Welcome to my amateur radio BLOG. Here at N1CLC.com (aka HamNinja.com), I hope to cover my exploration of ham radio, summits on the air (SOTA) and general RF geek stuff. My other BLOGS focus on technology (cloudrant.com), photography (cameraninja.com/blog), and life (thethroboflife.com). QSL via QRZ, LOTW, cards.
I’m going to cover “Digital Monitor”, what it
is, does, and why you should use it.I
use an Anytone 868 & 878, but the general principle applies to all DMR
radios with this feature or a “promiscuous mode”.
Digital monitor feature has three modes,
“Off”, “Single Slot”, and “Double slot”.You can set it in the menus (Click on the “Menu” button on the Anytone HT and tt’s the first menu item when you select the Up button).Here, I’ll just be referencing the “switch”
in that menu.On my radio I have a
button assigned to change the mode it’s in quickly so I’m not fumbling around
in the menus.I use this programmed
button the most on my radios..
Here is a link to the slides I used for the presentation I gave on Summits On The Air (SOTA) at the The Valley Center Amateur Radio Club on June 4th, 2019 in Valley Center, CA. Thanks to the other SOTA operators that contributed to this presentation, (KE6MT, K6ARK are a couple that come to mind), and other SOTA operators that helped me.
got up early, the house is empty so it’s time to head out to another summit and
ham it up. Today’s primary destination
is Los Pinos Peak. I couldn’t get up
there last winter because the road was closed due to flooding and the
fire. I figured it would be open by now,
and if it wasn’t, I’d hike the 6 miles after the gate that I marked last
time. I loaded up and was wheels up by
645. If the gate is open, it’s possible
I can activate a few peaks in the area.
(click on the chart below for larger).
We went to the summer cabin home for Memorial
Day and activated 6 summits during the three days that I hiked.I was planning on only 1 on a couple of days
but I had the time since a couple of them were pretty easy.I’m been trying to get more summit-to-summit
contacts, but this weekend didn’t seem to yield that many.
South Mountain 24-May-2019
For my first activation, I decided to drive up
to drive up to South Mountain.I needed
to test an update to my vertical.I bent
the top section of the Chameleon MPAS antenna and decided to pick up their
version 2 of just the top section, which is smaller and lighter.I brought my 20/40 linked dipole just in
case and the external antenna tuner.
Here is a link to the slides the presentation on Summits On The Air (SOTA) that was given to the San Diego ARES team on 5/11/2019 in San Diego, CA. Thanks to the other SOTA operators that contributed to this presentation, KE6MT, K6ARK, and other SOTA operators that helped me.
Enjoy & 73,
Christian Claborne (aka Chris Claborne)