Articles by Fred C. (W6BSD)

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

DMR+ with Pi-Star

When it comes to DMR, especially in North America, people think of BrandMeister. There is another network of interconnected repeaters ...

Canadian Ice Road

I am sure a lot of you have seen the History Channel show, Ice Road Truckers. This last winter, I was in Yellowknife in the Northwest ...

APRS Telemetry

I wrote a little python program to send my iGate telemetry through APRS. The metrics include the temperature of the Raspberry-Pi, the ...


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