Upcoming Technician Classes for New Hams

Ever since I announced the opening of my store a few weeks ago, I have had many inquiries from people wanting to obtain their Ham Radio license.  In response to these questions, I contacted several clubs and instructors, asking them when their next classes were.  So far I have only found one in Tarrant County, […] Read more »

220MHz Net in Ft Worth

A few weeks ago I learned about a new Net on Friday nights on the 1.25-meter band.  The purpose of this Net is to get people interested in 1.25-meters (220MHz) and to keep the band alive. Last night I checked into this Net for the 2nd time.  Friday nights are somewhat difficult for me due […] Read more »

Happy 4th of July!

    Happy July 4th from Grapevine Ham Radio!  We hope you have a great holiday weekend this year. Thanks to all of you who served in our Armed Forces.  We appreciate your sacrifice and service to this country. Head over to Grapevine Amateur Radio and get a $25 discount on the Wouxun KG-UV8D HT […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

Updated 33cm Repeater List in DFW

A while back I posted about the 8  – 900MHz repeaters in this area, and since then some more have some online, so I wanted to post an updated post with the complete list of 33cm repeaters for Dallas/Ft.Worth.  This list will change in time, as new repeaters come online.  I am told there is […] Read more »

New 900MHz Repeater in McKinney TX

Repost from the AR900mhz Yahoo Group, concerning the 900MHz repeater in McKinney, TX: As of today a new repeater on 927.1625, DPL 432 is alive and well. It is located in McKinney, antenna at 800 feet AGL. After a few days of testing it will be linked full time to the Dallas machine on 927.0625.  This repeater is part of […] Read more »