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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ARRL Finally Realizes Status Quo Isn’t Going To Cut It

An item in the July 2017 ARRL board meeting caught my attention. It notes that a committee of staff members was tasked with identifying the challenges facing ARRL and possible solutions. The August 3, 2017 issue of the ARRL Letter ran the following report: “ARRL Chief Executive Officer Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, presented the report of six Headquarters staffers who had been tasked with identifying the challenges facing ARRL and devising feasible solutions. Specifically, the committee addressed market research findings that have continued to reveal that only a small percentage of…

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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 Harvey.…

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A New License Class, Really?!

Do we really need a new license class? I am mean really! We use to have one: remember the Novice, Tech +, and Advanced class licenses? We got rid of those to help simplify things, now there is talks about adding a new one lower than Technician. My other question is, where did this idea come from in the first place. It is not that hard to pass a technician test! It is 25 questions that are relatively easy, all it takes is a little studying. Do they want it…

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System Fusion DR-2X, Solar Eclipse and More – ETH079

ETH079 - System Fusion, Solar Eclipse and More

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk Question of the Week: What is your favorite digital voice mode? Tech Corner Yaesu DR-2x Repeater At Hamvention last year the new DR-2X was announced and on display in the Yaesu booth. The first thing that pops into my head is, “cool, an upgraded repeater that has a bunch of new features and works better than the DR-1x that we bought about a year ago. However, the more I read about…

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RFinder with Bob Greenberg, W2CYK – ETH075

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about RFinder with the programs maker, Bob Greenberg, W2CYK. Facebook Question of the Week: How was your Field Day? Did you participate in it? What were some of your issues and what might you do different next year? Tech Corner – RFinder http://www.rfinder.net What is RFinder? The RFinder (RepeaterFinder) Worldwide Repeater Directory is a steadily growing worldwide repeater directory including IRLP, Echolink, AllStar, DStar, MotoTRBO, and even Winlink information.  We currently…

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Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio with Glen Popiel, KW5GP – ETH072

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Glen Popiel, KW5GP, about all kinds of projects that you can do with an Arduino and about his two books dealing with the Arduino, Arduino for Ham Radio and More Arduino for Ham Radio. Facebook Question of the Week: Have you ever used an Arduino to build something? If so, what did you build? Tech Corner – Arduino Projects Glen Popiel, KW5GP author of Arduino for Ham Radio, More Arduino…

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Field Day 2017 with Ian Kahn, KM4IK – ETH071

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[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5404700/height/90/width/450/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/88AA3C/” height=”90″ width=”450″ placement=”top”] Want to Listen to this Later? Download It Here!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…

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ETH068 – Are You Weather Aware?

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about how to be Weather Aware, We talk about W5KUB and his Hamvention Marathon at Hamvention next weekend, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! Facebook Question of the Week: Are You Going To Hamvention next weekend? Tech Corner – Are You Weather Aware? On April 29, 2017, about 100 miles east of me…

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ETH063 – Texas State Parks On The Air with Paul Estes, K5VOP

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Texas State Parks On The Air, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! Facebook Question of the Week: How long have you had your license? Tech Corner – Texas State Parks On The Air w/Paul Estes, K5VOP Website: Texas State Parks On The Air Website Facebook: TSPOTA Facebook Page Event Rules: TSPOTA Rules State Park Designators…

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