Kevin Sanders

Amateur Radio and Scanning

I earned my technician-class license in Ames, Iowa, in September 2008, and then passed the exam to upgrade my license to general-class in Vinton, Iowa, in September 2010 for HF privileges. I’m active in D-STAR digital voice, APRS, P25, and whatever else I’m interested in on any given day. Prior to to earning my license, I was — and still am — very active in public safety scanning. My Echolink node number is 414323.

Copying GRLevel3 settings to another computer

Copying your custom GRLevel3 settings to one computer to another can be a tedious process, but it can be done quickly via the Windows registry editor.

Race report: 2015 ALA Iowa Fight for Air Climb

The event organizers of the American Lung Association’s Iowa chapter calls the Fight for Air Climb in Des Moines a…

Sending photos and messages over D-STAR with Bluetooth, the Icom ID-5100, and RS-MS1A

I finally got enough of the components to reconfigure my mobile radio setup (more to come on that when it’s…

K0KDS does Dayton: Hamvention 2014 recap

I’ll be completely honest. I’m not one that particularly enjoys hamfests. I don’t need to buy anything, especially any used,…

Happy holidays from NOAA weather radio

Decode Project 25, NXDN, and MotoTRBO with a TV tuner, DSD, and UniTrunker for $20

After this weekend's announcement of new Uniden digital scanners,...

Uniden unveils new scanners BCD536HP and BCD436HP, includes Project 25 Phase II decoding

Uniden Product Manager Paul Opitz unveiled new portable and mobile scanners today via a YouTube live stream. The stream started out with average people talking about why they've been scanner en...

Failed Kickstarter project: is amateur radio relevant?

I came across this on the interwebs and even though it’s from 2011, I still found this to be worth…

Radar and laser detector manufacturer Whistler acquires GRE America’s intellectual rights

I’m a little late to the show on this one, but about a year after popular scanner manufacturer GRE America…

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