Episode 128: Orlando Hamcation 2018

The Orlando Hamcation of 2018 was a fantastic show.  I was happy to get out of Texas for a few days, where it was in the 30s and 40s for winter, and experience the 70-80 degree weather in Orlando.  Florida weather is sometimes unpredictable, but there was no rain during the show this year, which was great.

I got to catch up with Flex Radio, BridgeCom Systems, LNR Precision, Buddipole, Combitronics, The RFinder crew, the great folks from Hamvention (who allowed me to record their forum presentation again) and Gifts 4 Hams, one of my sponsors.  Also attending the show was MFJ, N3ZN Keys, and lots more.

I also got a chance to sit down with Gary Pearce from HamRadioNow and do a live interview, which is posted on his channel.  You can see that here.

I had a great time at this show and I am looking forward to attending again in the future.  This is a multi-part episode, so be sure and see all the videos below.



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Episode 127: TYT MD-9600 DMR Mobile Radio, Version 3

MD-9600 DMR Mobile Radio, Version 3

My first video about this radio was posted in July of 2017, and is still getting hits today.  It is one of the more popular videos on this series.

Version 3 of the MD-9600 Dual Band DMR Mobile radio from TYT has fixed most of the issues that were present in the first 2 versions. In this video I show you the radio menu, make a couple of QSOs, and record the first part of the Texas Statewide DMR Net on our local 3148 Talkgroup.



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Episode 126: DMR over MESH Forum from Cowtown Hamfest, 2018

From the Cowtown Hamfest, KD5RXT shows us how to connect DMR hotspots together over a MESH network, using either AREDN or BBHN.  AREDN is one of my show sponsors, and I am happy to support them.  This is a cool idea on how to setup an inter-op network to use DMR if you have to setup in an emergency situation or somewhere without internet.


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Episode 125: Cowtown Hamfest 2018

Cowtown Hamfest 2018

Once again it is time for the Cowtown Hamfest, hosted by the Cowtown Amateur Radio Club, K5COW. In this episode I interview some Hamfest folks, and 2 of the vendors at the show. This show was SOLD OUT!

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Episode 124: Interview with Flex Radio

Michael Walker, VA3MW, from Flex Radio talks to us about 4 new models of SDR HF Radios that are about to be released, and some cool new features they have.

The new Flex 6400 and 6600, along with the Maestro models, are discussed – as well as some cool remote control capabilities of the Flex Line.


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Episode 123: On The Road for Field Day 2017

This is a video I have had “in the pipe” for some time, from Field Day 2017. I thought it would be a good time to get it posted, since I have some new items I am working on, that aren’t quite ready yet.

I’m always happy about the feedback I get when doing these on-the-road videos.  I hope you enjoy another “Behind The Wheel” video.

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