FreeData is “a free, open-source, multi-platform application for sending files and messages, using the codec2 HF modems.” [1] Of course, I’m an amateur radio operator, also know as a ham. […]

Arduino TNC – Part 2: Software

Hopefully you read the last article I posted about building an Arduino TNC to perform packet email (Winlink) with my Android cellphone and Baofeng handheld radio. If not, I recommend […]

Fairbanks Hamfest 2022

Recently I attended the Hamfest (ham radio festival) in Fairbanks, Alaska. It took place a few days ago on the first Saturday in October. It was a rather small, but […]

Baofeng UV-5R Battery Fix

This Baofeng UV-5R was the first radio I ever purchased after getting my license. Actually, it was just plain the first ham related radio I ever purchased. But, it didn’t […]

Pat, Winlink, and AX.25

As I continue to learn about digital modes and ham radio, I was intrigued with the idea of testing ax.25 vs ardop in real world situations. As it turns out, […]