A short video of my solar charging setup using a 100W Renogy Solar Suitcase Panel with a West Mountain Epic PWRGate controller and a Bioenno LiFe battery for power.
The Jupiter Research Foundation has an amateur radio club. And, that club has recently launched the HF Voyager on a Pacific journey from Hawaii to California. Enclosed in a waterproof housing onboard the HF Voyager is a HF (high frequency) HAM radio (an Elecraft KX3 in fact).
This is a short guide on using an iphone/ipad App to discover ZUMSpots running Pi-Star on your local lan with this tool you can glean/discover the IP address along with the MAC address of your hotspot running pi-star
A very short slide-show overview of a ZUMspot with Pi-Star software/image running on a Raspberry Pi – An open-source multi-protocol UHF HAM Radio HotSpot. Protocol support for DMR, D-Star, System Fusion (YSF), P-25 and NXDN. Click below for slide-show.
First look and hardware install of the ICOM UT-137 Bluetooth unit for the D-Star ICOM ID-4100A Radio. This will allow the remote controlling of the ID-4100 from an iPhone/Android or PC using Bluetooth and associated client application.
Since the State of Texas requires front license plates like it or not I had to put one on.
The Elecraft KX2 is a marvelous tiny radio – I have done several upgrades to it including SideKX Panels and matching cover. The latest update is an upgrade to the plastic VFO knob. Below is a VFO knob kit I found on eBay for around $25 bux (free shipping) Complete with allen wrench for an easy install.
Received my Official ARRL 2016 NPOTA Chaser Award confirming 55 NPS units worked during the 2016 National Parks On The Air (NPOTA) event. See below for a few galleries of some of my activations – some of those activations I was able to chase other parks.