Hello, my name is Josh. I’m fairly new to the amateur radio hobby compared to many, but I’ve been a radio and technology enthusiast since I was a child. Today I enjoy extra class privileges, operating, and building and systems around my radios. Power, networking, portability. The goal is to follow wherever my interests and the needs of the current situation take me. I’m interested in becoming a capable emergency communication operator who can work effectively for extended periods off grid or under grid down conditions. You’ll find me operating in the shack, in the wilderness, and in the city.

Josh, K7JLX
View of a grassy area surrounded by a wood and metal mesh fence, and trees with a wooden table, fence, and ocean in the background. The sky is cloudy and ocean waves crash against rocks. A woman sits on a wooden table with a cooler, drinks, and radio equipment staring at the ocean with an antenna near the table.

Recent posts

  • Solving a dorky problem – writing things down

    Solving a dorky problem – writing things down

    Greetings, it’s been a while since I’ve written a post. I’ve had some things cooking in the background and have a few posts to write about some things I’ve been doing that aren’t especially interesting but could be helpful none the less. This post is about something that seems a bit silly, but is actually […]


  • Estimating power consumption for your equipment

    Estimating power consumption for your equipment

    Hello everyone! Today I wanted to post about a topic that is pretty important if you have an interest in off grid, grid down, or emergency communications: estimating power consumption for your equipment. This post is in part inspired by a topic I chose for the Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team chat net. Shortly after I […]


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