brayden wise

bassist, composer, arranger, radio guy, cyclist, homebrewer

  • Welcome!

    Thanks for popping in. You might notice that there are a few broken links and a whole lot of not much here for now. There’ll be more to come, I promise!

  • FAFO – Ham Radio Edition

    Today’s edition of FAFO in Ham Radio deals with my weekend expedition to Beacon Hill Park (VE-5540) here in Victoria. Everything started just fine on this trip – gear was packed and ready to go, I brought all the necessary accoutrements to be successful on 15m and 10m (random wire plus tuner, and 10m vertical…

  • when it rains…

    Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s something else, but I am celebrating the fact that I had a banner week for bookings and gigs this week. It started with a quick note from an old pal asking if I’d do a restaurant gig at Pagliacci’s (heck yes). 25 minutes later, I got a text from…

  • this ain’t healthy…

    I mean, hobbies are supposed to be healthy, right? My current hyperfixation, in case you couldn’t tell, is antenna making. After the making of the antennas, though, comes the using of the antennas, and that takes some time and some doing. I’ve already reported back successes with the vertical dipole and the inverted vees. Where…

  • Back at it

    I’m writing today from MV Coastal Inspiration, on my way to Vancouver. Headed to see my old friend Mikel and continue the progress on my bodysuit. It feels weird to actually acknowledge that I’m going that way. I feel less awkward about it all the time, even though I’ve had one sleeve for over five…

  • Strenuous Leisure Activity

    I’m currently reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. To be honest, I’ve been reading a lot of these types of books over the last six months (Atomic Habits, Bullet Journal Method, How To Do The Work, etc). The formats are generally similar, so I’m learning how to maximize my time while not reading every single…

  • Homebrew Month

    I got the regular mailout from Glenn as part of my nascent involvement in IslandHF. Glenn made mention of the fact that it’s homebrew month, and was polling for interest in writing about projects we have been working on. Ever since I got my FX4-CR I’ve been slapping stuff together at a high rate of…