Upcoming Projects

Here is the wish list of projects for this year in no particular order. Yet.


  • Work on getting e-topographic maps completed for iPad.
  • Move packet station to outside antenna.
  • PiGate 2.0 updated on Pi4. Ready for field testing.


  • Expand solar backup at the QTH.
  • Expand solar backup in the mobile.
  • Put together a mobile packet node/BBS/QSO chat room for portable EmComm operations on a Pi4 with a KPC-3 and VHF/UHF radio.


  • Pursue local interest in AREDN Mesh networking.
  • Test and more test of NVIS performance in the new terrain both mobile and fixed (anyone want some mini-Field Day weekends?).
  • Add VARA FM capabilities to the node at the QTH on a UHF frequency for additional capacity and testing – Will happen after retrieving remaining VHF/UHF gear from STL.
  • Order new go-box rack/case and mount equipment.