Mobile Amateur Radio Activity; 14 July 2019 – ATAS-120A Issue and a Couple of QSOs

Yesterday I decided to fire up the mobile HF station and try to hunt down some of the weekend's Apollo 11 special stations. Unfortunately, things didn't go along to plan.I made a quick run through 20 Meters and didn't hear but one stations who was too weak for me to work with the mobile, so … Continue reading Mobile Amateur Radio Activity; 14 July 2019 – ATAS-120A Issue and a Couple of QSOs

Operating Field Day 2018 From the Mobile Station

Brunswick, GA - Due to it being a busy weekend at work, I hadn't planned on operating in Field Day this year, but after getting off from work a little bit late and having breakfast yesterday, I changed my mind. I parked behind work, turned on the FT-857D in the mobile station and tuned up … Continue reading Operating Field Day 2018 From the Mobile Station

6 Meters Mobile with the FT-857D and ATAS-120A

Savannah - Earlier today, I visited the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge to decompress from the week at work. While I was there, a rainstorm came up so I parked on the side of the wildlife drive and waited for the storm to pass. Since it is Sporadic E season and I haven't had the opportunity … Continue reading 6 Meters Mobile with the FT-857D and ATAS-120A

A Brief Winter Field Day 2017 Op From the Mobile Station

Brunswick – On Sunday morning after attending 8:00 AM Eucharist at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick, I decided to get in a few Winter Field Day contacts before going to sleep (I work midnights and went to Church after work). Initially, I had the idea to operate from the parking lot of the Brunswick … Continue reading A Brief Winter Field Day 2017 Op From the Mobile Station

Veterans Day Weekend Amateur Radio

Brunswick - On Friday I was in Brunswick and not able to go the Veteran's Day Parade in Savannah like I do when I'm in town, so I decided to observe Veteran's Day before going to bed (I work midnight shifts) by turning on the mobile HF station and trying to work some Veteran's Day Special … Continue reading Veterans Day Weekend Amateur Radio

Field Day 2016 – Operating the Mobile Station in Brunswick

Brunswick - As usual, I worked Field Day weekend, but I set aside some time on Sunday morning after work to fire up the mobile station and get in a few 1C contacts. As I've been doing lately, I augmented the FT-857D, Z11 Pro II, and HVT-400B with a tablet with Ham Log for logging … Continue reading Field Day 2016 – Operating the Mobile Station in Brunswick

Mobile Amateur Radio – Museum Ships on the Air Weekend 2016

Brunswick - Museum Ships on the Air Weekend is one of my favorite amateur radio events of the year; it allows me to combine two of my loves - history (particularly military history) and radio. I was working in Brunswick during this year's Museum Ships on the Air weekend, but I took the opportunity of … Continue reading Mobile Amateur Radio – Museum Ships on the Air Weekend 2016

Mobile Amateur Radio Station Changes and Problems

February has been quite the month. To begin the month, I was sick in some form or fashion for three weeks running. During those three weeks I had plenty of time to think and gave some thought to the mobile amateur radio station and eventually decided to remove the FT-8800 and operate with just the … Continue reading Mobile Amateur Radio Station Changes and Problems