ETH091 – Christmas Wish List 2017

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are joined by Ian Kahn, KM4IK, as a guest host. We talk about Christmas, or more specifically ideas for a Shout Out to Eric Harrison. Eric sent me an email this past weekend tell me that he passed his Technician Class Test. In his email he wrote, “Thanks for making the podcast. Between it and the No Nonsense study guide, I’m Convinced that’s what made it possible.” Also I want to give a shout out…

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ETH088 – Near Vertical Incedence Skywave (NVIS)

    Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Ben Doran, N8BD, about Near Vertical Incidence Skywave or NVIS for short(since I have the hardest time saying Incidence…lol). Tech Corner – Near Vertical Incidence Skywave What is Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) NVIS is an ionospheric skip operating technique that directs the strongest signals from a station vertically, or upward, rather than toward the horizon. Signals propagating nearly vertically approach the ionosphere with steep incidence angles and may…

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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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Why Should I Get My Ham Radio License?

I recently read a reddit post about a gentleman that was having a hard time thinking of why he should get his ham radio license. He stated that he had heard about just the talking aspect of it, but he couldn't “justify” doing the studying for the license and buying the radios just for talking and was asking what else the hobby had to offer. On one hand, I have to think to myself, If you have to talk yourself into getting a ham license or justify spending was is…

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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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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015

Hello everybody! Back in May I wrote a post about a bill that had been introduced in the US House of Representatives, HR-1301. As I wrote in my previous blog, the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015, this bill would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodations of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions, such as Home Owner Associations and/or land deed restrictions. HR-1301 was introduced into the House back on March 4, 2015 by US Rep Adam Kinzinger(R-IL) and had 12 co-sponsers from…

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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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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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