Comparing the TS-480SAT & TS-590SG on AM (Video)

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)

Making the difficult switch to a different logging program!

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!

First DMR QSO!

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!

Using a GPS Repeater Antenna with the Yaesu FTM400DR

My Yaesu FTM-400DR has had a difficult time ascertaining a GPS lock inside of my vehicle. Some others have also┬ácomplained 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