April2016

  • SDRPlay Panadapter Instructions

    I think the SDRPlay panadapter is one of the most popular aspects about my setup, and I get questions commonly on how everything is setup. Comparatively speaking, it’s relatively simple enough to get up and running if you have all the right equipment. I’ve been meaning to make a...
  • Hustler 5BTV Problems & Solutions

    Hey folks, So when my antenna analyzer finally arrived in the mail (a RigExpert AA-30), I was quick to hook it up to my Hustler 5BTV, and WHOA, my frequencies were way off!! SWR was sky high, and the antenna was already starting to show signs of corrosion near...
  • Belton Hamfest A.A.R. (After Action Review!)

    So the Belton HamEXPO was my first hamfest ever. I had high hopes for this event. Maybe I shouldn’t have. I was expecting more vendors, more companies to show up, but there were only a select few, and to those who did, like MTC Radio from Paris, TX! Where...
  • The trusty dusty dipole.

    Time & time again, i’ve tried these compromise antennas, only to come back to a good ole’ dipole. Nothing i’ve used thus far has been able to beat it. It’s a solid 1 or 2 s units above all the other antennas i’ve used, and the noise level is...