Relocating Ham Radio

So...hypothetically...let's say I was a ham radio operator looking to move. Let's say that, although it's not a requirement per se, I would like to, possibly, find a new home that already has a nice tower installed so that I don't have to front that expense myself. Considering this completely "hypothetical" situation, how would I, … Continue reading Relocating Ham Radio

2011 Toyota Tacoma Ham Radio Installation

Well, the project is done and I think it turned out pretty well.  I wasn't able to take any "in process" photos but I did take a series of pictures after completion and I've posted them on Picasa at the link below. Installation Photos I was able to complete the install without doing any "permanent" … Continue reading 2011 Toyota Tacoma Ham Radio Installation

New truck…let’s take it apart and add some radio equipment…

This past week I purchased a brand new 2011 Toyota Tacoma.  It's always nice to purchase a new vehicle, but as a Ham Radio operator it creates a lot of work.  I removed all the radio equipment I had in my 2002 Tundra a few days ago and this evening I began the project of … Continue reading New truck…let’s take it apart and add some radio equipment…

Close your eyes and use your imagination…

I've been a fan of radio shows for years, dating back to when I was introduced to them by a friend in high school. If I remember correctly, Sean introduced me to "The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy" first, then series like "Now Nordine", "The Cabinet of Doctor Fritz", and "A Prairie Home Companion." It … Continue reading Close your eyes and use your imagination…

Satellite Antenna Controllers

(List compiled by Bill Sinbine, N4XEO, on AMSAT-BB mailing list.) A Practical Rotator System (APRS) by WB4APR Amsat-Drive V.2 Interface Antenna Tracking Interface by AH6LE AutoTracker™ Satellite Tracking and Tuning Controller Cheap Rotor Interface by WB4APR Control Your Antennas with TV Rotor Jacks by F1TE CX6DD Yaesu Rotor Controller Egis Antenna Rotor FodTrack HaSI HalloSat … Continue reading Satellite Antenna Controllers

Satellite Terminology

Here's some basic information to get you started with satellite operations...with my thanks to the many different sources from which it has been gathered around the Internet including AMSAT and Stephen Holmstead, N7TQL, for use of the information contained in the HAM Satellite FAQ. Definitions AMSAT - It is a registered trademark of the Radio … Continue reading Satellite Terminology