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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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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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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Field Day 2017 with Ian Kahn, KM4IK – ETH071

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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 doing field day or you…

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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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ETH062 – Northern California DX Foundation with Kevin Rowett, K6TD

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about DX Beacon Network, 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: What time and Frequencies are some good HF nets on?   Tech Corner – Northern California DX Foundation with Kevin Rowett, K6TD Board Member kevin@rowett.org or k6td@arrl.net Website Clublog.org What is the Northern California DX Foundation? How did…

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ETH061 – Echostation

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Echo Station, 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: What does your mobile setup look like? Tech Corner – Echostation To download the program: Click Here Over the past couple months I have been talking about some of the things that West Mountain Radio has to offer, one…

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ETH060 – QRP Operations

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Operating QRP, 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: What is your favorite mode to operate?   Fan Letter This week I received a letter in my mailbox that was addressed to me and my podcast. It doesn’t happen very often, at least an actual letter. The return…

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ETH059 – QSL Cards and Services

ETH059 - QSL Cards and Services

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about QSL Cards and Services, 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! Tech Corner – QSL Cards and Services What Is A QSL Card? According to Wikipedia: A QSL card is a written confirmation of either a two-way radio communication between two amateur radio stations or a one-way reception of a signal from an…

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ETH057 – So You Want To Be A Ham?

ETH Ep 57 - Be A Ham

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about things you need to know about when you first get your license, 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! Tech Corner – So You Want To Be a Ham? First thing that we need to answer what you want to do with your license? Are you getting your license because you are joining…

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