Technology

DMR – Digital Mobile Radio

DMR has taken off in our local ham club, and around the world. If you just want someone to talk to, there is always someone out there, somewhere around the world. If this is what you’re in ham radio for, then you’ve got it made. In these days of sunspot cycle low, it’s getting harder […]

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UR6QW 8-band EQ v5

UR6QW Audio Processor

Edit: the setup which I use now is detailed in this post. Read on for the review… I recently bought version 5 of the 8-band EQ from UR6QW in Ukraine. This is a high quality audio processor for your ham radio. I chose to purchase the IC-7300 version for my SSB voice comms. The device […]

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Severe Weather Apps

I use GR3 and GR2 Analyst on my PC (see “Commercial Radar Software & Apps” on the WX page), but since I’m often caught without a PC, and since we’re heading straight into severe weather season, I thought I’d list a few good severe weather related apps that I have on my mobile devices. Enjoy, […]

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FT-991 Hardware Upgrade Kit

Final update: See my upgraded FT-991 in action here. I bought a Yaesu FT-991 transceiver last year. Shortly after that, Yaesu decided to surprise us (me) by releasing the FT-991A, for more or less the same price as I paid for the FT-991, and slashed the price of the FT-991, immediately devaluing my new purchase. […]

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Galaxy S7 Edge 5 GHz Wi-Fi Disconnects

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. My router is an ASUS RT-N66U. When I connect my S7 Edge to my 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi SSID, it never drops the connection. However, if I connect it to my 5 GHz Wi-Fi SSID, it drops the connection all the time, seemingly randomly. I tried the suggestions online, […]

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