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In this podcast we explore the wonderful hobby that is amateur radio or as it is often referred to as ham radio. We talk about many different topics, from community service to HF to digital modes on air events and everything in between.

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In this podcast we explore the wonderful hobby that is amateur radio or as it is often referred to as ham radio. We talk about many different topics, from community service to HF to digital modes on air events and everything in between.

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Dynamic interviews

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Excellent subject matter exploration

So far so great!

By Kc2bkm - May 14 2016
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I just discovered the podcast and so far so good. I love podcasts and ham radio. Always searching for new stuff. Informative and entertaining - Kc2bkm

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23 Ratings
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Dynamic interviews

By K5PDC - Nov 01 2017
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Excellent subject matter exploration

So far so great!

By Kc2bkm - May 14 2016
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I just discovered the podcast and so far so good. I love podcasts and ham radio. Always searching for new stuff. Informative and entertaining - Kc2bkm
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Everything Ham Radio Podcast

Latest release on Mar 29, 2018

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In this podcast we explore the wonderful hobby that is amateur radio or as it is often referred to as ham radio. We talk about many different topics, from community service to HF to digital modes on air events and everything in between.

Rank #1: ETH053 - Stealth Antennas

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Stealth Antennas, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! Please let me know what you think about my podcast by taking my short survey. It really has given me some insight as to what y'all think, what I could change or do better even though I have only had 6 people take it so far. Ep 50 Give away winners: $100 gift certificate to Packtenna.com - Curtis Abma, AB4MA - Prize Claims Any/all ebooks written by Dan, KB6NU on kb6nu.com - Frank Gonzalez, K7PGP N3FJP Software Package 15 - Ron Bauer, N8IKG Custom call sign desk plate made by me…:) Larry Nutt, N4NXX Travis Pederson, N5TP - Prize Claimed For those that have not claimed their prizes, you have until January 30th to do so. Any prize that is not claimed by then, a new winner will be picked for it. http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/53

Jan 25 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #2: ETH060 - QRP Operations

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about QRP Operations, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! Facebook Question of the Week: What is your favorite mode to operate? Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/60/ Please subscribe to my website to receive emails on when I publish a new post or podcast episode by going to http://www.everythinghamradio.com/subscribe/. Fill out the form on the page and click on the “Sign Me Up!” button. Check you email and you should receive an email from me with a link that you will have to click on in order to confirm your subscription. Once you click on that link, you will start receiving emails from me. If you like what you hear on my podcast and would like to help financially there are several ways that you can do just that. You can make a one time donation through paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or simply shop on Amazon using my affiliate link. Check out http://www.everythinghamradio.com/support/ for more information

Mar 16 2017

54mins

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Rank #3: ETH054 - Building Antennas

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about building antennas, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! I would like to thank George Zafiropoulos, KJ6VU with Packtenna.com, Dan Romanchik, KB6NU and Scott Davis, N3FJP for donating items for give-away prizes for this episode. Winners: $100 gift certificate to Packtenna.com - Curtis Abma, AB4MA - Prize Claimed Any/all ebooks written by Dan, KB6NU on kb6nu.com - Eric Broyles, KJ4KEU N3FJP Software Package - Custom call sign desk plate made by me…:) Larry Nutt, N4NXX - Prize Claimed Ron Bauer, N8IKG - Prize Claimed Travis Pederson, N5TP - Prize Claimed   Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/53/ Please subscribe to my website to receive emails on when I publish a new post or podcast episode by going to http://www.everythinghamradio.com/subscribe/. Fill out the form on the page and click on the “Sign Me Up!” button. Check you email and you should receive an email from me with a link that you will have to click on in order to confirm your subscription. Once you click on that link, you will start receiving emails from me. If you like what you hear on my podcast and would like to help financially there are several ways that you can do just that. You can make a one time donation through paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or simply shop on Amazon using my affiliate link. Check out http://www.everythinghamradio.com/support/ for more information

Feb 02 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #4: ETH057 - So You Want To Be A Ham?

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about things you need to know about when you first get your license, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/57/ Please subscribe to my website to receive emails on when I publish a new post or podcast episode by going to http://www.everythinghamradio.com/subscribe/. Fill out the form on the page and click on the “Sign Me Up!” button. Check you email and you should receive an email from me with a link that you will have to click on in order to confirm your subscription. Once you click on that link, you will start receiving emails from me. If you like what you hear on my podcast and would like to help financially there are several ways that you can do just that. You can make a one time donation through paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or simply shop on Amazon using my affiliate link. Check out http://www.everythinghamradio.com/support/ for more information

Feb 23 2017

55mins

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Rank #5: ETH048 - Amateur Radio Emergency Services(ARES)

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about the Amateur Radio Emergency Services(ARES), we talk about the Bridgeland Amateur Radio Club in Logan, UT in our amateur radio club spotlight, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and Hamfests for the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby!     Tech Corner - Amateur Radio Emergency Services(ARES)   What is ARES? ARES is an organization started by the ARRL that consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur is eligible to apply for ARES membership. ARES is broken down into four levels: national, section, district and local. The national level emergency coordination is handled at the ARRL headquarters by the ARRL Field Services and Field Sport Manager or his/her designee. They are responsible for advising all ARES officials regarding their problems, maintaining contact with federal government and other national officials concerned with amateur emergency communications potential, and in general carrying out the ARRL’s policies regarding emergency communications. At the section level, the section emergency coordinator is an assistant to the section manager for emergency preparedness. The SEC is appointed by the section manager to handle all things dealing with emergency communications. Part of the SEC’s job is to support and help grow their sections participation in ARES functions. They are the person that is responsible for collecting all the district activity reports and making a consolidated report to the section manager and ARRL headquarters. They are also responsible to maintain a good work relationship with state and local governments, civil preparedness, Federal Emergency Management agencies, the Salvation Army, MWS, etc. In large sections, the SEC has the option of breaking down the geographical area in smaller, more management areas or districts. If this is done, the SEC would make recommendations for a district emergency coordinator. This person would be a go between between the local and section levels with much of the same duties as the SEC has but on a smaller scale. Lastly, we come to the local level. Each local area will have their own Emergency Coordinator that is appointed by the SEC. The local level EC is the most hands on of all the levels and is responsible for more as well. Parts of the local EC’s responsibilities are; Promoting and enhancing the activities of the ARES for the benefit of the public. Manage and coordinate training, organization, and emergency preparedness of interested amateurs in the area. Establish and maintain a good working relationship with local and state government officials. Develop detailed local operational plans with served agencies and partners in their jurisdiction. Establish a local communications network Establish an emergency communications plans And more… Training The majority of the training that you will receive when you join your local ARES team will be done at meetings and on the air during nets. However, there are a few things that you can take as well and depending on your local ARES group some may be required as well. NIMS - IS-100.b NIMS - IS-700.A ARRL - EC-001 - Introduction to Emergency Communications ARRL - EC-016 - Public Service and Emergency Communicationss Management for Radio Amateurs ARRL - EC-015 - ARRL Public Relations - This is a good course to take if you are the Public Information Officer for your club or ARES group. Skywarn Storm Spotter Training - If your ARES group doubles as you local Skywarn team, this training may also be required, typically once every two years. Along the same lines of training, what are you good at? Are you a good multitasker? Are you

Dec 15 2016

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Rank #6: ETH005 - VHF/UHF Packet

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! Over the past few episode, I have noticed something that I thought was pretty much dead. The last couple Amateur Radio Club Spotlights that I have done, I have noticed that they have an active packet radio network with their club. It really surprised me because when I got my license back in about 1995, packet radio was pretty big and there were things like Rosenet, Texnet and several other networks that had a big span to them. People had packet bulletin boards, and keyboard to keyboard chatting was fairly common. Suddenly, things just started dying, it seemed. Systems we not being maintained and going offline and the systems that I used quite a while just stopped working. Maybe it was just here locally that it died, I don’t know. Then with APRS getting more and more popular, people were finding other uses for their TNC’s and the BBS’s and the digipeaters were being used for APRS. Since I have done the last couple episodes, it makes me wonder, just how much packet is used now-a-days. So I thought that I would do an episode about Packet, since it follows along with my whole digital ham radio theme for this quarter. What is Packet Radio? First off let’s talk a little bit about what Packet radio is exactly. The basic explanation of packet radio is the amateur radio version of texting but with more features. It is like texting because you can do keyboard to keyboard communications with it, much like an instant messenger or an IRC on a computer. It also has other features though, because it can be like email as well or an FTP server, or a forum. Packet radio uses a computer or dumb terminal, some kind of translator device that changes the digital signal into audio that can then be transmitted by the antenna and visa versa. So let’s break this down a little bit. Let’s start with the computer. This doesn’t have to be a top of line computer with all the bells and whistles, It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. Most of the time, the only thing that you will use the computer for in this setup is an interface between what is being sent and received and what you see with your eyes. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it can be an old computer that you have laying around in your attic or garage, it could be a dumb terminal that doesn’t have anything except for a keyboard and screen. It doesn’t really matter what you use. The only requirements is that it have a screen, a keyboard and some way to hook it to the next component in your system. The next part of the packet home station is your translator, or to be specific your Terminal Node Controller(TNC). The TNC takes the signal from your computer over a wire and translates into an audio signal that can be transmitted over the air and received by another station. On the receiving side of things, a station will receive the signal through the antenna, then the TNC will translate it into a digital signal that the computer or dumb terminal can handle and then send it onto the computer/dumb terminal where it will be stored on the screen for the ham to read. All the above is done in about a second or less if you are talking directly to each other. There are some things to consider with this whole situation though. Everybody that is in your area that is using packet, use the same frequency. That means that if more than one set of hams is talking at once, then there could be a delay because the TNC’s are smart enough to listen to the frequency to make sure that nothing is being received before it transmits its own signal. So what happens if you are too far away from someone that you want to talk to, are you out of luck? No! Not only do TNCs allow you to directly use it to communicate someone while you are sitting there, but it can also be used by other both when you are using it and when you are not. You

Feb 15 2016

37mins

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Rank #7: ETH041 - Morse Code

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about CW or Morse Code, the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society in Norman, OK, some upcoming events/contests and Hamfest a for the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby!   Tech Corner - Morse Code - CW What is Morse Code and It’s History?   Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, Lights, of clicks. Morse code started way back in 1836! It was originally developed by an Amateur artist by the name of Samuel F.B. Morse, an American physicist Joseph Henry, and Alfred Vail. Their system sent electric pulses through wiring to a receiving station that used an electromagnet to make a mark on a piece of “paper”. Once the message was completed, the operator would translate the message visually. The original morse codep was only numbers that corresponded with words in a codebook. This didn't last to long because Alfred Vail soon expanded the code to include the letters of the alphabet as a few special characters. It was soon discovered by the operators of the telegraph stations that they could translate the clicks that the mechanical armature made when receiving a current. It was soon realized that operators could translate a message faster by listening to the clicks over let the machine do that work, then translating it from the “paper”. When Morse Code was adapted for radio communications, the characters we sent using a tone. In the 1890s, Morse code began to be used extensively for early radio communication, before it was possible to transmit voice. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most high-speed international communication used Morse code on telegraph lines, undersea cables and radio circuits. In aviation, Morse code in radio systems started to be used on a regular basis in the 1920s. By the 1930’s all civilian and military pilots were required to learn morse code, both for use in early communications methods and for identification of navigational beacons which continually transmitted a two or three letter identifier in morse code. Morse code was used as an international standard for maritime distress until 1999, when it was replaced by the Global Maritime Distress Safety System. Before 1999, the standard phrase for distress was SOS ( … --- … ), who can tell me what it was before it was changed to SOS? When the French Navy ceased using Morse code on January 31, 1997, the final message transmitted was "Calling all. This is our last cry before our eternal silence.” In the United States the final commercial Morse code transmission was on July 12, 1999, signing off with Samuel Morse's original 1844 message, "What hath God wrought", and the prosign "SK". As of 2015 the United States Air Force still trains ten people a year in Morse. The United States Coast Guard has ceased all use of Morse code on the radio, and no longer monitors any radio frequencies for Morse code transmissions,p including the international medium frequency (MF) distress frequency of 500 kHz. User Proficiency Morse code speed is measured in Words-Per-Minute(WPM) or Characters-Per-Minute(CPM). Being that characters have different lengths, therefore words will have different lengths to them as well. The WPM is therefore measured by using a standard word, such as PARIS or CODEX. This allows the standardization of WPM speeds. Operators proficient at morse code can receive(copy) morse code transmissions at 40+ wpms in their heads. International contests in code copying are still occasionally held.  In July 1939 at a contest in Asheville, North Carolina in the United States Ted R. McElroy set a still-standing record for Morse copying, 75.2 wpm. However it is believed that there are some operators out there that can copy morse code in their heads at

Oct 27 2016

59mins

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Rank #8: ETH064 - How To Teach A Technician Class with Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Dan Romanchik about How to Teach a Technician Class, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks. Facebook Question of the Week: What is your most exciting contact you’ve made? Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/64/ Please subscribe to my website to receive emails on when I publish a new post or podcast episode by going to http://www.everythinghamradio.com/subscribe/. Fill out the form on the page and click on the “Sign Me Up!” button. Check you email and you should receive an email from me with a link that you will have to click on in order to confirm your subscription. Once you click on that link, you will start receiving emails from me. If you like what you hear on my podcast and would like to help financially there are several ways that you can do just that. You can make a one time donation through paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or simply shop on Amazon using my affiliate link. Check out http://www.everythinghamradio.com/support/ for more information

Apr 13 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: ETH047 - Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Servies

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service(RACES), we talk about the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club from Cleveland, TN in our amateur radio club spotlight, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and Hamfests for the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby!     Tech Corner - Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services(RACES) What is RACES?   Founded in 1952, the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a public service provided by a reserve (volunteer) communications group within government agencies in times of extraordinary need. During periods of RACES activation, certified unpaid personnel are called upon to perform many tasks for the government agencies they serve. Although the exact nature of each activation will be different, the common thread is communications.   ACS, in its RACES and other reserve emergency communications functions, provides a pool of emergency communications personnel that can be called upon in time of need. ACS/RACES units across the country prepare themselves for the inevitable day when they will be called upon. When a local, county, or state government agency activates its ACS unit, that unit will use its communications resources (RACES, if necessary) to meet whatever need that agency has.   Traditional RACES operations involve emergency message handling on Amateur Radio Service frequencies. These operations typically involve messages between critical locations such as hospitals, emergency services, emergency shelters, and any other locations where communication is needed. These communications are handled in any mode available, with 2 meters FM being the most prevalent. During time of war, when the President exercises his War Emergency Powers, RACES might become the only communications allowed via amateur radio. Activating under the FCC's restrictive RACES Rules is not always necessary when using Amateur Radio Service frequencies for emergency communications. For example, ACS communicators may need to communicate with ARES or other radio amateurs who are not government-certified to operate in a RACES net. ACS personnel also might become involved in non-amateur public-safety or other government communications, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staffing, and emergency equipment repair. Who Does RACES Operate Under?   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides planning guidance and technical assistance for establishing a RACES organization at the state and local government level.   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is responsible for the regulation of RACES operations. RACES is administrated by a local, county, or state civil defense agency responsible for disaster services. This civil defense agency is typically an emergency services or emergency management organization, sometimes within another agency such as police or fire. RACES is a function of the agency's Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS), sometimes known as DCS (Disaster Communications Service), ECS (Emergency Communications Service), ARPSC (Amateur Radio Public Service Corps), etc. Many ACS units identify themselves solely as RACES organizations, even though their communications functions and activities typically go beyond the restrictions of RACES operations. Other ACS units combine government RACES and non-government ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) activities and identify themselves as ARES/RACES organizations. Yet other ACS units who use amateur radio for emergency government communications identify themselves solely as ARES organizations, whether or not they activate under FCC RACES Rules.   The Amateur Radio Regulations, Part 97, Subpart E, §97.407, were created by the FCC to describe RACES operations in detail. Although no longer i

Dec 08 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #10: ETH046 - Skywarn

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about Skywarn, we talk about the Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club in our amateur radio club spotlight, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and Hamfests for the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby!     Tech Corner - Skywarn Skywarn is a little different from ARES and RACES in that it is not as much of a club type organization like ARES and RACES is. With Skywarn yopu don’t even have to be an amateur radio operator to be a skywarn spotter. Skywarn was started by the National Weather Service in the late 1960’s, but it didn’t really take off until the mid 1970’s. Since then it has grown to between 350,000 and 400,000 trained spotters and it continues to grow every year. Skywarn spotters are the general public’s first line of defense when it comes to the wrath of mother nature. On an average year, there are over 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes across the US. Anyone with access to some form of communications can be a skywarn spotter. Skywarn spotters can be police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, dispatchers, and public utility workers. Even people affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches and nursing homes or even someone in the general public. So what do you have to do to become a skywarn spotter? Basically all you have to do is take a skywarn class given by the National Weather Service. Classes are given on an annual basis. To locate a class near you, click here. Training is free and typically lasts about two hours. Training consists of: Basics of thunderstorm development Fundamental of Storm Structure Identifying potential severe weather features Information to report and how to report it Basic severe weather safety So are skywarn personnel storm chasers like I saw on the movie Twister? No, skywarn personnel are not storm chasers. Storm chasers normally fall into three categories. The first category are meteorologist that are doing research. Second are those people that are trying to get pictures to sell to the news media. The third is thrill seekers. Skywarn personnel generally stay close to home or at the very least in their own county. 2016 SKYWARNTM Recognition Day When: December 3, 2016, from 0000z to 2400z SKYWARNTM Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative. During the SKYWARN Special Event operators will visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world.         Amateur Radio Club Spotlight Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club   Website: http://www.w0zwy.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/W0ZWY/ Club Callsign: W0ZWY     Meetings First Tuesday of each month at 7:30 P.M. at the Minnehaha Co. Emergency Management Building – 608 Sigler Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104   Repeaters 146.895 - PL 146.2 - Sioux Falls, SD Multiple RX 444.200 + PL 82.5 - Sioux Falls, SD  Fusion & IRLP 7346 442.750 + Sioux Falls, SD D-STAR   Nets Tuesday 6:45 P.M. – 2m SEARC Net – W0ZWY 2m (146.895 Mhz.) Wednesday 9:00 P.M. – South Dakota Link Net – KD0ZP (444.825 Mhz.) Saturday 9:00 A.M. – SEARC Traders Net – W0ZWY (444.200 Mhz.) Third Thursday of Month 7:00 P.M. – SEARES Monthly Net – W0ZWY (444.200 Mhz.) Activities Summer Swap Meeting in July Field Day License Classes Bike Races Walk-a-thons SD QSO Party       Upcoming Events    

Dec 01 2016

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Rank #11: ETH087 - Traveling With Your Ham Radio Gear

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In this episode we talk with Vance Martin, N3VEM, about Traveling with your ham radio gear, and operating while Traveling. See the full show notes at: http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/87

Sep 21 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #12: ETH058- Military Auxiliary Radio System(MARS)

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Military Auxiliary Radio System(MARS), we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/58/ Please subscribe to my website to receive emails on when I publish a new post or podcast episode by going to http://www.everythinghamradio.com/subscribe/. Fill out the form on the page and click on the “Sign Me Up!” button. Check you email and you should receive an email from me with a link that you will have to click on in order to confirm your subscription. Once you click on that link, you will start receiving emails from me. If you like what you hear on my podcast and would like to help financially there are several ways that you can do just that. You can make a one time donation through paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or simply shop on Amazon using my affiliate link. Check out http://www.everythinghamradio.com/support/ for more information

Mar 02 2017

53mins

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Rank #13: ETH033 - Echolink

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about Echolink. What is Echolink? Echolink is a piece of free Windows software that allows you to connect to repeaters, other users or conference servers all over the world. Below is what the official description is: EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology.  The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities.  There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 151 of the world's 193 nations — with about 5,200 online at any given time. After you download the software, you will need to validate your call sign. This is done to make sure that those that are using the software do indeed have an amateur radio license. There are a couple ways that this can be done. You can upload or fax a copy of your license, which you can find complete instructions on how to do this on the Validation Pages. The second way to do it is by using a digital certificate through Logbook of the World. If you live in the US, you also validate your license via the telephone or credit-card-based verification. Download Echolink Running Echolink Locally After you have installed Echolink and you have validated your license, you can start using Echolink. If you are using it locally, all you need is your computer, a microphone and speakers. If you are operating on a laptop, the built in mic and speakers will work, all be it your audio quality will probably stink. Once you start up the program, you can pull up the list of all the users or nodes that are currently logged on. You can connect to someone directly, or to a link or repeater and your connection will be sent out over the air from the repeater that you are connected to. Anyone that you end up talking to will be sent back across the internet to you computer. You can also use echolink on your IPhone or Android device. Both types of phone has an app that you can use that will basically do the same thing that you can on your desktop. The biggest difference is that you will typically go through a relay on your phone by default. When you do no one else can connect to you. However, you can go into the settings of the app and set it to direct and you others will be able to connect to you. However, when you have it set to direct, you will have to be on Wifi to use it. If you are on your cellular data, you will need to set it to Relay again. Running Echolink Remotely If you are planning on running an echolink node is “sysop” mode or remote mode, you will need some type of interface between your computer and your radio. What this piece of hardware does is it allows your computer to key up your radio and in some cases accepts and processes DTMF commands from the receiver. This type of setup is generally used for simplex operation or when you are setting up a link that will service a repeater. If you are not the repeater owner/trustee, make sure that you get their permission before you setup your echolink interface. Below is a list of some of the interfaces that you can purchase   Kenwood TM-V71 and TM-D710 Transceivers The Kenwood TM-V71 and TM-D710 dual-band FM transceivers are the only commercially-available rigs with EchoLink capabilities built in. With these rigs, no special interface is required; you can use the optional PG-5H cable (or a homebrew cable) to connect the rig directly to your PC. For answers to frequently-asked questions about using EchoLink with the TM-V71 and TM-D710, please click here.   WB2REM & G4CDY'S Linking Interfaces These interfaces are available fully-assembled, or in kit form.  The original circuit was describe

Aug 30 2016

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Rank #14: ETH052 - What Is Good To Have On A Workbench

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we talk about Workbenches and some things you should have on them, we talk about the  in our amateur radio club spotlight, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby!   http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/52

Jan 19 2017

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Rank #15: ETH056 - Lighting Protection

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about lightning protectio, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/56/ Please subscribe to my website to receive emails on when I publish a new post or podcast episode by going to http://www.everythinghamradio.com/subscribe/. Fill out the form on the page and click on the “Sign Me Up!” button. Check you email and you should receive an email from me with a link that you will have to click on in order to confirm your subscription. Once you click on that link, you will start receiving emails from me. If you like what you hear on my podcast and would like to help financially there are several ways that you can do just that. You can make a one time donation through paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or simply shop on Amazon using my affiliate link. Check out http://www.everythinghamradio.com/support/ for more information

Feb 16 2017

1hr 23mins

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Rank #16: ETH059 - QSL Cards and Services

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about QSL Cards and Services, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/59/ Please subscribe to my website to receive emails on when I publish a new post or podcast episode by going to http://www.everythinghamradio.com/subscribe/. Fill out the form on the page and click on the “Sign Me Up!” button. Check you email and you should receive an email from me with a link that you will have to click on in order to confirm your subscription. Once you click on that link, you will start receiving emails from me. If you like what you hear on my podcast and would like to help financially there are several ways that you can do just that. You can make a one time donation through paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or simply shop on Amazon using my affiliate link. Check out http://www.everythinghamradio.com/support/ for more information

Mar 09 2017

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Rank #17: ETH023 - Portable Stations

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Portable Stations. While the episodes this quarter have been about “Things to do on HF”, this topic is more of a general ham radio topic and ties into our mini theme of Field Day which is coming up this weekend. For more information about Field Day check out episode 20, and check out episode 11 where we talked about Go-Packs. When you think about a portable station, or really any stations, there are three main components that you must have, a radio, an antenna and a source of power. Depending on the size of your portable station determines the size of equipment that you will need or want. If you are looking for something to use for SOTA or for a go pack, you will probably want smaller antennas, smaller low power radios and a lighter power source. If you are talking a setup for things like Field Day or a QSO party or even some public service event, you might want something a little bigger. We are going to talk about several different options for each part of a station. Radios The first part of the station trifecta that we are going to talk about is the Radio. Without the radio, it is pointless to have an antenna or power source. The first thing that you need to figure out when you are setting up your portable station is what you are planning to use it on. If you are talking about something like SOTA, where weight and power consumption plays a big factor, you would go with a radio that puts out less power, therefore uses less power. If power consumption or output isn’t a factor in your setup, then you would just go with personal performance If you are looking for the lighter side of things for things like a SOTA activation, probably one of the best radios on the market right now is the Elecraft K3. It is a full 6M to 160M HF portable radio that transmits up to 10 watts PEP and only draws up to 150 milliamps!! One of the other things that makes this radio so good for portable use is that it only weighs 1.5 pounds(0.7 kilograms)! It can do all modes, CW, SSB, Data, AM, FM. You can also buy a plug-in module that allows you to talk on 2 meters as well. On the flip side of this though, if you are working on a portable station to use in things like Field Day, QSO Parties or emergency events, you may want a radio or set of radios with more output power and where power consumption isn’t a big deal. This portable station may be like a Go-Pack like we talked about in episode 11 or maybe a communications trailer where you can have several radios, a generator, and several antennas ready to go at a moment’s notice. The choice of radio for this type of portable station if more of a personal choice, or maybe a club choice or maybe you just got a great deal on a radio and that is what you use. Antennas For the next part of the station trifecta, let’s talk a little about antennas. Without an antenna, a radio is pretty much useless. Antennas come in all shapes and sizes, little ones, big ones, verticals, beams, inverted V, End fed dipoles, etc. Much like with the radios, depending on what you are looking to do will direct your decision on what antenna you are going to use. Another thing that you need to think about is what you are going to put your antennas on? Is it going to be a tower, a push up pole, or maybe just drape it over a tree branch. The answer to that question will also direct what your portable station will look like. First off, let’s talk about stations like you would use for SOTA. With things like SOTA, you need something that is small and light because you have to carry it wherever you are going to operate; and by carry I mean, more than likely on your back and in only one trip. This is where my friends over at PackTenna comes in. The PackTenna Mini is an awesome little antenna that is literally

Jul 20 2016

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Rank #18: Software Defined Radios with Ria Jairam, N2RJ- ETH076

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Software Defined Radios with Ria Jairam, N2RJ. Question of the Week: How Was Your Fourth of July? Tech Corner - Software Defined Radios In this episode we talked with Ria Jairam, N2RJ about Software Defined Radios. SDR’s can view up to 30 MHz of bandwidth at one time. Some SDRs can show you a waterfall display for up to eight different frequency ranges at one time. Links mentioned in this episode: Radios FlexRadio Systems FlexRadio User Community Apache Labs - Anan Radios SunSDR Radio Icom 7300 RTLSDR Radio Modes JT65 Do You Need Some QSL Cards? Check out KB3IHF QSL Cards. When you place your order make sure you mention that you heard about him on the Everything Ham Radio Podcast. If you do I will get a small commission on your purchase.   West Mountain Radio Do you have an old fashioned Analog Volt and Amp meter hooked to your station? Are you looking to find something that has more bells and whistles? Check out the West Mountain Radio PWRcheck. The PWRcheck has eight display modes including voltage, current flow in either directions, wattage and amp-hours and will measure from 0-60V with 40A continuous load. It is accurate to within +/- 10mV and +/-10mA. It has a backlit graphics LCD that will display data in digital, analog and bar graph formats. You can even monitor your backup battery with a programmable “gas gauge”. The non-volatile memory stores more than 100,000 data points without power. That is nearly two and a half months worth of data @ 1 point per minute! It has a USB computer interface for configuration and data download and you can program it to sound an alarm for overcurrent, over or under voltage and amp-hours. The software that comes with it allows your to program every aspect of the PWRcheck operation such as data logging rate, display formats and alarm conditions. You can display current, voltage, wattage and amp-hours in real time. It has integrated charting software that automatically collects and displays data. All the data can bed downloaded and stored for later analysis! If you enter the coupon code EHSUMMER you will get $50 off your purchase of the PWRcheck bringing it down to $134.95! For more information on the PWRcheck and to learn how to get your free USB Port Monitor with your purchase, click here. Thanks for stopping by today. If you like what you have heard on my podcast or read on my blog and would like to know how you can give your support, check out the Support page! You can make a one time donation through Paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or shop on Amazon through my affiliate link. If you have not done so already, please subscribe to my site so that you will receive emails when I publish a new post or podcast episode. It's super easy! Just fill out the form below: [yikes-mailchimp form="2"] Once you click on the Sign Me Up button, you will get an email from me with a link that you will need to click on. Once you click on that link, you will start receiving emails from me. I hate spam as much as anyone does, so I promise you that I will not sell or rent your email address to anyone! Also, check me out on Facebook and follow me on Twitter. Links to these and all the other social media sites that I am on can be found in the menu at the top of the page under Social. Until next time... 73 de Curtis, K5CLM

Jul 06 2017

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Rank #19: ETH066 - Perfect Example of Growing Up As A Ham and The Allstar Link Network

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Allstar with Jim Aspinwall, NO1PC, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks. Facebook Question of the Week: What is your favorite brand of radio and why? Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/66/ Please subscribe to my website to receive emails on when I publish a new post or podcast episode by going to http://www.everythinghamradio.com/subscribe/. Fill out the form on the page and click on the “Sign Me Up!” button. Check you email and you should receive an email from me with a link that you will have to click on in order to confirm your subscription. Once you click on that link, you will start receiving emails from me. If you like what you hear on my podcast and would like to help financially there are several ways that you can do just that. You can make a one time donation through paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or simply shop on Amazon using my affiliate link. Check out http://www.everythinghamradio.com/support/ for more information

Apr 26 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #20: ETH028 - Mobile Installations

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to with Alan Applegate, K0BG about Mobile Radio Installations. Alan has been a ham since 1976(I believe he said) and has a major passion for operating mobile. His website is a massive repository of information on everything dealing with Mobile Operations, so head on over there and check it out!   Greenivative Magic GMAG 6 Give-a-way!   Gigaparts has graciously donated a GREENIVATIVE Magic GMAG 6 to be raffled off! I would like to say thank you to Gigaparts and especially Jeff Sinclar, KJ4YIO, for the donation for this raffle!   So How Do I Enter?   Entering the raffle is super easy! All you have to do is send me an email to k5clm at everythinghamradio.com. In the subject line put “Green Power”. This raffle is going to go for two episodes, so you will have two chances to enter. The deadline for the raffle will be August 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Each episode will have a different subject word, so you will have to listen to both to get the proper codes.   How it Works?   What I am going to do is just like I did our Packtenna giveaway a few episodes ago. I have a spreadsheet that I will add your name and email address to in the order that I receive them. Each entry will be given a number in the order that they were received. At the end of the raffle time period, I will use a random number generator to pick a number randomly between 1 and the total number of entries that I receive. The winner will be announced on episode number 30 and I will contact them via email.   Gigapart Discount   Are you looking to buy a new radio, or maybe a new laptop or tablet? Maybe you are just looking for some connectors or batteries. Whatever you are looking for, amateur radio gear, computer equipment, battery chargers, or whatever, check out Gigaparts. As an added bonus just for yall, my faithful readers/listeners, Gigaparts has allowed me to share a $10 off coupon with you on any purchases over $150! All you have to do is enter the coupon code below at checked out to get the discount. EHR07 This coupon code is only good for a limited time(exp: 8/18/2016), so don’t waste any time. Head over toGigaparts.com right now and check them out, find something you want and buy it.    More Than Safe Blog   My wife has started her very own blog describing our journey through the foster care system and things that happen to us and how we dealt with the situation. Some things may just be foster care related but some of the stuff can be used as just general parenting. If you are a parent or are interested in learning a little bit about the foster care system, please check out her blog at MoreThanSafe.com. If you like what you see, subscribe to her email list to get notifications on when she puts up something new.   Supporting Everything Ham Radio   If you like what you have heard on my podcast or read on my blog and would like to know how you can give your support, check out the Support page! You can make a one time donation through Paypal, become a monthly contributor through Patreon or shop on Amazon through my affiliate link.         Amateur Radio Club Spotlight   Central Mississippi Amateur Radio Association   Website: http://www.cmsara.org/wp/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CMSARA/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentralMSARA Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy_9Bhaqf2mzsx9LaSRjPZg/feed   In this amateur Radio Club spotlight we are talking Mike McKay, N5DU, Past President.   Meetings: Second Tuesday at 7 pm at the Rankin County E911 (also called EOC) Building at 601 Marquette Road, Brandon MS 39042.   Nets: ARES Net - Thursday at 8:30 147.345 + Central MS Nets   Repeaters 147.345 + Analog 444.900 + PL 100 System Fusion   Activities Community Service MS Bike

Jul 26 2016

1hr 25mins

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ETH100 - All Good Things Must Come To An End

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I have had an absolute blast over the past 26 months of doing this podcast. I have learned so much and talked to a bunch of really great people. However, no matter how much fun it is, Life Comes First. Between the adoption of our kids, trying to start a busines and work, like I said in episode 98, something has to give. Unfortunately, this was what had to give. I will still be doing blog posts on my website, but I will no longer be doing any podcast episode. Thank you to everyone who has supported, listened to, shared, came onto my show and did an interview with me, and sent me emails. I love this hobby and the people that are in it, well most of them anyway..:) I also want to thank my show sponsors West Mountain Radio and Dan Romanchik, KB6NU, author of the No-Nonsense Study Guides 73 yall! K5CLM

Mar 29 2018

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ETH099 - A Look Back Over The Past 100 Episodes

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In this episode we look back over the past 100 episodes as we approach episode #100!

Mar 15 2018

38mins

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ETH098 - A Non-Ham XYLs View of the Hobby

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This episode I am joined by my wife or XYL, Jessica Mohr and getting her take one what it is like to be a non ham that is married to a ham.

Feb 28 2018

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ETH097 - An Oopsy Causes A Big Scare In Hawaii!

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In the episode, Ian and I talk about the major oopsy that happens over the past couple weeks in Hawaii. An Emergency Alert Message went out to everyone in the state that a Ballistic Missle was heading their way...

Feb 15 2018

1hr 14mins

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ETH096 - School Club Roundup, Hamvention Update and More

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! We are going to be talking about the School Club Roundup, some new information about this years Hamvention and more...

Feb 01 2018

46mins

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ETH095 - Winter Field Day, The ARRL Board and More...

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In this episode we talk about Winter Field Day, What's going on with the ARRL Board of Directors, Haran Arena and Hamvention, some DXpeditions and an app for android that allows you to listen to most, if not all, the ham radio podcasts.

Jan 18 2018

1hr 41mins

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ETH094 - Merry Christmas and Plans for 2018

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From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! In this episode, I talk about some of my plans I have for 2018, a couple questions for you, my listener, and a new year long ARRL contest and more...

Dec 21 2017

48mins

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ETH093 - NASA On The Air(NOTA)

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In today episode we talk with Rob Suggs, KB5EZ about the new year long special event that will be starting in a few days on December 11, 2017 called NASA On The Air(NOTA).

Dec 07 2017

43mins

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ETH092 - The HamCasters

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In this episode, I was a guest on the HamRadioNow Live Show on Sunday Night along with 6 other podcast hosts/Youtube Creators

Nov 23 2017

2hr 6mins

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ETH091 - 2017 Christmas Wish List

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In this episode we have Ian Kahn, KM4IK, with us as a guest co host and we talk about a bunch of different products that you may want to add to your Christmas Wish List

Nov 09 2017

2hr 26mins

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ETH090 - WSPRnet, Field Radio Podcast and More

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In this episode we talk with John Jacobs, W7DBO, with the Hamradio 360: Field Radio Podcast. We talk about WSPRnet, His Podcast, and more...

Oct 26 2017

1hr 21mins

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ETH089 - World Wide Flora and Fauna

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Vance Martin, N3VEM, about World Wide Flora and Fauna or as it is known here in the US, Parks On The Air Find the show notes at: http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/89

Oct 12 2017

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ETH088 - Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS)

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In this episode we talk with Ben Doran, N8BD, about Near Vertical Incidence Skywave or NVIS for short. Check out the show notes for more information and to listen to the episode at: http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/88

Sep 28 2017

48mins

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ETH087 - Traveling With Your Ham Radio Gear

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In this episode we talk with Vance Martin, N3VEM, about Traveling with your ham radio gear, and operating while Traveling. See the full show notes at: http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/87

Sep 21 2017

1hr 3mins

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ETH086 - Boy Scouts Jamboree on the Air(JOTA/JOTI)

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Please help me welcome by guest for today’s episode, Bill Stearns, NE4RD. You might have heard of Bill from the Amateur Radio Newsline podcast or from the Linux in the Ham Shack Podcast. Bill is a great advocate for the Boy Scouts. He is highly involved in the Boy Scouts with the K2BSA group. The K2BSA group is the amateur radio wing of the Scouts in his home area.

Sep 14 2017

1hr 14mins

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ETH085 - JT Modes with Ria Jairam, N2RJ

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In this episode we talk again with Ria Jairam, N2RJ. This time we are talking about the JT Modes, JT65, JT9 and the newest craze FT8. For more information about this episode and to check out all the links we talk about, goto the show notes at: http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/85

Sep 07 2017

56mins

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ETH084 - Hurricane Harvey, the Solar Eclipse and more...

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In this episode we have a special guest co-host. Ian Kahn, KM4IK is on with me today. You may remember Ian from episode 67 where we talked about PSK31 and episode 71 where we talked about Field Day! In this episode we talk about probably the biggest things going on right now, Hurricane Harvey and the Solar Eclipse, as well as a few other things. Check out the Show notes for more information and all the links that we talked about in this episode. http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/84

Aug 31 2017

1hr 38mins

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ETH083 - Remote Operations with Ria Jairam, N2RJ

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In this episode with talk again with Ria Jairam, N2RJ. This time we talk about Remote Operations, controlling your ham radio equipment from somewhere else. This works out great for those that travel a lot, that want to catch that rare DX when it happens in the middle of the day, or live in a HOA or a place where they cant put up an antenna. Check out the show notes at: http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/83

Aug 24 2017

1hr 6mins

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Amateur Satellite, ISS and More with Gabreil Zeifman, NJ7H - ETH082

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In this episode we talk with Gabreil Zeifman, NJ7H about Amateur Satellite, the ISS and more. Gabriel recently sent about a week in Greenland where he managed to get a VUCC Award for making 100 contacts using satellite. Check out the full show notes at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/82

Aug 17 2017

55mins

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Flying Around the World with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN - ETH081

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In this episode we talk with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN about his 80th anniversary commemorative flight around the world following Amelia Earharts trip back in 1937. We also hear from Bob Hankins KD5AT about the USS Slater Special Event Station this Sat Aug 12! The show notes are located at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/81

Aug 10 2017

1hr 30mins

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By K5PDC - Nov 01 2017
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Excellent subject matter exploration

So far so great!

By Kc2bkm - May 14 2016
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I just discovered the podcast and so far so good. I love podcasts and ham radio. Always searching for new stuff. Informative and entertaining - Kc2bkm