Uniden BCD996XT Police Scanner

Police Scanners In The News After Boston Bomber Manhunt

Police scanners are gaining popularity and they are in the news. With the events that recently happened in Boston during the marathon – people took to the internet to listen in to capture the excitement before it was filtered through news outlets.

Review of Wouxun KG-UV6D Dual-Band Handheld

Backpacking / Camping 2-Meter Yagi Antenna

I came across come plans for a 2-Meter Backpack Yagi designed by KD5IVP that would be excellent for a camping, backpacking or hiking trip and an HT. Made with a fiberglass or aluminum arrow that it can also be stowed away in, some piano wire, cable and alligator clips.


Getting To Know D-STAR

Find out about D-STAR, what they do, and how to operate them. Gary KN4AQ goes into great detail on operating the ICOM IC-2820H and getting the full potential from it along side the IC-91AD, IC-92AD and ID-800H.

Handmade Rollerball Maple Burl Sceptre

Wood Turning As A Hobby – Some Of My Projects

I spent some time once trying to build a nice looking firesteel. I wanted something more than just wood I could find at Lowes and upon looking around I found knife scales and then I came across pen blanks. There is an Exotic Wood store in North Phoenix that carries pen blanks so I thought […]

GRE America Press Release - Production

GRE America Has Temporarily Ceased Scanner Production

Sad news to the scanner hobby as GRE America announced in a press release that they have to cease production of their scanner radios until they are able to contract with a manufacturer.

Screenshot of the Broadcastify wesbite

Radio Reference Live Audio Feeds Being Moved To New Broadcastify.com

Lindsay Blanton announced that the Live Audio portion of Radio Reference is being moved to a new entity called Broadcastify¬†on 10/15/2012.¬†This sounds like the perfect move to me as it brings the community back to Radio Reference as a reference source as it was back in the trunkedradio.net days and not an audio provider/reference. Update: […]

Arduino Uno Project Board Rev 3

Arduino Uno In Hand Equals Project Time!

Just got my first Arduino Uno board in and I can foresee that there will be many hours of fun and many projects completed.