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Accessed on 03 November 2021, 1357 UTC.
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Yaesu FT5D FAQ
During the release of the FT5D from Yaesu, I interviewed John Kruk from Yaesu to talk about the new FT5D. Here are some of the more frequently asked q… Read more
Radials or Not?
Joe, NE1JT, has a vertical dipole antenna and has a very simple question about it, and antennas in general. “Should ground radials be added?… Read more
Safely using a coax switch to connect multiple rigs to a single antenna system
This video answers the question – “Can an antenna switch be used in reverse, to switch multiple radios into a single antenna system and, i… Read more
Should I change my callsign?
A viewer suggests that I shorten my callsign from KB9VBR to K9VBR. Joe and I talk about this and how call signs become your identity. Read more
3-Band antenna 15m 10m 6m
Three Band Yagi Antenna for 21 MHz, 28 MHz and 50 MHz PA212850-21-12HD – 15 meter, 10 meter and 6 meter band. Antenna covers full 15 meter, 10 me… Read more
The K7RA Solar Update
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity was up this week, with the average daily sunspot number increasing by nearly five-fold from 11.3 to… Read more
Remote TX – HRO at Pacificon 2021
In this video from Pacificon 2021, Marcus Gilson, AK7MG talks about his product, Remote TX, a way of remotely operating your radio from anywhere in th… Read more
RF Interference VS Computer Speakers
Tim, KE8RHS, is having some difficulties with his shack set up. His radio and antenna seem to receive and transmit fine but when he makes a transition… Read more
WSJT-X Version 2.5.1 has been Released
The WSJT-X development team has announced the general availability release of WSJT-X version 2.5.1. This release mainly contains i… Read more
3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island Confirms November 2022 Activation
The 3Y0J Bouvet Island DXpedition team says that with its first deposit on its contract to have the SS Marama provide transportation to Bouvet, it has… Read more
US and Region 2 Amateur Radio Direction-Finding Championships Results are In
The results are in for the 20th US ARDF Championships and 11th IARU Region 2 Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF). Four days of competitions were he… Read more
The Software Defined Radio Toolbox
DRAGON OS FOCAL – The Software Defined Radio Toolbox Read more
Ideas for the Shack!
Ideas for the shack with Tim, K3LR and Jeff, KB8ZWT! Read more
What’s inside your MFJ and LDG Tuners?
Just a quick video of the inside of a couple tuners, Manual and Automatic. Read more
WSJT-X Errors? Try This Simple Fix
Does WSJT-X display errors when you transmit with your radio? Try this simple fix which has helped me get rid of those frustrating errors. Read more
Buddipole PowerMini2 Solar Charge Controller for Ham Radio
Brand new from Buddipole is an updated version of their solar charge controller, dubbed the PowerMini2. The POWERmini 2™ is described as a DC Power Ma… Read more
Our Sun is About to Get Busy
“This week our Sun is getting primed for some real activity! Although space weather has been quiet this week, multiple new regions are rotating… Read more
Apartment Grounding Dilemma
Ilya, ER1TAW, inspired this video from his question that Dave has been asked many times. How should one ground when they live in an apartment complex? Read more
Baofeng AR-152 Tactical Military Ham & Airsoft Radio
Baofeng AR-152 VHF/UHF Ham Radio 15W Powerful 12000mAh Battery Portable Tactical Game Walkie Talkie AN /PRC-152 Two Way Radio Read more
How close can I mount two antennas?
A viewer asks: “I am running three UHF and four VHF radios. They are all on different frequencies. What would be the minimum spacing for the ant… Read more
Hermes Lite 2.0 SDR Transceiver
In this video, we take a look at the very cool Hermes Lite 2.0 SDR Transceiver HF Ham Radio. The Hermes-Lite is a low-cost direct down/up conversion s… Read more
Time and the WWV
Albert, N3XEI, lives in North Carolina and he sometimes listens to WWV but he can hear WWVH before he hears WWV. Why is this? Aren’t they suppos… Read more
Radioddity DB20-G Compact 20W GMRS Radio
Let’s take a look a this mini-mobile and compact GMRS Mobile Radio from Radioddity. Rated at 20-watts, let’s test the power output and see… Read more
WSJT-X version 2.5.1 released
WSJT-X version 2.5.1 releasedThe development team have announced the General Availability (GA) release of WSJT-X version 2.5.1. This release mainly co… Read more
Grounding When Portable
Curt, KB9JQU, has a newer question around the topic of grounding. He is wondering how are you to ground when you are doing portable operations? Read more
DISCOVERY TX 500 Upgrade Amplifier & ATU!
We look at the latest firmware update and also at the upcoming accessories. GENERAL FEATURES – Splash proof & Dustproof Portable SDR 160-6-m… Read more
Wolf River Coil vs End Fed Half Wave: Brunet Island State Park, WI POTA K-1442
You asked for it, here it is: a live A/B test of the Wolf River Coil vs the Chameleon CHA-LEFS End Fed Half Wave antenna. Which will win in this Parks… Read more
Wireless, Off-Grid, No-License Communication For $27.99 (LoRa Meshtastic)
The LoRa Meshtastic T-BEAM device are small battery powered devices that will mesh with other T-BEAM and send messages and other data from your phones… Read more
Phasing Antennas for Directionality
Jared, N0SPC, is the only ham in his country, and he has a question regarding phasing. He wants to know if he can use a phased array of mobile whips t… Read more
What is CESSB? W9GR the author explains!
Dave, W9GR explains what is CESSB – Controlled Envelope SSB and how it gives your more RF Talk power. Read
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