Articles by Fred C. (W6BSD)

Garden Lights

At home, I wanted to install lights along the fence to create an ambiance in my backyard. I wanted to have the lights turn on at sunset ...

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Where are all the hams?

When I build or install a new antenna, I always run a series of tests. Like everyone else, I look at the resonant frequency and SWR. But ...

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Baking bread

With the Covid-19 shelter in place, I have decided to make my bread again. A few years back, I was baking bread with my starter. This ...

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80-meter NVIS antenna

I live in the middle of Silicon Valley in a suburban setting with small front and back yards. My property does not have tall trees to ...

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I just got my Tech License

This article was also posted on the San Mateo Radio Club monthly news letter. In California, the majority of new hams come from an ...

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Ham Radio Jargon for beginner

If you are a new ham checking into a repeater or someone listening to the ham radio band with a scanner, you will discover a lot of the ...

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DMR D-Star cross-mode

In my last article, I wrote about working DMR+ using the DMRGateway module of your Pi-Star hotspot. In this article, I'm going to ...

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