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”

Antenna Comparison Test

Introduction Anyone that has seen this blog knows that I spend a fair amount of time on Reddit. It is a love/hate relationship. It is a great place for information but can also contain some of the dumbest people. I have this same love/hate relationship with r/AmateurRadio. Many of the posts are about new licenses,Continue reading “Antenna Comparison Test”

How to Make Contacts (Part 3)

Part 3 In this section, I will get into how to make contacts. This isn’t how to make easy contacts. If the last two guides were 1/5 or 2/5, this will be 2/5 and 3/5. This will require some specialized equipment that isn’t apart of a “beginner” amateur radio kit. You may need a specializedContinue reading “How to Make Contacts (Part 3)”

My Dislike of Baofeng Radios

Background Like many operators, I got my start into amateur radio with a Baofeng. It was a low cost radio on Amazon. The appeal was the price. It had almost no features. In retrospect, the best feature is the dual VFOs, which a surprising amount of radios do not do. I was a broke collegeContinue reading “My Dislike of Baofeng Radios”