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LHS Episode #390: Build-a-Pi Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to Episode 390 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts interview Jason, KM4ACK, the author of the Build-a-Pi shack computer build script. We …

LHS Episode #389: Jailbird Jamboree

Welcome to Episode 389 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss illegal activity on the air, the purpose of amateur radio, a remote head unit …

Resonant Frequency EP 27 Watt Elmer?

Episode 27 Watt Elmer? Show Notes

Song: 00:00

Intro: 00:54

Feedback: 01:23

Regarding episode 25

Thomas, WC5B, says he has changed his mind about what he recommends to new hams for a first radio, based on Richards comments.

Ray, KO4RB, also talks about episode 25 and his thoughts on a handy-talk as a first radio.

Jerry, KD0BIK, of The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast disagreed with some of Richard’s comments about media coverage of hurricane damage (Ike and Gustav) along the gulf coast. Richard’s comments were meant to be specific to his local media.

Ray, KO4RB, also writes to thank Richard for the podcast, and extols their virtues as a tool for elmering new hams. He’s also exploring Linux for use in his shack, experiments with digital modes, DStar, and more. He also made a donation!

Rich, AB6TY, says he listens as he works in the welding shop, and enjoys the information and music. He loves CW and encourages others to give it a try, and recommends FISTS and SKCC. He reminds Richard that new hams should be aware of split-frequency operations while chasing DX. He asks “What is a ‘lid’?” A lid is a bad operator.

www.fists.orgwww.skccgroup.com

Donations: 17:25

Rich AB6TY, Ray KO4RB made donations, which allowed the purchase of a microphone, and a new machine to record the podcast. Consider a dollar per episode. Every dollar helps. Remember, we have to pay for the hosting service. shop at Amazon through the link at the website. Thanks!

19:55 Russ K5TUX and Richard released the first episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. Give it a listen

Song: 22:07 “Night Time is the Right Time” by Elvin Bishop, featuring John Nemeth & Angela Strehli, from the album “The Blues Rolls On”

Buzzword: 23:19 SWR and Watt MetersMeasures power out in watts and the SWR (standing wave ratio). Higher SWR is bad, as most modern radios will reduce their output if the SWR is too high, so it’s a good idea to monitor the SWR. They can also be used to tune your wire or mobile antennas.

Song: 31:58 “What Is That You Got” by Magic Slim & the Teardrops from the album “Midnight Blues”

Topic: 34:17 How can you be a better Elmer? Elmer is the amateur radio term for a mentor. Anyone can be an Elmer. It just takes the desire to share what you know with someone else. It does take patience. Talk up the hobby with other folks. Teach a class. Get involved with one of the scouting organizations. Wear a shirt that proclaims your interest in the hobby. Be available at a special event station to answer questions.

Song: 57:17 “Sleep” by Albert Cummings from the album “Feel So Good: Albert Cummings”

Closing theme:65:04

LHS Episode #388: The Weekender LXIV

It’s time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain …

RRA EP 29 Discord and Taking the Tech Test Simplified

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Discord and Taking the Tech Test Simplified

WelcomeTalking about Feedback and EmailTalking about the Studio and having to improviseDiscord communityYou are invited to join us at DiscordVoice ChannelsText ChannelsStreaming VideoOPEN INVITE TO THE DISCORD SERVER: https://discord.gg/RaQKvprxT3Future #1 community on DiscordPaul NC is the king of the serverCome and visit usMore about ContactsClick here for ContactsOur all inclusive Contact Page http://www.richardbaileytx.info/rfpodcast/about-us-2/contact-us/Begging Help from our ListenersShow notesModerationVoice oversAudio segments about Amateur Radioand moreSend us your Audio Segments!All about Taking the Technician TestPaul NC our Discord Engineer passed his Tech Test!!!Father and Grand Father are HAMsTips for the testRichard’s Story TimeThere used to be 5 Classes of licenseSnoring to WB6NOA code tapesJerry Zilliac that was his name.Leading and Lagging Phase Angles???MFJ Electronic Keyer with Auto Crap settingARRL President Emeritus Jim Haynie, W5JBP, SKHe will be missedThe secret plan for passing the Tech testRichard’s Story Time episode 2What the Hell is an MMIC?!!Opinions changeBARNACLESTangent: Lost HAMSNo one wants to help the new HAMsTalk them into becoming a ham and the abandon themClueless Extras – the Anti-ElmersThe Anti-Elmers give us multiple reasons not to renewYou shouldn’t have to actively seek out ElmersThe new guys are shyShyness is the biggest of licensesMultiple reasons not to renewYou shouldn’t have to actively seek out ElmersThe new guys are shyShyness is the biggest of licensesThe OutsiderThe ClingerDamn My Chair SqueaksThe Anti-ElmersMultiple reasons not to renewYou shouldn’t have to actively seek out ElmersThe new guys are shyShyness is the biggest of licensesThe OutsiderThe ClingerDamn My Chair SqueaksGlossary – See Glossary for terms used on the show.

Read More About Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast At www.rfpodcast.info

LHS Episode #387: Compiling Software Deep Dive

Hello and welcome to the 387th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts discuss concepts related to building software from source code. Topics include proper …

Resonant Frequency EP 26 Multimeter and Heisenberg

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Multimeter and Werner Heisenberg

Feedback Randy K7AGE Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGERay KJ4CNNDon (? Call) in WashingtonJoe NE2Z says we’re tastyNeil in Sugarland TexasArt KE5JLBLinux in the HAM ShackGuest Ron VK2DQ with the Heisenberg uncertainty principleBuzzword: Multimeter

LHS Episode #386: SSDY

Welcome to the 386th episode of Linux in the Ham Shack, our second episode of 2021. In this episode, the hosts discuss changes and additions to state QSO parties, the …

Resonant Frequency EP 25 The Mystery of PL Tones and Your First Radio

The Mystery of PL Tones and First Radio

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Your First Amateur Radio

PL tonesCTCSSSub Audible ToneTone squelch67 to 257 HZHelps sensitivityPower Line noise

First radioMy First New RadioRoy Rabey Episode 590% percent of hams licensed never key a radio Most never renewTop of the line radio is over ratedLow end radios are the keyGet on the air The Humble Handy TalkieClosed systems suckUniversal Green StampsTexas Towers SuckVertex VX-150KDK-FM2030Get on the air!Add to you handy talkie a little bit at a timeYeasu 209-RH for the first year and a half20 miles on a Ringo Ranger1/2 a wattWhat about MobileIf it works on you mobile it will work on your TalkieBuilt my own mobile antennaImproviseAdd an AMP, They are cheapViva La HamfestHTX-202Consider the Humble Handy talkieVox is not HAM FriendlyDon’t over look used equipmentGet on the air! Get on the air! Get on the air!

LHS Episode #385: The Weekender LXIII

It’s time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain …