Upgrade your OEM Prolific interface cable

A Good Rainy Day Project Today seemed like a good day for this sort of project. Having grown tired of my programming cables (both for the Baofeng and the Kenwood mobile) becoming inoperative every time I got a Windows update that updated my drivers, I decided to do...

Low SWR is not the be-all end-all!

How many times have I heard ‘well, my SWR is 1:1, but I can’t seem work anyone’ ?  It’s important to remember that just because the SWR meter shows a low SWR does not mean the antenna is radiating.  Remember, a dummy load has a 1:1 SWR!...