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The Russian Woodpecker Revisited

UPDATED 14 April 2024 A signal I couldn’t avoid hearing with my trusty BC-348, S-120 or HA-350 receivers was the Russian дуга Over The Horizon Radar (OTHR) that they had […]

MIL COMMO FTX: Field Day 2023

UPDATE 7/9/2024 In an effort to encourage more field operations by Hams, especially with military field radio gear, the following After Action Report is posted. This was my Military Communications […]

RACAL TRA-967/3 VHF FM Transceiver

Updated 7/3/23 This is a RACAL TRA-967/3 VHF FM transceiver that was formerly operated by Saddam Hussein’s army in Kuwait during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. AKA Operations Desert Shield, Desert […]

End Fed Half Wave Wire Antennas

Updated: 6/29/2023 – A work in progress. End Fed Half Wave wire antennas must be great. Everyone is selling them! Meh. The antenna engineer’s axiom: You can have high gain, […]

Mil Radio Ops at FOB COVID 2020

July 2020: The following is a brief After Action Report on Military Radio training operations at Forward Operating Base COVID, July 2020. Scheduling difficulties required delaying from the June 2020 […]

Military Radio “Field Day” 2018

AFTER ACTION REPORT – Updated 6/3/19 Dateline: 23 June 2018, Forward Operating Base BIGFOOT The West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group, Detachment ALPHA (FWD) conducted field ops in conjunction with […]

Military Field Day Ops, 2016

Updated 8/10/17 The American Radio Relay League sponsors “Field Day” as an operating event to exercise Ham Radio communications under austere, grid-down conditions. Such as in an emergency when mass […]

Military Radio “Field Day” 2019

Military Radio Field Day 2019 After Action Report UPDATED 9 NOV 2019 Another field exercise was conducted by the West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group (Detachment Alpha, FWD). The overall […]

MRCG – MRHS Operating Event 2013

The 18th Annual Muster of the West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group has just concluded on May 4th, 2013.  The meeting was set up at the California National Guard base […]

MRGC-MVCC Battalion Communications Center

UPDATED: 2/3/18 Battalion Communications Center – Military Vehicle Collectors of California Rally’s:  A periodic display of Military Communications Equipment at the MVCC events.  Some interesting “Joint Operations” were held at […]