Walmart Parking Lots On The Air

Are you like most Americans and live close to a Walmart? Why not take advantage of that on April 28th and 29th of this year with the Walmart Parking Lots On The Air(WMPLOTA) Event. This event spawned from a realization of Chris, K7TAB, and other satellite operators, that there are several Walmart’s that have parking lots that lie along a grid boundary. On April 14, Chris K7TAB operated from the EM99/FM09 gridline, which just happened to run through a Walmart parking lot in Morgantown, WV. When Chris posted this activation…

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AX Prefix will be on the Air for Australia Day

01/18/2018 The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) allows all radio amateurs to substitute the VK prefix with AX on Australia Day, Friday, January 26, the Wireless Institute of Australia reminds. Australia Day commemorates the First Fleet’s arrival in 1788 at Sydney Cove and the establishment of a European settlement at Port Jackson, with the raising of the British flag by Governor Arthur Phillip. Akin to Independence Day in the US, on Australia Day many celebrate the country and its culture, flying the national flag and celebrating with fireworks. K5CLMCreator and Owner…

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ETH093 – NASA On The Air(NOTA)

  Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Rob Suggs, KB5EZ, about NASA On The Air or NOTA for short. Tech Corner – NASA On The Air(NOTA) From the NOTA Website: 2018 is a big year for NASA anniversaries and we’d like for you to help us celebrate. NASA was created in 1958, the first manned lunar mission was in 1968, and the first elements of the International Space Station (ISS) were launched in 1998. The club…

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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…

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13 Colonies Special Event with Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO – ETH074

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, about the 13 Colonies Special Event Station over the 4th of July week. Question of the Week: What is your favorite special event?   Tech Corner – 13 Colonies Special Event Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO – WM3PEN Bonus Station Call sign http://www.13colonies.net/index.html   The special event goes from July 1 at 1300 UTC through July 7 at 0400 UTC. However, please check the 13 colonies website for more…

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Field Day 2017 with Ian Kahn, KM4IK – ETH071

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 doing field day or you would just like to check out other field…

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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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ETH034 – The Parrot of Amateur Radio

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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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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