My #hamradio setup tonight participating in the Portland NET simplex exercise. The apartment shadows half the city so I can only hear a few stations and have to get others to relay my messages. Sometimes it's a nice reminder to see how much work it takes to communicate long distances without the Internet. #w7apk
@aaronpk Good job! Maybe I should add my W6AZ call sign to my About page here. Ha ha. 😀 Your radio is 2 m? Any plans for HF?
Nice! Or just make a whole separate site for it ;-) https://w7apk.com
I have a 2m/70cm radio right now. I'm interested in HF but I think that's a longer-term project, probably not until I live somewhere I can mount an antenna on my roof. (My apartment building wouldn't like that very much!)
Took my new bike radio rig out for a spin tonight! It's a 40 amp-hour rechargeable battery powering a 50 watt radio in the side bag, connected to a roll-up antenna hanging from the bike flag. The cable runs along the bike frame up the handlebars to the radio faceplate attached to a magnetic phone mount. Was able to check in to the ARES net tonight without any trouble! First time on air with the new radio! #w7apk#hamradio