As of late, I’ve been tinkering more with antennas that are easy to deploy, and ones that I might be able to experiment with easier when I eventually take my HF antennas down @ home. A few days ago, I setup a 40 meter wire for this LNR Precision End Fed antenna (the ’10-20-40 MKII’ … More Yet another record set for WSPR!
That was the exact response I got from a ham whom I had just met about a year ago during my first NPOTA outing. I had brought my HyEndFed (Classic 4 bander – 100 watts) & my Chameleon F Loop out to Lyndon B. Johnson National Park to attempt an NPOTA activation, and as I … More End Fed Antennas – Where’s the other half?
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!
I have never been able to transmit on the 160 meter band. As I hear it, it’s referenced as the ‘Gentleman’s Band’. So I just had to see what the fuss was all about! I’ve been able to ‘listen’ on 160m, but the LDG KT-100 tuner I use, would not tune the 137′ OCF or the … More Adding 160 meters to a Hustler 6BTV
Ok folks, this one has been a long time coming. Thanks for being so cordial about my first video on the SDRPlay panadapter. I get questions all the time on how to hookup an Sdr to the 590SG. Luckily, it’s one of the easiest to setup. No IF frequencies to convert, no wires to tap, … More Kenwood TS-590SG & SDRPlay Panadapter Guide
Yesterday I decided to do some ‘springtime’ maintenance on my Hustler antenna by resealing the coax, tightening all the connections & checking/adjusting with an antenna analyzer. I figured after all that work, I’m going to leave this thing up for a bit! So I took a bit more care this time, and added another guy … More New Record Set for WSPR!
Headset reviews are about a dime a dozen on the internet. They’re all subjective too. Everyone’s hearing is different. Especially mine! About 50% of the hearing in my left ear is gone, not to mention a load of tinnitus. The right ear, about 20% gone, and a tad bit of tinnitus. Cause? An M2 .50 … More Headset Shootout Commencing
This SDR/Super-het combo was a bit more complex to setup than setting it up with the 590SG, because mainly you have to crack the case open & tap into the Kenwood TS-480’s First IF on jumper CN152. Kenwood makes this all too easy though, by providing prongs for you to attach your cables to already! … More Kenwood TS-480SAT Panadapter Setup
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