SKYWARN Recognition Day – 2018

Hey Everybody! Sorry for the late notice on this! Hopefully y’all have already seen this or at least will see it in time to participate a little bit. This Saturday, December 1, 2018 is this year’s Skywarn Recognition Day from 000z to 2400z. Below is the story from the ARRL with links to more information. Maybe I will talk to some of you on the air for this! 2018 SKYWARN™ Recognition Day December 1, 2018 from 0000z to 2400z SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service…

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ETH036 – Don’t Skimp on the Coax

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about Coax   Tech Corner – Coax Coax is probably one of the main components of your station that you should NOT skimp on the cost of. You should always get the best coax that you can afford! You can have the best radio and the best antenna but have crappy coax and your neighbor could have a crappy radio and antenna but awesome coax, and your neighbor will nine…

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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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SKYWARN Recognition Day

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! One of the major reasons that I got into this hobby was for public service. One of the aspects of this hobby that I love is storm spotting, or Skywarn. I got involved with Skywarn about 8 months after I got my license, right after I took my first Skywarn class. I have always loved the weather! With Skywarn, I actually know what I’m looking at and can do something with what I’m seeing. I have gone up to my local National…

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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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Skywarn

Hello and welcome back to my blog. This post we will be talking about Skywarn. Skywarn is a little different from ARES and RACES in that it is not as much of a club type organization like ARES and RACES is. With Skywarn you don’t even have to be an amateur radio operator to be a skywarn spotter. Skywarn was start by the National Weather Service in the late 1960’s, but it didn’t really take off until the mid 1970’s. Since then it has grown to nearly 290,000 trained spotters…

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Severe weather and my love/hate relationship

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. One of the first things that I did after I became a ham was get involved with my local skyward team. I did the skyward class, practiced talking on the radio(the easiest part), and even went as far as taking net control training and got involved with running our training nets(which was actually fairly easy since that was part of my job description to the officer position that I held in my club). Over the years I have spotted many storms, some…

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