February2018

  • Hill Country State Natural Area SOTA/POTA Results

    The weather turned out to be a perfect 75 degrees today here in Central Texas. The skies were overcast, which concerned me because the forecast calls for some wicked weather this week. My operating position today was on a 610m (about 2k feet) summit located nearest to the edge...
  • Hill Country State Natural Area POTA/SOTA Activation 02/19/2018

    Follow me on APRS @ K5ACL-9 Remember when you were a kid, and you used to spin the globe & wherever your finger landed was where you were going to live or travel one day? Well I sorta did that for this upcoming activation, lol. Only using Google Maps...
  • Get cleaner transmit audio from your KX3/KX2 headset

    I read about this over on the KX3 email reflector the other day, on connecting your KX3 to a headset like the Yamaha CM500’s which are what I use with the KX3. Initially I had been using this headset without the adapter pictured below and had good audio reports,...
  • K5ACL going live tonight 7pm (CST) from the Home QTH!

    I wanted to give the YouTube live stream a try with SignalSearch. Apparently live stream is supposed to be a really great way to interact with and get feedback from your audience. No scripts, no editing, just talking & interacting in the raw with the folks who keep the...
  • Activating Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge with N6MMA!

    Heading out this weekend to activate Balcones Canyonlands NWR for the WWFF/POTA programs with Mr. Randy Van Vliet, N6MMA – a long time friend whom I’ve been chatting with online for some time. Randy was the one who introduced me to the ‘Vertzilla’ antenna originally & convinced me that...