I found what I believe to be a great solution for a portable antenna mast that can be used for EmComm purposes, field day, or even a temporary antenna deployment at home. I picked up this combo from BJB Farms at a recent ham fest in Wichita. It’s made up with 48″ surplus military fiberglass […]
A disaster strikes and all your power goes out. If you are not prepared, this is a pretty scary situation. You’ll find that it is almost impossible to find out what is going on around you without a radio. Radio is still the only way that people can communicate in times of disaster. However, if […]
This past summer (2018) I had the opportunity to accompany my brother John on a trip to Barbados for a month. He does house/pet sitting for people through an organization called TrustedHouseSitters. We stayed in a private residence in Holetown taking care of two Jack Russell Terriers (Millie and Sara) for all but the first […]
In one of the most popular events for ham radio operators, each year in June hams from across America set up temporary stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio to the public and refine their skills in the ham radio science. While some treat it as a contest, others use it as an opportunity […]
Anybody living in Kansas knows that with all the May flowers comes an increased chance for severe weather. Large hail, damaging winds, and an occasional tornado can be pretty common. As I’m writing this, tornado warnings are being posted across western Kansas as thunderstorms fire up in the afternoon. All this weather is headed in […]
Emergency or back-up power for my radio and other gear is an oft overlooked preparation step. I was happy to find the below video in my quest for information about emergency power systems. OH8STN of SurvivalTech Nord has many other valuable videos of interest to the ham radio prepper.