Monthly Archives: July 2014

W5VE’s duoband J-pole

J-poleBought a 2 meter/440 J-pole at the hamfest in Waynesville NC on Saturday. Did a temporary installation (need some mast standoffs for putting it up high). Works really nice though, even at this lower height. J-poles are NEAT.

Tex Ralph, Radio Ranger

20140729_110937[1]I played Tex Ralph on local TV for 104 episodes, I lived in Texas for awhile, my call is W5VE, I share the home ranch with two horses, wear a white cowboy hat … and I now have two handheld radios ... reckon I can call myself a Radio Ranger if I wants ....... went to the WCARS Hamfest in Waynesville NC this past weekend (great hamfest!) and picked up a Baofeng B82X (right), which gives me 2 meter and 220 capability along with my Baofeng UV--5RE+ (left, Nogoya 771 antenna) for 2 meter and 440. With the two channel monitoring and scanning frequencies on each, I'm ready for whatever rides in over the horizon.

Nagoya 771 antenna

https://plus.google.com/109201681846030076792/posts/PXrJsHb3w7M

EchoLink Presentation

Presented at my home ham radio club, W4MOE WCARS in Asheville NC on 7-3-14.

http://youtu.be/JklY4He6oTQ