January2017

  • Winter Field Day 2017 w/ N5OAK Oak Hill Amateur Radio Club (Video)

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  • Headset Shootout Commencing

    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...
  • Kenwood TS-480SAT Panadapter Setup

    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...
  • Using the WSPRlite to test the mobile antenna

    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...
  • Winter Field Day is getting closer!

    Well, you certainly won’t feel it in Texas anyways… Winter that is. 😛 I was wearing shorts & sandals about a week ago, the weather here is so up and down, I do miss having seasons as I’ve experienced elsewhere! Winter Field Day is just around the corner, and...
  • Winter Field Day (2017) Prep

    Field day is probably one of my favorite events in ham radio. It’s the day when hams from all walks of life get together for a common goal – to contact as many stations as possible within a given time period! (that & have as much fun as possible...
  • Making the difficult switch to a different logging program!

    I swear… Logging will be the bane of my existence. I’ve bounced around trying programs here and there, including MacLoggerDX, N1MM, HRD, DXKeeper, and now my venture has led me to Log4OM. I’ve previously been using MacLoggerDX for all of my logging needs, but then I realized, that’s ALL...