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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Experimenter’s Wednesday is Coming Back!

A couple weekends ago, the ISS did something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the ISS, they transmitted 12 images over the weekend that people could “download” using only a directional antenna, a radio and a phone. I didn’t hear anything about it, unfortunately, until after the event ended when I listened to the second episode of the Hamradio 360: Field Radio Podcast. Here is a link to that episode in case you didn’t listen to it. It was pretty neat to listen to the interview with Galen Wilson…

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A New License Class, Really?!

Do we really need a new license class? I am mean really! We use to have one: remember the Novice, Tech +, and Advanced class licenses? We got rid of those to help simplify things, now there is talks about adding a new one lower than Technician. My other question is, where did this idea come from in the first place. It is not that hard to pass a technician test! It is 25 questions that are relatively easy, all it takes is a little studying. Do they want it…

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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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ETH051 – We Made It To One Year!!

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! We made it to one year, well almost, this coming Sunday, Jan 15, will be the one year anniversary of this podcast! Before we get started in todays show, I would like to thank each and every one of yall that listen to my podcast. Yall are the reason that I do this. I thank you listening, for sharing, and supporting me either mentally or financially! In this episode we are going to be talking about everything we have…

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Propagation de K7RA

ZCZC AP51 QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 51  ARLP051 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA  December 16, 2016 To all radio amateurs   Average daily solar indices over the past week were lower than the previous seven days, with average daily sunspot number declining from 40.9 to 13, and average daily solar flux dropping 10 points from 82.2 to 72.2. Geomagnetic indicators were higher, with average daily planetary A index rising from 4.9 to 13.3, and mid-latitude A index from 3.4 to 9. Predicted solar flux is 72 on…

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DX News – December 15, 2016

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  QST de W1AW DX Bulletin 51  ARLD051 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT  December 15, 2016 To all radio amateurs     This week’s bulletin was made possible with information provided by 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. KENYA, 5Z.  Sila, AK0SK plans to be QRV as 5Z4/AK0SK from Taveta from December 22 to January 6, 2017.  Activity will be on 80 to 10 meters using SSB.  QSL…

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USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial to Host December 7 Special Event

12/06/2016 The USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial in Wilmington, North Carolina, will host a special event on Wednesday, December 7, to mark the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. Operator Jack Jacobs, WD4OIN, reports that NI4BK will be on 20 meters on December 7, 1400-2100 UTC. The USS North Carolina (BB-55) was commissioned on April 9, 1941, a few months before the Pearl Harbor attack. During World War II, the North Carolina took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific Theater, earning 15 battle stars. Two of the…

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Propagation de K7RA – December 2, 2016

QST de W1AW Propagation Forecast Bulletin 49 ARLP049 From Tad Cook, K7RA Seattle, WA December 2, 2016 To all radio amateurs   SWS Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning 16/53 issued at 2301 UTC/01 December 2016 by the Australian Space Forecast Centre. A small coronal hole will move into a geoeffective position around 4 Dec. This could result in brief active to minor storm periods from late 3 Dec or early 4 Dec. Increased geomagnetic activity expected due to coronal hole high speed wind stream from 03 to 04 December 2016 GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY…

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