A concept to use common, low-cost parts to mount a VHF/UHF dual-band antenna to help people who have HOA restrictions, are renters, or desire low-visibility characteristics get on the air.
For many years, the City of Rittman has graciously hosted an amateur radio repeater on the water tower north of town. It is an excellent location with a good elevation and HAAT. Unfortunately, with the shift to the state-wide radio network of local municipalities, the facilities used by WTF for…
Recently WW8TF-15 was upgraded to Debian 12. Since WW8TF-15 runs on a Raspberry Pi, it was also a good time to replace the SD Card. Starting over from scratch gave an opportunity to review and revisit this info for 2023. Here’s how to build an easy two-way APRS IGate with existing or easily obtainable parts.
To use a standard headset mic with the Yaesu 8900 there’s a bit of adapter creation that must be done. Surprisingly, there isn’t a lot of information out there about how to do it. Upon the need to build a new adapter for the in-shack 8900, it shall be documented here.
KE8LDH 442.5125+ is back on the air for real! After previously bringing the repeater back online, the system has been hit with a series of misfortunes. But it’s back now!
As faithful readers of the (very occasional) posts to this site, there is a series on modifying and using the Yaesu DR-1X repeaters. One of the latest hacks that’s been done to one is the use of a D2A board and PiTone to inject the needed CTCSS tone into the…
WW8TF has decided to terminate some services in 2022 as part of a general clean-up of unused, inefficient, and underutilized services.
Check out this link for a listing of previous Ohio VHF+ Simplex Contest runs with the WW8TF/Rover: https://ww8tf.club/?s=rover
KE8LDH 442.5125 MHz is back on the air. Currently it is setup as a (very) low profile machine in the Norton area. Due to failure of the MMVDM board and current lack of interest in buying a new one, the machine is back on the air as a standard analog…
442.5125 MHz KE8LDH in Akron is currently offline due to a radio failure. With access concerns and COVID, there is no ETA on a full replacement. KE8LDH will be temporarily setup at a low profile site in Norton.