Hardware, Software, and Resources I Use

Yaesu FT-818

6-whole watts power output when connected to a  13.8-volt DC external power supply. When using the internal batter, the radio reverts to 2.5 watts output.


  • Yaesu FT-818 (6W HF/VHF/UHF)
  • Yaesu FT-70DR (C4FM/144/430 MHz 5W HT)
  • Yaesu VX-7R (50/144/430 MHz 5 W HT) Non-operational
  • Yaesu FTM-300 D (APRS/C4FM/FM 144/430MHz 50W Mobile)
  • NanoVNA / Software

Glossary and Definitions

  • NOJI » The jargon in the hobby explained.
  • ARRL‘s Q-Signals and Phonic Alphabet

Band Plans & Frequencies

Industry Canada

Coax Loss Calculator




  • GPS.gov » Official U.S. government information about the Global Positioning System (GPS) and related topics. GPS is operated and maintained by the U.S. Space Force.

Maidenhead Grid Square Locator

Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications

  • Alertfind » A good description of amateur radio’s role in emergency communications.

International Distress Frequencies

Joe Public


This page was last updated on 2022.05.28