Updates on CommRadio’s CTX-10

The CommRadio CTX-10 has got myself and many other QRP enthusiasts excited- and for good reason- it's built from the ground up for field use meaning it's not only rugged but it packs everything you need in one box for HF. As you can see in the photo above, it's tiny, pushes out 10w, and …

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Guidelines for Integrating Inter-Team Communications Into Your Kit

The cornerstone of why you need communications in the field is unit coordination. Teams must have a way to relay what they see and update the situation to other partner teams in the field and to a command location. This is what's known as Inter-Team Communications and should be thought of as your lifeline for …

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A Useful Online Tool for Line Of Sight (LOS) Communications

One of the responsibilities of the RTO in a planning cycle is knowing what tools will cover the distances needed during the patrol. You very well may LOVE license free FRS handhelds, only to get two klicks into the bush to realize they don't work like you thought they would. These problems are some of …

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Open Sources: Of Spies, Sedition, and Ham Radio

The Federalist: Did Fusion GPS' Anti-Trump Researcher Avoid Surveillance With Ham Radio? Steemit: Why did Nellie Ohr apply for a ham radio license one month after being contracted by Fusion GPS? The American Spectator: Nellie Ohr: Woman in the Middle This should drive home a few points, most important being that communications through means you …

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RTO Course: Open Enrollment 3-4 MAR 2018

***FRAGO: SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS*** Due to high demand and a tight spring schedule, this is the first of two dates available for an open enrollment course. Original course outline here. What the RTO Course is: This course is designed to instruct students on the basics of effective communications in a tactical environment. Students will …

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Top Band Magic: The Inverted L on 160M, Part II

This is the second installment of JohnnyMac's Inverted L antenna project for 160m. Catch the first here. Check out the original on his forum. The ability to build your own gear and get it working is not only a rewarding skill, but both economical and can never be taken away. True preparedness comes from knowledge.  …

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