Flying Around the World with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN – ETH081


Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN about his flight around the world

Question of the Week:

Did you make contact with Brian on his around the world trip?

Special Event Station

Let’s support the USS Slater Museum Ship by making contact with W2UIS on the Slater on August 12th, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  The Slater will be on Echolink Crossrds conference and on D-Star Refl 001C


Tech Corner – Flying Around the World with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN


Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN QSL Card - Around the WorldIn this episode of the Everything Ham Radio Podcast with talk with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN about his flight around the world commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Amelia Earhart flight around the world in 1937.

His trip took 66 days and he flew over 25,000 nautical miles through over 12 different countries! We had a great conversation where he talks about his trip, the memories that he made and some of the troubles that he had.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!

Make sure you check out Brian’s website that has further information about his trip around the world


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West Mountain Radio

PWRCheck Power Monitor from West Mountain Radio - Around the World

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 over current, 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!

For more information about the West Mountain Radio PWRcheck and how to receive your $50 off, click here.


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