The National Simulated Emergency Test is Approaching Fast

Are you involved in ARES or RACES? Does your local group do a simulated emergency test (SET)? If they do, the national SET is coming up in October on the 7th and 8th. This is the perfect time for your local group to set up an emergency drill. Why should you drill? Anytime you have a large group of people in multiple agencies it is a good idea to get together at least once a year so that you know and they know what each other can do. In my…

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Hurricane Harvey, The Solar Eclipse and More – ETH084

In this episode I have a guest co-host joining me. You might remember him from episode 67 where we talked about PSK31 and episode 71 where we talked about Field Day. His name is Ian Kahn, KM4IK. I have enjoyed talking with Ian on those two episodes and asked him to join me for this one. Hurricane Harvey We talk about some major things that are happening or have happened recently. We start off talking about the amazing devastation that is going on right now here in Texas, Hurricane Harvey.…

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Field Day 2017 with Ian Kahn, KM4IK – ETH071

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[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5404700/height/90/width/450/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/88AA3C/” height=”90″ width=”450″ placement=”top”] Want to Listen to this Later? Download It Here!Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Field Day 2017 with Ian Kahn, KM4IK! Facebook Question of the Week: What Class Station Is Your Club or You Running? Field Day 2017 Dates Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2017 is June 24-25. If your club is not…

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ETH032 – What is Going on Lately?!

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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 some things that have been happening lately. We are going to learn what the Amateur Radio Emergency Services(ARES) is and talk about the Hellgate Amateur Radio club in the Amateur Radio Club Spotlight. LA Flood Brad Kieserman, the Vice President of Disaster Services Operations and Logistics for the American Red Cross, called the flooding disaster “the worst to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy, and we anticipate it…

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ETH022 – Emergency Power

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Emergency Power. 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 in a couple of weeks. Emergency power comes in all shapes and sizes. You can have a gas generator or a solar panel with batteries. It really on depends on what you…

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ETH010 – Emergency Preparedness

In this episode we continue our emergency preparedness series. Last week we talked about different types of training that you should learn in order to prepare yourself for if or when you are ever involved in a major incident, today we are going to talk about things that you should do. We also talk about the Davie/Cooper City Amateur Radio Club in the Amateur Radio Club Spotlight a little later on. Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/10/ Know Your Equipment Probably one of…

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DSTAR

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! If you didn’t read my Happy New Year post, today we are starting on the topic of digital communications. This month we will be covering the digital voice aspect of it, like DStar, Yaesu System Fusion, Project.25 and Digital Mode Radio. Let me start out by prefacing that I am not an expert in this area by no stretch of the imagination, nor have I been able to personally use any of these modes, with the exception of Project.25(P.25) through my work,…

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ARRL International Humanitarian Award Nominations Due by December 31

Soure: The ARRL News – December 9, 2015   The deadline to submit nominations for the 2015 ARRL International Humanitarian Award is December 31. The award is conferred upon an amateur or group of amateurs who demonstrate devotion to human welfare, peace and international understanding through Amateur Radio. The League established the annual prize to recognize Amateur Radio operators who have used ham radio to provide extraordinary service to others in times of crisis or disaster. A committee appointed by the League’s President recommends the award recipient(s) to the ARRL…

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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015

Hello everybody! Back in May I wrote a post about a bill that had been introduced in the US House of Representatives, HR-1301. As I wrote in my previous blog, the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015, this bill would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodations of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions, such as Home Owner Associations and/or land deed restrictions. HR-1301 was introduced into the House back on March 4, 2015 by US Rep Adam Kinzinger(R-IL) and had 12 co-sponsers from…

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My Field Day – KB5YBI

Help everybod and welcome back to my blog! Today we will be enjoying a guest post from Ken Bush, KB5YBI. Ken take it away… Hello Everyone This is KB5YBI, My name is Ken Bush and I am the American Radio Relay League appointed Emergency Coordinator for Amateur Radio in Johnson County. Curtis asked for someone to write a short blog about Field Day 2015 and I appreciate the offer and will try to give you a feel for what we experienced this year. I have been involved in Amateur radio for…

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