Trials and Tribulations of New Amateur Radio
I agonized over the purchase of an Icom 7300 HF transceiver after a few weeks of surfing different Internet sites, reading reviews, checking prices on various sellers’ websites trying to decide which radio to buy, what features I wanted, new or used, prices, etc.
For several weeks before that I studied antenna designs and measured locations on my property, pondered our our community’s homeowner agreement, gathering together materials (some of which I purchased at a recent hamfest) and finally deciding, “the heck with it — I’ll put it up in the attic.”
David A. Vine will share the whole ordeal (the good, the bad and the ugly details) live during the December 11, 2018 episode of “All Hazards Communications Preparedness” show 9 to 10 pm Eastern on the Prepper Broadcasting Network. Click here:
to listen online and join the gang in the chatroom. You can call in on 347-202-0228 during the show with your comments and questions beginning at about 8:50 pm.
Spending $1,000 or more on a new amateur radio transceiver and setting it up properly to get the most out of the investment can take you down a long and winding road. David will share his experiences in setting up a new station in a deed-restricted community where no outside antennas are permitted. He’ll tell you about his choice for a stealth antenna and explain the difficulty of setting it up in his attic.
Then there is the whole matter of using a PC to control the radio to take full advantage of some of the Icom 7300’s advanced features. A modern transceiver can be connected to a Windows operating system and other computers, including mobile devices. There’s a dizzying array of commercial software and freeware choices. Once he settled on specific software for his radio David needed to set up the connection via USB cable.
BUT WAIT!!! THERE’S MORE!!!
You’ll hear all of the sordid details on the next episode of the All Hazards Communications Preparedness show live on Dec. 11 from 9 to 10 pm or download the podcast later in the week. Just click here: http://prepperbroadcasting.com/all-hazards-communications-preparedness/.