Saturday, August 19, 2023

What's in the box?

 I am setting up a more portable QRP station for POTA and more!  Step #1 Radio:

QRP radio requirements:

1. HF is all I need

2. Must have its own battery

3. Internal Tuner

4. QRP, please!

Monday, April 26, 2021

Putting it all Together

 The Raspberry Pi computer system with portable display and keyboard:

Setting up a Raspberry Pi


I have been “messing about” with the Raspberry Pi for a couple of years now. One of the great uses for the Pi is general-purpose computing for small-scale projects. One of those projects is Amateur Radio. Most of our application needs for a dedicated station computer work well on the Pi.

Here is my second YouTube video on my portable ham station:

In this video, I show how to set up the Pi from scratch and install a system of managing Ham Radio applications on the Pi.

Many Thanks to fellow YouTube publishers who have helped me out along the way here.

Jason KM4ACK

Justin OH8STN

73 de KE9A

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Another First; well for me at least.

 As I have mentioned I started a YouTube Channel for my Amateur Radio projects. The first project is the construction of a portable HF station. The first couple of videos  “are in the can” as they say. There will be more over time.

I am getting close to the final station setup. Yesterday we had some fun testing, and I am making some minor changes to how the station will fit together. Here is a short video from yesterday’s operation and testing.

Hope you all are enjoying Amateur Radio and taking some time for your hobby.

73 for now, KE9A

Saturday, August 8, 2020

A Day of Celebration


Today I set up my G90 outside on the patio and played radio for parts of the day. Well, computers and radio! I helped a friend update his G90 to the latest firmware. We did some basic testing of a magnetic loop antenna for portable use!

I found out what the problem with my big loop antenna was! I have a bad lightning arrestor. Polyphaser here I come.

As I write this I am doing the final uploads to my new YouTube Channel of two videos about how I am building my Portable Ham Radio Station!

A good day.

73 KE9A

Saturday, August 1, 2020


 I am getting back on the AIR!

The world of ham radio has changed a lot in the last couple of years. This is going to be fun.  

73 KE9A