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

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