So you got your Ham Radio License, now what?

After taking your test to obtain the Technician Class Ham Radio license, it will take few days for your information to reach the FCC database, and for your callsign to be granted. You can check the status of this at the FCC Universal Licensing System Database. This is a newer feature that enables you to […] Read more »

Turn Your Smartphone into a 2-way Radio

This is one of those things that I have thought about before, but wondered if it would ever actually happen.  About 10 years ago, I thought of an idea for Icom of Kenwood – make a HT radio that ran a Smartphone OS.  Perhaps like Android today, since it is open source.  Well, BriCom didn’t […] Read more »

Cowtown Hamfest 2014 Review

This weekend was the Cowtown Hamfest at the Lockheed Martin facility in Ft Worth, TX.  It will be the last time this hamfest is held at this facility because Lockheed is no longer allowing the ham club at this location.  At least that is what I heard over the air, I don’t have any specifics […] Read more »