Wondering this morning what I can do as a Ham today. My shack here in Scottsdale has a roof-top VHF/UHF antenna and I use my Yaesu FT-60 on it and can hit quite a few repeaters throughout the Valley of the Sun. I know of at least one net tonight, but it’s kinda late for […]
Last night I went out into the Hot Scottsdale Arizona Sun, on our drive way so that I could hit the repeater for the Sunday night net. The repeater is on White Tanks to the west of Phx and with my FT-60 I can hit it if I’m outside. Well, that wasn’t the case last […]
I told you that I have had the wire antenna put back in operation for 40, 20, and 10 meters. I have been calling CQ and all the meter readings are correct but so far not one contact. With that in mind, tonight at 8 PM I will tune to the frequency for a Thursday […]
Since my wire antenna blew down, I have not been on the air or even listening to HF. I have been listening to my VHF/UHF handheld and have had several conversations there. I have also added a couple of new frequencies and plan to add some more in the up coming weeks. Yes, I take […]
Here in Scottsdale Arizona we have had some windy and rainy weather the last few weeks Last Thursday however was clear and my wife and I took advantage of the nice weather to soak up some Arizona Sun. While sitting on our backyard patio we noticed that half of my wire HF antenna was no […]
Its a New Year and I need to get my VHF/UHF activity up and operating. The Yaesu FT-60 is a great radio and I’m amazed at what I can hear and operate using it as a Handheld. But I need to add an antenna to my house and maybe an amp to up the power. […]
While I have not blogged here on ARD this past week I am still here and still have spent time thinking and planning changes for my Ham Shack. One of my desires is to install an new antenna system that would open up additional bands. I also like the idea of keeping my shack as […]
When it comes to Antennas, where is the best location for safety?