Episode 188: Buddipole Powermini Solar Charge Controller

For Winter Field Day in 2019, we traveled to my hunting lease in Montague County, TX and operated under the callsign of KN5TR. During this time, I was able to setup and operate this Buddipole Powermini Solar Controller, along with a Buddipole Deluxe Antenna Kit and a 30′ Mastwerks tripod. These WFD videos demonstrate usage of these items. #buddipole #hamradio2dot0 Be sure to subscribe for more Ham Radio video: https://goo.gl/6hjh2J If you want to support me, follow my Patreon link: https://goo.gl/FkESU6 Follow me on:

Episode 187: Beyond Line-of-Sight Digital Communications with the LoRa Spread-Spectrum Waveform

The next forum at the 2018 TAPR Digital Communications conference is presented to us by Dan Fay, KG5VBY, and is titled Beyond Line-of-Sight Digital Communications with the LoRa Spread-Spectrum Waveform.

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Episode 186: FT8 Actual Usage in the USA and Japan from TAPR DCC 2018 | TAPR DCC 2018

From the TAPR Digital Communications Conference of 2018, Masa Maeda, JR1AQN presents to us about FT8, the newest digital HF mode. FT8 history and usage in the USA and in Japan is discussed. If you are interested in digital HF modes, this is a good topic to watch.

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Episode 185: TYT MD-UV380 Firmware Updates for 2019

Since the new FCC rules are out for locking down radios from China, to prevent them from transmitting outside of the Amateur Radio bands, TYT has made some updates to the 18.03 firmware. Take a look at this video to see how to “unlock” your TYT MD-UV380 or MD-UV390 radio with this firmware.

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Episode 184: Operating KA6LMS from the Last Man Standing Studio

In January of 2019 I had the prviledge to travel to the set of Last Man Standing, the hit TV series on the Fox Network, where Mike Baxter, a rugged outdoorsman, played by Tim Allen, runs a store called Outdoorman, which includes his Icom IC-7610 base station and various Ham Radio gear. On the show, Mike Baxter has the callsign of KA0XTT, but in the real world, several of the LMS staff members have their Ham Licenses, and have formed a club under the callsign of KA6LMS. Several operators before me came to work the HF bands from the studio set on the gear seen in the show, but actually connected to a fan dipole with multiband operation abilities. This was a fun episode and I am glad I got to do it. We were even able to see a live filming

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Episode 183: The Very Large Array and RFI Mitigation, TAPR DCC 2018

The Very Large Array and RFI Mitigation from the TAPR Digital Communications Conference of 2018 in Albuquerque, NM.

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