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 [...]
All one had to do last night in Scottsdale was show up, no radio required and you got your pick of Candy including Creepy Eye Balls.
The city of Scottsdale Arizona has completed it’s new EOC, the next step is to add Amateur Radio. List of Amateur Gear: Yaesu FT-897 Transceiver – $979.95 Astron RS-50M Supply With Meter – $299.95 Diamond X510HDN Antenna – $199.95 Times Microwave LMR-600 Ultraflex Coax Cable – 75ft @ $3.99/Ft – $299.25 Heil Proset-4 Pro Set [...]
After trying two other HTs, I have been able with the help of Gary, N7GJ, the manager of the HRO here in the metro Phoenix area get a radio that I can program. It’s a Yaesu FT-60R/E and you can see it in my shack in the picture below. I know it’s hitting 3 repeaters, [...]
In my report in Amateur Radio Newsline this week, more technical help for the FCC was the subject. (Click above and take a listen, it’s toward the end.)
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 [...]
After a meeting in the parking lot of WalMart here in Scottsdale, the Baofeng UV-5R has found a new home. With cash in my pocket, I didn’t once look back or even wave good bye.
Usually we go to Church Sunday morning but today We stayed home. So far I have spent the day working on projects (nothing to do with Ham Radio) that should have been done earlier in the week. This week however has not been a quiet week. Gone from the house all day Tuesday. Much the [...]
Earlier in January I sent a letter to the Scottsdale Arizona Fire Chef asking as an individual with a wife who is disabled, what provisions had been made if the Power goes out, the land line phone system was down and the cellular phone system was overloaded with governmental communications or down itself. John Moede, [...]
Received a visit from the Emergency Management Coordinator of the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. Details upcoming.