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Solar Kit Installation For Portable Ham Station

As I write this I am boondocking in the Fort Pierre National Grasslands. I invested in a solar kit a month ago. The choices for me were limited due to cost, but it came down to Renogy or Eco-Worthy. I...

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Road to QuartzFest

Well I finally made it to QuartzFest in Quartzsite, Arizona. After 8 days on the road I arrived around noon and found thousands of campers here. Some for QuartzFest and many for other events in Quartzsite. At the welcome tent...

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QuartzFest 2020

I am on my way to QuartzFest. If you haven’t heard about it, QuartzFest is a week-long ham radio, camping, learning and living event near Quartzsite, AZ. It starts on 1-19-2020. This will be a fun and exciting event for...

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Best and Easiest PL-259 Coax Connector Ever

I started using this PL-259 coax connector and I have to put out a short video on it. I continue to use these today and I won’t go back to anything else. If you want something easy to install and...

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Icom 7610 Diversity Reception Tips and How To

Picking up where I left off last time I am using a receiving antenna connected to the RX input of the ICOM 7610. For diversity reception, technically I should be using a vertical antenna for the RX input, however I...