Manufacturer: RadioddityModel: GD-77Type: 2m/440 FM / 2 Timeslot DMR HT (OpenGD77 firmware adds 220 band)MSRP: $94.99 on Radioddity’s website TLDR – Outstanding, robust, and capable HT with OpenGD77 firmware I wasn’t asked by Radioddity to do this review. I’m just an average guy who wants to share his experiences. I was not compensated in any way for this review or […]
I find the below tools very helpful while I’m operating.
Propagation was weird tonight. Some stations were super loud and clear and others… I don’t know. Was a very weird evening. As always, click the pin to see details about that station or click the icon in the top left of the map to see all stations.
The wiggles must have been working a little better tonight. Seems like I heard a lot more stations than I normally do. As always, click the markers to see more information, or click the icon in the top left corner to show the whole list.
Kind of an interesting night, propagation wise. Heard some folks I usually can’t hear and couldn’t hear some I almost always hear. Weird. As a reminder, click the map pins to see my comments. Click the icon next to “10-01 Simplex Net” to show a list of all stations.
Had a great net tonight and the higher position of my GP-3 is definitely telling. As always, click the markers to see my notes. Thanks everyone!
I really enjoy doing homebrew and DIY projects around the shack and I recently found a 9:1 UnUn kit on Amazon for pretty cheap. So I bought it and adventured into my first 9:1 UnUn transformer build. In short, I am very impressed with how easy this was to build and how effectively it matches the 450 Ohm impedance found […]
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks designing, building, redesigning, and rebuilding this wooden mast. Originally, I was planning on just using the metal pipe fence to support the mast. In its current form, the mast uses 3 guy lines and no longer depends on the fence for support. There is a line still tied to the fence as a […]
Conditions were a bit weird tonight. Heard Erath county but not other counties nearby. As always, click the icons for more information. See y’all next week! N5TXL
Every week the YouTube stream for the North Central Texas Simplex Net will be hosted here. Be sure to come check it out! Super heavy THANK YOU to KE5NGM for doing the stream and letting me embed it here. Click the title of the video to go to YouTube and join the chat. January 28, 2021 @ 2000 (8:00pm) CDT […]