UHF

  • Motorola Public Service Speaker works great for a VHF/UHF radio!

    I’ve tried more little communication speakers over the years than I can count! I’m sure you have too, but I think I just found a gem of a comms speaker! A friend of mine, Jon-N5CFB, asked if I’d be interested in trying one of these small PA type speakers made...
  • Using a GPS Repeater Antenna with the Yaesu FTM400DR

    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...
  • High Altitude Balloon Tracking

    This weekend I had the chance to checkout a high altitude balloon launch after noticing the following post over on the Reddit Amateur Radio Group: “The Baylor Amateur Radio club has been working with Josh Ward, a Baylor Staff member and balloon enthusiast, to develop a payload for a...
  • 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...
  • Having fun with Yaesu FTM-400DR

    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...