ETH062 – Northern California DX Foundation with Kevin Rowett, K6TD

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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Codes…

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog! Today we will be talking about on the air codes. As amateur radio operators we are not allowed to use codes on the air like police use, even tough they at not suppose to anymore either. If you have ever listened to a police frequency on your scanner or radio, or used a CB in the past or even watched a program on TV, you have heard of the dreaded 10 codes, or even things like signal codes. Several years ago after…

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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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My Experience At Ham-Com – WW5Y

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. Today we have a guest post from David B., WW5Y. He will be sharing with us his experience at Ham-Com this year, take it away David…   I’ve been attending Ham-Com since moving back to North Texas in 2003. I think I may have missed one in the last 12 years. I lived in Dayton, Ohio for 10 years prior and was used to going to Hamvention. The size is overwhelming. Too big really. Ham-Com is a bit of a breath of…

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Field Day 2015

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog! Today we are going to talk about probably the biggest amateur radio event of the year, FIELD DAY!!! Field day is a 24 hours event where stations setup stations, either one or twenty, and operate for the entire 24 period. The objective of field day is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands except for 60, 30, 17 and 42 meters and to learn how to operate in sub optimal conditions. Field day is open to…

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Ham-Com 2015

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog. This post we are going to talk about Ham-Com. Ham-Com is one of the major ham radio conventions and it based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. It is always on the second weekend of June, on Friday and Saturday. When I first got my license it was on Sunday to which was good because you could get those last night, don’t want to take this stuff home with me type deals at the swap meet part of it. Unfortunately, they no longer…

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World Amateur Radio Day 2015

Do you like to talk on HF? Do you like to work special event stations and collect the QSL cards? Coming soon will be a very special and unique special event that I think would be awesome to have a QSL card for. World Amateur Radio Day 2015 is fast approaching, April 18, 2015. Nearly 90 years ago on April 18, 1925, the International Amateur Radio Union(IARU) was formed in Paris with the ARRL Co-founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, as its first president. At its birth, the IARU, had 25 member…

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