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RRA EP 38 Vibrant Club

RRA EP 38 Vibrant Club

IntroductionNew ARES UnitNew ClubSocial Media Blitz for the club and ARESFacebookTwitterMeWeTumblrRedditNew RecruitsRecruited 13 members clubRecruited 7 members ARESWorking NetsDMR SadnessWe have a TG on TGIF 75142Discord for ARES and the Club11Update on the J-pole antenna at the studioHello Cedar Creek ARCHello Garland ARCTraining up ARESOnline Club management SystemIs Your Club VibrantYour club needs to be friendly and WelcomingAcknowledge the new guysOffer activitiesHelp the OM’s acclimatizeAmateur Radio FraternityThe Division of the HAM’sAlways looking for ways to get away from everybody elseThe Dreaded 501.C3Club members are customers of the ClubClub officers are the staff of the ClubLet the Elmers teach so the new guys can learnKeep you members engagedRecruit by VERecruit by ClassesMe, Me, Me Generation has made it into Amateur RadioMe, Me, Me Generation doesn’t to be Us, Us, Us and don’t want to Help, Help, HelpLooking forward to field day a bitThanks for listening

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RF Podcast EP 38 Reflective Retrospective

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RF Podcast EP 38 Reflective Retrospective

Episode 38 Show Notes

00:00 Theme:

00:53 Intro: This is a Reflective Retrospective, due to family and work obligations. We’ll try to have new content next month.

02:59 Song: “Beast of Burden” by Altered Five from the album “Bluesified”

07:27 Topic: Dipole antennas. (From episode 13)Half-wave dipole antennas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipole_antenna Some statistics say that 19 out of 20 new hams never get on the air. Is it because they don’t have an antenna? A half-wave dipole is inexpensive, easy to build, and quite effective. The formula for calculating the length of a dipole is:Length (feet) = 468 / frequency (MHz) or,Length (meters) = 143 / frequency (Mhz)Here are a few references to help get you started:http://www.k7mem.150m.com/Electronic_Notebook/antennas/dipole.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/n2uhc/dipole.htmlYou may wish to try a G5RV antenna, which can be used on many bands. http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/qsl-g5rv-2.htm

40:30 Song: “Heaven” by Los Lonely Boys from the album “Live At Blue Cat Blues – Dallas Texas”

44:24 Topic: Dipole antennas, part 2. (From episode 14)Richard continues his discussion of dipole antennas, and introduces fan dipoles, long/random wires, and loop antennas.

1:17:44 Song: “Misunderstood” by Carolyn Wonderland from the album “Miss Understood”

1:21:11 Topic: Stealth antennas (From episode 18)Low profile, or stealth, antennas. Every situation is different, so think creatively. Remember, any antenna is better than no antenna.

1:49:57 Song: “Friday Night” by Los Lonely Boys from the album “Live At Blue Cat Blues – Dallas Texas”

1:53:07 Conclusion: Thanks for joining us for the Retrospective episode

1:54:16 Closing theme: “We Gotta Go” by David Henderson

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RRA EP 37 Exciting Times in Kaufman Texas

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Exciting Times in Kaufman Texas

Welcome to the showUndisclosed location Sorry we missed the show / Home invasionExciting times in Kaufman CountyDecrease of visitors at the websiteSetting up member area on the websiteJoin Patreon at our website or look for us here www.patreon.comGoing to start on new articles for the website

Big things in Kaufman County TexasWe are starting a new club in our county for real this time.The Kaufman County Amateur Radio AssociationIf you want to be a member sign up now no membership feeWe have an Interim Constitution in placePresident is KB5JBVVice-president Sandor KG4FETThe Kaufman County Amateur Radio Association can be found hereWebsite (Still under construction) www.kcara.net Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/kcara/Discord https://discord.gg/xqh6Fz8vG9

Repeater free zone Repeater gone due to boycottRepeater on closed systemRepeater one 70 cm crippled but open for us to uselet me know if you want to put up a VHF repeater in Kaufman county

We have a DMR Talkgroup on TGIF Network for the clubTGIF Talkgroup 75142Praise for the TGIF NetworkWe will be looking to add more Talkgroupslooking into setting up an XLX reflector

Reinstated As Kaufman County ARES Emergency CoordinatorEC for the county 10 years agoPrevious group fell apart after the Forney TornadoEmail from the SEC Greg K5GTX Thanks you GregSneak Richard already setting it upKaufman County ARES on www.facebook.com/groups/kcares/

Welcome back Ray K5RCPRay has a 70 cm repeater in this county He is tuning it upmaking it prettyRay has offered to let us use his machineFreq. 441.675 Tone 110.9Fairly wide coverage

Ham Fest by the Hella Hams Hella Hams are a masonic GroupLocated in Garland Texasorganized by the same guy that organizes the Irving Hamfeston the banks of beautiful lake Ray HubbardAssociated with the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Childrenwe’re hoping for association

Home Invasion StoryThanks to the Terrell Police and Fire departments

The Wrap up

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RRA EP 37 Exciting Times in Kaufman Texas

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Exciting Times in Kaufman Texas

Welcome to the showUndisclosed location Sorry we missed the show / Home invasionExciting times in Kaufman CountyDecrease of visitors at the websiteSetting up member area on the websiteJoin Patreon at our website or look for us here www.patreon.comGoing to start on new articles for the website

Big things in Kaufman County TexasWe are starting a new club in our county for real this time.The Kaufman County Amateur Radio AssociationIf you want to be a member sign up now no membership feeWe have an Interim Constitution in placePresident is KB5JBVVice-president Sandor KG4FETThe Kaufman County Amateur Radio Association can be found hereWebsite (Still under construction) www.kcara.net Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/kcara/Discord https://discord.gg/xqh6Fz8vG9

Repeater free zone Repeater gone due to boycottRepeater on closed systemRepeater one 70 cm crippled but open for us to uselet me know if you want to put up a VHF repeater in Kaufman county

We have a DMR Talkgroup on TGIF Network for the clubTGIF Talkgroup 75142Praise for the TGIF NetworkWe will be looking to add more Talkgroupslooking into setting up an XLX reflector

Reinstated As Kaufman County ARES Emergency CoordinatorEC for the county 10 years agoPrevious group fell apart after the Forney TornadoEmail from the SEC Greg K5GTX Thanks you GregSneak Richard already setting it upKaufman County ARES on www.facebook.com/groups/kcares/

Welcome back Ray K5RCPRay has a 70 cm repeater in this county He is tuning it upmaking it prettyRay has offered to let us use his machineFreq. 441.675 Tone 110.9Fairly wide coverage

Ham Fest by the Hella Hams Hella Hams are a masonic GroupLocated in Garland Texasorganized by the same guy that organizes the Irving Hamfeston the banks of beautiful lake Ray HubbardAssociated with the Shrine Hospital for Crippled Childrenwe’re hoping for association

Home Invasion StoryThanks to the Terrell Police and Fire departments

The Wrap up

Read more about Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast at WWW.RFPODCAST.INFO

Check out our Glossary of Amateur / Ham Radio Terms used on the shows HERE

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RF Podcast EP 37 Beware Rude Hams

RF Podcast EP 37 Beware Rude Hams

Episode 37 Show Notes

00:00 Song: “Making Me Nervous” by Brad Sucks from the album “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing”http://www.magnatune.com/artists/albums/bradsucks-dontknow/ All of the songsin this episode are from this album.

01:20 Intro: Warning: Songs may contain offensive or explicit language. Richard has screenedthe songs for the show, but use discretion when playing the album among moresensitive listeners.

03:13 Feedback:

Noel, WB0VGI, offers to discuss space weather. He operates the site http://space.augsburg.edu/John, KD0FLF, enjoys the show, operates aeronautical mobile, and is happy with his FT-857 and Pac-12 portable antenna.Lance, K7LDS, says his club has encouraged him to return to ham radio and upgrade his license. He enjoys the show and appreciates the reinforcement of basic information. Lance also successfully completed his mobile HF radio installation.Derrick also appreciates the show and the variety of topics.Lance, K7LDS, suggests that mobile installation techniques might be a good topic for a future show. He’d also like more complete show notes.

17:37 Donations:

Mike of Syracuse, UT and Kirk of San Gabriel, CA made donations before the lastepisode. Thanks to Mike and Kirk and apologies for the late mentions.

22:11 Live Show: Richard asks for feedback about what sort of live show participation listenerswould prefer. One option is talkshoe, but he would like to know what you wouldlike to use.

24:26 Song: “Time To Take Out The Trash” by Brad Sucks.

27:12 Rant: Rude hams. Are we living in the age of the rude amateur radio operator?

42:11 Song: “Bad Attraction” by Brad Sucks.

45:20 Topic: Rapid chargers and wall warts.Rapid chargers are convenient, but may reduce longevity of the battery.Wall warts are slower, but, in theory, should allow for longer battery life.

1:02:00 Song: “Overreacting” by Brad Sucks.

1:05:30 Conclusion: Visit Magnatune (http://www.magnatune.com) for more great music.Contact info.

1:07:32 Song: “Work Out Fine” by Brad Sucks.

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RF Podcast EP 36 Seductive Conductor Size

Episode 36 Seductive Conductor Size

00:00 Theme music

00:54 Intro: Resonant Frequency is now on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Resonant-Frequency-Podcast/113008802469?v=feed&story_fbid=132140745279Lots of traffic on Twitter, too.

02:10 Feedback:

Mike, KF7AME, appreciates comments on previous shows about how difficult it may be for new hams to afford new equipment. We’ve all been there, and wire antennas are cheap and effective.Barry, K4RUE, also a recently licensed ham, enjoys the show and the music.George, N0JRJ, likes the podcast and listens on his commute. He also liked the live show, and appreciates Richard’s attitude toward new hams.Kirk, KG6HPF, says Resonant Frequency helped inspire him to pass his General exam.Lance, K7LDS, suggests that the show notes be updated to include website URLs and other information. He also suggests that interaction with the chat room during the live show be made more descriptive for folks listening to the recorded version. Lance suggests doing a future show on mobile radio installation hints. Good idea! Send in your mobile installation hints via email or the forum.

16:05 Check out Linux Cranks (http://linuxcranks.info) as Richard has been a guest onthat podcast, too.

17:30 Live Show: We’re still trying to schedule another live show. It will likely happen the night afterwe record Linux in the Ham Shack. Look for it at ustream.tv: “Now Defunct”http://www.ustream.tv/channel/Resonant-Frequency-Live0Also keep an eye on other sites such as http://blacksparrowmedia.com, and look for KB5KBVon Identi.ca (defunct) and Twitter for announcements of future live shows.

19:30 Promo: Ohio Linux Fest promotional announcement. See http://www.ohiolinux.org for more details.Russ, K5TUX, of Linux in the Ham Shack will be there. Will you?

19:54 Song: “Mississippi Moon” by Too Slim and the Taildraggers, from their album “Time to Live”.http://www.iodapromonet.com/landing_page.php?promo_id=218864

25:21 Topic: Conductor diameter versus frequency.Richard once suggested to Bob, KC5JTF, that he could assemble an antenna similar to theArrow dual-band VHF/UHF antenna from rifle cleaning rods. This prompted a discussion abouthow “broad banded” such an antenna might be, and how conductor size affects the usablefrequency range of an antenna.

45:18 Song: “You Gonna Wreck My Life”, by Too Slim and the Taildraggers, also from their album”Time to Live”. http://www.iodapromonet.com/landing_page.php?promo_id=218864

52:40 Conclusion: Contact info.Visit IODA Promonet (http://www.iodapromonet.com) for more great music.

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RRA EP 36 Focus Sad Hacker!

RRA EP 36 Focus Sad Hacker

Welcome everybodyTechnical DifficultiesWindows is a VirusCreeping up the search enginesPost a link to the show www.rfpodcast.infoLet us add a link for your websitePodcast streaming site list is comingWorking to get added to podcast appsStill needing folks to help with the showsTalked to Bill KA9WKA, We miss you BillNeed YL’s for some voice work. Contact me at KB5JBV@GMAIL.COMDonationsThen we talk about another whiny Hacker / Radio OperatorBob KJ7NZLHackaday https://hackaday.com/2020/11/28/ham-radio-needs-to-embrace-the-hacker-community-now-more-than-ever/#commentBob KJ7NZL’s website https://www.kj7nzl.net/blog/ham-radio-needs-to-embrace-the-hacker-community-now-more-than-ever/We haven’t been paying the billBob has the but hurt about Public serviceRichard’s Story TimeAmateur Radio Subreddit is where the freeloaders hang outI use internet toys tooBob has no antennas, he is sad.Richard’s Story TimeInternet will FAILGARBAGECell phones fail all the timeRichard’s Story TimeChristmas Day BombingBob says to his YSF Reflector The Me, Me, Me generation has arrived in Amateur RadioThe Hacker community needs to embrace Amateur Radio more than everAmateur Radio operators have been hackers from the beginningMarconi, Hertz, Faraday, DeForest, Marconi, Morse, even TeslaRichard’s Story Timeklystron tubeGARBAGE returnsWoof!Damn I agree With Bill NE4RDWe were Hackers longer than they haveRichard’s Story TimeGet out and find some friends in the Amateur Radio community BobHackaday and Bob’s bad websiteI use digital communications every day. I have a phone.Go read this crapDisaster FetishAmateur Radio Subreddit gives me a headacheRichard’s Story TimeRamblincome see uswrap up

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RF Podcast EP 35 Rare Show Live!

Episode 35 RF Podcast Live Show Notes

00:00 Promo: Ohio Linux Fest (http://www.ohiolinux.org)

00:25 Theme music

01:20 Intro: This is the unedited audio version of our first live video episode The video appears to be lost to history but the audio remains

03:15 Live show: This is our first live show and it’s a little rough, primarily an equipment test.

05:25 Feedback:

George, N0JRJ, likes the podcast and the idea of the live show. He listens while commuting and talks about his frustrations with the attitudes of “old timers” toward new hams.Barry, K4RUE, a recently licensed ham, enjoys the show and the music.Mike, KF7AME, just found the podcast and is listening to the old episodes. He appreciates comments on previous shows about how difficult it may be for new hams to afford new equipment.Bob, K4BB, just discovered the podcasts and music, and enjoys them, though he’s not too sure about all of the music.Google alert: Russ Wenner of The Techie Geek podcast mentions us in episode 40. Check it out at https://web.archive.org/web/20130805083259/http://thetechiegeek.com/Robert, WA4HRK, sends thanks for a recent episode.

Thank you everyone for the feedback. Find us at: http://rfpodcast.info or Email us at kb5jbv@gmail.com

19:20 Topic: Everyone assumes everyone else has the same equipment or can afford such equipment. There are lots of ways to get equipment, and it takes time to accumulate a station. Building wire antennas is a great way to learn and is inexpensive.

22:42 Amazon: Please make your Amazon purchases through the Amazon link on http//:rfpodcast.info as we get a small portion of that transaction. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and is another way to support the podcasts. Thanks.

24:56 Station ID: This is KB5JBV…

25:30 Topic: Elmering… but Richard seems to have lost his train of thought.

26:50 Topic: Twitter and other social networks.

28:00 Topic: Bill, KA9WKA, distracts Richard with comments in the chat room. (Sorry – Ed.)

30:20 Topic: The rude amateur radio operator. Is Elmering a lost art?Anyone else see this sort of thing?

33:15 Topic: Field Day.

36:00 Topic: Richard is intending to attend more hamfests in the east Texas, south Oklahoma, west Louisiana area and looks forward to talking with the podcast listeners and maybe recording a few of those conversations for the podcasts.

38:30 Topic: Hurricane season.

42:20 Other folks joining in the chat room. Check out Chris’ (N7ICE) website http://73s.org,

44:30 Keyboard balls. 🙂

45:04 A tour of Richard’s studio. Hope you’re not prone to motion sickness.

50:45 Check out Hacker Public Radio at http://hackerpublicradio.org/

53:20 Rambling a bit.

55:30 Star Trek memorabilia.

59:20 Back to hamfests. Richard has yet to attend Dayton. But there is HamCom (Recently Closed Permanently)

1:01:30 W1AW bulletins: AMTOR and ASCII to be replaced by PSK31 and MFSK16. RTTY to remain.fldigi is a great program for digital modes. It’s available for Linux AND Windows. Download at http://www.w1hkj.com/

1:04:40 Also check out the NUE-PSK standalone modem: http://www.nue-psk.com/Thanks, Craig, KB3SBI.

1:05:25 Richard reminisces about the Commodore 64 computer that he used as a portable packet terminal.

1:08:20 Wrap up. Thanks to KA9WKA, N7ICE, KB3SBI, and all the anonymous ustreamers for showing up in the chat room.

1:10:35 Conclusion:

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Glossary – See Glossary for terms used on the show.

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RRA EP 35 Affordable Linux

Richards Radio Adventures Episode 35 Affordable Linux

Welcome to Richard’s radio Adventure’sPimpin Resonant FrequencyBegging for helpHelpSocial media sitesShownotesEpisode researchcontributed contentand morePlease donate to the show to help cover expensesWe do not accept advertising at this timeButt hurt over feedbacknote to my listeners parked on the first pagePaypal is fixedTalking about the worlds best operating systemEnter Russ K5TUXThe windows operating system is a VIRUS!Linux historyUnixBSDGNU ProjectRichard StallmanGNU Public License GPLDinner with the KernelEnter Linus TorvaldsLinuxGUI interface 1992Can be loaded from a live CD / DVDYou can use the command line but you don’t have toMultiple desktop environmentsCompatible with most hardwareBrings old PC’s to lifeEasier to add software than WindowsSoftware for most Amateur Radio activitiesThis show has been recorded on Linux for yearsStill using the same software to record this episode on WindowsAlready Beta testedNot release it the beta test it like Windows

Great Distributions

Linux MintUbuntuFedoraCentosSuse

Go to Distrowatch for all the information on Distributions

Don’t forget to listen to their podcast Distrowatch Weekly to keep up with the newest and greatest in the world of free software

Last but not least don’t forget to drop by and say hello to Russ K5TUX at the Linux in the Ham Shack Podcast

Were out of here

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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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