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 [...]
This week I reported on Amateur Radio Newsline and my report was the lead story. Clink on the audio below. It’s not like “being on the air” but I enjoy recording these stories for Bill Pasternak – WA6ITF who is the president, Co-Founder of ARN. If you would like to hear the full Amateur Radio [...]
Using my new Yaesu FT-60 this week has been fun. Relearning things about how radios actually work. Yesterday, while talking on the Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club’s UHF repeater from our front year was reminded that moving as little as 12 inches could make all the difference. I just changed the direction of how I was [...]
The name of my blog is Amateur Radio Dreaming. Here’s what I’m dreaming about today. ICOM IC-7100 But first, some hearing aids.
I’m having fun with my new FT-60R/E . The more I “play” with it the more I learn about what I need to do. Last night a local club had an on the air meeting and I was listening and figured out that there is one problem. ME. The radio is hearing the output of [...]
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, [...]
I have attempted twice to add a VHF/UHF handheld and each time the unit I purchase would not program. I have to be honest, it’s most likely me, and the computer I have. I have been able in both cases to sell the radios for what I paid for them. And in both cases, the [...]
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 [...]
Filed another report this week for Amateur Radio Newsline, this time about a CB Station up in Alaska.