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After using the Yaesu FT1D for a few months now, I have discovered some likes and dislikes: Likes APRS and GPS built in Scans very quickly Loud audio Small size Dislikes Takes forever to charge Battery indicator is useless Need two hands to operate volume control Cumbersome menu system (very hard to program in the…


I know this is a WordPress site hosted by GoDaddy. I like WordPress. It makes things very easy and cozy when blogging. And yes, if you’re reading this, you’re reading a blog. That’s what WordPress is: blogging software. The nice thing about WordPress is it gives a certain “feel”. A theme if you will. I…


Here is a cleaner, nicer APRS Messenger. Since it’s smaller than the others, I call it Tadpole Messenger. You may need to install the VB6 runtimes (located here) to use this. (Only tested on Windows 7)   Tadpole Enjoy.

APRS Messenger

I have written (am writing) an application for Windows that allows a ham to interact on the APRS® network from the comfort of their home computer. Yes, that’s why I haven’t been on the air for seemingly forever. 🙂 Since many stations are (or should be) 2-way capable, I decided their must be a better way…

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