MorseZap Review

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. For this review are going to be talking about the MorseZapp App. Check out my review video below: MorseZapp is a free app that you can download from the App Store on IOS. I do not believe that it is available on Android. It is a Morse code training app will teach you the letter in Morse code. I downloaded the app a couple days ago and went through the free packages in it. The free package consists of the letters.…

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ARES Program Updated

It’s about time! I have been a ham now for over 20 years, and in that I have been a member of our local ARES group as well. During that time the requirements for being a member has changed on the program level but has changed on our local level. With the introduction of the NIMS system over 15 years ago, our local group implemented the requirements of the IC-100 and IC-800 course to be able to participate in the group. This was mainly done in response to the agencies…

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K5CLM Station Tour and Potential Problems

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. If you listened to my podcasts, you may remember me saying how I had issues with getting my HF radio to work. All I ever hear is static. Welp, I still have the same problem I’ve decided to take y’all on a tour of my shack from the antenna outside to the radio inside and everywhere in between. Check out the video below: In the video, I have pointed out four potential problem areas that I see. Antenna placement Extra coax…

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ARRL Stepping Up Their Game

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. So it would appear that the ARRL is trying to step up their game. Over the past year or so, the ARRL has had some issues, to put it mildly. I know a lot of people lost faith in them entirely and really questioned some of the things that they did. There has been two news articles that have been released the past couple days that talks about the direction that the new ARRL CEO is planning on taking the League.…

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ETH News February 6, 2019

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! Today we talk about a few things that I noticed in the amateur radio news around the internet and what some of my thoughts about them are. Below is the complete articles that I talk about in this video. FCC Digging Out from Beneath Shutdown Backlog In the wake of the more-than-month-long partial government shutdown, the FCC has set about tackling a backlog of applications already in the queue. At first, it sought to hold back the flood as it dug…

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Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Band Mobile Review

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. In this post we are going to be reviewing the Yaesu FT-8900R. This mobile radio is a quad band mobile radio featuring 10 m, 6 m, 2 m, 70 cm. It has multi levels of power output with a max output of 50 W on 10m, 6m, and 2m and 35 W output on 70cm. It comes with a separation kit which allows you to mount the radio in a different location than the face plate and microphone. This makes it…

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Google Assistant on Ham Radio and Some New Podcasts

  In this video, I talk about some things that I found while going through my old bookmarks and ham radio websites. The first thing that came up is how a Canadian Ham has integrated Google Assistant with Amateur Radio. I think it is really neat but their is discussions on the legality of it. What are your thoughts, leave a comment below and let us know. To view the whole demo video he did and the article about it, click the link below: https://hackaday.com/2019/01/05/google-assistant-now-available-on-ham-radio/ Next week talk about a…

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Blog Update and Winter Field Day 2019

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! Today I am doing a quick blog post to kind of give yall an update as to what is going on. I really enjoyed doing my podcast back in 2017, and really miss doing it. I don’t really know why I didn’t do it on Youtube rather than paying for a media host and doing it as podcast. Even though, that meant that I had to be in front of the camera rather than just a an audio version of it.…

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Make Ham Radio A Habit

Guest post by Dan Romanchik, KB6NU Every week, I get an email newsletter from Penguin Random House called Signature. Signature includes links to articles about books and writing. Being a writer, I clicked on the link to “5 Good Writing Habits You Need to Learn Now.” As I was reading the article, it occurred to me that the advice could also apply to amateur radio. So, with apologies to the author, Lorraine Berry, here are five things you can do to make ham radio a habit: 1. To get on the air more,…

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It Amazed Me!

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! Can y’all believe that it is already December? It has been almost a year since I ended my podcast. It amazes me how time flies! Something else that amazes me is that while I was getting ready to write a post for this week, I checked out my stats. Even though I haven’t been regularly posting this year I am still getting good traffic to my site and actually have more unique visitors this year than I did last year. I…

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