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TYT MD-9600 Mobile DMR

I finally got my TYT MD-9600 dual-band mobile installed in my F-150. I mounted it to the plastic plate in the middle of the dash (photos to come later...). The Pros: Mobile DMR! Plenty of power The Cons (or maybe just bugs for now...) Side B … [Read More...]

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APRS: Quick and Dirty

I've heard several hams ask recently what is the best/quickest/cheapest way to get started with APRS.  I'll try to answer that here.  I didn't have much help in this and had to sort it out myself, so maybe there are better ways, but this is what worked for … [Read More...]

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2014 Ford F-150 Mobile Install

Well, my truck is now back from the shop (don't ask), so today I finally got around to doing my mobile install.  For this install, I'm only going to have 2m/70cm - no HF.  I decided to put in my Kenwood TM-V71A.  While I really like having this in the house as … [Read More...]

ARES Go-Kit & Batteries

I've been thinking for a while now how I can best leverage Amateur Radio as a technology and a skill set to assist in various emergency and disaster relief services that I participate in.  To that end, I would really like to build a "Go Kit" or "Go Bag" that … [Read More...]

New Truck

Well, it's been a while.  I know and I'm sorry. :)  October brought my new baby boy, followed by travel to Spain and Sweden for work, then the holidays.  But now is 2015.  New year, new beginnings, right? In December I bought (well, leased actually) a new … [Read More...]