ETH097 – An Oopsy Causes A Big Scare!

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! Tech Corner Hawaii’s recent ballistic missile scare    http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2017/07/ham-radio-license/   http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2018/02/contesting-killing-hobby/   Ham Radio 360 – All Good Things Must Come To An End   West Mountain Radio The Epic PWRgate is West Mountain Radio’s 3rd generation power gate product. It uses advanced technology to achieve a very low power loss and has maximum flexibility to charge modern batteries. Epic PWRgate is a 12 volt backup power system rated at 40 amperes continuous from either a Power Supply or…

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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

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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ETH055 – Are You Ready For Storm Season?

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about things to do to get yourself ready for storm season, 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! Giveaway Winners N3FJP Software Package Winner – Alan Meeker, KM4ZLD Any/all ebooks written by Dan, KB6NU on kb6nu.com – Eric Broyles, KJ4KEU Both of the above people, please send me a confirmation email to k5clm@everythinghamradio.com to…

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ETH046 – Storms Coming, Are You Skywarn?

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to be talking about Skywarn, we talk about the Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Club in our amateur radio club spotlight, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and Hamfests for the next two weeks and wrap it up with some news from around the hobby! Tech Corner – Skywarn Skywarn is a little different from ARES and RACES in that it is not as much of a club type organization like ARES and RACES…

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ETH012 – Nets

In this episode we talk about Nets Kinds of Nets Formal or Direct Net – This type of net is used in any large disaster or event, typically used in public service events like Parades, Races, Walk-a-thons, etc. This type of net is controlled by normally one person, the net control. Anyone that is participating in the net must ask permission before they talk on the net. Informal or Indirect Net – This type of net is used as a standby type net. A lot of times this type of…

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SKYWARN Recognition Day

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio! One of the major reasons that I got into this hobby was for public service. One of the aspects of this hobby that I love is storm spotting, or Skywarn. I got involved with Skywarn about 8 months after I got my license, right after I took my first Skywarn class. I have always loved the weather! With Skywarn, I actually know what I’m looking at and can do something with what I’m seeing. I have gone up to my local National…

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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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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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Tying It All Together…

  Hello and welcome back to my blog. In the last three posts we have covered RACES, ARES and Skywarn and how they work individually. In this post we are going to discuss how they work together. As you have probably figured out from my posts of the three, RACES operations occur during an event, and ARES is more during the aftermath. Skywarn is kind of lumped in the middle of the two and only deals with natural disasters. Often times, at least around these parts, RACES, ARES and Skywarn…

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