Wouxun: Main Trading Company Comments

In response to my post from the other day about all the Wouxun hub-bub, here are some comments from one of my favorite retailers, Main Trading Company.  MTC is right outside of the DFW metroplex; I have been in there store only once, but have seen them at several Hamfests.  Richard is a great guy […] Read more »

Expansion of the 33cm Ham Band in DFW

There’s been talk about 900MHz quite a bit lately, from hams talking on the 2m and 70cm repeaters, and others talking on DMR. Denton, TX has the only official (so I am told) 900MHz DMR repeater in the nation. With the flood of 900MHz radios hitting the used market lately, the 33cm band is becoming […] Read more »

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year to everyone for 2014. Thanks to everyone who has began reading this blog lately.  I just started it a few months ago, and it seems that it is doing quite well.  I’ve mentioned it on the air a few times, and people sometimes ask me about it, so I direct them here. […] 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 »

FCC Technician Amateur Radio Licensing Class

This class will take place over two Saturdays, February 1st and February 8th 2014. There will be a VE testing session following the last class. There is no cost to attend the class itself. We will be using the 2010-2014 Technician Class study manual by Gordon West. The manual is highly recommended and can be […] Read more »

Ham Radio for Beginners, part 3

How Do I get an Ham Radio License? The short answer:  Pass a 35-question test with a 74% or higher grade (26 questions) Details: Most Ham Radio Clubs will give you a test to get a license.  If you aren’t aware of a club near you, just Google your city name followed by the terms “Amateur […] Read more »