Really good introduction to the history of amateur radio digital modes by Dave Casler, KE0OG.
Soldering iron calling your name? Here’s an excellent YouTube series from Chuck Adams, K7QO that shows you step-by-step how to construct and test the “Universal HF Receiver Kit” from kitsandparts.com. http://www.kitsandparts.com/receiver.php These videos go through each set of components, showing you how to build the kit in steps, and how to test each step along the way. […]
I’ve recently bit the bullet, and decided to try out digital radio, more specifically, DMR. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that it’s really frustrating and confusing in the beginning, much like those 3D prints they used to sell at the mall back in the 90s. You remember? It’s the ones that you had […]
What is Digital Mobile Radio (DMR)? It’s an open digital radio standard that can be used by amateur radio operators to use digital infrastructure such as the Internet to provide communication. Want to know more? Here are some resources to help you along your learning journey! Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_mobile_radio The best podcasts on the subject to […]
If you’re like me, you like to save some money. One place that I like to save is by constructing my own antennas. When I was looking to set up my base station at home, I looked through all kinds of designs, and ended on this one, the Dual Band J-Pole. Inspiration actually came in […]
Here we go… I’m new to kit building, and pretty open to expanding and testing my skills. In looking through stories of others building kits, I became extremely intimidated by the horrible stories of seasoned builders would absolutely never tackle kits including toroids that must be wound by hand. Seemed that kit designers were somehow […]