• Kenwood TM-V71A DIY Extension Cable Kit

    I just did a quick search on the internet, and the cheapest I was able to find a Kenwood PG-5F extension cable kit was $64.95…. Which by the way would come with an extra power cord, I wouldn’t even need. Wait, what? $65 dollars for some short lengths of...
  • SDRConsole v3 Latest Release w/ SDRPlay RSP

    Simon Brown just released a new version of SDRConsole v3 on 10/18/2016. I’ve experimented with v2 occasionally, mainly due to the availability of the SDR remote server that it provides, hoping that functionality comes with v3 soon, the v2 remote console is very dated, and could use a resolution...
  • Building a Flagpole Antenna in an HOA

    Great article I wanted to reshare from DX Engineering & an article written by a ham from Florida who deals w/ an HOA situation! A very well built flagpole vertical. This has given me a lot of ideas to think about! I’ve always considered a flagpole vertical given my...
  • NVIS Antenna Testing (Video)

    NVIS – Near Vertical Incident Skywave. Also known as a ‘cloud-burner’ antenna, or what I call pretty much any HF antenna in a compromised position! NVIS! Specifically designed for local communications rather than long distance HF, these antennas direct most of your signal straight up. However, I’ve been known...
  • Yaesu FTM-400DR 1 Year Review (Video)

    Ok, just about a year anyways, last November I purchased this Yaesu FTM-400DR from Ham Radio Outlet, just referenced my receipts, after the $100 rebate, total cost was $430, so I think I was off a bit in the video! Definitely not a cheap dual band radio, but it...
  • Hamfest Goodies & updates from the QTH

    What an exciting turnout it was @ the Belton Hamfest this go around! Must’ve been the weather!  There must’ve been twice the amount of people as there was at the last one earlier this Spring! I attempted to sell some things at the tailgate sale for a couple hours...
  • Freeware SDR Software Poll Results

    Well, I let the Freeware SDR Software poll run for a month, and here are the results (thank you to all who participated), wondering what the ‘other’ option is that everyone is using…. feel free to chime in if there’s another SDR software out there that I should know...
  • Becoming an ARRL VE!

    Its official. I’ve joined the ranks of the elite… lol, no, Well maybe…  ha! I remember how excited I was to pass my test, and becoming a VE, you kinda get to share in that…. smiles… handshakes… pats on the back… pointers like “Welcome to a new addiction,” are...
  • HamEXPO! The Belton, TX Hamfest & updates from the ham shack!

    It’s that time of year again, twice a year, ham radio operators from around the state and beyond gather in Belton, TX for one of the states’ biggest hamfests. So if your in Central Texas this weekend, come on down! I’ll be there with a few friends, this time...