustle of the holidays just gets to me. It’s hard to squeeze out even just a few minutes of operating time! That’s … More Enjoying WSPR over the holiday season
You know the articles where other radio operators mention that once you go to a spectrum display, you never wanna go back? Well, that’s pretty much true for me. Not only does panadapting give you a real time spectrum display, but a waterfall display which displays the history of the signal for the last 10-30 … More Panadapting with the Kenwood 590SG
My Yaesu FTM-400DR has had a difficult time ascertaining a GPS lock inside of my vehicle. Some others have also complained of this, but when my radio is in my 2nd story shack @ home, or if its out in the open during field day, it picks up a signal relatively fast (<30 seconds usually). I’ve … More Using a GPS Repeater Antenna with the Yaesu FTM400DR
Recent reports indicate that a small batch of Kenwood 590SG fans have their fans installed backwards. … More Reports of Kenwood TS-590SG Fans Installed Backwards