ETH086 – Boy Scout Jamboree On The Air (JOTA/JOTI)

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk Bill Stearns, NE4RD, about the upcoming Scouting Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet. Tech Corner – Jamboree on the Air/Jamboree on the Internet Please help me welcome by guest for today’s episode, Bill Stearns, NE4RD. You might have heard of Bill from the Amateur Radio Newsline podcast or from the Linux in the Ham Shack Podcast. Bill is a great advocate for the Boy Scouts. He is highly…

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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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ETH025 – Fox Hunting

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Radio Direction Finding or the more fun term, Fox Hunting. Fox hunting is the fun to do in your spare time thing that we as amateur radio operators use to train our skills in the event that we have to use those skills to track a downed airplane or harmful interference. In Radio Direction Finding or RDF for short, there are many tools that you can use to increase your…

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The Other Shoe Dropped by the FCC Enforcement Bureau

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog! I hope that everyone is liking the new look of my site as much as I do. The past few days I have been doing a lot of reading and research, looking for this to write about, etc. One of the things that I noticed is a new enforcement notification on a ham radio operator getting fined. I remember several years ago, these kind of things were a rarity, or at least I didn’t hear about them to often. After seeing the…

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Antennas – Directional – Part 3

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I hope that the information that you have seen so far has been helpful. With this post we will be continuing with our antenna series and be discussing Directional Antennas. So lets get to it… Directional antennas are by a lot of people. As we talked about in the first part of this series, probably the most common use for a directional antenna is your TV. Whether you have satellite or over-the-air broadcasting, you probably use a directional antenna. With over-the-air TV, if…

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Fox Hunting

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I hope that you have enjoyed my previous posts and have possibly learned something from them, I know I have. If this is your first time to my site, welcome! Please read some of my previous hosts and bookmark my page and like my facebook page to stay up to date on new posts. Now, on to the topic of the day, Fox Hunting! Now guys, sorry fox hunting is not when a guy is looking for that beautiful lady, sorry. Fox hunting…

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