Brain of Dane


I’ve been a licensed amateur radio enthusiast since 2006. I have only pushed the transmit button on my HT a handful of times, but I’ve always admired the community and the depths of the hobby. I hope to explore more ham-related activities in the future.


An illuminated Baofeng UV-5R+ handheld radio held in one hand against the night sky

The only equipment I have is the now classic entry-level Baofeng UV-5R+ handheld. I replaced the rubber ducky with a Nagoya NA-701 whip. I use it to talk on the local repeaters and check in on the weekly net. I occasionally stand outside and listen to the satellites as they fly by, and I hope to talk to other hams through a satellite someday.