Category: Ham Radio

  • A Blank Space on Kenwood TH-D72

    A Blank Space on Kenwood TH-D72

    I’ve puzzles over this TOO many times. How do I insert a blank space between words when writing an APRS message on my Kenwood TH-D72? Use the DUAL key. Simple. I just don’t do it often enough to remember.

  • Help My Yaesu FTM-400 Stopped Beaconing APRS

    Help My Yaesu FTM-400 Stopped Beaconing APRS

    The problem started a few months ago. My radio displays #APRS messages and reports, with directions and distances just fine but won’t beacon out my own information. I’ve monkeyed around with my settings enough so that I’m not sure what I’ve changed and how, if need be, to return to where I started. Until I…

  • Amateur Call Sign Information

    Amateur Call Sign Information

    While working on software I discovered a nice website that returns #hamradio call information in html, text, XML and json. I’ve been able to make a call in my software that consumes the json output to identify call signs that I don’t already know. Here are some examples of the different API Calls that can…

  • Help! My Winlink Packet Session Froze Because My Port Was Wrong!

    Help! My Winlink Packet Session Froze Because My Port Was Wrong!

    Recently, in the middle of a meeting/demo of Winlink, as we started to show the people in my organization how the Winlink Packet FM worked I started a session and found that since my port was incorrect in the setup Winlink froze and wouldn’t time out. Usually this happens after I’ve had a previous successful…