pureguardian humidifier http://amzn.to/2rgKtAM

Hands-on Review – humidifier for the ham shack

Humidifier 101: Since I live in the desert southwest on a mountain plateau at an elevation of 5,400 feet, low humidity is a huge problem. Single digit humidity is not good for me or my gear. After doing a lot…

Hands-on Review - 3Gstore Remote Power IP Switch http://amzn.to/2q04BVq

Hands-on Review – 3Gstore Remote Power IP Switch

3Gstore Remote Power IP Switch. A simple solution to an annoying problem. I live on a remote mountain plateau in the middle of nowhere. My Internet connection is less than reliable, but I have certain home automation and security devices…

lowe's iris

Hands-On Review – Lowe’s Iris DIY home automation/security system

I use a Lowe’s Iris home automation and security system to protect my shack and home. I used to live in a home with an old-fashioned Brinks Home Security system. It was all hard wired — and difficult and expensive…

Battery Tender http://amzn.to/2q0dGjZ

Hands-on Review Battery Tender Battery Charger

I use a Battery Tender to keep my emergency gear 12v batteries safely charged I prefer the Battery Tender Plus  battery charger because it is designed to fully charge a battery and maintain it at proper storage voltage without the damaging effects caused by…

Koss SB-45 http://amzn.to/2qyblJm vs. HEIL 7 http://amzn.to/2oZTsly

Hands-on Review Koss SB-45 Headset

The Koss SB-45 headset is an inexpensive headset with great performance characteristics. Koss is a well-respected audio company that has been in business since the 1950s.  I wanted to replace my W2ENY headset. Its boom mic was too short —…

APC Smart-UPS 1000VA http://amzn.to/2qgZeAV

Hands-on Review APC Smart-UPS 1000VA UPS Sine Wave

After a couple of unfortunate CyberPower experiences, I have turned to APC again I had convinced myself there was no reason to pay extra for the APC name  — that I could buy comparable CyberPower UPS’ for less. I was wrong….

Hy-Gain AV-18VS Vertical Antenna http://amzn.to/2ozWQXV

Hy-Gain AV-18VS Vertical Antenna – Hands on Review

A Hy-Gain AV-18VS Vertical Antenna — properly installed — can be a terrific antenna After being off the air for a few decades, I had installed a G5RV Jr. to get back on the air. I ran it from a…

Hands on Review: Transcend JetDrive Go - cheap external storage for your iPhone

Hands on Review: Transcend JetDrive Go – cheap external storage for your iPhone

Transcend JetDrive Go — a perfect solution for my storage problem. My 16GB iPhone 6 Plus had served me well for the last 18 months, but recently I had begun to run out of storage space. iPhone external storage made…