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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Monthly Status Report and Upcoming News – April 2016

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio!  Last month, I had wanted to start writing a monthly post about the first of the month and kind of review the previous month’s posts, what happened in my blog and podcast and plans for the next month. I totally missed the first of the month last month since I was in the process of moving still so I did just a basic information on my podcast episode on the 4/12/2016. Posts from April 2016: April 1 – Why You Should…

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ETH013 – National Traffic System

The National Traffic System (NTS) is a structure that allows for rapid movement of traffic from origin to destination and training amateur operators to handle written traffic and participate in directed nets. The national traffic system works from the local to national and back to local levels. As an example, let’s say that I want to send a message to my friend Cale with the FoTime Podcast. My message would start with my local area net. From there, an operator would in turn check in to the NTX Section net…

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ETH012 – Nets

In this episode we talk about Nets Kinds of Nets Formal or Direct Net – This type of net is used in any large disaster or event, typically used in public service events like Parades, Races, Walk-a-thons, etc. This type of net is controlled by normally one person, the net control. Anyone that is participating in the net must ask permission before they talk on the net. Informal or Indirect Net – This type of net is used as a standby type net. A lot of times this type of…

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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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Technician Class Series – Call Signs

Hello everybody and welcome back to my Technician Class Series. I hope that everyone enjoyed part one of this series any hopefully you might even have learned something. Today we will be talking about Call Signs. This series is based loosely on the Technician Class book written by Gordon West, WB6NOA, with Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, click on the link below or goto the Buy Ham Radio Stuff link at the top of the page. As I mentioned in…

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Has it already been a year?

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog! A couple weeks ago, I was doing my normal morning routine, part of which is looking at facebook to see if there is anything that I find of interest. As, I’m sure, most of yall are aware of, Facebook recently started showing a flashback list of any post that you have posted. One of those posts was my very first blog entry. My first blog post was on June 11, 2014. I thought that I would go back and do a kind…

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Ham-Com 2015

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. This post we are going to talk about Ham-Com. Ham-Com is one of the major ham radio conventions and it based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. It is always on the second weekend of June, on Friday and Saturday. When I first got my license it was on Sunday to which was good because you could get those last night, don’t want to take this stuff home with me type deals at the swap meet part of it. Unfortunately, they no longer…

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Tying It All Together…

  Hello and welcome back to my blog. In the last three posts we have covered RACES, ARES and Skywarn and how they work individually. In this post we are going to discuss how they work together. As you have probably figured out from my posts of the three, RACES operations occur during an event, and ARES is more during the aftermath. Skywarn is kind of lumped in the middle of the two and only deals with natural disasters. Often times, at least around these parts, RACES, ARES and Skywarn…

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Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services(RACES)

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. First off I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all the new people that have followed my blog here recently. Thank you so much for helping make my blog a success. Please share my blog with your friends and help me grow it even more. I am creeping up on the 100 likes on my facebook page. Now, on to the topic of the day, RACES. First off, as the topic title, says RACES stands for Radio Amateur Civil Emergency…

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