Amateur Radio Operator

08 May 2021


288 words, ~1 min read

Recently there was a message in the Winona ARC mailing from Ben that he had some kits (PCB + parts) available for tinkering. I've been experimenting with APRS so why not?
12 Aug 2020

From Technician to General

214 words, ~0 min read

After passing my Technician exam, I enjoyed messing with VHF/UHF for a bit, until the 2020 ARRL Field Day. My local club, the Winona ARC, hosted our local event and I was addicted to HF.
28 Jun 2020

Skywarn June 28, 2020

135 words, ~0 min read

Today Skywarn was asked to deploy in Winona County in Minnesota due to a super cell that had potential for bad weather (Tornado Watch was in effect).
26 May 2020

Baofeng UV-5R EX

404 words, ~1 min read

I purchased this handheld to have an inexpensive handheld while I was at home or out and about. For the money, the unit is okay. Can't expect a $30 unit to perform like a $300 unit.
19 May 2020

Yaesu FTM-7250DR

278 words, ~1 min read

The day I passed my Technician exam, I purchased a Yaesu FTM-7250DR to use in my car, along with a Diamond MR77 antenna.