Re: Building a Bucket Ham Repeater

January 9, 2015 Rourke 3

The following letter is in reference to the article – “Building a Bucket Ham Repeater” Mr Rourke– I’ve given it some thought and here’s a potential way to improve the antenna — and still meet […]

Review: Baofeng GT-3 Handheld Ham Radio

January 7, 2015 Rourke 11

The importance of communication in preparedness cannot be overstated. If it all comes crashing down and normal methods of communication are thrown out the window Ham radio is one solution. Ham radio has been as […]

Building a Bucket Ham Repeater

November 24, 2014 Rourke 5

by ALC   Like you, I’ve been reading about the problems Rourke has been having getting his homemade radio repeater working recently.  Owning only a single Baofeng I wasn’t able to do any testing to […]

Guest Post:HAM RADIO

February 24, 2014 Rourke 13

            I was rereading through suggestions from your readers as to what articles they would like to see on your website. One person mentioned learning more about Ham Radios. I […]

Emergency Communications

December 27, 2013 Rourke 8

   As I learned from working in the areas ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and several others, cell phones and land-line telephones are basically useless.  It became obvious very quickly that I could not […]

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Communications deal: Baofeng UV5RA Ham Two Way Radio

June 21, 2013 Rourke 4

I have mentioned these inexpensive 2-meter HAM radio’s before. These radios can obviously transmit on HAM frequencies (with appropriate  licence) – but equally important you can LISTEN.  These units also can receive weather-radio channels, FM stations, […]