How to make an easy contact (Part 1)

Introduction There are many new amateur radio operators that are or were in the same boat as me. How do you make easy contacts? Talking to many of the experienced operators, easy contacts are not true contacts as they don’t take effort to copy messages or hunt for the stations. This is another form ofContinue reading “How to make an easy contact (Part 1)”

Thoughts on Common Sense Radio Manufacturing

Background I recently installed a Yaesu FTM-100DR in my wife’s car and an FTM-400XDR in my car. Both of these radios are good quality, but they could have been excellent given some common sense decisions from Yaesu. Although it may seem like I’m hard on Yaesu, it is simply because I own all Yaesu radios.Continue reading “Thoughts on Common Sense Radio Manufacturing”