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 out…

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ETH090 – WSPRnet with John Jacobs, W7DBO

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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 you…

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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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ETH056 – Lightning Protection

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about lightning protectio, 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! Tech Corner – Lightning Protection Ham radio gear typically is pretty expensive, and being as such, we want to protect it. One of the things that we need to protect it from is lightning! Lightning is one of those things that we dread happening,…

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ETH050 – Winter Field Day

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about the cold season cousin of The ARRL Field Day, Winter Field Day and some of the challenges that come along with it, we talk about the Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service in our amateur radio club spotlight, 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! Donations Thank you to Brian Stanford for you $1…

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ETH024 – Field Day 2016 Recap

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to recap my experience with Field Day 2016, we are going to talk with a couple local hams during Field Day and with a few hours left of Field Day talk about how it is going so far. My local Field Day station is sponsored by the Johnson County ARES team and is hosted at the Johnson County Emergency Operation Center. We ran a 3F station and ran under the call sign of…

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ETH011 – Go-Packs

Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of the Everything Ham Radio Podcast. This will be episode 11! In today’s episode we are going to be concluding our Emergency Preparedness mini-series by talking about something that I touched on in the last episode, Go-Packs! So what exactly is a Go Pack? Well, there isn’t a standard or generic answer to this question. Some would answer this question very simply, other would have a very complex answer. I put out a question to all of yall in the last episode.…

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Here comes Hurricane Patricia

Hello everybody and welcome to Everything Hamradio! He in my home state of Texas, we had record rains back in May that filled up all our lakes to over capacity after a three year drought. Come June we were right back into the drought and had a BUNCH of fires including one about 150 miles south of me that, last I heard, had burned over 5000 acres! That all ended Thursday. In the past 48-56 hours, where I live, have gotten about 8 inches. About 60 miles south east 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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