If you’re new to the Yaesu FT-891, you may find some things a bit odd, or difficult to use. If you’re a new ham on top of that, it can be quite frustrating. Here, I will attempt to capture some of the points of the FT-891 that are often missed or overlooked by the operator, […]
The club now has a kit for members to borrow to facilitate making contacts via satellite! The kit was created from a donation from Carlos, N4OTX of two HTs, Arrow Antenna, cables, and manual. The kit is now packaged up with a few other items making it useful for fox-hunts as well, and is available […]
On October 8th, 2022, it was a clear morning with a feeling of fall in the air. Having filled our bellies with food from the Country Kitchen, we turned our attention to the task at hand… finding that old elusive foxes! Earlier that morning, K4HZ and W4XXV hid the two transmitters within the confines of […]
Recently I had the need to test a handful of through hole resistors. I’ve had this need before when going through drawers of discarded components as well. Being colorblind, it’s not even helpful for me to memorize the color code, so I have to measure them. I’m all about simplification, so simplifying the setup, handling, […]
I bought this 10’x10′ Cover Pro Shed at Harbor Freight to use at Audie Murphy Special Event. The canopy went together fairly easy. It took Mike and me about an hour but could be done quicker now that we have experience. It seems sturdy enough.I like having the four walls in case of bad weather. […]
Power distribution for DC in the ham shack is something that doesn’t seem like a big deal until you need to power more than just the transceiver. I remember the day that I decided to pony up the funds and purchase the tools needed to powerpole the shack. At the time it seemed like a […]
Our very own Steve, WD4JIX gives us a look at his new build of the Cushcraft A6270-13S. This is a 13 element yagi that works on 6m, 2m, and 70cm. Other reviews can be found on eHam. Manufacturer website is here. If you would like more detailed information, the manual download is here in PDF.