Mahers on D-STAR

Operating HF during the bottom of the 11 year solar cycle can be frustrating. Even though my antenna is actually fairly decent (for a “compromise” wire antenna), the HF bands have been tough and pretty dead during the hours I can actually hop on the radio. Sometimes I only have 30 minutes where I can be alone in the shack between hanging with the kiddos or working. This is where D-STAR comes in.

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