August2016

  • RTL SDR v3 & Cubic SDR

    The new RTL-SDR.com dongle (v3) came out a few weeks ago, and I finally had a chance to get one and play with it a bit this past weekend. Figured i’d get out of my comfort zone a bit, and explore CubicSDR. An SDR software developed by Charles Radcliffe....
  • MacLoggerDX – Logging made fun & easy!

    Greetings Hams (& green eggs?), You know how you’re always searching the ham radio forums & you always see folks asking what’s the best logging program? I think the majority of hams are probably using Windows machines, whether legacy, or not, Windows controls a vast majority of the computing...
  • Operation Mobile Mast

    A good friend of mine, K5URU, developed this mobile mast with his dad recently. I just had to post this here for him because I’ve never seen such a sweet mast! Check out the following article (.pdf): K5URU Mobile Mast I have a keen interest in eventually going HF...
  • Mac Ham Radio Convert?

    Back in November of 2015, when I finally got off my lazy butt to take my General, I purchased MacLoggerDX because I had heard so many good things about it, yet there aren’t many YouTube videos, or user experiences on this software out there. Yet… I really feel there...
  • Upgrade Complete. /AE

    Well after plenty of procrastination and a few years of operating, I finally buckled down and decided to take the Extra Class exam this weekend. I’ve been a recluse for the last week or so while i’ve been cramming. Trying to explain to your family what kind of test...
  • APRS & the right antenna for the job

    I’ve been running several variations of an APRS I-Gate for the past 6 months. I’ve focused my efforts on learning two different software platforms available: APRSISCE32 & Direwolf. The latter being suited for a Linux operating system (specifically NOOBS on a Raspberry Pi 3). I’ve used a combination of different radios/scanners/antennas/computers,...
  • SDRPlay Panadapter with Kenwood TS590SG

      Here’s a quick little video on how I have my SDRPlay connected to the Kenwood TS590SG as a panadapter. I had so many questions on how it was hooked up…. 🙂 Enjoy! (and feel free to keep the questions coming!) K5ACL...
  • K5ACL Intro Video

    Hello world. My first YouTube video. YouTube has helped me so much in my first year of operating, I thought it would only be fair, if I were to contribute to the vast wealth of knowledge available out there in YouTube land to ham radio operators! Well, as much...