Longest GoPro Telescopic Pole Ever – Awesome way to inspect your antennas or get a great shot @ field day! (Vid & Pics)

Just had to take advantage of the new Spiderpole that came in recently (the telescopic pole I use for antennas). I use a GoPro Session 5 which is probably the smallest camera i’ve ever used. I thought – why not put the camera at the top of the pole to see what kind of views … More Longest GoPro Telescopic Pole Ever – Awesome way to inspect your antennas or get a great shot @ field day! (Vid & Pics)

Experimenting with my first remote antenna tuner!

Welcome to project #37859 – the never ending saga of improving my signal! I’ve tried all sorts of different wire antennas here at the house in suburbia, and all have performed about as well as I’d expect them to given their compromised position & setup. However, I took a step back after I started realizing … More Experimenting with my first remote antenna tuner!

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?