Monday, September 4, 2023

Iron Mountain Jubilee 2023

Each year our radio club participates in providing communication services for the Iron Mountain Jubilee, an endurance horse ride through the mountains of Southwest Virginia. This year the course changed and a 100 mile, 24 hour event was added.

Appalachian Trail Golden Packet 2023

The Appalachian Trail Golden Packet is an event where stations from Georgia to Maine setup ARPS on mountain tops in order to pass data packets up and down the length of the Appalachian Trail. My club helps activate the station on top of  Comer's Rock. Here's how it went this year!

David Todd (N4SH) Operating 

Friday, April 7, 2023

Anytone AT5888-UV Mobilinkd Cable

The AT5888-UV has become my take-along radio for operating portable at events. It's always good to also have access to packet radio in the field, so I decided to investigate integrating a Mobilinkd TNC with the AT5888. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Mobilinkd TNC 4 UV-5R Clip Case

I finally got my hands on a Mobilinkd TNC 4 and needed a way to keep it together with my UV-5R that wasn't a rubber band wrapped around the whole thing. With access to a 3D printer I gave a try at designing something that would do the job. 

Saturday, March 4, 2023

X1C3, an alternative for Mobilinkd?

With the Mobilinkd TNC always running out of stock lately, I was tempted to look elsewhere to fill the portable TNC need. I had been eyeing the Chinese made X1C3 and read several reviews, but can it really replace the Mobilinkd? A friend of mine bought a couple of the X1C3 devices and sent one my way to try. Here's my take on the inexpensive device. 

Friday, October 28, 2022

2022 New River Trail Triathlon

Each year our club participates in several public service to hone our emergency communication skills. In the month of September that usually means the New River Tail Triathlon. The event entails participants who bike, kayak, and run the New River Trail. This year I decided to be maritime mobile and give a heads up to the dock of boats arriving. 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Appalachian Trail Golden Packet 2022

Each year ham radio operators gather on the mountain tops from Georgia to Maine in order to form a chain of packet stations along the path of the Appalachian Trail with the sole purpose of sending a data packet from one end to the other. This year I decided to participate as an observer, but due to unforeseen circumstances I wound up being the lone activator for the peak at Comers Rock. 

Comers Rock ATGP22