Icom ID-31A Plus HT Review

Today we have another quick review! This time take a look at the Icom ID-31A Plus. It is a 70cm only DStar Handheld Transceiver. Check out the video to learn more about this nice little HT then check out the links below to purchase the radio or one of the accessories mentioned in the video. Radio – https://amzn.to/2HxGNmm BNC-SMA Adapter – https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-003507 Cigarette Lighter Adapter – ICOM IC-CP12L – https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-003691 Wall Charger – ICOM IC-BC-167SA – https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-010557 Remote Control Speaker/Mic – ICOM IC-HM-75LS – https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-011514 1150 mAh Battery – ICOM…

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ARES Program Updated

It’s about time! I have been a ham now for over 20 years, and in that I have been a member of our local ARES group as well. During that time the requirements for being a member has changed on the program level but has changed on our local level. With the introduction of the NIMS system over 15 years ago, our local group implemented the requirements of the IC-100 and IC-800 course to be able to participate in the group. This was mainly done in response to the agencies…

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ETH098 – A Non-Ham XYL’s View of Ham Radio

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! A Non-Ham XYL’s View of Ham Radio Back in August of 2016, in Episode 31, I talked with Allison Hollier, KG5BHY. In that episode we talked about what it was like to be a YL with a license. At the time the plan was to bring my wife on in the next episode to get a XYL’s view of being married to a ham when she wasn’t one. Plans changed and that didn’t happen until a year and a…

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ETH097 – An Oopsy Causes A Big Scare!

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! Tech Corner Hawaii’s recent ballistic missile scare    http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2017/07/ham-radio-license/   http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2018/02/contesting-killing-hobby/   Ham Radio 360 – All Good Things Must Come To An End   West Mountain Radio The Epic PWRgate is West Mountain Radio’s 3rd generation power gate product. It uses advanced technology to achieve a very low power loss and has maximum flexibility to charge modern batteries. Epic PWRgate is a 12 volt backup power system rated at 40 amperes continuous from either a Power Supply or…

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ETH095 – Winter Field Day, The ARRL Board and More…

  Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we have Ian Kahn back with us as a hopefully at least semi-regular co-host.  NOTE: There is a little behind the scenes part after the closing music on this episode. My wife asked if I would keep her in the episode, so how could I say no… 🙂 Tech Corner Winter Field Day Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday…

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FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60

  QST de W1AW Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  January 9, 2018 To all radio amateurs Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) will conduct a Communications Exercise (COMMEX) on January 17 and on the third Wednesday of subsequent months during 2018, 1500-2100 UTC. These exercises will use the 60-meter channels and will test and exercise interoperable communication (federal/state/local/tribal/Amateur Radio) for use during a major disaster in which the conventional telecommunication infrastructure has been significantly damaged or destroyed. FEMA Region 10 will use the call sign WGY910. Other…

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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…

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ETH090 – WSPRnet with John Jacobs, W7DBO

  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…

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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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Ham’s Answer The Call in Record Time!

The amateur radio community is one of the best communities I have ever been involved with! It ranks up there with the fire and law enforcement brotherhood that I have been in for the past 12+ years. Most of the ham radio community is the type of people that will donate their time to help others in need, whether it is another ham or another person in general! Often times, even when they are offered money to pay for their time, they refuse. It is like when I needed help…

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