FT-8: I’m Not Really Feeling The Magic

Partly out of curiosity and partly because my friend Jeff, KE9V, shamed me into it, I setup my Signalink interface, downloaded WSJT-X from https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html, and started operating FT-8, the latest “shiny object” (as the ARRL dubbed it) from the K1JT team. As you probably know, this mode has really caught on with the digital crowd, and the waterfall is chock full of FT-8 signals. Part of the reason for this is that it has some of the characteristics of JT-65, but is not as excruciatingly slow. Over the past couple…

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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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ETH090 – WSPRnet with John Jacobs, W7DBO

ETH090 - WSPRnet

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with John Jacobs, W7DBO, from the Hamradio 360: Field Radio Podcast about WSPRnet and More. Tech Corner – WSPRnet What Is WSPRNet? WSPRnet stands for Weak Signal Progagtion Reporting. It is a system devolped by , who also developed all the JT modes. It allows you to transmit and receive automate signal heard reports from other stations around the world. You can see who is hear your signal and who you…

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How Do I Program My Hamradio?

One of the many questions that I get on a regular basis is, “How Do I Program My Hamradio?” The thing is, this comes from all different ham friends, from those that have been a ham for a while and from those that have just got their license. My answer to them is always, “Well it depends on what radio you have”. The thing is, that isn’t really entirely true. The answer really should be, “It depends on what mode you are trying to program” or something along those lines.…

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ETH087 – Traveling With Your Ham Radio Gear

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Vance Martin, N3VEM, about traveling with your ham radio gear and operating while traveling. Tech Corner – Traveling With Your Ham Radio Gear Do you travel a lot for work or pleasure? Do you want something more to do in the evening when you’re not working besides stare at hotel room walls or something on TV? Why not bring your ham radio equipment with you and make some contacts? Vance…

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ETH085 – JT Modes with Ria Jairam, N2RJ

ETH085 - JT Modes

In this episode, I have the privilege of talking with Rai Jariam, N2RJ, for a third time. This time we are talking about the JT Modes, JT65, JT9 and the newest addition FT8. Here is a typical conversation over JT65: “CQ K5CLM EM12” CQ call from K5CLM with his locator “K5CLM N2RJ FN21” N2RJ replies to K5CLM with her locator “N2RJ K5CLM -12” K5CLM sends his signal report “K5CLM N2RJ R-08” N2RJ replies with her signal report “N2RJ K5CLM RRR” K5CLM says Reception Report Received (all OK) “K5CLM N2RJ 73”…

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Controlling Your Radio With Your Phone – An ID-4100A Review

I recently heard about a new radio that has a feature that I really wish more radios had. I talked a little about it on both the RFinder and RepeaterBook podcast episodes. What I am talking about is a way to control your radio from your phone or tablet. Both of those apps had limited functionality to it, and was limited to only a small number of radios. Also they were limited to Android devices. Well it seems that someone at Icom has found a way to make this work…

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Amateur TV with Tom O’Hara, W6ORG – ETH080

ETH080 - Amateur TV

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk Facebook Question of the Week:   Tech Corner – Amateur TV Amateur TV originally started in the 1920’s but really didn’t take off until the 1950-1960’s. In the mid-1960’s is when Tom decided to start a side business out of his garage. In the late 1970’s, Tom took his business full time and continued with it until he retired and closed his business in 2014. Tom continues to maintain his website…

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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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Kicking It With the Ham Radio 360: Workbench Podcast Crew – ETH077

Everything Hamradio Podcast - Field Day

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are kickin it with George and Jeremy from the Hamradio 360: Workbench Podcast Question of the Week: What’s on your workbench? Tech Corner – Mini Data Radios, HR360 Workbench Podcast and Reflections on Hamvention 2017 In this episode we are kicking it with George, KJ6VU and Jeremy, KF7IJZ from the Ham Radio 360: Workbench podcast. If you don’t know what the Workbench podcast is, it is a spin off of the Ham Radio 360 podcast…

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