This site is dedicated to mobile amateur radio operators, old and new alike. Whether you're into HF, or VHF operation, I trust the information presented will increase your enjoyment of our great hobby.

With safety as a byword, there are articles on amplifiers, antennas, bonding, impedance matching, installing hardware, mobile equipment, noise and RFI abatement, wiring, and much more. I do my best to keep these articles up to date, and easy to follow. Any changes are reflected in the date at the beginning of each article.

The suggestions contained on this web site are based on a best foot forward approach, and from my experience and needs. Your experience and needs may be different. There are no warranties, expressed or implied, with any of the material presented in these pages.

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A Personal Message from Alan Applegate, KØBG

This site has been live since April 24th, 2004. I started it to share the knowledge I had garnered over 30 years of operating mobile, and to a lessor degree, to correct a myriad of misinformation commonly found on the Internet. While passing on the information to others, I too have learned. And I must say, a whole lot, mostly from my mentors!

Those fine folks include my long-time friend, John Brosnahand, WØUN (sk). As was Roden Rodgers, WØNNI (sk), Mayo 'Mac' McAllister, WØCW (sk), and of course, John Kraus, W8JK (sk). Honerable mention certainly goes to Tom Raush, W8JI, both a mentor and an antagonist. Bless them all!

This next March, God willing, I will turn 80. I am still as hale and hardy as anyone can be at my age, but I am still aproaching the evening of my life. But until that happens, I am here to answer any inquiries as best I can.