Thursday, October 31, 2019

KB9VBR Antennas: Crossband vs. Portable Repeaters. Post 2039.


KB9VBR Antennas: Crossband vs. Portable Repeaters

Source:  https://mailchi.mp/8b2aa79f4b80/keltu3ojml-3042385?e=60d1762173.

Author:  Michael Martens (KB9VBR).

Accessed on 31 October 2019, 1555 UTC, Post 2019.

Summary:

Radio amateur Michael Martens (KB9VBR) publishes a monthly antenna newsletter which is filled with helpful suggestions on maximizing your VHF/UHF antennas.

Here's a selection from his current newsletter.  Please click the appropriate links to read the full articles:
See how I get on the air with  my portable kit . . . 
Cross-Band Repeat with the Yaesu FTM-400XDR

Cross-Band Repeat with the Yaesu FTM-400XDR

You may have seen it in the user manual of your radio‚ in a radio advertisement‚ or talked about in an online forum. I’m talking about cross-band repeating. But what is it- how does it work- and most importantly- how can you use it. I’ll talk about this somewhat misunderstood radio feature- so let dig in. Read More . . .
Retevis RT97 Portable Repeater Field Test

Retevis RT97 Portable Repeater Field Test


Earlier this summer I took a look at the Retevis RT97 portable repeater. Thank you to Retevis for providing an RT97 unit to review for these videos. As a recap, the RT97 portable repeater is available as either a VHF or UHF unit and can be ordered with either a 5 MHz or 10 MHz offset split. This is an FM analog repeater Read More. . . 

Your Questions Answered (Portable Repeater‚ DStar Simplex‚ TDR)

Your Questions Answered (Portable Repeater‚ DStar Simplex‚ TDR)

I answer some questions that came up in the last month. Most of the questions for this month were generated from my recent video of the Field Test of the Retevis RT97 portable repeater. It was also great to hear so many comments from fellow bicycling hams. The season is winding down, but maybe I can get another ham radio cycling related video in yet this fall. Read more . . .



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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).