Cables and Connectors for the RTO

What cables and connectors should a radio operator consider? What are the strength and weaknesses of each kind and type? What is recommended? Common Radio Cables There are many different types of radio antenna cable.  The two most common for radio are: RG-58/LMR-195 – Also known as CB cable (most common) RG-8X/LMR-240 – Similar price to RG-58, but performs slightly better (preferred) Others to know are: RG174 – Very flexible and portable. With high attenuation for VHF/UHF (keep under 10-15 feet) LMR-400 / RG-8 – A higher performing cable with a price to match. (best for permanent installs) All of these are 50-ohm cable which is different than 75-ohm Cable… Read More

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New video by Radio Prepper on YouTube

Discussing The Use Of Radio In SHTF Situations. Shirts and mugs: https://teespring.com/stores/radio-preppers Help this channel: https://www.patreon.com/radioprepper Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/radiopreppers Radio Preppers Forum: http://radiopreppers.com Subscribe on my alternate platforms: https://ugetube.com/@RadioPrepper https://odysee.com/@RadioPrepper:d DISCLAIMER: The Radio Prepper logo (depicting a microphone) is indeed inspired from a famous flag created in 1775. It is NOTHING BUT a symbol of freedom and independence. It does NOT imply support to any political group. It does NOT imply, represent nor support any ideology with an intent on harming anyone. Freedom means freedom from persecution based on any human trait or belief such as, non exhaustively, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or nationality. The Radio Prepper channel is a… Read More

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New video by Radio Prepper on YouTube

Channel Update and Radio Q&A Announcement. Some news and announcing the next questions-and-answers live session on February 21, 2021 at 1900Z. Note the links to alternate platforms below and please subscribe on UgeTube and Odysee. The topic will be the usefulness of radio communications in SHTF situations, but feel free to ask any radio related questions. Shirts and mugs: https://teespring.com/stores/radio-preppers Help this channel: https://www.patreon.com/radioprepper Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/radiopreppers Radio Preppers Forum: http://radiopreppers.com Subscribe on my alternate platforms: https://ugetube.com/@RadioPrepper https://odysee.com/@RadioPrepper:d DISCLAIMER: The Radio Prepper logo (depicting a microphone) is indeed inspired from a famous flag created in 1775. It is NOTHING BUT a symbol of freedom and independence. It does NOT imply support… Read More

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New video by OH8STN Ham Radio on YouTube

Ham Radio Off Grid | Winter Field Day 2021 AAR Hello Operators Todays discussion, operating a portable ham radio station off grid, during winter field day 2021. Like many other ham radio operators, I operated an off grid portable ham radio station for the Winter Field Day 2021 event. Winter Field Day is a a great way to gain valuable deployment experience, in less than optimal conditions. I set up a winter camp, operating on batteries and solar power, in below freezing temperatures. I hope you enjoy my WFD2021, After Action Report. 73 Julian oh8stn Share video url: https://youtu.be/P9ua97I_zEY Chapters Introduction 00:00 Don’t care about the “contest” 01:00 Station Strategy… Read More

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New video by OH8STN Ham Radio on YouTube

Portable Ham Radio Station OH8STN Hello Operators. These are a series of portable ham radio station clips. Their purpose is inspiring or motivating ham radio operators, into deploying a portable ham radio stations off grid, for themselves. With the increasing limitations placed on our ham shacks, perosnal liberties, … operating an off grid ham radio station might just be one way to take back your passion for ham radio emergency communications, and preparedness. 73 Julian #OH8STN Ham Radio Share video URL: https://youtu.be/WZXf0-2bFBU ___________________________________________________________________________ Want something interesting to dive in to while waiting for the next video? Visit my blog and website: https://oh8stn.org If you found this post useful, entertaining, inspiring,… Read More

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New video by OH8STN Ham Radio on YouTube

Icom IC-705 Carry Cage | Peovi Mounts Hello Operators Today we are talking about protection for the Icom IC-705. I saw a video from Bob k6uda, where he shows off the IC-705 Carry Cage from Peovi Mounts. In short the carry cage is a bezel frame, CNC machined out of aircraft grade aluminium, and attaches to AMP Mount, underneath the IC-705. Here is my blog post (with lots of additional images) on the Peovi Mounts Carry Cage: http://oh8stn.org/blog/2020/12/26/icom-ic-705-body-armor/ Here is the link to Peovi Mounts: https://www.peovi.com/product/ic705-tatical-cage/ Here is Bobs original Video: https://youtu.be/FEtYClfVz9I 73 Julian oh8stn Share video URL: https://youtu.be/ag9aH3USKl4 ______________________________________________________________________________- Want something interesting to dive in to while waiting for… Read More

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New video by Radio Prepper on YouTube

Radio Field Operations, Mont Macaron. A great spot for radio at the Mont Macaron, North-East of Nice. Marco and I set up on a hilltop with VHF and HF radios, Elecraft K1, Icom IC-251E, PRC-352 and FT-817. Portable Yagi-Uda: https://youtu.be/6quIk_X3QIE Shirts and mugs: https://teespring.com/stores/radio-preppers Help this channel: https://www.patreon.com/radioprepper Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/radiopreppers Radio Preppers Forum: http://radiopreppers.com Subscribe on my alternate platforms: https://ugetube.com/@RadioPrepper https://odysee.com/@RadioPrepper:1 DISCLAIMER: The Radio Prepper logo (depicting a microphone) is indeed inspired from a famous flag created in 1775. It is NOTHING BUT a symbol of freedom and independence. It does NOT imply support to any political group. It does NOT imply, represent nor support any ideology with an intent… Read More

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New video by OH8STN Ham Radio on YouTube

Ham Radio Off Grid | Winter Field Day Hello Operators Today we are discussing ham radio off grid for emergency communications, and changes to the station leading up to winter field day 2021. This year lots of time, research and testing has gone into building a low power station, adequate for winter field day at 65 North. In this video we discuss station strategy, station heating, operating QRP, portable power, an alternative to the raspberry pi, radio selection, and many other aspects of a portable ham radio winter deployment. 73 Julian #oh8stn ham radio Share video url: https://youtu.be/gShv32f85Zc Mentioned in the video Icom IC-705: https://youtu.be/FEtYClfVz9I Xiegu X5105: https://youtu.be/UX_ku9mP7DA XGGComms Digimode-4… Read More

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New video by Radio Prepper on YouTube

Apprendre le Code Morse, Pioche ou Paddles? La question éternelle est le meilleur moyen de commencer une dispute à vôtre club radio. Quelle solution est la meilleure pour un débutant? Learn Morse code: https://youtu.be/YJixhiExOcs English version: https://youtu.be/ZN0EPUuGjNo Shirts and mugs: https://teespring.com/stores/radio-preppers Help this channel: https://www.patreon.com/radioprepper Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/radiopreppers Radio Preppers Forum: http://radiopreppers.com Subscribe on my alternate platforms: https://ugetube.com/@RadioPrepper https://odysee.com/@RadioPrepper:1 DISCLAIMER: The Radio Prepper logo (depicting a microphone) is indeed inspired from a famous flag created in 1775. It is NOTHING BUT a symbol of freedom and independence. It does NOT imply support to any political group. It does NOT imply, represent nor support any ideology with an intent on harming anyone.… Read More

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