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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Ham Researcher to Investigate Effects of Solar Eclipse

August 21 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many in the U.S. to see a total eclipse. It's also an opportunity for a team of Virginia Tech researchers to study the effects of the eclipse on changes in the upper atmosphere that have an impact on HF propagation and the global positioning system (GPS). Backed by research funding from NASA and the National Science foundation, the team is headed by Dr. Greg Earle, W4GDE. The Virginia Tech team plans to gather data from a variety of sources, including radar systems, transceivers,…

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A Big Thank You To All My Listeners and Amazon Prime Day

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! On Friday night, I was recording my podcast episode that is coming up this Thursday with George and Jeremy from the Hamradio 360: Workbench Podcast. While we were talking off recording during one of the breaks, the topic of how my podcast was doing came up. I have to admit, that when I look at the “numbers” behind my podcast and blog, I am taken back. For the first year of this podcast, I struggled to get it going and was…

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13 Colonies Special Event with Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO – ETH074

Everything Hamradio Podcast - Field Day

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, about the 13 Colonies Special Event Station over the 4th of July week. Question of the Week: What is your favorite special event?   Tech Corner – 13 Colonies Special Event Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO – WM3PEN Bonus Station Call sign http://www.13colonies.net/index.html   The special event goes from July 1 at 1300 UTC through July 7 at 0400 UTC. However, please check the 13 colonies website for more…

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Growing the Ranks vs. Growing the Enjoyment

Because I teach amateur radio classes and publish a series of popular amateur radio license study guides (www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/), I often get kudos for “growing the ranks.” In fact, Gordon West, WB6NOA, told me this just last week, when he stopped by the booth I was in at the Dayton Hamvention. I’m paraphrasing a little, but after telling me that he’s heard good things about my study guides, he said something like, “You’re doing good work in helping get more people into ham radio.” People say that as if this is—or…

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DX News – November 17, 2016

  DX Bulletin 47 ARLD047From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT November 17, 2016 To all radio amateurs    This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by W3UR, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. TANZANIA, 5H. Yan, RZ3FW, Alexander, RW3RN and Sergei, R4WAA will be QRV as 5H1WW from Zanzibar, IOTA AF-032, from November 19 to 28. Activity will be on 160 to 10 meters using CW…

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DX News – November 10, 2016

QST de W1AW   DX Bulletin 46 ARLD046 From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT November 10, 2016 To all radio amateurs: This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by IK7JWX, W1UE, QRZ DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all. MADAGASCAR, 5R. Eric, F6ICX is QRV as 5R8IC from Saint Marie Island, IOTA AF-090, until February 4, 2017. Activity is holiday style on 40 to 10 meters using mainly…

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DX News – Sept 8, 2016

  DX News Bulletin 37  ARLD037 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  September 8, 2016 To all radio amateurs This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by N4RG, QRZ DX, the PDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.  Thanks to all. NIGER, 5U.  Yves, F5PRU is QRV as 5U7RK for the next few months. Activity is on 80 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL to home call. SAMOA, 5W.  Bob, VK2BOB will be QRV as 5W0BOB…

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Monthly Status Report – September 2016

ETH Podcast Logo - DX

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! This is my monthly blog/podcast status update! Posts from September 2016 ETH029 – Broadband Hamnet ETH030 – Something Different ETH031 – A YL’s View of Amateur Radio ETH032 – What is Going on Lately?! ETH033 – Echolink   Is It All About The Numbers?   Below are the “numbers” for my blog and podcast for the month of July (The number in () is the difference between this month and last month):   Page Views: 3808(+1755) Visitors: 1973(+799) Podcast Downloads: 6195 (+2092) Email…

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