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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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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What Is Being A Ham Radio Operator Mainly About?

I recently read a post on the 100 Watts and a Wire Podcast Facebook Group, that lead me to this article from a news site in the UK. In the story it tells of a ham radio operator doing what is the basic component of what a ham radio operator does, Communicate! In this story it talks about a ham, Mike Everett, that was just sitting minding his own business and suddenly heard a voice coming across his radio. It was a voice a guy named Jon who was desperately calling…

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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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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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ETH068 – Are You Weather Aware?

ETH068 - Weather

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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ETH066 – Perfect Example of Growing Up As A Ham and The Allstar Link Network

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Allstar with Jim Aspinwall, NO1PC, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks. Facebook Question of the Week: What is your favorite brand of radio and why?   Tech Corner – Allstar with Jim Aspenwall, NO1PC In this episode we talk with Jim Aspenwall, NO1PC, about how he got his start in amateur radio. His story is a picture example of what being an amateur…

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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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ETH058 – Military Auxiliary Radio Service(MARS)

Ep 58 - MARS

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about Military Auxiliary Radio System(MARS), 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 – Military Auxiliary Radio System(MARS) What Is the Military Auxiliary Radio System(MARS)? MARS is an US Department of Defense sponsored program established as a separately managed and operated program by the United States Army, and the United States Air Force.…

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ETH056 – Lightning Protection

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about lightning protectio, 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 – Lightning Protection Ham radio gear typically is pretty expensive, and being as such, we want to protect it. One of the things that we need to protect it from is lightning! Lightning is one of those things that we dread happening,…

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