VHF, UHF, Echolink, Wires-X

Every shack needs some love from the world of VHF and UHF.I even rigged up some nodes to Echolink and Wires-X. Let me give you the tour. The top radio is the Yaesu FTM-3200DR which I run as an Echolink node. This radio puts out 65 watts and if you

Sofa QRP

I set up the Packtenna 9:1 with the mast. 29 feet of wire. Band conditions were not ideal and I only limited myself to 5 watts. I used the Yaesu FT-857D powered by a Bioenno LifePo4 battery. Aruba was coming through gangbusters but he went QRT. I think I could

Spring is almost here!

  Asa and I are playing on the floor. He’s playing with a pretty cool toy and we have the MLB Network on in the background. Spring workouts begin today for Spring Training. This means the snow will be gone and in a month we’ll be in Arizona for family

Starting Fresh!

Sarah and I are starting fresh with Insanity Max 30! I am very excited to get back to working out. I took a two week hiatus but now ready to get back to work. Sarah happens to be a Beachbody Coach so if you have questions about Beachbody’s programs, check out