Year: 2016

#OptOutside – Getting Sun On My Radio

I decided to avoid Black Friday and get away from stores, but not site at home watching TV either. I packed up my Elecraft KX3 and headed for a local park.

Regional Talkgroups for BrandMester

The BrandMeister team has introduced a set of regional talkgroups. This are similar to the ones we had on C-Bridge. BrandMeister has added the following US Regional Talk Groups:

Ham Radio / Programmer Friendly Fonts

For most people being able to see the difference between the capital letter “O” and a zero is a matter of context. You simply don’t see a letter in the middle of a phone number, or a number at the beginning of a word. This isn’t usually a problem on the computer either, the context […]

microSD Cards Are Small

microSD cards are really small.  To make matters worse, I have large fingers and I keep my fingernails short. Trying to get these out of some devices is difficult.  Sometimes just holding onto them is a challenge.

ATC Circuit Breakers

RIGrunners from West Mountain Radio are great.  I have several of them.  But, I also feel the need to carry a pouch of extra fuses. I have seen people plug their power source into the wrong end of their RIGrunner…you know the end with the 1 amp fuse, not the one labeled “DCIN” and has the […]