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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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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ETH016 – NPOTA

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to continue our series dealing with things to do on HF with National Parks On The Air(NPOTA). The NPOTA is a year-long event that is celebrating the National Parks systems Centennial. As an amateur radio operator you can either activate a national park or make contact with someone who has activated a national park or both. ‘ NPOTA Activators Guide – This guide has a lot of information in it about “activating” a…

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The Other Shoe Dropped by the FCC Enforcement Bureau

Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog! I hope that everyone is liking the new look of my site as much as I do. The past few days I have been doing a lot of reading and research, looking for this to write about, etc. One of the things that I noticed is a new enforcement notification on a ham radio operator getting fined. I remember several years ago, these kind of things were a rarity, or at least I didn’t hear about them to often. After seeing the…

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Antennas – Directional – Part 3

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I hope that the information that you have seen so far has been helpful. With this post we will be continuing with our antenna series and be discussing Directional Antennas. So lets get to it… Directional antennas are by a lot of people. As we talked about in the first part of this series, probably the most common use for a directional antenna is your TV. Whether you have satellite or over-the-air broadcasting, you probably use a directional antenna. With over-the-air TV, if…

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Fox Hunting

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I hope that you have enjoyed my previous posts and have possibly learned something from them, I know I have. If this is your first time to my site, welcome! Please read some of my previous hosts and bookmark my page and like my facebook page to stay up to date on new posts. Now, on to the topic of the day, Fox Hunting! Now guys, sorry fox hunting is not when a guy is looking for that beautiful lady, sorry. Fox hunting…

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