Having been part of the Ohio Section alpha test of ARESConnect, I have come up with a list of requests for those that have decision-making power over ARESConnect to consider. I have made these suggestion to the leadership in the Ohio Section and they appear to be uninterested in hearing feedback, so instead I am […]
If you’re into DMR as I am, chances are you’ve purchased some kind of hotspot. I purchased a JumboSpot from Amazon, and had lots of trouble with it. The fine people in the JumboSpot group on Facebook advised me that I have an older revision of the board (version 1.2), and that version is known […]
As we welcome new people into the hobby, the first obvious question that’s asked is “what radio should I buy?” In this article, we will cover VHF and UHF for new technicians who want to use repeaters.
Recently, I have heard people in the amateur radio community – especially in emergency communications circles – discussing the idea of using channel names or designators instead of frequency.
A very popular communications forum had a great article on optimizing the audio settings for your Astro25 radios. That forum is no longer running, so I thought I would take the opportunity to document the settings here. All AGC is enabled. AGC Output is -3, total is 12. Noise suppression enabled. Attenuation level: Advanced. Of course, […]
Whenever my article about Baofeng radio non-compliance is shared, I usually see a number of comments on it, and it usually starts quite an argument! I would like to try to clarify some of the misunderstandings people have. Update, September 28, 2018: I have added a few additional questions and answers.