Field Day 2014

This past weekend was the ARRL Field Day, and was my first time to attend one of these events. I just upgraded my license to General last November, so I never had much interest in HF before now. Lots of hams would cringe to hear me say that, but I always enjoyed the VHF/UHF operations […] Read more »

Radio Review: Wouxun KG-UV8D Dual Band HT

This review has been a long time coming, I wish I had posted it before now, but better late than never, I guess. When I first started this review, there was only 1 version of this radio out, but now there are two. All radios with firmware 1.02 (1.01 was the old number) include the […] Read more »

HamCom 2014, Day 1

I spent all day today at the HamCom 2014 convention in Plano, TX.  This is the biggest Hamfest of North Texas that happens once a year.  It draws people from all over the state, and even outside of the state.  I saw several vendors from states that surround Texas, as well as some of the big […] Read more »

HamCom 2014

Tomorrow is HamCom in DFW, the biggest Hamfest in North Texas, perhaps in the whole state.  It is all day Friday and Saturday, so I took Friday off of work to enjoy it both days. Be looking for some tweets from @DFWHamRadio with pics, etc.  Of course I will post a review here also, hopefully […] Read more »

Special invitation to operate W100AW/5

I received this in email this week…. Special invitation to operate W100AW/5As you know, the ARRL is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year along with the Dallas Amateur Radio Club which is also celebrating 100 years. To commemorate these celebrations, The ARRL will be operating as W100AW/5 (W100AW/5 is not a typo – it’s a […] Read more »

Happy June 2014

I’ve been somewhat out of pocket for the last couple of weeks due to having the Flu 2 weeks ago, and working lots of overtime last week.  Given these facts, my blogging has diminished a bit, but I haven’t gone anywhere.  I am planning to kickstart the blog and continue with it full time. I’ve […] Read more »