Here’s a list of my ham radio gear.

Rigs (in order of acquisition)
  • 1998: Radio Shack HTX-202 2m handheld transceiver (busted LCD after 4 years, lost in a move).
  • 1999: Alinco DJ-S11T miniature 2m handheld transceiver, 340 milliwatt (lost in a move).
  • 2001: Yaesu FT-50 Dual-band VHF/UHF handheld transceiver (donated to K6RZ in the early-2000’s after discussing his CB adventures & getting him hooked on ham radio).
  • 2003: Yaesu VX-7R tri-band (6m, 2m, 440) handheld transceiver, still in use today.
  • 2017: Yaesu FT-857D mobile HF/VHF/UHF transceiver in a Commander 857 Go Box.
  • 2017: BaoFeng UV-3R Plus VHF/UHF 2m/440 handheld transceiver.
  • 2018: mcHF clone RS-918SSB portable HF QRP transceiver (160m-10m) (donated to K8MRD).
  • 2018: Radioddity GD-77 dual-band (2m/440) DMR digital/analog handheld transceiver (donated to KB6DEF).
  • 2018: Kenwood TH-D74A tri-band (2m/220/440) D-Star digital/analog APRS HT.
  • 2018: Elecraft KX3 portable 160-6m HF QRP (15w) transceiver with PX3 Panadapter, KXAT3 Internal ATU and KXPD3 paddle, in a SideKX cover (sold to KE6MT).
  • 2019: Kenwood TH-D72 dual-band (2m/440) HT with full-duplex capability and built-in TNC, purchased from W5KV.
  • 2019: AnyTone AT-D878UV GPS dual-band (2m/440) DMR digital/analog handheld transceiver (returned, transmit malfunction after 2 weeks of use).
  • 2019: µBITX HF SSB/CW 10w transceiver kit with 3D printed enclosure (courtesy of WE4B and his daughter W4AQT, thanks!).
  • 2019: Icom ID-4100A 50 watt dual-band (2m/440) DStar digital/analog mobile transceiver.
  • 2020: FlexRadio Flex-6400 160m-6m SDR transceiver and Maestro control console.
  • 2020: QYT KT-8900D Dual band 25 watt VHF/UHF mobile transceiver for use in packet radio. (donated to KE6MT for car mobile).
  • 2020: Icom ID-31A Plus 70cm handheld D-Star digital/analog transceiver mainly for D-Star hotspot home use.
  • 2020: Yaesu FT-4X Dual band (2m/440) handheld transceiver for everyday carry analog use.
  • 2020: Icom IC-705 portable 160m-6m/2m/440 all-mode QRP transceiver (with D-Star).
  • 2021: Yaesu FT-4X Dual band (2m/440) handheld transceiver gifted by K8MRD (after I lost my previous FT-4X, later found).
  • 2021: Alinco DR-135T 2m VHF mobile transceiver for 24/7 VARA FM Wide Winlink RMS gateway and packet.
  • 2021: Yaesu FTM-6000R Dual band (2m/440) mobile transceiver with 9600 bps data port in a Armoloq TTP-6000 pack frame for EMCOMM field operations.
  • 2022: Icom ID-52A 5 watt dual-band (2m/440) handheld transceiver with DStar, a gift from Josh KI6NAZ (THANKS!!).
  • 2023: (tr)uSDX 5-band Multimode QRP pocket HF transceiver covering 80/60/40/30/20m.
  • 2023: sBitx v2 40 watt HF SDR “for the tinkerers”, pre-assembled.
Field, Off-Grid, and Emergency Power
Modems and Digital
Morse Code Paddles