Thursday, September 22, 2016

Get on Winlink Cheap! - Video

Here's a video I made to present at the Virginia Emcomm Association meeting about using the Easy Digi sound card interface, the UZ7HO Sound Modem software, and Winlink Express to get onto the Winlink system.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Finishing the Easy Digi Kit

I was wanting a sound card interface that was small enough I could throw in my bag and take with me while being modular enough to work with all my radios. Below I will give some details and show you how I accomplished this.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

APRS Tracking on the Cheap

Are you a new ham looking to experiment with APRS? Maybe you want some cheap trackers to use for a public service event. If you've been looking for an inexpensive APRS tracker, look no further!

Easy Digi Interface Review

One of the more popular HAM activities are digital modes of communication. With the vast number of modes available today, you can send messages or other data faster and with fewer errors. Whether you are looking to run digital modes on HF or get into packet radio, you're going to need some new hardware. In this post I'll show you how the Easy Digi interface kit is one of the best options for the HAM who wants an easy DIY option.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

End Fed Matchbox Antenna

I got my start on HF by using a 40 meter double bazooka I made from scrap 75 ohm coax I had laying around. It worked very well, though unfortunately some tree trimmers tore it down. On a positive note, I got to experiment with a new antenna design.

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Welcome to True Ham Fashion! This is my attempt at a blog to follow my progress through the great hobby of HAM Radio.

My name is Josh, amateur radio callsign KM4AZW. I've been a licensed ham operator since 2014. I got my start by taking an introductory class through Virginia Tech and obtained my Technician class license. I dove head first into the hobby and got my General class license the following November.

A lot of people seem to think that it takes a lot of money to get into amateur radio. In the following posts I can show you how you can get the most out of the hobby for not a lot of money. By utilizing a DIY mindset and digging through your junk box, you too can do things in True Ham Fashion!