Working Ukraine on 15 meters

Working Ukraine DX

Long before Russia started causing problems in Ukraine, I worked this station on the 15-meter band. Most band conditions today are not that good but there are some Europeans coming in on 15 meters. Thought I would throw my call out there – got him right away. Wait until the end too, where I plot … Read more

How to set your Microphone Gain Control for SSB

Ever wondered how to set the proper mic gain on your SSB transceiver? You’d be surprised (or maybe not) how many hams have their audio controls for transmitting set incorrectly. Tyler, N7TFP, shows you how to properly set your microphone gain in this video. Note: ALC stands for Automatic Level Control

DX Pileup Etiquette


I’ve been playing with radios since I was 15 and a lot of that time has been spent chasing DX. That is my major interest in ham radio. Toward that end, I do a lot of work with antennas and equipment; building, erecting, studying, etc. Nearly 99% of my operating time is spent listening to … Read more

ICOM IC-725 Demo Video

Here is a short demo I just made of my Icom IC-725 ham radio. Sorry, you can’t see the frequency readout too well. It’s great and very easy to use the radio as you can see by how quickly I tune in some Hams on SSB. I’m selling this radio to make way for a … Read more