The limits of aluminum antenna tubing

Aluminum comes in varying grades and the Diamond Antenna CP22E demonstrates why not all aluminum is created equal.

Low profile 2m/440 mobile installation

Transceiver in sunglasses holder

Video showcases a nice, clean, professional installation of a 2m/440 transceiver into Hyundai sedan.

Runt radials

Antennas shipping with ineffective antenna decoupling are on the rise as manufacturers daringly advocate 1/12 wave radials work.

Diamond CP22E Antenna Review

Despite some antenna gain hype, the Diamond Antenna CP22E 2m base station antenna is a remarkable design achieving 5 dBi directivity in a slim low-profile design.

Decibel hell & the reign of antenna gain pain

A short history of antenna gain terminology and some guidance to muddle your way through some of the nefarious alternative facts you may encounter.

APRS AT Golden Packet 2016 NoVA Report

Using modest gear, station #6 of the Appalachian Trail Golden Packet exercise confirms 9600 bps works well for passing packets north and south.

APRS Golden Packet Gear

Kenwood D710A and 10AH Tenergy Lithium battery

Shown is a minimal, but effective collection of gear for the APRS Golden Packet Appalachian Trail event.

Extreme NMO – Subaru, Silver and the 60″ Whip

Extreme NMO – Subaru, Silver and the 60″ Whip

A reinforced Subaru through-hole NMO installation using silver epoxy and a metal plate stiffener accommodates the 62 inch Diamond SG7900A dual-band mobile antenna.