2018 State Of The Hobby Survey Results Posted!

The results are in!   About a month ago, I posted a blog post where I talked about a survey that was titled “2018 State of the Hobby Survey.” The author of the survey, did a survey last year, in 2017, and decided to do it again in 2018. In the survey that he did in 2017, he only had 688 people respond and take the survey. This year, in 2018, he had a whopping 2919 people answer his survey from all across the globe. This is an increase of…

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ETH037 – We Have The Power!

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about Power Tech Corner – Power Cords Where to Connect Power on a Mobile Setup You should always connect the positive side to either the hot terminal of the battery or the input leg of the fuse box as close to the battery as possible. The negative side should be connected to the chassis where your battery is connected. The reasoning behind this is because vehicle come standard now with…

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ETH036 – Don’t Skimp on the Coax

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about Coax   Tech Corner – Coax Coax is probably one of the main components of your station that you should NOT skimp on the cost of. You should always get the best coax that you can afford! You can have the best radio and the best antenna but have crappy coax and your neighbor could have a crappy radio and antenna but awesome coax, and your neighbor will nine…

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Amateur Radio Parity Act HR-1301 to Get House Subcommittee Airing

Source: ARRL News   01/12/2016 HR 1301, the US House version of the Amateur Radio Parity Act, will be among four communications-related measures set for a legislative hearing on January 12 before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Chairing the panel is US Rep Greg Walden, W7EQI, an Oregon Republican. “This New Year we resolve to continue working to protect America’s consumers and small businesses,” Walden is quoted in a Subcommittee news release. “These bills collectively seek to protect folks from the inappropriate applications of law and misuse of…

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Amateur Radio Parity Act Update

Hello everybody, welcome back to Everything Hamradio! Today we are going to revisit the Amateur Radio Parity Act that is making its way through the US House and Senate. We have talked about this topic before in a couple posts, so I am not going to go into detail of the act is, but if you would like to learn more about it, I will put links to them down at the bottom of this post. In a post on the ARRL website on 8/25/15, ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, says…

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Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015

Hello everybody! Back in May I wrote a post about a bill that had been introduced in the US House of Representatives, HR-1301. As I wrote in my previous blog, the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015, this bill would direct the FCC to extend its rules relating to reasonable accommodations of Amateur Service communications to private land use restrictions, such as Home Owner Associations and/or land deed restrictions. HR-1301 was introduced into the House back on March 4, 2015 by US Rep Adam Kinzinger(R-IL) and had 12 co-sponsers from…

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Has it already been a year?

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog! A couple weeks ago, I was doing my normal morning routine, part of which is looking at facebook to see if there is anything that I find of interest. As, I’m sure, most of yall are aware of, Facebook recently started showing a flashback list of any post that you have posted. One of those posts was my very first blog entry. My first blog post was on June 11, 2014. I thought that I would go back and do a kind…

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Outdoor Antennas and a Strict HOA

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. Today we are going to talk about an issue that some hams have but, thankfully, I have never had to deal with first hand. I have read several articles over the years about hams having problems putting up external antennas because of Home Owner Association rules or deed restrictions on their properties. This had lead to many interesting “fixes” that are meant to disguise your antenna as something. I saw one post that a guy wrote in QST magazine of I’m not…

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