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Sunday, 07 January 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

Motorcycle: (APRS) | install photos

Dual band, AM/FM, Intercom, PA, MP3) | install photos

  • Yaesu FTM-10R dual band transceiver with AM/FM, MP3 and Intercom
  • Yaesu MEK-M10 mic adapter
  • Yaesu MMB-M11 handle bar bracket
  • Yaesu CT-M11 external headset connection cable
  • MotoComm MC-753 helmet headset    
  • Diamond SG7500A antenna with K540M mount


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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