My Yaesu FTM-400DR has had a difficult time ascertaining a GPS lock inside of my vehicle. Some others have also complained of this, but when my radio is in my 2nd story shack @ home, or if its out in the open during field day, it picks up a signal relatively fast...
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    I just got word that Radio Australia & ABC Shortwave are both shutting down. Just as I was preparing to write this blog post. It made me think twice about the future of ‘amateur’ radio. But then I realized, that ‘amateur’ radio & shortwave broadcasters are two different animals in...
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    Since the acquiring of my Flex 3000, (which i’m still learning how to master BTW), a radio which is just about capable of the same things my 590SG is capable of, albeit some different filters and such, I started to get the itch for mobile HF! After many hours...
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    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...
  • Running a 2 meter Net Control

    Brandon (KG5CDP) was kind enough to allow me to be net control for our local VHF club here in Austin, TX. I jumped on the chance so I can get some practice in last night, and thought it might be cool to record the net too in the process...
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    So I decided to throw the discone antenna back up this time in the attic, I suspended it from the rafters until I can get my j pole up. There was a minor geomagnetic storm this morning, and apparently VHF was even affected:   Really enjoying the FTM-400DR, love...

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