Fo Time Ham Radio Podcast

July 25, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Fox Hunting (Transmitter & Bunnies too)
Larry Jacobs, WA7ZBO, is my guest this time on the Ham Radio 360 Podcast.  Larry is a long time Transmitter Hunter who offered to help me understand what is involved in Fox Hunting aka Bunny Hunting. From the premise of the hunt to the gear involved- the in's and out's and best practices, Larry shares his experiences of almost 50 years! in a show 'first' Larry produced this Bonus Video to help further describe the equipment and theory of use mentioned in this episode! (links and further mentions listed below) Bonus Video! Book: Worlds Best Hobby-Dave Bell SoCal Transmitter Hunting ARDF  Homing In.com PiCon from Byonics Book: Transmitter Hunting- J.D. Moell Tape Measure Yagi- KB9VBR CCARS Instructables OSCAR-6 Arrow 4 MHz. Offset Fox Hunt Attenuator SDR-Direction Finding VK3YNG Sniffer 4 ______ TMR Scouting Special Event: Will be operating an anniversary celebration station, W2T, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Ten Mile River Scout Reservation (known as TMR in the Scouting world) in Narrowsburg NY, August 4th through 6th from the camp.  More info can be found at tenmileriver.org and their QRZ page ______ HR360 Mention on RTL-SDR Blog _____ AIRSPY.US   Elecraft.com Main Trading Company:MTCRadio.com Thank you for listening to and supporting Ham Radio 360! Cale/K4CDN
July 18, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench 28 Microwave and Ham Radio
This week, George and Jeremy talk with Brian Yee, W6BY, about building and operating ham radio gear for the microwave bands. There is a surprising amount of activity in the microwave spectrum and getting on the air is easier than you might think. Sign up for the Power Film Solar 30 watt solar panel give away contest: http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/workbench Micro:Bit Microcontroller platform www.microbit.org Order your BitX 40 QRP 40M radio kit - http://www.hfsigs.com/ The perfect Ham Radio Computer?  The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA - https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-Transformer-Mini-T102HA/ Brian Yee W6BY presents “Amateur Radio in the Bands Above 1 GHz” at BayCon 2017 http://www.bay-net.org/docs/baycon2017/microwave_ops.pdf Brian works on an old earth station written up in CQ VHF http://www.jamesburgdish.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=MxX1eY3BIK8%3D&tabid=544&mid=1040 Brian Yee W6BY on microwave comms for ham radio – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RGIzYZQKGA Microwave Update 2017 – Santa Clara California, October 26-29 http://www.microwaveupdate.org/ Down East Microwave https://www.downeastmicrowave.com/ Khune Electronic Microwave Components https://www.kuhne-electronic.de/ Paul K1GHZ Microwave kits http://www.w1ghz.org/ 50 MHz and Up Group – Northern California http://www.50mhzandup.org/ San Bernardino Microwave Society SBMS http://www.ham-radio.com/sbms/ George’s Blog - http://www.kj6vu.com/ Bay Net - http://www.bay-net.org George does a webinar about designing the Workbench power management PCB project    
July 11, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Field Radio Podcast Intro & Scouts on the air
New Podcast Alert! This week on the Ham Radio 360 Show we discuss his upcoming Field Radio Podcast launch with John Jacobs (W7BDO)!  The Field Radio Podcast is set to premiere this Thursday (July 13 2017) on your favorite podcast player! The Field Radio Podcast is dedicated to exploring the amateur radio hobby through the lens of getting you and your gear outdoors. Your host, John W7DBO, will explore what gear works best, how to deploy in the field, and most importantly how to have fun! The podcast will also explore what you can do with your gear once deployed; Including emergency communications, contesting, event support, and of course Field Day. Subscribe On Android Find In iTunes @fieldradiopod on Twitter fieldradiopodcast on Facebook Field Radio Podcast RSS Feed *** Field Radio Podcast on Youtube John's email contact here Field Radio Podcast Show Discussion in the HR360 Forums ____________________________________________ Getting Scouts On the Air! Following the new show announcement I'm joined by Jim Wilson K5ND to discuss Ham Radio and it's long history with Scouting around the World!  The Scouts 60th Annual Jamboree on the Air is coming up in October (20-22)! What a Great Way to share the Magic of Ham Radio- Jamboree on the Air Guidelines for Amateur Radio Operators Jamboree on the Air Event Tips ScoutLink info for Jamboree on the Internet Upcoming Jamboree Info July 15-28 2017 You can also find lots more information on www.k2bsa.net for Radio Merit Badge, etc... ____________________________ Thank you to my show Patrons!---if you're interested click below! _____________________________   Visit our Show Sponsors Elecraft.com AIRSPY.US   MTCRadio.com Main Trading Co   Thank you for listening to and sharing the show! 73 Y'all K4CDN!
July 4, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench- 27 Field Day After Action Report
This week, George and Jeremy take a look back at Field Day 2017 and the things that we made to make it a great one. We also spend some time with Jason K6DGN to talk about his USB HT Battery Charger and some of his other interests. Order your BitX 40 QRP 40M radio kit - http://www.hfsigs.com/ The perfect Ham Radio Computer?  The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA - https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-Transformer-Mini-T102HA/ Dewalt TSTAK boxes - http://www.dewalt.com/products/gear-and-equipment/tool-storage/tstak Making your own external HT battery pack by Jason K6DGN - http://www.bay-net.org/docs/baycon2017/ht_charger.pdf Yeeco 5V to 12V Regulator - https://www.amazon.com/Yeeco-Converter-Regulator-Stabilizer-Adjustable/dp/B011EBSKK0 K6DGN’s YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/helidragon510/ RC Flight and Amateur Radio with K6DGN on the Everything Ham Radio Podcast - http://www.everythinghamradio.com/2017/05/remote-controlled-vehicles-jason-k6dgn-eth070/ George’s Blog - http://www.kj6vu.com/ Ohio Valley Experimenters Club - http://ovec.club Bay Net - http://www.bay-net.org  
June 27, 2017
Ham Radio 360: 13 Colonies Special Event and recent appearances
A few weeks back in our Facebook Group, Curtis Williamson (W4HCW) mentioned he'd like to hear me do a show about the 13 Colonies Special Event.  I connected with Bob, ND7J, the webmaster for the event as well as an event operator from the state of North Carolina. I feature our conversation in this episode of HamRadio 360. The 13 Colonies Special Event is held during Independence Weekend each July and began in 2009, as a 'One Time' event.  After logging over 12,000 contacts with just 13 operators, it's founder Ken, KU2US, discovered he was onto something.  Since it's inception the event has grown exponentially with many more state operators and a network of help that spans the globe. This is one of my favorite contests to participate in each year!  Thanks to Bob for coming on to help us learn more, and I hope you all get a chance to participate and get a clean sweep!  To learn more about the Event, Logging, Certificates and more visit the 13 Colonies Special Event page at www.13colonies.net _______ (28:30) Recently, my friend and fellow podcaster Glenn Hebert, asked if I'd join him on his Live, Daily Podcast: Horses in the Morning.  Every once in a while Glenn produces a Non-Horsey show, and I was pleased to be invited.  Segment 3 of this episode features that quick conversation as I try to explain Ham Radio in less than 7 minutes :) _______ (37:15) Hap Holly,  KC9RP, has been producing The Rain Report since the 1980's.  “From his home studio/ham shack in suburban Chicago, Hap Holly, KC9RP, produces this 10 to 15- minute weekly amateur radio program service, featuring timely interviews, occasional thought-provoking commentaries from other hams, excerpts from Hamvention Forums and other items of general interest to the ham radio community at large." The Rain Report can be heard on some local repeaters around the US as well as on-line and in your podcast player.  Hap and I caught up via Skype back before Hamvention, and he's recently released our conversation that I share here in segment 4.  I appreciate the continued effort of Hap and his dedicated support staff as they work to bring us The Rain Report.  You can find The Rain Report at the www.therainreport.com _______ Show Notes and Mentions The Devil of a Whipping- A favorite novel of mine Culpepper Flag Randy KB3IHF QSL Cards & more DX Summit: Cluster N3FJP Logging ND7J.com Horses in the Morning The Rain Report **Bonus Show Content: Roswell Crash Special Event Info PVARC Show Sponsors Main Trading Company-Paris Texas Elecraft: Hands On Ham Radio AIRSPY.US   Y'all have a Great Week! 73, Cale-K4CDN
June 20, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench 26 The BITX40 Transceiver-an Introduction
This week on the Workbench Podcast; Smitty KR6ZY joins George and Jeremy to talk the BitX40. The BITX40 is a popular $60 40M 7W SSB transceiver "kit" available from http://www.hfsigs.com/ .  Smitty gives a great general introduction on the radio, its capabilities, and its opportunities.  We encourage our listeners to order theirs now as we will be doing a series of segments over the next few episodes to highlight opportunities for this little radio! Antenna Analyzer Boards - Here with less than 50 now in stock Posted rev 1.0 of the Power Board firmware by Ed W6ELA on www.360workbench.com Interview on 3D Printing Today - 191_3DPrinting_Today SDR - AirSpy - http://www.airspy.us SDRSharp - Software Links Diamond D220R - Discone Antenna FM Broadcast Band Filter - Broadcast FM Block Filter (88 - 108 MHz Block) by RTL-SDR Blog - AM Broadcast Band Filter - Broadcast AM Reject High Pass Filter (2.6 MHz HPF) by RTL-SDR Blog ADSB Filter - https://v3.airspy.us/product/fp-1090-ha5s/ Lego Saturn V - sold out from LEGO, available on Amazon for an additional $100+ :( BitX40 - http://www.hfsigs.com KR6ZY's Intro to the BitX40 Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ESph5JCOpw BitX40 Hacking Blog - http://bitxhacks.blogspot.com BitX40 Community - https://groups.io/g/bitx20 Solder Smoke Podcast - http://www.soldersmoke.com Solder Smoke - Global Adventures in Wireless Electronics Upcoming Webinar from Autodesk featuring George, KJ6VU When Everything Hits The Fan - DC Power Management Design for Emergency Applications
June 13, 2017
Ham Radio 360: ADS-B with Nick, KK6LHR
In this episode of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast, I'm joined by Nick, KK6LHR to discuss ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast).  Known around here as "Tracking Airplanes with a SDR"...there's a lot more to it than that, and Nick helps me understand the ins and outs plus getting started in ADS-B. Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS–B) is a surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. The information can be received by air traffic control ground stations as a replacement for secondary radar. It can also be received by other aircraft to provide situational awareness and allow self separation. *wikipedia Nick is more that just a nosy guy wanting to see what's flying overhead, he was determined to get the best signal down the line into his shack.  From Homebrewing LNA'a to Amazon he's compiled the gear and knowledge to help us make the most of our efforts! Thanks for coming on Nick, I really appreciate your time, helping this all make sense!     Show Notes & Links @ExplodingLemur QUCS:  Quite Universal Circuit Simulator - Official Site AIRSPY.US  SDR receivers and antennas SatelliteGuys.US Forum Workbench Antenna Analyzer Boards General info: FAA NextGen initiative ADS-B Wikipedia article Feeder sites: FlightAware FlightRadar24 PlaneFinder ADSB Exchange Windows software: PlanePlotter Virtual Radar Server Linux software: ADS-B Receiver project Dump1090 Dump978 Mlat-client Piaware Pfclient Fr24feed ADSBExchange scripts Stratux Hardware: Pair of RTL dongles and indoor antennas (low power consumption) RTL-SDR blog dongle NooElec dongle Low-noise amplifier Set of indoor antennas Dual-band antenna (no longer produced :( ) 1090MHz antenna 1090MHz antenna 978MHz antenna 1090MHz bandpass 1090MHz bandpass + bias-T Ham Radio 360 ADS-B KIT Post Show Mention on the RTL-SDR Blog   Field Day is Coming Up, Get your field gear here:   Main Trading Company  MTCRadio.com   Elecraft.com AIRSPY.US   Thank you, again for listening and your support! Cale/K4CDN  
June 6, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench 25 – Ham Radio @ Maker Faire Bay Area & Field Day Preps
On this episode of the Workbench, George and Jeremy are joined by Beric K6BEZ, David W6DTW, and Kenneth W6KWF.  The gang debriefs us on the 2017 Maker Faire Bay Area and the role and presence of Amateur Radio.  We also talk about our Field Day 2017 plans. Maker Faire Bay Area - http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/ Weird Stuff - http://www.weirdstuff.com/ Travis Goodspeed's MD-380 Tools - http://www.md380.org Beric's DIY Test Equipment using RTL-SDR Dongle SDR - http://www.bay-net.org/docs/baycon2017/rf_test_gear.pdf SDR Noise Source and Directional Coupler - https://v3.airspy.us/product-category/other-tools-and-accessories/ Python RTL-SDR Library - https://github.com/roger-/pyrtlsdr Dayton Mini Maker Faire - http://dayton.makerfaire.com Bob Pease - http://www.ti.com/ww/en/bobpease/ Pyle 4 Channel Headphone Amplifier - https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-Pro-PHA40-4-Channel-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B003M8NVFS
May 30, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Wrapping up Hamvention with a New Hams Perspective
We've talked a great deal about Hamvention over the last few weeks, and we're gonna wrap it up here today! Chris Purdy and I have been friends for years and he surprised me a few months ago when he volunteered to tag along on the drive to Xenia. Chris is a Shiny New Ham Radio Operator, and he'd never been to a hamfest before...so why not Hamvention! Maybe a little overwhelmed at the onset, he quickly came around and is now making plans to go back next year! Give the show a listen for a "New Guys" perspective on the event. From initial impressions, things learned and friends made, Chris and I break it all down for you including some insider info from behind the scenes of the Ham Radio 360 Hamvention Team. I finish up with some final thoughts on the event, the location, new sponsors, and next years plans. Icom: Hams to Japan 4Z1UG-Eric Guth, QSO Today Podcast Linux in the Hamshack = Cale Crashes Live Recording! Bob and Gordo on Ham Nation AREDN Katie Allen WY7YL Neil Rapp Ham Talk Live Don Wilbanks AE5DW AMSAT SignalStuff HT Whip antennas (hr360) to support Hamstudy.org Bruce, W1GQ DX and Contesting Ham Radio Media Creators CommsToGo PodcasterPro from K5ACC on Kickstarter (I'm #80 in line)       We hope you enjoy this final shot and appreciate you spending your time with us! 73 Y'all! K4CDN Visit our Show Sponsors! MTCRadio.com   AIRSPY.US Elecraft.com   Interested in helping? visit our Patreon page
May 23, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench -24 Hamvention Forum & follow up
In this episode of the Workbench, you get a front row seat for the Hamvention Workbench Forum on Saturday!  Listen in as we discuss why - It Has Never Been a Better Time to be a Ham (Especially if you like to build things) Following the Forum Presentation Jeremy brings in some of our last interviews from Hamvention 2017. Link to the Presentation Slides (PDF) Travis Goodspeed https://twitter.com/travisgoodspeed http://www.md380.org https://github.com/travisgoodspeed/loraham   Michael Ossman / Great Scott Gadgets https://twitter.com/michaelossmann https://twitter.com/GSGlabs https://greatscottgadgets.com   Siglent https://twitter.com/Siglent_Tech http://siglentamerica.com   Linux in the Ham Shack https://twitter.com/lhspodcast http://lhspodcast.info   TAPR https://twitter.com/TAPRDigital https://www.tapr.org   RIGOL https://twitter.com/RigolTechUSA https://www.rigolna.com ............................................................................... HAM NATION 300 SPECIAL EVENT KICKS OFF WEDNESDAY Hot on the heels of Hamvention 2017 … the Ham Nation 300 Special Event kicks off Wednesday evening the 24 of May. The on-air event celebrates the 300th episode of the TWiT.TV podcast Ham Nation. Show hosts and after-show net control operators will all be on the air. The event begins at 0300Z on May 25th and ends at 0500Z on June 1st. Ham Nation hosts operating “wild card” stations with their own callsigns include: K9EID, Bob Heil; WB6NOA, Gordon West; K7AGE, Randy Hall and W5JDX, George Thomas. Ham Nation is an audio and video podcast that is broadcast live on the internet channel TWiT.tv. Hams can view the program live at 9:00 p.m. Eastern every Wednesday evening. For Further Details Please Click Here! HAM NATION CHALLENGE COMPETITION RUNS THROUGH AUGUST 31 The Ham Nation Challenge ends on August 31, 2017. The “Challenge” is designed to reflect the spirit of Ham Radio. During the challenge hams can receive a special certificate by earning up to 400 of the possible 650 points. Hams receiving the top three scores appear on Ham Nation in September. Hams earn challenge points by completing simple tasks like … submitting a chat room question; submitting a video or shack photo for broadcast or scoring a “selfie” with a host or net control operator. By completing the more challenging tasks hams earn more points. More difficult tasks include … becoming a Volunteer Examiner; upgrading their amateur license or earning their WAS or DXCC. A complete list of the challenge tasks and points awarded is available on each of the nine 1x1 callsign QRZ pages.    
May 21, 2017
Hamvention 2017: Day 2 Review
Day 2 was another Great Day at Hamvention and we're going to bring it to you right here! Blenheim Ginger-Ale Linux In the Ham Shack Podcast CommsToGo Signal Stuff (HR360 coupon code) HamStudy.org KF7IJZ Channel George Built it Powerfilm HamSci RSGB AREDN RIGOL TEquipment.net/RIGOL Dealer Alpha Antenna VideosbyMike BioennoPower HamSource AIRSPY.us Radio-Relay Int'l Messaging RFinder/AndroidRadio Connect Systems Gordon West Ham Nation DVMega   Thanks for listening! 73 y'all      
May 20, 2017
Hamvention 2017: Day 1 Review
Day one is officially in the books for Hamvention 2017. A new look with a familiar feel in an all new Venue...and it was really a good day! Vendors were swamped and so were we. The Workbench Project Boards are a Hit, and our booth was very busy all day long!  We hope you enjoy the interviews we snagged today during the show! We love the opportunity to see our listeners and friends face to face and today was AWESOME! Thanks for making today the best first day of Hamvention for the HR360 Team! A Special Thanks to all who participated with us, please give their links a peek! Total Mast Solutions Hobby PCB SatNOGS Vibroplex BridgeCom Systems Comms To Go NorthWest Digital Radio These Rocking Sponsors helped make this happen! Autodesk MTCRadio.com Elecraft Packtenna Airspy.us thank y'all for listening and sharing!  See Y'all tomorrow! 73, Cale/K4CDN  
May 15, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Hamvention 2017 – Ham Radio Unhinged
Yes, this week is #Hamvention; and Yes, it really is that big of a deal!  It's the Largest Ham Radio Event-Worldwide and we're gonna be there!  Unless you've been living under a rock, you are well aware of the yearly event in Ohio hosted by DARA and it's new venue!  The upcoming 2017 Hamvention will be held in Xenia Ohio this year at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center.  *Special Announcement: Hamvention Parking Hacks!!!! Talk-in and Info Bulletin Parking/Shuttle Service The fellas and I catch up (during a deluge in SC) on the ins and outs of our plans for Hamvention 2017.  What will the guys buy this year?  Who will we talk to and what does the future hold for HamRadio 360? And before you ask: yes we plan to release a daily re-cap podcast just like last year! Booth 6501-6502 (in the big tent) HR360/WB Forum: Room 2. 2:45pm Saturday! Hamvention 2017 Program (Food on pg. 19) Stuart (KB1HQS) Review of Packtenna Our Past Shows on Hamvention! Subscribe to the show Here MTC Is on the Grounds!  Flea Market 8317-8321 Find Elecraft at booth: 1707-1711           PowerPole the World - KF5JNU We'll See Y'all There! 73, K4CDN
May 9, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench 23- Getting Ready For The Dayton Hamvention
This week, George and Jeremy explore the treasure trove of Dayton through the eyes of the builder!  They layout the parts, tools, test equipment, and components that you can find at Hamvention to outfit your workbench. Hamvention Vendor List http://info.pcboard.ca/ Workbench Build Projects http://www.360workbench.com/ Raspberry Pi Boot Modes https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/README.md
May 2, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Julian, OH8STN- Max Capability – Minimal Gear
Julian, OH8STN, is just like most of us; he loved radios and electronic toys when he was a kid!  (Are you seeing a pattern here?)  While Julian isn't a kid anymore, he spends all of his free time 'playing radio' out in the Frigid North of Finland! Wanting to share his experiences and ideas for portable/emergency comms he set off to create content for the Amateur Radio Community.  Known around the globe as the Survival Tech Nord, Julian takes his viewers on all sorts of excursions where they can learn along with him. Licensed since 1999, SurvivalTech Nord (OH8STN) focuses on emergency Voice and Data field communications, sharing knowledge & ideas relevant to the modern survival minded comms communities. In addition to Youtube videos, Julian also Blogs about his success and failure in the differing situations he places himself in.  An devoted Android user; he is serving the Amateur Community in a real and transparent way.   Wolphilink Digital Interface Yaesu 817 RaDAR Google+ Group ZS6BNE RaDAR Blogger Last week we crossed 500k Total Downloads!  Thank YOU! Main Trading Company is Heading to #Hamvention! Elecraft brings Legal Limit Amp to market! Official Logo Tees Avail NOW! Thank you for listening and supporting all things HamRadio 360! 73 Y'all Cale/K4CDN Episode 77    
April 25, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench – 22 Making it with Ham Radio
This week, George and Jeremy are joined by Kenneth Finnegan W6KWF and Mark Smith KR6ZY to talk about Ham Radio’s role in the “Making” hobby/community and the role of community in the “Making” portion of the Amateur Radio hobby.   Kenneth Finnegan, W6KWF http://Blog.thelifeofkenneth.com Twitter: @KWF https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKzaXL9_V1qxGj5lzIyLBpw   Mark Smith, KR6ZY https://www.youtube.com/user/SmittyHalibut Twitter: @SmittyHalibut  ><>  <><   NTP: http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=120&products_id=272 ntpsec.org   Temp sensors: https://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/DS18B20.pdf http://esp8266.net/   Asus Tinker Board https://www.asus.com/us/Single-Board-Computer/Tinker-Board/ https://twitter.com/KWF/status/854737858724220928   Ultibots D300SV Delta Printer Kit https://www.ultibots.com/d300vs-3d-printer-diy-kit/   NRF24L01: http://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/2.4GHz-RF/nRF24L01 http://www.ebay.com/itm/281281200941 With PA: http://www.ebay.com/itm/122396306508   Idea Factory http://amzn.to/2p8vcS1 http://www.audible.com/pd/History/The-Idea-Factory-Audiobook/B007TLTIZG/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1492921499&sr=1-1   LoRAHam - https://github.com/travisgoodspeed/loraham   QRP Labs Ultimate3 WSPR Kit - https://www.qrp-labs.com   QRP Pixie Kit - http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-9-13-8V-S-PIXIE-CW-QRP-Shortwave-Radio-Transceiver-7-023Mhz-With-Case-/291995633772?hash=item43fc4bc86c:g:Lf0AAOSwdGFYxpbS   Micro BITX - http://www.phonestack.com/farhan/ubitx/ubitx.html   BitX 40M Kit - http://www.hfsigs.com   Joe Taylor WSPR JT65   Codec 2 - FreeDV - David Roe http://www.rowetelcom/ http://freedv.org/tiki-index.php   DRA818V/U http://www.dorji.com/docs/data/DRA818V.pdf http://www.dorji.com/docs/data/DRA818U.pdf http://www.ebay.com/itm/91210888951 http://www.ebay.com/itm/152144004874   Mini Circuits LPF (Look at their amazing parametric search) https://www.minicircuits.com/WebStore/dashboard.html?mo
April 18, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Winlink, Winmor & RMS Express (an Introduction)
It usually begins like this "Cale, when are you going to do a show on....?"  This time, it was Wayne (K4SPA) and he was again, asking me about doing a show on Winlink. I've too been wanting to learn more about Winlink since first trying my hand in it back in the Fall.  While I've had limited (NVIS) success, I'm far from a 'user' or even half-way proficient in the mode.  So I did what I do best;  I found someone to help me further understand it, and I bring you along to learn with me! Brett Smith (KE0EWY) is a Friend, Listener and Long-time Supporter of HR360.  He's also quite fond of Winlink and someone I consider an Elmer for me in that field.  I invited Brett to visit with us here to help you and I both learn more about Winlink, Winmor and RMS Express. This isn't a deep-dive into all things Winlink, but more of an Introduction to give us an idea of what it is, and what is necessary to get started with this really cool mode of communicating with our radios and computers.   Show Notes/Mentions Winlink.org Book of Knowledge Winlink on iOS? we're talking about that in the Facebook Group! Video Links What is Winlink RMS Express 101 RMS Peer to Peer (P2P) RMS Express Packet There are tons of Winlink/Winmor/RMS Express videos avail on Youtube--better get some Popcorn! CommsPrepper Survival Tech Nord (OH8STN) Thank You for listening! 73 Y'all!  K4CDN/Cale      
April 11, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench 21 – New Build Projects!
Join Jeremy and George as they discuss future Workbench Build projects currently under development including the Power Monitor/Low Voltage Disconnect/Power Switch and the Intelligent 25W Dummy Load   Jeremy Midwest RepRap Festival after action report Midwest RepRap Festival - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-midwest-reprap-festival-mrrf2017-aka-mrrf-tickets-28382784673 RepRap 3D Printers - http://reprap.org 3D Printing Today Podcast - http://threedprintingtoday.libsyn.com 3D Printing Nerd YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_7aK9PpYTqt08ERh1MewlQ Barnacules Nerdgasm YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/barnacules1 New 3D Printer - Ultibots D300SV - https://www.ultibots.com/d300vs-3d-printer-diy-kit/   Pocket Micro Router - http://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-5506_TL-WR802N.html Raspberry Pi Zero W is way cool.  Picked one up and we need to make some projects with RPI Zero W Build projects TV Hacking - https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/01/smart-tv-broadcast-security-exploit/
April 4, 2017
Ham Radio 360: A New Ham Surprise, Our Community and a SK
In this, the 75th installment of Ham Radio 360 Podcast we talk Community. You hear me harp on community almost daily.  It's real to me, and I hope this program helps it continue to grow.  While there are tons of negatives in our hobby, I always stretch to find the high points.  One of those highs came to me a few months back.  A gracious listener charged me with finding a New Ham that needed some help getting started with quality equipment.  I assumed this would be an easy task with so many new hams flooding in...it was a little tougher than I had imagined! It seems that most new hams are hitting the ground running and purchasing big items straight out of the gate.  That was until I met Josh Hunley, KD9GOT.  I won't spoil the story because I want you to listen to him tell it!  We surprise Josh with some really cool gear purchased by our Gracious Listener and supplied by MTCRadio.com! We carry on to the #KX2forCale!  Yes, I have an KX2 in the shack-sent over from Elecraft to demo this Spring as I begin to explore QRP/Adventure Radio (gonna be fun y'all!) Finally, i discuss the loss of my first friend/elmer to go SK.  Harold Kinley (WA4GIB) passed last week.  In my short time in the hobby this was the first 'Elmer' I've lost.  Harold was a great man, and the very epitome of the Community I hope to encourage in the Amateur Radio Hobby/Service. Harold's Website Harold's books on Amazon.com Main Trading Company is out on the Hamfest Trail!   Elecraft ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- AA Build Boards are in Stock and Shipping! Please share HamRadio 360 with all of your Friends!   Thank you for listening! 73 K4CDN/Cale Nelson New Show: Modern Christian Men Podcast
March 28, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench 20 Listener Projects part 2
On episode 20 of The Workbench podcast, George is back and now Jeremy joins him from the road as he heads to the Midwest RepRap Festival - 3D printing gathering in Goshen Indiana. We continue our interviews with three listeners who are building interesting ham radio and electronics projects.  Rex KE6MT builds a digital doorbell, Jeff KK9JEF builds a 40m CW transceiver and Don KG5IWL builds a Bit-X transceiver and a custom case.  News: Dayton (Xenia) Hamvention HamRadio 360 will be at Hamvention again this year.  We will have booth 6501 & 6502 in building 6.  Stop by and say hello ! We were invited to do a talk in the forums on Saturday at 2:30 – We will talk about building and operating ham radio gear with a focus on antennas, batteries and radios.  We will also discuss our Workbench build projects. All are welcome!  In fact, the room holds 450 people so bring a friend !  Midwest RepRap Festival (3D printing event) https://www.facebook.com/midwestreprapfest/ https://hackaday.com/tag/midwest-reprap-festival/  Icom ID-4100A https://www.icom.co.jp/world/news/170217/ID-4100_pre.pdf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC_a8YSJ87U Icom IC-7610 http://www.ab4oj.com/icom/ic7610/main.html   Listener Workbench Projects   Jeff KK9JEF - 40M 3W CW TRX https://kk9jef.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/qst-forty-9er-with-dds-vfo/ Rex KE6MT - Digital Doorbell http://www.ebay.com/itm/433Mhz-RF-Transmitter-and-Receiver-Module-link-kit-for-Arduino-USA-seller-/122345523978?hash=item1c7c5c8b0a:g:24kAAOSwHaBWlXJ8 Bit-X Radio - Work the world on 40 meters ($59 USD) http://www.hfsigs.com/ Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE

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