Here's what I got, for those of you that can't see the picture:
- July Issue of QST Magazine - I always love getting this magazine, and this month's issue has a review in it written by a fellow portable operator / activator, Stewart - KB1HQS, who, as far as we know, is the only person to activate more NPOTA units in a single day (13) than I did (11) during the 2016 event!
- Motorola Hand Mic - If you follow me on twitter (if you don't, please do!), you might have realized that I recently helped to acquired a GR1255 repeater. I got this hand mic to use with it, so that folks can TX directly from the repeater when they're near it, instead of needing to use a separate radio. This repeater came directly from it's prior owner, but you can usually find them on e-bay, since they're not much use in the commercial world any longer, since Motorola has stopped supporting them.
- Ham Radio 360 Antenna Analyzer Board - I'm a fan of the Ham Radio 360 show for many reasons, but one of them is the "Workbench" series that they do every other week. The first project they discussed was building this antenna analyzer, which was designed by K6BEZ. Life has been busy, and I just hadn't gotten around to ordering one. I happened to catch on the most recent episode of the podcast that once they sell out of the current stock, they won't be re-stocking until the next re-design, so I finally pounced. I'll be sure to share my experience building it once I finally do, but if you check out the site at the link above, lots of other people have been sharing their experience, tips, tricks, and upgrades.