Cheap, homebrew,, HF, QRP,  ham radio antenna first test - Success

Cheap, homebrew,, HF, QRP, ham radio antenna first test – Success

I made a NorCal doublet HF antenna from scrap computer cable using this plan: I set it up in a park with my Xeigu X-5105 radio and made some contacts.

Sending SMS text message with ham radio

Sending SMS text message with ham radio

I use my Kenwood TH-D74 handheld and APRS to send a SMS text message. Yes, I know my radio was tuned to 144.400 instead of 144.390 for many shots. I did not want the radio beeping or lighting up. See…

Top 7 accessories for Baofeng UV-5r ham radio

Top 7 accessories for Baofeng UV-5r ham radio

I countdown the top 7 accessories for the Baofeng UV-5r handheld ham radio, then I have a conversation with another ham radio operator using a local repeater. Links: Baofeng UV-5R: SMA-F to BNC-F adapter: APRS cable: Diamond dual band antenna:…

Portable HF radio station in a backpack

Portable HF radio station in a backpack

Operating QRP portable with Xeigu X-5105 and Chameleon mag loop antenna from Providence Park in North Georgia. Product links: Xeigu X-5105: Cha F Loop: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Sending and receiving images with Baofeng UV-5r and Kenwood TH-D74a

Sending and receiving images with Baofeng UV-5r and Kenwood TH-D74a

SSTV or slow scan television is a method hams use to send images over the air. I demonstrate sending an image over VHF using a Baofeng UV-5r and Kenwood TH-D74. Product links: Baofeng UV-5R: Kenwood TH-D74A: Diamond SRJ77CA antenna: SMA…

ham sats in action

ham sats in action

See various radios, antennas and setups used to work ham radio satellites. Learn about cube sats, and the repeaters they carry. Watch members of North Fulton Amateur Radio League receive and transmit signals to satellites. Learn how amateurs use satellites…

Baofeng UV-5R ham radio, talking from Atlanta to Seattle

Baofeng UV-5R ham radio, talking from Atlanta to Seattle

I use my Baofeng UV-5R handheld ham radio to make a 2100 mile contact. I make contacts from Georgia to California, Washington and Arizona. Learn how Echolink works and why Baofengs cause controversy. Product links: Baofeng UV-5R: As an Amazon…