The National Simulated Emergency Test is Approaching Fast

Are you involved in ARES or RACES? Does your local group do a simulated emergency test (SET)? If they do, the national SET is coming up in October on the 7th and 8th. This is the perfect time for your local group to set up an emergency drill. Why should you drill? Anytime you have a large group of people in multiple agencies it is a good idea to get together at least once a year so that you know and they know what each other can do. In my…

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Kicking It With the Ham Radio 360: Workbench Podcast Crew – ETH077

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are kickin it with George and Jeremy from the Hamradio 360: Workbench Podcast Question of the Week: What’s on your workbench? Tech Corner – Mini Data Radios, HR360 Workbench Podcast and Reflections on Hamvention 2017 In this episode we are kicking it with George, KJ6VU and Jeremy, KF7IJZ from the Ham Radio 360: Workbench podcast. If you don’t know what the Workbench podcast is, it is a spin off of the Ham Radio 360 podcast…

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Growing the Ranks vs. Growing the Enjoyment

Because I teach amateur radio classes and publish a series of popular amateur radio license study guides (www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/), I often get kudos for “growing the ranks.” In fact, Gordon West, WB6NOA, told me this just last week, when he stopped by the booth I was in at the Dayton Hamvention. I’m paraphrasing a little, but after telling me that he’s heard good things about my study guides, he said something like, “You’re doing good work in helping get more people into ham radio.” People say that as if this is—or…

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ETH065 – Follow Up Classes After A Technician Class

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about some ideas for follow up classes after you give a technician class, we talk about some upcoming events/contests and hamfests over the next two weeks! Facebook Question of the Week: What is the funniest phonetics you can think of for your callsign? Tech Corner – Follow Up Classes After A Tech Class In the last episode, one of the things that we talked about was since the class was only…

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ETH064 – How To Teach A Technician Class with Dan Romanchik, KB6NU

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Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk about, 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 is your most exciting contact you’ve made? Tech Corner – How to Teach A Technician Class with Dan Romanchik, KB6NU In this episode we talk with Dan Romanchik, KB6NU. He has a ham for a long time and is a…

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I’m EXTRA Ignorant

Guest Post By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU On Sunday, I received the following e-mail from a reader: “Just wanted to let you know I passed the General exam using your study guide.  It was very helpful.  I am now generally ignorant whereas before I was only technically ignorant.  Ha!” My reply to him was: “Well, if you’re generally  ignorant, I guess that makes me EXTRA ignorant!” This isn’t just a joke–being ignorant is part of the hobby. Amateur radio operators will always be ignorant about something or other. Even if you…

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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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ETH010 – Emergency Preparedness

In this episode we continue our emergency preparedness series. Last week we talked about different types of training that you should learn in order to prepare yourself for if or when you are ever involved in a major incident, today we are going to talk about things that you should do. We also talk about the Davie/Cooper City Amateur Radio Club in the Amateur Radio Club Spotlight a little later on. Show notes and further reading for this episode can be found at http://www.everythinghamradio.com/podcast/10/ Know Your Equipment Probably one of…

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ETH009 – Emergency Training

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! This is Episode #9, we have past the infamous 7th episode that is the normal stumbling step for podcast and we are one away from double digits! Over the past 8 episodes, we have been talking about all things digital, but this week are going to change gears and start a short series about emergency communications. In part one of this series, this episode, we will be talking about Emergency Training, in part two, Emergency Preparedness and in the…

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Setting up our new club System Fusion Repeater

Hello everybody and welcome back to Everything Hamradio. This is our third and final part of this series on Yaesu System Fusion. We have talked about what the system is, what the repeater is and does and what kind of radios and accessories there are. So what is left you ask? Well, you may remember that I mentioned that my club just got two new repeaters? Well I decided to do an unboxing and programming video and put it up here on my website. I actually took a short video…

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