ETH034 – The Parrot of Amateur Radio

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to try something a little different from I have in the past. Since I have added some new responsibilities at home, I am now totally limited to working on my podcast at work. So I am pretty much limited to the solo head style of podcasting unless I can get lucky and get someone who wants to get up early on Saturday between 7 and 9:30 am. My interviews will probably be limited…

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Setting up our new club System Fusion Repeater

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio. This is our third and final part of this series on Yaesu System Fusion. We have talked about what the system is, what the repeater is and does and what kind of radios and accessories there are. So what is left you ask? Well, you may remember that I mentioned that my club just got two new repeaters? Well I decided to do an unboxing and programming video and put it up here on my website. I actually took a short video…

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Yaesu System Fusion

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Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Today we are going to continue with our monthly topic of digital voice communications by talking about the recently released Yaesu System Fusion system. Yaesu is getting a late start when it comes t digital voice being that DStar has been out for quite some time now, but they are playing catch up really fast. I think the biggest thing that DStar faced when they launched was the price of their radios. With handheld radios starting about like $450 and mobile radios…

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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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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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Amateur Emergency Radio Service(ARES)

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today we will be talking about the amateur emergency radio service (ARES). So 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. There or four levels to the ARES organization: national, section, district, and local. The national level is handled by the ARRL membership and volunteer program manager. At the section level…

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Event Training Standards – Overview

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. I hope that you have enjoyed what you have read in my previous posts, and I hope that you have shared them with your friends. Last post we talked about Go Packs. That post is going to kind of lead us into our next series of posts where we will be talking about what I feel should be a minimum standard of training that every ham should have before they help out in any kind of event, be it an emergency event…

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Voice Communications…

Hello again and welcome back to my blog. I hope the you have enjoyed your reading so far. Today we are going to start off with the series that will elaborate a little bit on may last post, What is amateur radio. Today we will be talking about voice communications. Voice communications are probably the most used form of amateur radio. Voice communications can be done over HF, VHF OR UHF bands. For the entry level ham, HF voice is not allowed unless you can sit down with an older…

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What is Amateur(Ham) Radio?

Hello everybody. So as I am starting this blog I figured I would start from the very beginning so to speak. I am starting this blog of catering more to those that have no idea what amateur radio is, or maybe they have an idea but don’t know what it’s all about. If you are already an amateur radio operator, please stick with me, I will be getting more in depth into the hobby as my posts move on. I have been an amateur radio operator no for nearly 15…

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