Review of the Baofeng UV-82

I recently picked up one of these radios from Amazon.  This is actually the first Baofeng radio I have owned; I never bought the infamous UV-5R, although I have tested one for evaluation. Most of the people I know who have a Baofeng have the UV-5R.  At the time of this post, the BaoFeng UV-5R […] Read more »

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Grapevine Amateur Radio! This year I started this blog and it seems to be going very strong.  I’ve enjoyed talking to many of you from comments on some posts or in email.  Thanks for watching and reading and I hope to see you all again soon. Just recently I had my first […] Read more »

Logbook of the World

A couple of days ago I setup Logbook of the World on my laptop.  It is somewhat of an involved process to get this going – first you have to sign up at this link with your callsign information and wait for a postcard to be mailed to you.  It took about a week for […] Read more »

Saturday Group at the Hurst EOC

Every Saturday morning from 9am until around Noon, the Hurst Amateur Radio Club meets for tech-talk and all-around live ragchew at the Hurst EOC, which is located at Hurst Fire Station#2 on Pipeline road.  This is a fun time to get together and talk shop on anything related to Amateur Radio. Usually there isn’t a […] Read more »

HSMM-Mesh changing names

I received this email update from a fellow ham.  Thanks to Craig, N5LNX, for pointing this group out to me.  You can sign up for the Yahoo group at This Link This isn’t new information, as it was posted in March of 2013, but I am new to this area of Ham Radio, so I […] Read more »

Mobile Station Upgrade

I’ve been running a dual-band setup in my truck for several months, but I have been wanting to upgrade it and add to it.  My radio is actually a quad-band Yaesu FT-8900 but I only use the 2m/70cm bands on this radio because I don’t have the 10m or 6m antenna on my truck.   […] Read more »