Hamshack Upgrades

Introduction My shack has been constantly evolving since I got into ham radio. It originally started as a radio on a deck with coax passing through a laundry room window. It then changed to a radio sitting next to my computer. The coax was still going through the same window. Now, I have a deskContinue reading “Hamshack Upgrades”

Something New Learned About Pi-Star Hotspots

Quick One This post will be quick. I just wanted to highlight something new that I just learned about Pi-Star hotspots. This is specific for those running the Pi-Star software. I was trying to show my wife digital voice radio using Yaesu System Fusion. I set the Pi-Star to the Parrot, which is a privateContinue reading “Something New Learned About Pi-Star Hotspots”

How to make an easy contact (Part 2)

Introduction This post is a follow up to Part 1. The purpose of Part 2 is to expand a little further out, including features not common on basic, entry level HTs. This part assumes you have DTMF and some sort of digital mode. Internet Radio Linking Project… part 2 Previously, I discussed how you couldContinue reading “How to make an easy contact (Part 2)”

Best Amateur Practice and Hotspots

Pi-Star hotspots are becoming more common place with the lowering price of digital radios. They provide a great convenience to ham radio operators as they allow for 1) access to a mode that may not be available in a given area, 2) give freedom in for individual operators to access various digital talk rooms withoutContinue reading “Best Amateur Practice and Hotspots”