APRS Location Tracking On The Cheap!

  Probably about 6 – 7 years ago or so I was informed by the “EC” (Emergency Coordinator) for Outagamie County WI ARES / RACES that the National Weather Service was interested in the idea of using ham radio based trackers for severe storm spotting purposes.  Stan explained what it … Continue reading

Working The U.P. Net (Upper Peninsula of Michigan)

In church we are counseled that God sometimes works in mysterious ways.  I’ve heard this termed as using tough times to harden us for good use later, a silver lining, etc..  Discovering and working the U.P. Net on 75 meters was one such instance of a wonderful thing happening in … Continue reading

Probably The Best Method For Breaking A Pile-up

In the world of HF amateur radio some bands are “rag chew” bands – a small group of hams get together on the air for a long chat.  Think of a coffee clutch.  On other bands things are more rapid fire.  Sometimes it is because the calling station is from … Continue reading

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