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RF Podcast EP 34 The Adaptable G5RV

RF Podcast EP 34 The Adaptable G5RV

00:00 Theme music

00:53 Intro:

Field Day has come and gone. Richard had a great time. Send us your stories!

01:55 Feedback:

Bob, K4BB, just discovered the podcasts and music, and enjoys them, though he’s not too sure about all of the music. Thanks, Bob. Remember, this is “infotainment”. 🙂

Thanks, too, to everyone following us on Twitter and other social networking sites.

Bob, WA4HRK, thought the last episode was one of the best.

The Techie Geek podcast gave us a mention. Thanks, Russ. Check out his podcast at http://TheTechieGeek.com (Out of Production)

Hacker Public Radio has also talked about us. (http://hackerpublicradio.org/)

05:57 Website: The web site has changed, and we’ve added an OGG feed.

If anyone wants to help with the website, show notes, audio content, or even written articles, send Richard an email at kb5jbv@gmail.com

08:48 Donations: None. Please consider donating whatever you can to the podcast. Or, if you’re buying something at Amazon, click the Amazon link at the http://rfpodcast.info website, as that will help out. If you have a ham radio product or service that you’d like to advertise, contact me. We’re considering running ads on the website for a fee. http://rfpodcast.info has a link to make a PayPal donation.

12:42 Song: “Sam Lay Shuffle” by Sam Lay And His Appaloosa All-Stars, from the album “Live on BealeStreet”.

15:08 Topic:

One of the questions that came up at Field Day was about a fellow’s dipole antenna, a G5RV. What’s the best height and does it have to be a straight, flat dipole? How does the ground affect things? Most wire antennas are a compromise in one respect or another. What about NVIS (near-vertical incident skywave)?

29:31 Song: “Ever Be Here Again” by Kelly Joe Phelps, from the album “Lead Me On (15 Year Anniversary Edition)”

33:36 Conclusion:

Thanks everyone for your mentions on blogs, sharing the podcasts, etc.Look for Resonant Frequency Live in the near future. If you’re interested in joining the show, via the chat room, or voice, please join us. Watch Twitter and the web sitesfor announcements.Send in your Field Day stories!

38:28 Closing theme

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RRA EP 34 Important Context

Richards Radio Adventures Episode 34 Important Context

In this episode we focus a little bit on some feedback we have received. The bulk of this episode has to do with a piece of feedback we received about Episode 33 where the listener totally missed the context of the episode.

Welcome everybodyRaining in TexasCo-Vid VaccinesMask are coming offGoat DNAFeedbackLooking for folks to help with the showsGnorman, Foo Dog and GaneshaLadies to do some voice over for the showGO TO THE WEBSITE CONTACT USFeedback Chris W5CTL New MexicoFeedback Tim KO4IVNDonation Tim KO4IVNFeedback #3 Mike N5RLR

Main topic rebuttle to feedback #3

Part 97Not grasping the contextWe add more ContextRichards Radio ExperienceSome Emcomm operations I was in involved withMike had a bad expereince with a RACES orgination

Richards Story Time

I have no expectationsPeople forget who’s show it iswrite the FCC at FCC.GOV Taking care of family out weighs Amateur Radio

Richards Story Time

If you are are not an ass during an Emcomm operation you will not end up in jail.

Richards Story Time

Government TechAmateur Radio Operators as backupEvery Type of Ham?

Mike, please have a tissue.

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RRA EP 33 Definitive Job Description

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Read the job description if you are a real Amateur Radio Operator.

This episode we dive into the job description. Part 97. Along the way we revisit Rod and Flo, The window lickers of Reddit and the Freeloaders all around us in the Amateur Radio Service

Odessey of the nevermindMore personal CrapCheck out the contact information on the website www.rfpodcast.infoStill working on VideosLeave comments on the websiteHit me up for a Discord inviteWondering about listener opinion for music on Resonant FrequencyTitle 47 CFR Part 97Not “Just a hobby”Read the job description Butt HeadStudy to the testElmer, Elmer, ElmerMaterial JourneyJob DescriptionBombings, Hurricanes, Severe StormsThe Window Lickers of RedditTragic NetsGoodbye free licenseRod and Flo Cliff W5PIX the internet superstarHobby, Hobby, Hobby my ButtAmateur Radio Service not HobbyTANSTAAFLoops off topicLets dig inAmateur Radio ServiceNon-CommercialEmergency CommunicationsRod and Flo can’t hangAdvancing the Radio Art, not hobbyContesting is training for something elseeverything we do in Amateur Radio is training for something elseRules for advancing skills in both the communication and technical phases of the Amateur radio ARTDon’t Splatter or OverattentiveHarmonics are badRichards Story TimeGuess what! The FCC can shut us downExpanding the Amateur Radio ServiceTube Rigs RockThank you Texas InstrumentsThe guys that don’t just talk and don’t get involved are just FREELOADERS!Can you Solder?Richard’s Story TimeYou are an Ambassador for Amateur RadioWe are outside of POLITICSTranscend the garbageBaofeng Radios caused the Capitol RiotWant a hobby? Build a drone.No more respect for each otherWe respect you hereRespect your fellow Amateur radio OperatorsRead the Damned Job descriptionCome visit us on DiscordGoing back to the House of Blues Woo Hoo!

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RF Podcast EP 33 Who’s Repeater? 2

Episode 33 Who’s Repeater? 2

00:00 Theme music

00:55 Intro:

01:20 Feedback:

Dave, W6DTW, Made a donation. Thanks!

Neil, NG5NG, likes CW and digital mode, and also made a donation. Thanks, Neil!

Stan, N7ZQT, recently found the program. He runs a simplex echo station node 146.535 in Tuscon, AZ, and would like to broadcast the Resonant Frequency program.

W5RAW, had some trouble downloading the Episode 32. There have been some changes to the web site, and that should be straightened out. Check out the new Resonant Frequency web site at http://rfpodcast.info

09:00 Donations: All donations are welcome, at any amount. All proceeds go directly into better equipment for the podcast. We have a new mixer and microphone, so you should hear the difference here, and atLinux in the Ham Shack.

10:54 Live Show? Richard is considering a live version of Resonant Frequency which would be a round-table discussion of amateur radio topics. If you have a microphone, perhaps with a web camera, andwould like to participate, contact Richard.

12:35 Chat room: Check out the Resonant Frequency chat room on FreeNode.net, #resonantfrequency. There’s also a link at rfpodcast.info.

14:18 Song: “Voodoo Chile” by Jean Paul Rena and Terrawheel, from the album “Can’t Be Satisfied”.

18:26 Topic: Who’s Repeater Is It Anyway?, Part II. Richard continues his discussion of what can and can’t be said on a repeater, and a warning notice issued by the FCC to an amateur that ignored the wishes of a repeater control operator. A copy of the letter can be found here: http://www.fcc.gov/eb/AmateurActions/files/Coyle09_05_07_5106.html.

26:35 Rant: Richard talks about the use of APRS in public service events, and how that presumes that everyone has such capability. This often excludes the newer hams that may not have all the equipment or the resources to acquire the equipment.

36:00 Song: “The Boogie Man” by Papa Don McMinn, from the album “Boogie Man”, available here:

39:03 Conclusion: Thanks to IODA Promonet for the music, and to Cheryl and Russ.

41:43 Closing theme:

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Glossary – See Glossary for terms used on the show.

RF Podcast EP 32 Clarity Who’s Repeater?

Episode 32 Clarity Who’s Repeater

00:00 Theme music

00:53 Intro:

Highest first month download totals with episode 31. Thanks! And keep spreading the word!

Rochester Amateur Radio Club in New York has us listed on their site, too.

Thanks, too, to Jerry Taylor, KD0BIK, for the link to us on his site, MyAmateurRadio.com Check out his podcast, The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast.

02:10 Feedback:

Don, WS4E, says he’s learned a lot from the shows.Dave, AF5U, says he likes the style of the show and other kind words.Ray, KO4RB, likes the episodes on batteries and asks about using battery power for the home station, like an uninterruptible power supply for computers. Looks like a great topic for a future show.Herman, KE5HYW, comments about Richard’s article “What the Heck is NTS?”. He asked for a link to the Dallas/Ft. Worth NTS net, which is the DFW Traffic Net at http://www.dfwtrafficnet.orgNeil, NG5NG, enjoys the show as always, especially the Texas drawl.Scott, N2WMD, writes several emails. He enjoys listening on his commute, and has made a donation. (Thanks, Scott!) He’s working on a MKARS80 80m SSB QRP kit.

08:48 Donations:

Donations have helped pay for a new mixer board and a new video camera! A new microphone is pending.Thanks to Don WS4E, Scott N2WMD, David AF5U, and John from Moscow, ID. Last time I said wehad no donations, but there were two: David in Pleasanton CA, and Jerry KD0BIK from The Practical Amateur Podcast. Thanks, everyone. All donations help to fund better equipment for the podcast.Please consider donating whatever you can to the podcast. Or, if you’re buying something at Amazon, click the Amazon link at the website http://rfpodcast.info website, as that will help out.http://rfpodcast.info has a link to make a PayPal donation.

15:10 Song: “Hattie Mae” by Zac Harmon, from the album “From the Root”.

20:05 Topic:

Richard talks about an exchange he saw on a newsgroup about restrictions being placed on what can or cannot be discussed on a club’s repeater, specifically, religion and politics. Is this a freedom of speech issue?

39:00 Song: “I’m A Man – Hootchie Koochie Man” by Papa Don McMinn, from the album “Live on Beale Street”,

44:42 Conclusion:

Thanks everyone for your donations, your mentions on blogs, sharing the podcasts, etc.

46:43 Closing theme

Glossary – See Glossary for terms used on the show.

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RRA EP 32 Brutal Volume

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RRA EP 32 Brutal Volume

Intro by KB5JBV who seems to have a weather fetishSkywarnContact usDiscord Server, Check the contact listOh, almost forgot FacebookLet us know who is listeningWe are listener drivenThis time we talk about excessive volume due to microphone gain and other issuesCB Radio, Commercial Radio and Batman walkie talkiesTalking louder the Mic works on AM or SSBon FM not so muchClicks and P-PopsYelling at the radio on FM is FutileFlat Topping?Out of the passbandThe Passband FilterFlat Topping is similar to clipping in AudioDigital RadioAudio to Digital to AudioScreaming at the radioHandheld bouncing on the deskCliff W5PIX (internet superstar)People tend to speak louder in high noise environmentsMic Gain is KingMonitor yourselfMic gain (Volume) in the menuEcho, Parrot and the other oneBleeding earsHAM radio practice has slippedMissing operators you used to talk to? could be your too loudTo quiet is just as badGet to know your radioCome by the website and visitFor the love of god find the Mic gain

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Glossary – See Glossary for terms used on the show.

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RRA EP 31 Horrific Noise Level

RRA EP 31 Noise Level

Welcome to Richard’s Radio AdventuresYou are in invited to join us at the Resonant Frequency Discord Server https://discord.gg/2aKZwwbyWgLive shows in the futureRRA may fade with time. we will see.Visit the website www.rfpodcast.infoWe are working on live streaming at the discord server so we can do some live showsWe are on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/RichardBaileyKB5JBVMain Topic working with a new ham Don in Oregon who is having noise issues on HFKenwood TS 940MFJ EFHW AntennaDon lacks proactive ElmersWorking to get involved in EmcommNoise SourcePower Lines in his front yard63 foot long wire antenna Antenna height 20 feet off the groundbroad side to Greenland and AustraliaRadio has more buttons and switches than you can shake a stick atPossibly overwhelming for a new hamI started on a Kenwood TS 130Look for noise sources in the houseVampire DevicesCheck the receive by monitoring HF Nets on 40 MetersSolar Cycle is at a low easier to monitor 40 metersReceived Japanese Broadcast and some CaliforniaAntenna OrientationTrying to figure out if it is the Antenna or the RigNVIS”Everything we do is practice for something else in amateur radio”Richard’s Story TimeBack to working the problemHorizontal antenna better for noisy situationsReorient the antennaAt least a quarter wave off the groundbuild your own antennaRichard’s Story TimeSpool was 500 to 1000 feet I miss spoke3905 Century ClubFind a Elmers no matter where you have to lookContact us for help at one of the links below

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Resonant Frequency EP 31 Useful Websites

Useful Websites

Opening Theme 00:00

Intro: 00:54

Feedback: 01:29

Bob, KJ4DZT, sends a Tweet that his wife got her license thanks to our show.

Contact Richard via email kb5jbv@gmail.com, or on Twitter at twitter.com/kb5jbv. Send your show suggestions orquestions, too.

Donations: 04:52

None received since October. Thanks to everyone who has donated. Pleasekeep them coming, so we can continue the shows. If one episode has helped, it should be worth at least a dollar. Visit the Resonant Frequency website then click the Help Support link to PayPal and make a donation. Click on the Amazon link to make your purchases, and we’ll get a little bit of the transaction.

09:51 New section manager here, locally. We’ll see how that works out.

10:21 We’re looking at possibly doing some video, and perhaps a live show We will keep you posted.

Song: 11:18 “If Love Can’t Find A Way”, by Eric Lindell, from the album “Gulf Coast Highway”,

Topic: 13:08

Useful websites:

Pretty Good Projects www.prettygoodprojects.com, which is an entry point for the next foursites on this list, and more.www.dxanywhere.com – DX alerts service.www.hamradioforum.net – Lots of interesting forums of ham radio topics.www.hamtests.net (US) – Practice tests and other info for your license exams, UK or US.www.hamtests.co.uk (UK)hamfeed,com – A ham repeater for Twitter and 73s.org.hamtwits.com – A sort of Twitter directory of hams.73s.org – A collection of blog posts, photos, news, DX spots, etc., of interest to hams.www.hamradioclass.org – home of the Ham Radio Podclass, which will help you prepare for yourTechnician, General or Extra class amateur radio license exam.twitter.com – A microblogging service, with lots of amateur radio traffic available.

Song: 39:55 “Welfare Blues” by Kirk Fletcher, from the album “Shades of Blue”, available

Closing theme: 45:38

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RRA EP 30 Embarrassing Ham Nets

Embarrassing Ham Nets

Hello everybody, first I would like to apologize for the amount of time it has been since the last RRA. I recently found myself in the hospital and have been having to spend a tremendous amount of time recuperating but we are hoping to get the show back on track so that you can hear my melodious voice regularly.

We recently did a live recording on the Resonant Frequency Discord server and we would like everybody to join us for future recording sessions click this link and it will take you right over there. Do the verification and and you will be ready to go. The server is located at https://discord.gg/3vZQNdZ79B

This time I wanted to talk a few minutes about something I found very disturbing recently. That is to say “What The Hell Has Happened To Amateur Radio Nets?”

I am not talking about the old and well established nets but the new and improved idiotic ragchew sessions that are being spoon fed to the new operators because they don’t know any better. Listen a bit and form your own opinion.

Glossary – See Glossary for terms used on the show.

Resonant Frequency EP 30 Deep Cycle

Resonant Frequency EP 29 Deep Cycle

Opening them: 00:00

Intro: 00:53 We survived Christmas and New Year’s.

Feedback: 01:36 No email since last time.

Donations: 01:54 No donations since last time.

The conversion to digital TV is coming. Are you ready?We made some changes to the website. Check it out.Apologies for the episode being late.Jay W5GM would like your vote for North Texas Section Manager.

Song: 06:48 “Payback Blues” by Dennis Mitchell Band, from the album “Highway Kind of Life”

Buzzword: 09:01 Participation.For many of us, participation is simply talking on the radio during our commute to and from work.Why not take part in a club event? It’s a great way to promote the hobby, and it’s fun!

Song: 13:29 “Harpo-Ventillation” by Mark Hummel, from the album “Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowouts”

Topic: 15:12 SLI, Marine and Deep-cycle Batteries

Start, Light and Ignition (SLI) batteries are designed to deliver a lot of energy in a short time, not to deliver steady power over a long time.Marine batteries are a compromise between marine and deep-cycle batteries, and share characteristics of both.A deep-cycle battery is designed to be repeatedly discharged 80% of capacity and can deliver a steady current for a long period of time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_cycle_car_battery 24:55 Testing deep-cycle batteries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-cycle_battery

27:58 1. Inspect

29:04 2. Recharge

29:24 3. Remove surface charge

30:29 4. Measure the state-of-charge

30:49 5. Load test

32:00 6. Recharge

33:34 Use deep-cycle batteries for the radio shack, in a well-ventilated area

Song: 34:55 “Way Down the River” by Sugarcane Collins, from the album “Way Down the River”, available here:

Conclusion: 38:17

Closing theme:42:00

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