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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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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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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Flying Around the World with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN – ETH081

ETH081 - Flying Around the World with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN about his flight around the world Question of the Week: Did you make contact with Brian on his around the world trip? Special Event Station Let’s support the USS Slater Museum Ship by making contact with W2UIS on the Slater on August 12th, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  The Slater will be on Echolink Crossrds conference and on D-Star Refl 001C   Tech Corner –…

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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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System Fusion DR-2X, Solar Eclipse and More – ETH079

ETH079 - System Fusion, Solar Eclipse and More

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk Question of the Week: What is your favorite digital voice mode? Tech Corner Yaesu DR-2x Repeater At Hamvention last year the new DR-2X was announced and on display in the Yaesu booth. The first thing that pops into my head is, “cool, an upgraded repeater that has a bunch of new features and works better than the DR-1x that we bought about a year ago. However, the more I read about…

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How to Copy CW in Your Head

The second most common question that I get about CW is, “How do I learn to copy in my head?” When I get this question, I give, what to some, is a very unsatisfying answer. One day, I just went cold turkey. I put down the pencil and paper and never copied letter-by-letter ever again. Carlo Consoli, IK0YGJ, author of Zen and the Art of Radiotelegraphy , says that what operators need to do is to program themselves to copy in their heads. He counsels operators to practice relaxation and…

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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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The Amelia Earhart Project

A couple of weeks ago as I was preparing a list of topics that I wanted to talk about in the future podcast episodes I came across a subject that was interested in. That topic was Automatic Link Establishment or ALE for short. So I got to looking at some of the websites dealing with this topic and came across a yahoo group specifically for it. Trying to find someone to interview for it I join the group set hello and got a maybe later response. While waiting for a…

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ETH062 – Northern California DX Foundation with Kevin Rowett, K6TD

ETH Podcast Logo - DX

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about DX Beacon Network, 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 time and Frequencies are some good HF nets on?   Tech Corner – Northern California DX Foundation with Kevin Rowett, K6TD Board Member kevin@rowett.org or k6td@arrl.net Website Clublog.org What is the Northern California DX Foundation? How did…

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