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Just found it and am sad that Cale is no longer doing the podcast

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We have eyeball QSOed. I’ve enjoyed the podcast. Good luck and Godspeed Cale. 73 de KD8MSS

iTunes Ratings

109 Ratings
Average Ratings
96
4
4
3
2

Great info

By kj6tge - Sep 18 2019
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Just found it and am sad that Cale is no longer doing the podcast

Goodbye

By Stephen.in.Ohio. - Mar 29 2018
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We have eyeball QSOed. I’ve enjoyed the podcast. Good luck and Godspeed Cale. 73 de KD8MSS

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Ham Radio 360: Lessons from Irma and My Vacation

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It’s doubtful that you haven’t been affected by the recent hurricanes, no matter where you reside.  Here in the Upstate of South Carolina-we were indeed touched by Irma and in this episode of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast, I share some of my lessons learned.

Following that, I break the news that as of this episode, #87, I will be taking a much needed vacation from the Podcast grind.  The Workbench and Field Radio Podcast will stay on schedule-but HR360 is hanging up the vacation sign and going away for a bit.  3+ years of creating content and full-on engagement has taken a toll on my balance of life so I’ve decided to step away, with a potential return in January 2018.  A big thanks to all who helped take a ‘joke’ and turn into ‘something’!

The recent storms seemed to reignite the ever-smoldering embers of Ham Radio’s place in EMCOMM.  No surprise to see the many hams out in force debating the relevance of Amateur Radio in an Emergency.  Since we’ve never settled the no-code or Chi-com debates….what’s another to continue to divide the community–I guess we really are a reflection of society after all!

Just a few days after Irma brought strong winds and heavy rain to the farm, I took my seat at the front of the room for the local ARES meeting.  I believe that communications is King (especially in today’s tech-centric world)!  I also believe that Amateur Radio should have a place in the local communications response to emergent situations or times of duress.  Finally, I believe that Ham Radio will NOT save the world; but it is a great tool to have if and when something goes wrong. period.  A few months ago the local ARES-EC asked me to help get the ball rolling here in Spartanburg County, SC.  We’ll see what happens, right now it’s trending positive.  The upcoming GridEX Exercise will be a stretch for our group-but I think we’ll weather it well.

The last 86+ episodes have offered many solutions to EMCOMM issues as well as introducing many aspects of the Hobby that some of us have never heard mentioned on the local 2m repeater.  If you are a new listener, I invite you to page back through our catalog of shows, pick something you’re interested in and give it a spin.  If you’ve been here a while, thanks for sticking around!

Thanks again for listening!

73 Y’all,

Cale/K4CDN

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Sep 19 2017

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Ham Radio 360: Mobile Installations, K0BG

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Ham Radio Mobile Installations

Episode 22, Ham Radio Mobile Installations with Alan Applegate K0BG.  If you’ve ever had questions about Maximizing your Mobile Operations-Alan has probably already answered it!

Jeremy, KF7IJZ, chats with Alan, K0BG about Ham Radio Mobile Installations and Operations.

Most anyone familiar with Amateur Radio has probably visited Alan’s site to learn more about taking our gear with us on the road.

Listen in as Alan describes his journey in Amateur Radio; from behind the wheel traveling for work, to hosting one of the most popular Ham Radio websites on the net!  Episode 22 is a must listen if you are wanting to get on the air while on the road!

Thanks Jeremy and Alan for a Great Trip!

Thanks for Listening, Downloading, Sharing, Subscribing, & Reviewing!

Mar 24 2015

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Ham Radio 360: DStar and Digital Radio

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Ham Radio: Digital Radio-DStar and more!

Jeremy (KF7IJZ) and George (KJ6VU) hold down the fort while Cale is away.  This DStar-Digital Radio program is something we’ve been discussing for what seems like forever.  It took me handing over the reigns to finally make it happen!

The guys spend some time breaking it all down for all to understand.  If you are interested or know someone who is interested in DStar, this is the show you need to hear!

It’s a longer show than we normally do, but stick around-there’s a lot to learn!

DStar The Four Call Signs;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSYJ3T3g10w

DStar Info:

http://www.dstarinfo.com/

DStar Registration Information:
http://www.dstargateway.org/D-Star_Registration.html

DStar Reflectors:
http://www.dstarinfo.com/reflectors.aspx

D-Rats Software:
http://www.d-rats.com/

Raspberry PI DStar Node/HotSpot/DVAP Image Download Links:
http://www.westerndstar.co.uk/html/downloads.html

DVMega Boards;
http://www.dvmega.auria.nl/

DVAP Information:
http://www.dvapdongle.com/DV_Access_Point_Dongle/Home.html

DVDongle:
http://www.dvdongle.com/DV_Dongle/Home.html

DVRPTR1:
http://dvrptr.net/
Yahoo Groups for DStar Hotspots and Software:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/gmsk_dv_node/info https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/pcrepeatercontroller/info https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ircDDBGateway/info https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/DVAPDongle/info

Thanks for Listening and Sharing-

73, Y’all!

K4CDN

Oct 06 2015

1hr 49mins

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Ham Radio 360: DMR with K1RJZ (Digital Mobile Radio)

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I’ve owned a DMR radio for about 6 months now.  I’ve not made one contact with it!  I even loaned it to a friend to see if he could unlock the magic, no dice.

While at Dayton, I met Rick Zach K1RJZ at the DMR-MARC booth early one morning and began asking questions about DMR.  I soon knew that I needed to have Rick on the show to help demystify this new-fangled radio technology and help get me on the air!

DMR or Digital Mobile Radio is one of the hottest things happening in the Ham Radio Hobby right now.  Commercial success of the mode has driven down the prices and made it accessible to the Amateur Radio hobbyist.  Join us to learn how this exciting mode is quickly becoming a game changer!

DMR-MARC is an all volunteer organization that has been tasked with keeping DMR in order for the community.  If you are interested in getting on the air with DMR, DMR-MARC should be one of your first stops!

“  Rick, K1RJZ got back to us with a mispronunciation that he’d like to correct.  The multi format DMR networking platform is pronounced BRANDmiester and not BANDmiester.  He knew the correct name, but it just  needs a correction “

Notes from Jeremy:

Tytera MD-380 Hacking:  https://github.com/travisgoodspeed/md380tools

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Things I wish I had known when programming the MD-380
This is a good primer to terms and concepts:  http://dmr-marc.net/media/Amateur_Radio_Guide_to_DMR_Rev_I_20150510.pdf
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The radio has 16 “channels” but a LOT of Zones.  a Zone is a collection of channels.

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Every Channel can have a scan list and a RX list.  The Scan List is a list of channels that can be scanned if you tell the radio to scan while on that channel – useful if you want to scan both timeslots of the same repeater, for instance.

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RXLists are lists of all of the talkgroups associated with a timeslot on the repeater.  For instance, for my local K8BIG, I have two RXLists – KABIG-TS1 and K8BIG-TS2.  All groups that appear on Time Slot 1 are in TS1 and same for TS2.

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Worldwide, Worldwide English, and North America aren’t for rag chewing – think of these as calling channels.  Once contact is made, you can take your conversation over to one of the “tactical” talkgroups such as TAC-310 or TAC-311 (depending on whether or not your repeater has these talkgroups).  These talkgroups are only active when someone calls for them via Push to Talk.

Thanks for listening!

73 Y’all

K4CDN

May 31 2016

1hr 13mins

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Ham Radio 360: ‘A Hams Life’ Fritz Nitsch, W4NTO

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Episode 25: W4NTO (No Time to Operate) was one of  my first ever Amateur Radio Contacts.  Fritz, as he’s known, is one of the most interesting individuals I know;  He’s also the Oldest!  95+ years old, a WWII vet and Amateur Radio Operator/Elmer for many more years than I’ve lived!

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Fritz in his very spartan kitchen to discuss his Hams Life.  Fritz is a very humble man, and I wasn’t quite sure I’d convince him to share his story.

During our very candid conversation, Fritz goes way back to tell about growing up in a home with a Father interested in Electronics, teaching new recruits CW, and life after the War.

Unfortunately the audio isn’t the ‘best’ during this interview…but I think the content will far outweigh the fridge running or the faucet dripping.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Fritz!

Spartanburg Ham radio pioneer wins national thank-you.

Thanks for Listening, Downloading, Subscribing, Sharing and Reviewing the show.

Cale/K4CDN


Wanna Help?

May 05 2015

1hr 10mins

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Ham Radio 360: 2015 Field Day Special Edition

Jun 16 2015

1hr 50mins

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Ham Radio 360: ARES; an Introduction and CommsToGo

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ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) seems to be a topic that keeps coming up in listener correspondences.  I had some ideas to share, but not being an active participant in the service, I knew I needed to get someone who was involved to help us define and understand it.

Reaching all the way back to the beginning, I enlisted Cecil Higgins (AC0HA) who is now the ARES Section Manager for Missouri.  In Episode 1 we discussed the Joplin Tornado disaster and ARES response.  This time through, it’s an Introduction to ARES.

ARRL.org/ARES

@ARES_ARES

Following, we bring in John Jacobs (W7DBO) of Site Sponsor, CommsToGo.com.

CommsToGo:  Builders of Portable Power, Radio and Computing Systems, John and his Ham Radio Family manufacture some fine equipment!

YourCallSignHere.com

Thanks for Listening!

73, Y’all

K4CDN

Nov 01 2016

1hr 18mins

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Ham Radio 360: Nepal Earthquake, Radio Mala

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It’s known that the country of Nepal experiences a Major Earthquake approximately every 75 years.  In a preemptive move, Radio Mala was founded to ensure the Nepali amateurs could communicate during the anticipated quake and the monsoon season.  Radio Mala is a disaster communication infrastructure to connect Kathmandu and the surrounding region in a ring of protective amateur radio communication.

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake)killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred at 11:56 NST on 25 April, with a magnitude of 7.8Mw or 8.1Msand a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Its epicenter was east of the district of Lamjung, and its hypocenter was at a depth of approximately 15 km (9.3 mi). It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake.

Just a few years ago Suresh and David, former classmates, began working together to build the Amateur Radio Network in Nepal.  This is their story.

Have some spare change or spare gear?  Interested in helping Radio Mala?  Connect with them today through one of the links listed below!

Radio Mala

Radio Mala on Facebook

Radio Mala on Twitter

David Witkowski on Twitter

ARRL: 2nd  Repeater Story

HSC Electronics Supply

Elecraft

Stick around after the show for some extra content!

Thanks for listening, subscribing, reviewing and sharing!

73,

Cale/K4CDN

Jun 02 2015

1hr 16mins

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Ham Radio 360: Your 2nd HT. Choices, Options, Reasons…

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Almost Every New Ham in the US, it seems, begins their jump into the hobby with the Low-Cost Chinese handi-talkie (HT).  In many cases they soon find themselves looking for a more user-friendly option.  What features do they look for? What’s important-what’s not?

Ed Bradshaw, W4EDF, has some well thought out opinions on the subject and shares them with us in Episode 37.

You may remember mentions of Ed throughout our programs over the first season.  Well, it’s Season 2 and here he is.  Like most of us new guys, Ed’s working it all out for his specific end goals-with the obligatory stumbling blocks provided by the Game of Life.

This show was not an attempt to disregard the intro-level HT, but a means to help those along looking for an Upgrade.  We all like new toys, right?  After listening to Episode 36, Ed determined it was time to delve into DStar and purchased himself the ICOM I-51a Plus (shown above).

From battery chemistry and charging circuits, to display size and memory banks-we discuss the ins and outs of the higher end Handi-Talkies.  We touch on most current models and try to highlight their commonalities and differences.

Not all HT’s are created equal, and if you’ve been licensed for any length of time, you pretty much know that.  Some new operators may need some help wading through the morass of spec’s and that’s the purpose of this show!

As Mentioned:

Linux in the HamShack Podcast

Episode 36-DStar

ARRL QST Magazine

KF7IJZ You Tube Channel

The ID-51A Plus uses 2.5A while transmitting 5W. The charger is rated at 2A.  That is the reason you don’t want to use it for anything but charging.  You would probably be OK on lower power but it’s best to have a dedicated power source.

Icom says that you can use the car charger for operation but the manual states: “NOTE: Up to 5 W (approximately) of maximum out-put power is possible when using external DC power. However, when the supply voltage exceeds 14 V, the built-in protection circuit activates to reduce the transmit output power to approximately 2.5 W.”

So, as always, check your manual before using your charger during transmit.

Thanks for listening, sharing, subscribing, reviewing and supporting!

73 Y’all

K4CDN

Oct 20 2015

1hr 21mins

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Ham Radio 360: Everything Scanners! KF7IJZ w/ K5KVN

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Ham Radio: Everything Scanners with Jeremy (KF7IJZ) and Kevin (K5KVN)

Jeremy and Kevin get together to fill us all in about Scanners and Scanner Listening!  As he eluded to in Episode 40 Kevin is a Scanner-fanatic!  As a matter of fact, it was Scanner Listening that led him into Ham Radio!

Scanning has changed through the years, but the longing to be ‘in the know’ keeps many of us intrigued and the Utility of owning a Scanner is addressed in this show.

the RTL-SDR Blog SDR Receiver is the best deal going!

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take a degree to get yourself listening to what’s going on around you!

RTL_SDR Blog

Radio Reference Website

Broadcastify Scanner Listening

Scanner Radio App (what I use on my Droid)

Mobile/Handheld Scanners

Base Station Scanners

SDR/ADSB listening

Thanks for Listening!  73 Y’all!

Cale K4CDN

Remember to comment below-we’d like to connect with you! Retweet, Like and Share as well!

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ScannerMaster:

Mar 08 2016

1hr 40mins

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Ham Radio 360: Radio Heaven-Dayton Hamvention

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Welcome into Episode #26!  This time, Jeremy-KF7IJZ takes us on a 3 day tour of Ham Radio Heaven: the 2015 Dayton Hamvention!

Jeremy catches up with Amateurs, Vendors and Manufactures across the spectrum.  Drop by the Elecraft booth to learn all about the new K3S!

Links to ALL Vendors, Manufacturers and Guest are below!

Links in order as they appeared in the show:

Packtenna 

Sierra Radio Systems

Yaesu

HamSource.com

Wolf River Coils

AmSat

TAPR

Solar 24

Pignology

Elecraft (K3S)

QRPWorks (sidecar)

MTCRadio

HackRF

GNU Radio

iPortable

Byonics

FIRST Power Stackers robotics

DRSS Enterprise robotics

Whitebox

May 19 2015

1hr 23mins

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Ham Radio 360: NVIS Near Vertical Incidence Skywave with Ed Fong WB6IQN

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What is N.V.I.S? I hear it all the time; but for whatever reason, like most, I have a hard time putting it to words.  So I found us someone that could explain the theory behind the propagation, and his name is Edison (Ed) Fong-WB6IQN.

Ed helps lay out the theory of N.V.I.S in ways that even I can understand!  We discuss N.V.I.S and it’s practical applications for everyday use as well as in an EMCOMM Situ.

As we continue our antenna chat with Ed we begin to learn about his wildly popular J-Pole antennas.  From Dual-Band roll-ups to Tri-Band verticals, Ed and his students have been helping hams get on the air for years!

You can find Eds’ contact info here: Ed’s Antennas

You can purchase his antennae here: antennas_iqn Ebay Store

Article from QST: ARRL /DBJ-1

John Miklor: Review

To Learn More about N.V.I.S check into some of the following articles:

Patricia Gibbons – WA6UBE WHAT IS NVIS?

Wikipedia – Near Vertical Incidence Skywave

DX Engineering – Practical Guide to Emer or Temp Comm (PDF)

ARRL.orgNVIS

Put up a low antenna KK7X0 – ARRL Link PDF

Thanks for listening and supporting the show

73 Y’all

Cale/K4CDN

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Nov 29 2016

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Ham Radio 360: Shopping List Show

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Ham Radio Shopping List

Welcome to the Other Ham Radio Podcast!  With Christmas in sight and Black Friday rapidly approaching, Fo Time brings you another Shopping List Show for the Amateur Radio Operator!

George and Jeremy drop by to help sift through the chaff as we explore what and why to buy this year!  From HF rigs to Station Accessories we cover it all!

Gifts under $100

ARRL handbook and CD ROM 49.95
Ham Radio Deluxe software99.95
Soldering station – Hakko FX888D or Weller WESD51
Hand tools – wire cutters, needle nose pliers, screwdrivers
Digital multi-meter
Raspberry PI 2 Model B 39.95
Raspberry PI Starter Pack 59.95
Membership in the ARRL & QST magazine subscription $39
CQ magazine subscription    $37
100′ RG-8X or RG-213 coax $120
Bag of coax connectors – PL-259, RG8X and RG58 sleeves, N
Bag of adapters – UHF to BNC to N  <- great stocking stuffers
Winkeyer kit – WKUSB-SMT  $89

Anderson Power Pole Crimper $37

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

K4CDN

Nov 17 2015

1hr 35mins

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Ham Radio 360: Scouting-Rick Deweese KJ4WHO

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Episode 31: Ham Radio & Scouting

Rick DeWeese (KJ4WHO) is more than a Scout Master .  He’s also an Amateur Radio Operator and a Podcaster from Upstate South Carolina.  Rick and I ‘met’ on Facebook not long after Fo Time went live.  We’ve kicked the idea of getting together for a show for almost a year now…and here it is.

His Troop, known as the “Amateur Radio Troop” is led by Rick and his assistant, who is also a Ham.  Join us as we discuss how He compliments his Scouting with the Magic of Ham Radio.

In many of the past shows we’ve tried to nail down ways to bring today’s youth into Ham Radio.  In Episode 31 Rick shares his insight and methods  for involving kids with the hobby.

JOTA

Rick’s BrushnSoapnBlade Podcast

Find a Local Troop

Royal Rangers

Trail Life

Radio Merit Badge

Electricity Merit Badge

Electronics Merit Badge

Thanks for Listening,

Cale, K4CDN


KB1HQS in Print! Click for more info

Jul 28 2015

1hr 8mins

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Ham Radio 360: an Introduction to SDR with KF7IJZ and KF5JNU

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Ham Radio 360: SDR (Software Defined Radio)

My Buddies Jeremy (KF7IJZ) and Gerald (KF5JNU) are back together and this time they’re taking us into the waters of SDR (Software Defined Radio) for the Amateur Radio Operator.

SDR Radio is loved by some, yet misunderstood by most!  Like anything new, folks tend to steer clear thinking it’s too complex or expensive.  In this show, Jeremy and Gerald break it down into digestible chunks that even Cale can understand!  From the $20 RTL-SDR Dongle as shown above, to the top of the line transceiver-the guys cover it ALL!

Geralds ‘go to’ SDR is the Airspy, and countless options are available for the hobbyist at differing levels of complexity and cost.  Listen in and determine where you’d like to get started in SDR!

The ANAN  100B HF+6 Transceiver by Apache Labs is not just a listening device, it also is a Full-Power HF Transceiver!

I really appreciate Jeremy and Gerald coming by and priming the SDR Pump, this has been a great launch for an Intensive Study on SDR!

Stay Tuned Folks, we’ll be following this rabbit hole all the way to the bottom!

Make sure to check out the links below!

73 Y’all (See you in Dayton!)

K4CDN

 

GREAT Source for News and Information
http://www.rtl-sdr.com/
Hardware – Receivers
RTL-SDR:  http://www.rtl-sdr.com/
Nooelec:  http://www.nooelec.com/store/
SDR Play:  http://www.sdrplay.com/
Air Spy:  https://airspy.com/airspy-mini/
HackRF One:  https://greatscottgadgets.com/hackrf/
GREAT discussion of the differences between SDRPlay, Airspy, and HackRF:
http://www.rtl-sdr.com/review-airspy-vs-sdrplay-rsp-vs-hackrf/
Hardware – HF Radios
Elad:  http://www.woodboxradio.com/
Apache-Labs:  https://apache-labs.com/
Flex Radio:  https://www.flexradio.com/amateur-products/
Icom IC-7300: http://icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7300/default.aspx
Elecraft KX3:  http://www.elecraft.com/KX3/kx3.htm
Software
SDR#:  https://airspy.com/download/
SDR-Console:  http://sdr-radio.com/
GQRX: http://gqrx.dk/

Big List of Software:  http://www.rtl-sdr.com/big-list-rtl-sdr-supported-software/
Cool Things To Do
Track Airplanes using ADS-B:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Track-Airplanes-with-RTL-SDR-and-ADS-B/
Cheap Digital Scanner:
https://www.jeffreykopcak.com/2014/12/12/p25-trunked-tracking-and-decoding-with-unitrunker-and-dsdplus/ http://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-radio-scanner-tutorial-decoding-digital-voice-p25-with-dsd/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wShOLgW2tmI&feature=youtu.be
APRS:  http://www.rtl-sdr.com/monitoring-aprs-rtl-sdr/
D-Star:  http://www.rtl-sdr.com/listening-d-star-digital-voice-dsd-1-7/
TAPR:  https://www.tapr.org/

May 03 2016

1hr 38mins

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Ham Radio 360: A.R.E.D.N. Amateur Radio Emer Data Network

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*6/28/18    New AREDN Website: https://www.arednmesh.org/

Ham Radio Mesh Networking has been one of those things that I’ve wanted to learn about.  After a quick peek around and a few questions asked, I stumbled into AREDN (Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network).

Join me as I learn about Mesh Networking over Ham Radio with Randy (WU2S) and Darryl (K5DLQ) in this latest installment of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast.

We also announce the Winners of our Annual Christmas Prize Giveaway.

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*6/28/18    New AREDN Website: https://www.arednmesh.org/

What is an AREDN Network? (video by K6AH)

RF Path Planning Using Ubiquiti AirLink (video by K5DLQ)

AREDN on Twitter @arednmesh

Equipment links listed at the bottom of the page


Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!

’73

Cale/K4CDN

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Equipment Links via amazon

Ubiquity Nano-Loco

Ubiquity NanoStations

Ubiquity Airgrid

Ubiquity Rocket

Ubiquity Bullet

Ubiquity Antennae

*make sure you check the AREDN Matrix to determine compatibility

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Congratulations to our Contest Winners!

KB2B22

KE0KTR

KO4XL

K9EMD

KK6RHY

KE0CSB

K1KY

KD8JAD

Dec 13 2016

1hr 22mins

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Ham Radio 360: Become a Ham & HR360 History Lessons

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I get asked all the time why Ham Radio and How-to Ham Radio.  In this program I go through the steps of jumping in the water.  One of the most popular pages on our site is the Start Here Page that has all the links mentioned here in the show (with a few more links and opinions too)

ARRL.org

Club Locator

Test Locator

KB6NU No Non-Sense Study Guides

Ham Test Online

Link to Recommended Study Materials

You Passed! Congrats, Now Let’s Go Shopping!

Shopping Show #2 (give this a listen!)

Shopping with the HR360 Affiliate Links

Hand-Held Radio and Accessories Kit (Level1)

Base/Mobile Radio and Accessories to get you on the air Kit (Level1)

Got a Rig? Now Get On The Air!

Kevin has some great videos about getting on the air!

New Ham Radio Op Video Tutorial

Ham Radio 360 History Lessons!

Fo Time Becomes Ham Radio 360

Jeremy- KF7IJZ

@KF7IJZ

Episode 2 Field Day and Solar for Hams

ARRL Field Day

George-KJ6VU

Sierra Radio Systems Repeater Controls & Packtenna Portable Antennas

KJ6VU.com

@kj6vu

Episode 10 All About Repeaters

Looking for more content?

Check out our Links Page for other Ham Radio Content Outlets!

Thanks for Listening,

73 Y’all

Cale/K4CDN

Nerd Famous’er

That’s the inside front cover of the latest (now defunct) MCM Electronics Catalog.

Oct 18 2016

45mins

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Ham Radio 360: Satellite Ops with KO4MA *AMSAT*

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I’ve often wondered about Ham Radio Satellite Operations.  I knew where to look and what to read, but I kept myself from it, because I wanted to learn about it with you here on the show!

I became acquainted with Andrew Glasbrenner KO4MA through our FB page, and watched from afar his dealings with Ham Radio Satellite Ops, and AMSAT.  Andrew and I began conversing about having him on the show, and what follows is what we were finally able to bring together!

In addition to his family duties, Andrew also serves the AMAST organization as the VP  Director of Operations.  Andrew grew up like most of us-with a ‘Walkie-Talkie’ in his hand and a desire to communicate via Radio with whomever he could!

Eventually he got the ticket to get on the air, and has been active there since!  A big thanks to Andrew for coming on, I ask a load of questions and we cover it all here on Episode 60.  From Build, Launch and Contact-it’s all about Amateur Radio Satellite Ops on HR360!

thanks for listening!

73 y’all!

K4CDN

My 8 y/o son, Milam, has recently launched his very own podcast, you can find it below:

Milam In The Middle

Sep 06 2016

53mins

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Ham Radio 360: Micro-controllers & Linux Episode 43: with KJ6VU and KF7IJZ

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Ham Radio Micro-controllers & Linux

*Listener Review of this show added to bottom of page

A long time coming; Jeremy and George gather this time through to discuss Micro-Controllers and Linux for the Ham Radio Operator!

Cale is away, so you know it’s gonna be a good show with the guys!  Listen in as they describe all the different types of Micro-Controllers, Software and Hardware, Things to avoid and how to get the most from the Makers ‘best friend’!

Arduino:  https://www.arduino.cc/en/Products/Compare

Raspberry PI:  http://www.raspberrypi.org/

Sierra Radio Systems:  http://sierraradio.net
“Sierra Radio Hamstack Project Gallery”

http://www.sierraradio.net/project_home.html

Adruino:

SBC Linux ala Raspberry Pi

Make Magazine: http://makezine.com/           

Linux in the Ham Shack Podcast: http://lhspodcast.info/

Python Training Video: https://youtu.be/tKTZoB2Vjuk

Participate in Winter Field Day!    January 30-31

WFD: WebsiteFacebook: WFD FB Group

Thanks for Listening Y’all!

Title: Episode 43 is tremendous!

Reviewer name: cb_abq

Country: USA

Date: January 13, 2016

Rating:

Comment: Well done gentlemen! That is the most information delivered about microcontroller and embedded Linux systems related to ham radio, and other applications, that I have heard in any podcast, ever. This is great information to enable anyone, whether an EE, or just an interested consumer to build a project based on either of these closely related technologies. KJ6VU and KF7IJZ are really well informed and articulate on all things ham. Fantastic!

Jan 12 2016

1hr 32mins

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Ham Radio 360: SOTA with K6ABM (new guys perspective)

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Austin Munger just wanted a C.B. Radio to give him an alternate means of communicating when out hunting or camping.  Little did he know that a random trip to HRO would turn into a full-bore hobby!

When I began this podcast, it was for me, the ‘new guy’ and while both the show and I have grown; I still feel new-ish and love learning about someones first time experience.  Adventure radio is on my list for the upcoming Spring, and this Episode may be what pushes me up the hill!

Not content with kerchunking repeaters, Austin set out to challenge himself with this new ‘thing’ he’d heard about called SOTA (Summits on the Air).  It didn’t take to long to figure out he was a little unprepared, but a strong will goes far when determination sets in!

Now a prolific Summit activator and chaser, Austin aka. dietsota on Instagram, spends his spare (and work) time playing in the SOTA activity log.  He’s also gotten his new Bride involved…to the point of activating a Summit during their Honeymoon in Hawaii!

SOTA

SOTAwatch SOTA Spotting

Elecraft KX2, KX3 and More!

Packtenna Portable/Packable Antennae

Yaesu FT-60

Yaesu FT-1XD

SOTA Spotter (Droid)

SOTA Finder (Droid)

PocketSOTA (Droiod/iOS) from Pignology/N3WG

SOTAGoat (iOS)

Chameleon Antennas

KX3Helper Antenna

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Thanks for listening!

73 Y’all!

Cale/K4CDN


Elecraft from FDIM KX2 Debut Show!

Episode 3 (manpack/portable)

Episode 6 (SOTA)

Episode 14 (WG0AT)

Episode 23 (Packtenna)

SOTA/NPOTA (KB1HQS)

Field Day with Elecraft

APRS Questions? Visit this thread or shoot me an email

KB1HQS in Print! Click for more info

Feb 07 2017

1hr 5mins

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The End of the Beginning…

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Thank You Very Much for listening to the Ham Radio 360 Podcast.

In this real quick, last episode, I take the opportunity to ‘say’ good-bye.

I appreciate the opportunity to have served you and the Amateur Radio Community over these last few years.

73 Y’all

Cale/K4CDN

2-10-18

Friends,

In 2011 I achieved a nearly lifelong goal; I became an Amateur Radio Operator.

In 2014 I began, as a means to scratch an itch, an Amateur Radio Podcast.

The podcast, then named ‘Fo Time’ was never supposed to succeed. I had no intention of releasing any more than 5 to 10 programs. Almost 4 years later, 90+ shows, and over a 3/4 million downloads, I’m still wondering how I got here.

Through that time, I was a small part of promoting the Amateur Radio Hobby via the medium of podcasting. What began as an experiment soon became a platform for a New Ham Operator to learn the ropes. Along the journey I was blessed with the opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the most brilliant and entertaining people on the planet.

I have been continually astounded by my listening audience and their contribution to the efforts of what became the Ham Radio 360 Podcast and brand. Not only was I afforded the opportunity to learn from the best, I was able to share in those experiences with many others as the brand’s influence grew. Additionally the platform allowed other programs to be birthed for the good of the hobby that will continue to educate and entertain the masses.

However, I began to realize just how much of me it took to produce quality content and maintain the brand. In October of 2017 I took a break from my regular show production with a promise to return in 2018. I upheld that promise but soon realized that the continued pressure to perform and create was more than I was willing to maintain anymore.

With that understanding I have decided to discontinue, in it’s entirety, the Ham Radio 360 Podcast. I plan to maintain the HamRadio360.com Website and Podcast Feed of past shows and content as a contribution to the Amateur Radio Hobby.

I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to have served you and the wonderful Amateur Radio Hobby.

Gratefully yours,

Cale Nelson/K4CDN

73 Y’all

Feb 26 2018

7mins

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Ham Radio 360: Faraday RF – Open Source Digital Radio

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The Salmi Brothers are back (don’t miss their initial interview) to teach us about their Educational Development Radio Company-Faraday RF and some of their Outer-Space Creations!

In this Nuts and Volts episode we get into the minds of Brent (KB1LQD) and Bryce (KB1LQC) as they break down the ins and outs of their Ham Radio venture.  More than just building a SDR; Faraday RF looks to expand the hobby for tomorrows operators.

Join us as we pull back the veil and get a glimpse of the future…”Challenging the notion of making a contact”

Show Links and Mentions

Faraday RF

AMSAT

Faraday RF Blog Posts:

More Than Radio – AMSAT MPPT

Faraday RF Telemetry

Telemetry.FaradayRF.com

Faraday goes UP! (HAB)

Delayed Tolerant Networks

What is MPPT?Maximum Power Point Tracking

Previous Podcast Episodes regarding AMSAT

Connect with the brothers:

@FaradayRF

@kb1lqd

@KB1LQC

Faraday RF on Facebook

Jan 07 2018

1hr 11mins

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Ham Radio 360: Millennial Falcons-KB1LQC & KB1LQD

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As you might imagine Twin Brothers Bryce and Brent have a great deal in common.  Both are Millennial Ham Radio Ops, Developers and Rocket Scientists just to name a few shared interest!

The Brothers Salmi drop in for a conversation about their vision for the future of the Ham Radio hobby.  Raised as inventors and tinkerers these guys are poised to take that to an entirely different level with their educational development company, Faraday RF.  But before we get into the ‘what’ we get into the ‘why’ as we look back to a childhood filled with promise, learning and dreaming to a present full of building, making, and doing!

If you’re searching for proof that your beloved hobby will outlast your days-give this show a listen to be challenged and encouraged for tomorrow!

Show Notes and Mentions

Faraday RF- Master Plan (Start Here!)

N0SSC – Blog Post: Millennials Are Killing Ham Radio

KC5ESS.usResistor Value Color Codes

K2GXT – RIT Radio Club

SpaceX 

RARA – Rochester Ham Radio Assn.

Connect with the brothers:

@FaradayRF

@kb1lqd

@KB1LQC

thanks for listening, supporting and sharing the Ham Radio 360 Podcast!

73,

Cale/K4CDN

Jan 07 2018

35mins

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Ham Radio 360: 88 New Year – New Rules

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Hey Y’all,
Happy New Year!

Once again, here we are….
I’ve been to the future and now I’m back behind the mic, in the shack, to bring you another episode of Ham Radio 360 Podcast.  Thanks for tuning in to my return.  The break was a great refresher and in this ‘different’ show I break down what I learned and where I’m going!

Show Notes and Mentions

Bruce Arians Retirement Presser

Ham Radio 360 Forum *Now Closed*

Field Radio Podcast – GoFundMe Hamvention Help

IC-7100 Portable Station from KJ6VU

IC-7100 from MTC

RT Systems Software *Amazing*

Contact Links

**please excuse the voice-this dry winter weather has taken a toll on the VOX

Jan 07 2018

30mins

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Ham Radio 360: Shopping Show #4 with the entire 360 gang

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Happy Thanksgiving!

George, Jeremy and John pulled me up to the barn just in time to get a shopping show together for your Holiday Listening pleasure!  Actually, we’d planned this all along-knowing that so many of you enjoy the insight and conversation between friends.

This is our 4th Shopping Show and it’s always the highlight of our yearly podcasting adventures. While we have a load of fun doing these shows;  it’s our hope we can help you make informed choices regarding big and small purchases this Christmas Shopping Season!

Handi-talkies, Mobiles, Portables and Packables all get time in this episode along with some insight on budget and starter gear.  There’s room for everyone, even if you’re still stuffed full of turkey!

So, take us along as you brave the crowds for overnight shopping!  Plug us in one ear while you’re forced to sit through another lame 3-hour Commercial..I mean Thanksgiving Parade.  Share us with the in-laws, you know they love hearing about your ‘weird’ radio hobby!  Whatever-just don’t miss out on this episode!

We’re all Thankful for the time you spend with us and truly hope you and your family enjoy the brightest of Seasons!

73 Y’all
Cale, George, Jeremy and John

Show Notes and Links in order mentioned-

Handi-Talkies:4: 39

W7DBO HT Go-Bag EMCOMM & HT Go-Bag Show (fo time rewind)

VHF/UHF Mobile Rigs:23:00

Mobile HF Radio:48:41

Portable/Field Radio Gear:1:12:30

OH8STN (Julian: Survival-Tech-Nord)
KB1HQS (Stuart: NPOTA Supreme Champion)

Good Finds: 1:35:20

Kenneth Finnegan @KWFBudget Buys:  1:51:15 Stocking Stuffers:     1:56:10

Merry Christmas Y’all!

cale

Nov 23 2017

2hr 13mins

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Ham Radio 360: Lessons from Irma and My Vacation

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It’s doubtful that you haven’t been affected by the recent hurricanes, no matter where you reside.  Here in the Upstate of South Carolina-we were indeed touched by Irma and in this episode of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast, I share some of my lessons learned.

Following that, I break the news that as of this episode, #87, I will be taking a much needed vacation from the Podcast grind.  The Workbench and Field Radio Podcast will stay on schedule-but HR360 is hanging up the vacation sign and going away for a bit.  3+ years of creating content and full-on engagement has taken a toll on my balance of life so I’ve decided to step away, with a potential return in January 2018.  A big thanks to all who helped take a ‘joke’ and turn into ‘something’!

The recent storms seemed to reignite the ever-smoldering embers of Ham Radio’s place in EMCOMM.  No surprise to see the many hams out in force debating the relevance of Amateur Radio in an Emergency.  Since we’ve never settled the no-code or Chi-com debates….what’s another to continue to divide the community–I guess we really are a reflection of society after all!

Just a few days after Irma brought strong winds and heavy rain to the farm, I took my seat at the front of the room for the local ARES meeting.  I believe that communications is King (especially in today’s tech-centric world)!  I also believe that Amateur Radio should have a place in the local communications response to emergent situations or times of duress.  Finally, I believe that Ham Radio will NOT save the world; but it is a great tool to have if and when something goes wrong. period.  A few months ago the local ARES-EC asked me to help get the ball rolling here in Spartanburg County, SC.  We’ll see what happens, right now it’s trending positive.  The upcoming GridEX Exercise will be a stretch for our group-but I think we’ll weather it well.

The last 86+ episodes have offered many solutions to EMCOMM issues as well as introducing many aspects of the Hobby that some of us have never heard mentioned on the local 2m repeater.  If you are a new listener, I invite you to page back through our catalog of shows, pick something you’re interested in and give it a spin.  If you’ve been here a while, thanks for sticking around!

Thanks again for listening!

73 Y’all,

Cale/K4CDN

 Show Mentions and Links

Sep 19 2017

22mins

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Ham Radio 360: FSQ, Linux & YouTube with Kevin, KB9RLW

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I was introduced to Kevin, KB9RLW, by my friend Julian OH8STN and his postings on Instagram/Twitter.  A few months back FSQ was a ‘new’ mode and some were excitedly giving it a go.  Julian had posted a link to a video on FSQ and it I knew this was a mode I was very interested in learning about!  Enter the ‘Old Tech Guy’ on Youtube and here we are!

Kevin and I set about determining the compatibility of schedules and just last week we were able to connect via a wonky Skype call and get this information together for you.  While we do spend some time discussing the FSQ mode, I also discovered Kevin is a die-hard Linux user.  Kevin fills us in on his Linux use for Ham Radio and his YouTube Channel creations.

*I’ve noted on the socials a few times last week that I did indeed mispronounce the insanely popular digital mode FT8; for whatever reason I referred to it as JT8 four different times in this show.

**Additionally, I have utilized the FSQ mode since recording this conversation with what I’d consider Success!  I can foresee this mode becoming a go-to for my friends and I locally on HF and VHF.

Notes and Mentions:

FLDigi Software

FSQCall Software

Kevin KB9RLW Youtube Channel

Linux in the Hamshack Podcast

OH8STN

Everything Ham Radio

thanks for listening Y’all,
73 K4CDN

Sep 05 2017

51mins

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Ham Radio 360: Extra Class Upgrade with W4EDF

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Ed Bradshaw (W4EDF) recently upgraded his Ham Radio ticket to Extra Class and he wants you to know-You Can Too!

Former show guest and current Kenwood TS480 owner, Ed decided he wanted a bigger slice of the pie and set his sights on passing the Extra Class Exam.  Having put a great deal of effort into his studies and methods, Ed offered to come on the show to share what worked for him in hopes that you (and I) would get ourselves motivated to study-and Pass!

Question pool: ARRL Link

ARRL Extra Class License Manual, 11th edition

Gordon West, WB6NOA, 2016-2020 Extra Class FCC Element 4

Ham Extra by James Thomas

Ham Study (Signal Stuff)

QRZ Practice Tests

ARRL Find an exam

ARRL What to bring

Dave Casler YouTube

Extra playlist – Here

Alan Wolke, W2AEW YouTube

Must watch: Here

W4EDF: Previous Show Appearance #37

Others Recommend these Books/Aides:

K4IA Pass, the Easy Way

KB6NU No Non Sense Guide

Extra Flash Cards

Thanks for listen!!! 73 Y’all, Cale

Aug 22 2017

1hr 36mins

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Ham Radio 360: Author and Amateur Don Keith N4KC

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Don Keith is a long time Ham Radio Operator who combined his love of RF and conversation into a writing career that spans nearly 40 titles.  He joins me on this episode of the Ham Radio 360 podcast to talk about his latest novel- Dial Dancing, some his other titles, copying 35 wpm CW, and more!

Don went all the way, in an effort to encapsulate the entire spectrum of ham radio magics with the sub-title of his latest work!


Dial Dancing…..

Link to Don’s Books on Amazon

DonKeith.com
N4KC.com

It’s always fun to chat with another ‘radio’ guy, especially those who can stay one step ahead!  I hope you enjoy our conversation!  73 Y’all!

Aug 08 2017

57mins

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Ham Radio 360: Fox Hunting (Transmitter & Bunnies too)

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Larry Jacobs, WA7ZBO, is my guest this time on the Ham Radio 360 Podcast.  Larry is a long time Transmitter Hunter who offered to help me understand what is involved in Fox Hunting aka Bunny Hunting.

From the premise of the hunt to the gear involved- the in’s and out’s and best practices, Larry shares his experiences of almost 50 years!

in a show ‘first’ Larry produced this Bonus Video to help further describe the equipment and theory of use mentioned in this episode! (links and further mentions listed below)

Bonus Video!

Book: Worlds Best Hobby-Dave Bell

SoCal Transmitter Hunting

ARDF  Homing In.com

PiCon from Byonics

Book: Transmitter Hunting- J.D. Moell

Tape Measure Yagi-

OSCAR-6

Arrow 4 MHz. Offset Fox Hunt Attenuator

SDR-Direction Finding

VK3YNG Sniffer 4

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TMR Scouting Special Event:
Will be operating an anniversary celebration station, W2T, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Ten Mile River Scout Reservation (known as TMR in the Scouting world) in Narrowsburg NY, August 4th through 6th from the camp.  More info can be found at tenmileriver.org and their QRZ page

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HR360 Mention on RTL-SDR Blog

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Thank you for listening to and supporting Ham Radio 360!

Cale/K4CDN

Jul 25 2017

58mins

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Ham Radio 360: Field Radio Podcast Intro & Scouts on the air

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New Podcast Alert!

This week on the Ham Radio 360 Show we discuss his upcoming Field Radio Podcast launch with John Jacobs (W7BDO)!  The Field Radio Podcast is set to premiere this Thursday (July 13 2017) on your favorite podcast player!

The Field Radio Podcast is dedicated to exploring the amateur radio hobby through the lens of getting you and your gear outdoors.

Your host, John W7DBO, will explore what gear works best, how to deploy in the field, and most importantly how to have fun!

The podcast will also explore what you can do with your gear once deployed; Including emergency communications, contesting, event support, and of course Field Day.

Subscribe On Android

Find In iTunes

@fieldradiopod on Twitter

fieldradiopodcast on Facebook

Field Radio Podcast RSS Feed ***

Field Radio Podcast on Youtube

John’s email contact here

Field Radio Podcast Show Discussion in the HR360 Forums

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Getting Scouts On the Air!

Following the new show announcement I’m joined by Jim Wilson K5ND to discuss Ham Radio and it’s long history with Scouting around the World!  The Scouts 60th Annual Jamboree on the Air is coming up in October (20-22)!

Scouts on the air!

What a Great Way to share the Magic of Ham Radio-

Jamboree on the Air Guidelines for Amateur Radio Operators

Jamboree on the Air Event Tips

ScoutLink info for Jamboree on the Internet

Upcoming Jamboree Info July 15-28 2017

You can also find lots more information on www.k2bsa.net for Radio Merit Badge, etc… ____________________________

Thank you for listening to and sharing the show!
73 Y’all K4CDN!

Jul 11 2017

1hr 1min

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Ham Radio 360: 13 Colonies Special Event and recent appearances

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A few weeks back in our Facebook Group, Curtis Williamson (W4HCW) mentioned he’d like to hear me do a show about the 13 Colonies Special Event.  I connected with Bob, ND7J, the webmaster for the event as well as an event operator from the state of North Carolina. I feature our conversation in this episode of HamRadio 360.

The 13 Colonies Special Event is held during Independence Weekend each July and began in 2009, as a ‘One Time’ event.  After logging over 12,000 contacts with just 13 operators, it’s founder Ken, KU2US, discovered he was onto something.  Since it’s inception the event has grown exponentially with many more state operators and a network of help that spans the globe.

This is one of my favorite contests to participate in each year!  Thanks to Bob for coming on to help us learn more, and I hope you all get a chance to participate and get a clean sweep!  To learn more about the Event, Logging, Certificates and more visit the 13 Colonies Special Event page at www.13colonies.net


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Recently, my friend and fellow podcaster Glenn Hebert, asked if I’d join him on his Live, Daily Podcast: Horses in the Morning.  Every once in a while Glenn produces a Non-Horsey show, and I was pleased to be invited.  Segment 3 of this episode features that quick conversation as I try to explain Ham Radio in less than 7 minutes 🙂

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(37:15)

Hap Holly,  KC9RP, has been producing The Rain Report since the 1980’s.

 “From his home studio/ham shack in suburban Chicago, Hap Holly, KC9RP, produces this 10 to 15- minute weekly amateur radio program service, featuring timely interviews, occasional thought-provoking commentaries from other hams, excerpts from Hamvention Forums and other items of general interest to the ham radio community at large.”

The Rain Report can be heard on some local repeaters around the US as well as on-line and in your podcast player.  Hap and I caught up via Skype back before Hamvention, and he’s recently released our conversation that I share here in segment 4.  I appreciate the continued effort of Hap and his dedicated support staff as they work to bring us The Rain Report.  You can find The Rain Report at the www.therainreport.com

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Show Notes and Mentions

The Devil of a Whipping- A favorite novel of mine

Culpepper Flag

Randy KB3IHF QSL Cards & more

DX Summit: Cluster

N3FJP Logging

ND7J.com

Horses in the Morning

The Rain Report

**Bonus Show Content: Roswell Crash Special Event Info PVARC


Y’all have a Great Week!

73, Cale-K4CDN

Jun 27 2017

1hr 6mins

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Ham Radio 360: ADS-B with Nick, KK6LHR

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In this episode of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast, I’m joined by Nick, KK6LHR to discuss ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast).  Known around here as “Tracking Airplanes with a SDR“…there’s a lot more to it than that, and Nick helps me understand the ins and outs plus getting started in ADS-B.

Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS–B) is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. The information can be received by air traffic control ground stations as a replacement for secondary radar. It can also be received by other aircraft to provide situational awareness and allow self separation. *wikipedia

Nick is more that just a nosy guy wanting to see what’s flying overhead, he was determined to get the best signal down the line into his shack.  From Homebrewing LNA’a to Amazon he’s compiled the gear and knowledge to help us make the most of our efforts!

Thanks for coming on Nick, I really appreciate your time, helping this all make sense!

Find all of your ADSB gear in this Kit!

Show Notes & Links

@ExplodingLemur

QUCSQuite Universal Circuit Simulator – Official Site

AIRSPY.US  SDR receivers and antennas

SatelliteGuys.US Forum

Workbench Antenna Analyzer Boards

Post Show Mention on the RTL-SDR Blog

Thank you, again for listening and your support!

Cale/K4CDN

Jun 13 2017

1hr 7mins

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Ham Radio 360: Wrapping up Hamvention with a New Hams Perspective

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We’ve talked a great deal about Hamvention over the last few weeks, and we’re gonna wrap it up here today!

Chris Purdy and I have been friends for years and he surprised me a few months ago when he volunteered to tag along on the drive to Xenia. Chris is a Shiny New Ham Radio Operator, and he’d never been to a hamfest before…so why not Hamvention!

Maybe a little overwhelmed at the onset, he quickly came around and is now making plans to go back next year! Give the show a listen for a “New Guys” perspective on the event. From initial impressions, things learned and friends made, Chris and I break it all down for you including some insider info from behind the scenes of the Ham Radio 360 Hamvention Team.

I finish up with some final thoughts on the event, the location, new sponsors, and next years plans.

Icom: Hams to Japan

4Z1UG-Eric Guth, QSO Today Podcast

Linux in the Hamshack = Cale Crashes Live Recording!

Bob and Gordo on Ham Nation

AREDN

Katie Allen WY7YL

Neil Rapp Ham Talk Live

Don Wilbanks AE5DW

AMSAT

SignalStuff HT Whip antennas (hr360) to support Hamstudy.org

Bruce, W1GQ DX and Contesting

Ham Radio Media Creators

CommsToGo

PodcasterPro from K5ACC on Kickstarter (I’m #80 in line)

We hope you enjoy this final shot and appreciate you spending your time with us!

73 Y’all! K4CDN

May 30 2017

55mins

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Hamvention 2017: Day 1 Review

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Day one is officially in the books for Hamvention 2017. A new look with a familiar feel in an all new Venue…and it was really a good day!

Vendors were swamped and so were we. The Workbench Project Boards are a Hit, and our booth was very busy all day long!  We hope you enjoy the interviews we snagged today during the show!

We love the opportunity to see our listeners and friends face to face and today was AWESOME! Thanks for making today the best first day of Hamvention for the HR360 Team!

A Special Thanks to all who participated with us, please give their links a peek!

Total Mast Solutions

Hobby PCB

SatNOGS

Vibroplex

BridgeCom Systems

Comms To Go

NorthWest Digital Radio

thank y’all for listening and sharing!  See Y’all tomorrow!

73,

Cale/K4CDN

May 20 2017

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Ham Radio 360: Hamvention 2017 – Ham Radio Unhinged

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Yes, this week is #Hamvention; and Yes, it really is that big of a deal!  It’s the Largest Ham Radio Event-Worldwide and we’re gonna be there!  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are well aware of the yearly event in Ohio hosted by DARA and it’s new venue!  The upcoming 2017 Hamvention will be held in Xenia Ohio this year at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. 

*Special Announcement: Hamvention Parking Hacks!!!!
Talk-in and Info Bulletin
Parking/Shuttle Service

The fellas and I catch up (during a deluge in SC) on the ins and outs of our plans for Hamvention 2017.  What will the guys buy this year?  Who will we talk to and what does the future hold for HamRadio 360?

And before you ask: yes we plan to release a daily re-cap podcast just like last year!

Booth 6501-6502 (in the big tent)

HR360/WB Forum:
Room 2.
2:45pm Saturday!

Hamvention 2017 Program (Food on pg. 19)

Stuart (KB1HQS) Review of Packtenna

Our Past Shows on Hamvention!

Subscribe to the show Here

We’ll See Y’all There!

73, K4CDN

May 15 2017

1hr 12mins

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Ham Radio 360: Julian, OH8STN- Max Capability – Minimal Gear

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Julian, OH8STN, is just like most of us; he loved radios and electronic toys when he was a kid!  (Are you seeing a pattern here?)  While Julian isn’t a kid anymore, he spends all of his free time ‘playing radio’ out in the Frigid North of Finland!

Wanting to share his experiences and ideas for portable/emergency comms he set off to create content for the Amateur Radio Community.  Known around the globe as the Survival Tech Nord, Julian takes his viewers on all sorts of excursions where they can learn along with him.

Licensed since 1999, SurvivalTech Nord (OH8STN) focuses on emergency Voice and Data field communications, sharing knowledge & ideas relevant to the modern survival minded comms communities.

In addition to Youtube videos, Julian also Blogs about his success and failure in the differing situations he places himself in.  An devoted Android user; he is serving the Amateur Community in a real and transparent way.

Wolphilink Digital Interface
Yaesu 817
RaDAR Google+ Group
ZS6BNE RaDAR Blogger

Last week we crossed 500k Total Downloads!  Thank YOU!

Thank you for listening and supporting all things HamRadio 360!

73 Y’all

Cale/K4CDN

Episode 77

KB1HQS in Print! Click for more info

May 02 2017

1hr 7mins

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Ham Radio 360: Winlink, Winmor & RMS Express (an Introduction)

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It usually begins like this “Cale, when are you going to do a show on….?”  This time, it was Wayne (K4SPA) and he was again, asking me about doing a show on Winlink.

I’ve too been wanting to learn more about Winlink since first trying my hand in it back in the Fall.  While I’ve had limited (NVIS) success, I’m far from a ‘user’ or even half-way proficient in the mode.  So I did what I do best;  I found someone to help me further understand it, and I bring you along to learn with me!

Brett Smith (KE0EWY) is a Friend, Listener and Long-time Supporter of HR360.  He’s also quite fond of Winlink and someone I consider an Elmer for me in that field.  I invited Brett to visit with us here to help you and I both learn more about Winlink, Winmor and RMS Express.

from SV8CS blog linked here

This isn’t a deep-dive into all things Winlink, but more of an Introduction to give us an idea of what it is, and what is necessary to get started with this really cool mode of communicating with our radios and computers.

It doesn’t have to be complicated. via N5TIM

Show Notes/Mentions

Winlink.org

Book of Knowledge

Winlink on iOS? we’re talking about that in the Facebook Group!

Video Links

What is Winlink

RMS Express 101

RMS Peer to Peer (P2P)

RMS Express Packet

There are tons of Winlink/Winmor/RMS Express videos avail on Youtube–better get some Popcorn!

CommsPrepper

Survival Tech Nord (OH8STN)

Thank You for listening!

73 Y’all!  K4CDN/Cale

Apr 18 2017

1hr 24mins

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Ham Radio 360: A New Ham Surprise, Our Community and a SK

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In this, the 75th installment of Ham Radio 360 Podcast we talk Community.

You hear me harp on community almost daily.  It’s real to me, and I hope this program helps it continue to grow.  While there are tons of negatives in our hobby, I always stretch to find the high points.  One of those highs came to me a few months back.  A gracious listener charged me with finding a New Ham that needed some help getting started with quality equipment.  I assumed this would be an easy task with so many new hams flooding in…it was a little tougher than I had imagined!

It seems that most new hams are hitting the ground running and purchasing big items straight out of the gate.  That was until I met Josh Hunley, KD9GOT.  I won’t spoil the story because I want you to listen to him tell it!  We surprise Josh with some really cool gear purchased by our Gracious Listener and supplied by MTCRadio.com!

We carry on to the #KX2forCale!  Yes, I have an KX2 in the shack-sent over from Elecraft to demo this Spring as I begin to explore QRP/Adventure Radio (gonna be fun y’all!)

Finally, i discuss the loss of my first friend/elmer to go SK.  Harold Kinley (WA4GIB) passed last week.  In my short time in the hobby this was the first ‘Elmer’ I’ve lost.  Harold was a great man, and the very epitome of the Community I hope to encourage in the Amateur Radio Hobby/Service.

WA4GIB (SK)

Harold’s Website

Harold’s books on Amazon.com

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