Skywarn Spotter Training … Completed

  I’ve always loved storms, from as far back as I can remember so I finally decided that I should take the Skywarn Spotter Training class. I decided to take the class because I would like to be helpful.  I figured if I am going to be out in the weather anyway, the least I… Read More »

The Tower … or … Where to put my antenna

So it started out simple enough… Bought a ham radio and needed a place to put an antenna.  Should be a fairly simple day on the roof right? WRONG! *** A note before starting: This is a long read *** So let’s back up a month or so… I bought a radio (two actually) on… Read More »

Homebrew USB to 6 Pin Din Cable

I’m a “tech” guy and one of the fears I had about buying a radio from the late 80’s to early 90’s was that I would not be able to connect it to the computer.  Before buying my Kenwood TS-440SAT I did some research and found out that by installing an IC-10 Kit, which consists of… Read More »

Finally got my ticket!

It was finally time I got off my butt and took the test to get my ticket.  I’ve been wanting to get my amateur radio operators license since I was about 13 or 14 years old, I decided I might as well grab the No Nonsense Study Guides from KB6NU and go for it. Using… Read More »