Alinco DR-638T Dual Band Mobile Radio Review

Hey everybody and welcome back to another review video. This time we are talking about the Alinco DR-638T Dual Band Mobile Radio. Buy from Ham Radio Outlet: https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-013400 Purchase before 5/31/2019 and get it for $299.95!! Follow me on: Facebook: Facebook.com/everythinghamradio Twitter: Twitter.com/k5clm Instagram: Instagram.com/everything_hamradio If you would like to support this channel, consider becoming a Patron on Patreon at everythinghamradio.com/Patreon K5CLMCreator and Owner of Everything Ham Radio Owner of 2xC Products at 2xcproducts.com http://www.everythinghamradio.com

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Icom ID-5100A Dual Band DStar Mobile Radio Review

In this video, I talk about the Icom ID-5100a Dual Band DStar Mobile Radio and give my option on it. Radio – https://amzn.to/2LeesFz Bluetooth module – https://amzn.to/2WiZ9fQ Remote head holder – https://amzn.to/2LexBqQ Radio Manual – https://www.icomamerica.com/en/downloads/DownloadDocument.aspx?Document=671 K5CLMCreator and Owner of Everything Ham Radio Owner of 2xC Products at 2xcproducts.com http://www.everythinghamradio.com

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Getting loaded (antenna-wise, anyway)

A couple of years ago, I homebrewed a “Cobra” antenna. It’s a doublet antenna, meaning that it consists of two elements connected to a center insulator, where it connects to a feedline. The unique thing about the Cobra antenna is that each element consists of three parallel conductors connected in series. My antenna uses a lightweight, three-conductor rotor cable that used to be available from Radio Shack. The feedline is 450 Ω ladder line that connects to an antenna tuner to give me multi-band operation. Connecting the conductors in this…

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Are Ham Radio Clubs Dying?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. This month I was able to go back to my ham club meeting for the first time in about three years. The last time I went to a meeting, we had about 10!people in attendance, which wasn’t great to begin with. This month when I went, I walked into two people at the meeting and another that joined us a little bit later. It’s really sad to see our membership dying like it it. When we started the club in 1995…

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Need Help Reviving A Quiet Repeater Area?

Hey everybody and welcome back to Everything Ham Radio. A couple weeks ago I saw a post on Reddit where KE6YJR posted a question to the Hamradio sub reddit asking how to revive a dead Repeater area. Here is a link to that sub reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/HamRadio/comments/awpzrw/need_help_reviving_a_quiet_repeater_area/?st=JSTGSHSL&sh=857c1522 There seemed to be three main ideas answered to this question. Start a net or three – find out what is of interest in the area and make a net for people to talk about it. Throw your callsign out or ask for a…

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HamRadioLicenseExam.com Review

Hey everybody welcome back to Everything Ham Radio! In today’s review video we are going to be talking about the HamRadioLicenseExam.com This website is different from others ones that I have reviewed in the past because this one is a paid site rather than a free one. More than that though, this website is a ham radio course rather than just a list of questions and answers. The course is designed in such a way that you can study for all three License classes at the same time and take…

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Huntington High School Amateur Radio Club Talks To The ISS

Have you ever wanted to talk to the ISS? Some lucky kids at the Huntington high School got to do just that today, February 25, 2019. Today I saw a post on a local amateur radio club group that talked about an upcoming school contact with the ISS and since it was going to be in my area, I thought I would listen in and see if I could copy any of it. Here is the post I saw: Listen to the International Space Station… TODAY—The event is scheduled to…

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ARES Program Updated

It’s about time! I have been a ham now for over 20 years, and in that I have been a member of our local ARES group as well. During that time the requirements for being a member has changed on the program level but has changed on our local level. With the introduction of the NIMS system over 15 years ago, our local group implemented the requirements of the IC-100 and IC-800 course to be able to participate in the group. This was mainly done in response to the agencies…

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Help a Ham 2018 – MTC Radio

Hey everybody! One of the things that’s I have always loved about this hobby is that people work together and help each other so much. This holds true with MTC Radio as well. The past few years they have been doing a special around Christmas time where people could donate as little as $1 and it will be added to a pot and then around Dec 20, they pick a ham in need and give them some ham radio gear. People from around the hobby can nominate people to receive…

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ARRL president suggests that we “re-brand” amateur radio

This Week in Amateur Radio recently reported (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/this-week-in-amateur-radio/e/51325707) on a speech given by ARRL president, Rick Roderick, K5UR, at the 60th annual West Virginia State ARRL convention held August 25th at WVU Jackson’s Mill Conference Center. Here are some things that he had to say: “Are we even relevant anymore as ham radio operators? Well, let’s see: We’re world communicators. We provide public service. We help in emergencies and disasters. We help save lives. We talk to the jungles of Africa…to the beaches of the South Pacific. We bounce signals…

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