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Thursday, 15 November 2018


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Replaced a county owned Alinco DR-235T 220MHz radio with one of my own for the Emergency Kit.

Decided to upgrade my packet system with a Kantronics KPC-3+ TNC.  This will allow the station to remain on the air and provide coverage for the west side of our county.

Added a new dual band HT to my collection, a 7 watt Baofeng UV-5RW in November 2015.

Added a new DMR HT to my collection, a Tytera DM-380. Arrived from Connect Systems October 28, 2015.

In May 2014 an Alinco DR-635 dual band radio was added to go in my second vehicle.  Along with a Diamond SG7500A antenna with Opek AM-204-7 trunk lip mount, this completes the installation











Organization memberships:
Emergency Coordinator (Saginaw County ARES)
Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association (SVARA)
Saginaw County Citizens Corp

Ham Radio Equipment

Mobile 1: (communications and APRS) | install photos
  • Kenwood TM-D700A dual band transceiver w/voice announce
  • Diamond SG7500A antenna with K515S luggage rack mount
  • MFJ-281 mobile speaker
  • Byonics GPS2 w/kenwood adapter (for APRS)
  • USB GPS (for use with Precision Mapping Streets and Traveler)
  • Panasonic CF-29 Tactical Computer with mobile mount running UI-View, Precision Mapping APRS software.
  • 2.4 GHz antenna (for mobile WiFi connection) 
  • West Mountain Radio RIGrunner 4005  power panel
  • PowerWerx APO3 automatic power switch
  • W2FS Kenwood D700 Keyboard Interface, (manual)
  • Cherry ML4100 Mini PS2 Keyboard
  • Alinco DR-235 220MHz transceiver w/TNC
  • Larsen NMO220B 5/8 wave antenna w/magnet mount 
  • Radio Shack Pro-96 5500-Channel Digital Trunking Handheld Scanner
  • Radio Shack magnetic mount mobile scanner antenna w/right angle BNC adapter
  • Thermor BW990 mobile weather station

Mobile 2:

  • Alinco DR-635T dual band transceiver w/EMS-57 DTMF Mic
  • Diamond SG7500A antenna with Opek AM-204-7 trunk lip mount.
  • Kenwood TH-K2AT 2 meter transceiver with Mobilinkd bluetooth TNC and MR77 magnetic mount 2 meter/ 440MHz antenna for APRS.

What's New

4/26/17 - Motorola Astro Saber P25 VHF HT

11/09/16 - Comet GP-3 antenna and Comet CF-416A duplexer

3/22/16 - Alinco DR-235T 220MHz radio

3/14/16 - Kantronics KPC-3+ TNC

11/19/15 - Baofeng UV5R7W 144/444 dual band HT

10/28/15 - Tytera DM-380 UHF DMR HT

06/15/15 - Heil PMD-6 Headset/Mic with control cable and footswitch, carry bag

06-05-15 - SDR Panadapter for my Kenwood TS-480SAT

05/16/15 - N4PY Radio Control Software and Flex Radio Control Knob

04/08/15 - New Ten-Tec 715 RF Speech Processor

07/8/14 - New Ten-Tec EagleAT 599 transceiver with 940 power supply

05/16/14 - New Alinco DR-635 mobile radio




Ham Radio

Licensed in 2003 as KC8YVF I am active in amateur radio as the Emergency Coordinator for Saginaw County Michigan and with the Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association.

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