Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Quartz Crystal Movie

Great documentary on how they did it back in WWII.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Programming the Leixen VV-898 with CHIRP

Thanks to Steve Spence for this informative video.

Very good explanation on how to program the Leixen VV-898 mobile radio in that is installed in your vehicle.

It is a little blurry at points but very informative.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

QYT KT8900 20/25 watt mobile review by AF5DN

Thanks to AF5DN,  DAVID L SAVIDGE of Fort Worth, TX for a great review.

Leixen VV-898 Review by G7OEA

Thank you Phil Foulkes of Liverpool England for this great review.

This Leixen radio looks like a hot little low power mobile:

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ham Nation 153: Field Day Preparations

Last year's Ham Nation episode on 

Field Day Preparations

Field Day 2015

It is that time of the year again. 

Ham Radio Operators gather around local parks and beaches and try to make contact with other Hams in the U.S.

The AARL has all the details posted at:

Monday, June 1, 2015

How to Tune a 10 Meter Antenna

Randy - K7AGE continues with his 10 Meter Antenna project.

Tuning made simple:

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New Version of Chirp - is anybody else having problems?

Two friends of mine got new Baofeng radios, went to the Chirp site and downloaded the latest version of Chirp.  Both users had previous versions of Chirp and when they tried to read their radios the software could not read their radios.

They contacted me and I suggested trying an older version of the software, which worked.

We are putting this out to our extended Ham Radio Family to see if anyone had been able to get latest Chirp version in the daily builds to work.  


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rookie Roundup

From my friend, Devon Day, KF6KEE:

Dear Very Important Ham Radio Operators,

My two amateur radio teams from Wilson and McBride High Schools will be participating in their very first ARRL Rookie Roundup contest on Sunday April 19th from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time.

Enduf Buckley, KG6FLY is the event chairman.  We have adult advisors posted at each band station from our adult amateur radio club here in Long Beach, ARALB.

We will be using the McBride Club Call Sign K6MHS but each operator will also use their individual call sign.  Just listen for "CQ Rookie Roundup" and come back to give these kids an exciting day.

Please forward this to a few of your favorite hams and send it out to your local club.  I dream that this flier could reach 1000s of radio operators by the time the contest takes place on the 19th.

Thank you for your support of amateur radio in the schools.

Devon Day, KF6KEE

This flier was approved for distribution by
Matt Wilhelm, W1MSW
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ham Radio Class Announcement: Southern California

Date: Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015
Time: 0800 - 1700
Location: Cerritos Station Operations Center     MAP
                18135 Bloomfield Ave
                Cerritos, CA 90703

Call: 562 860-0044

Monday, February 16, 2015

Video from Quartzfest 2015

Get some licensed Hams out in the Arizona desert and what do you get?

Great informational video, thanks to K7AGE!!!