This is part 2 of our how to guide, if you have a specific subject in amateur radio, we will post it here as a video as most really enjoy...
What can we learn about the Inverted Vee HF single-band antenna from the EZNEC+ model? Lots of things, having to do with height above ground, the amount of spreading, and using a metal pole as a mast.
Is your Ham Radio HT rubber ducky letting you down? Do you want to transmit a stronger signal to the repeaters? If so, I'll show you how to build a two meter quarter wave ground plane antenna. It is simple, low cost and quick to build. Give it a try, build one.
In this video I detail construction of a classic DIY antenna using 5' of 450 ohm window line (ladder line), 10' of RG58 coax w/bnc, a leatherman tool, duct tape, and a soldering iron w/flux and solder). Antenna is a 1/2 wave vertically polarized end fed design with a 1/4 wave matching section. Have fun !
A very good starter radio the Yaesu FT-70D , or for a veteran Ham Operator, Check your dealer for price as they are lower ! Analog /Digital Fusion !!
Basic information on how to use Wires X with the FT-70DR. Very easy !!!!
Do you like the idea of digital radio? Ever thought about trying out Fusion by Yaesu, but don't want to spend a ton of money trying it? If so then this video is for you! In this video I will do a quick overview and show you how to program the Yaesu FTM-7250DR Dual Band 144/430 MHz Digital Mobile Transceiver.
The Midland MXT115 is a repeater cable GMRS radio. But how do you set it up for repeaters ...Follow this as the book does not tell you this !!
Full 15W Radio + External Magnetic Mount Antenna for extended range
8 repeater channels for increased communication range
15 high power GMRS channels
142 privacy codes
NOAA Weather Radio
Compatible with all Midland FRS/GMRS radios, 5" x 5.25" x 1"