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

  • Estimating power consumption for your equipment

    Close up of a power meter reading 0.09A, 12.32V, 0.001Ah, and 1.2W on a blue illuminated display.

    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 […]


  • APRS test from Stone Tower in Montpelier, VT

    A handheld radio and associated components sits on a stone wall with trees and snow in the background. The antenna coming from the radio is bent at a 90 degree angle.

    During a small road trip through Montpelier and Burlington VT Jen and I decided to stop at Hubbard park to go for a walk and try some radio nerdery. I failed to get pictures on the beautiful snowy walk through the park, but it was wonderful and near sunset. I ended up trying to use […]


You can contact me by e-mail using k7jlx at the domain arrl.net.