Passing ARRL Field Day messages the easy way with packet radio

Here is a video of a Virginia amateur radio group passing field day bonus point messages off site using packet radio.

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.

Noisy Kenwood TM-D710A Microphone

Exploded view of the Kenwood TM-D710 microphone

My Kenwood TM-D710A microphone (Model MC-59) is producing crackling and intermittent, poor audio so I took a peak inside to have a look around.

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.

Ham Question: Kenwood TM-G707 Display Erratic

A user has a question concerning the reboot behavior of the control head of his Kenwood TM-G707 2m/440 transceiver.

Ham Saves Self with HT While Hunting

Entire communications path for ham requesting ambulance.

Ham radio helps bring assistance to injured hunter using cross band repeat.

Turning AGC Off Helps Kenwood TS-2000 CW

Here is a tip to reduce noise receiving CW on a Kenwood TS-2000 transceiver.

Two radios on one power supply cause problem

It takes two to tango, but, apparently, two loads on one DC power supply are causing trouble for this viewer.