From the Desk of John Rourke – – May 10th, 2017

Spent time last night testing some new communications equipment. I’ve been trying to set up a communications system for quite some time that would allow possibly up to 20 miles in this immediate area. Numerous issues have lead to frustration however with the help of Patriot Believer I am making some headway.

Once all testing is complete I’ll post more details. The most recent test had my son atop a downtown parking garage with Tram Browning BR-6353 Yagi Directional Antenna attached to a TYT MD-380 5 Watt Ham Radio.  I had another TYT radio with an Air 802 Magnetic Mount Antenna on top of my wife’s Jeep Cherokee. From all the testing and frustration I have had previously what a change! I drove out 10 miles and received crystal clear reception. My transmission was good but had moments of difficulty.  Remember – my son had a directional antenna and I had to estimate the direction to tell him where to point it. It worked well however even larger success could be had with better planning. I need to verify locations and angles via maps and compass.

More testing to be worked on next few days.

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James Comey is fired by President Donald Trump. How many of us saw this coming? I didn’t. Reports indicate he was being investigated for his lack of action in Hillary’s email/server fiasco.

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