Practical Amateur Radio Podcast

August 27, 2016
PARP 71 – Make Nature Your Shack
Podcast Number 71 – Podcast ver. 71.9 – August 27, 2016 (48.3 MB, runtime 42:12) Transcript PARP 71 – In this episode of PARP, our general discussion theme is “Make Nature Your Shack”.  I discuss taking your ham station outdoors,  the ARRL 2016 National Parks on the Air event and the Worldwide … Continue reading
July 30, 2016
PARP 70 – Individual Preparedness for Emergency Communications
Podcast Number 70 – Podcast ver. 70.9 – July 30, 2016 (40.6 MB, runtime 35:27) Transcript PARP 70 – In this episode of PARP, I discuss the importance of our own individual preparedness when it comes to communicating during an emergency or when no other means of communications are available to us.  I also … Continue reading
July 28, 2016
PARP RSS Test
July 29, 2016 Hello PARP Fans.  This is a just a brief message from me for the purpose of testing the RSS feed and the overall functions of the website.  Yes, it does mean that I’m trying very hard to bring PARP out of the ashes.  Stay tuned…thank you for … Continue reading
August 23, 2015
PARP 69 – Antenna Analyzers and Tuners
Podcast Number 69 – Podcast ver. 69.8 – August 23, 2015 (30.6 MB, runtime 26:42) Transcript PARP 69 – In this episode of PARP, I discuss the practical use of antenna analyzers and antenna tuners.  I also introduce you to the KB6NU website and the popular “No Non-Sense” Amateur Radio exam study guides. … Continue reading
July 26, 2015
PARP RSS Test
Hello PARP Fans.  This is a just a brief message from me for the purpose of testing the RSS feed and the overall functions of the website.  Yes, it does mean that I’m trying very hard to bring PARP out of the ashes.  Stay tuned…thank you for not deleting your … Continue reading
April 27, 2014
PARP 68 – ARRL Centennial On-Air Events
Podcast Number 68 – Podcast ver. 68.7 – April 27, 2014 (40.1 MB, runtime 35:00) Transcript PARP 68 – In this episode of PARP, I discuss the ARRL Centennial on-air events taking place throughout 2014.  This includes the Centennial QSO Party and the W1AW / Portable stations. I also introduce you to TJ … Continue reading
March 29, 2014
PARP 67 – D-STAR, DVAP, DHAP and a slice of Pi
Podcast Number 67 – Podcast ver. 67.7 – March 30, 2014 (35.0 MB, runtime 30:35) Transcript PARP 67 – In this episode of PARP, I discuss D-STAR, DVAP, DHAP and serve up a slice of Pi (Raspberry Pi) and discuss how I’ve combined all the above into a portable and mobile solution.   … Continue reading
January 31, 2014
PARP 66 – Linux and Greyline Discussions
Podcast Number 66 – Podcast ver. 66.7 – January 31, 2014 (26.6 MB, runtime 23:12) PARP 66 – Linux and Greyline Discussions.  In our first episode of 2014, Bill, NE4RD continues my discussion from episode 64 on using the Linux OS on a ham shack computer.  Then Tom, AJ4XM provides an indepth discussion … Continue reading
December 21, 2013
PARP 65 – Amateur Radio Goals for the New Year
Podcast Number 65 – Podcast ver. 65.6 – December 22, 2013 (37.5 MB, runtime 30:56) Transcript In our final episode of 2013, I discuss various amateur radio goals for the new year.  Also known as New Years Resolutions.   I also introduce you to the Ham Hijinks website and introduce you to Tom, … Continue reading
November 23, 2013
PARP 64 – Windows XP End of Life
Podcast Number 64 – Podcast ver. 64.6 – November 24, 2013 (32.7 MB, runtime 28:33) Transcript In this episode I discuss the upcoming Microsoft Windows XP End of Life.  I also introduce our new PARP Guest Hosts, Bill Stearns – NE4RD and Paul Griffith – KE5WMA.  Finally I share upcoming information on the #WATwitter … Continue reading
November 2, 2013
PARP 63 – Taking Amateur Radio Abroad
Podcast Number 63 – Podcast ver. 63.6 – November 3, 2013 (25.3 MB, runtime 22:04) Transcript In this episode I discuss taking amateur radio abroad.  If you are interested in learning the rules and regulations of operating amateur radio equipment overseas, this episode should help you.    All this and just a little bit more.  … Continue reading
August 14, 2013
PARP 62 – Importance of Elmering
Podcast Number 62 – Podcast ver. 62.6 – August 15, 2013 (24.3 MB, runtime 21:12) Transcript In this episode I discuss the importance of Elmering.   All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening.  Links to Websites discussed on this episode Video of BARC Jr. from Ham Radio School KD0BIK’s … Continue reading
July 21, 2013
PARP 61 – Status and Future of PARP and more
Podcast Number 61 – Podcast ver. 61.6 – July 21, 2013 (13.3 MB, runtime 11:06) Transcript YES, PARP Lives!!!  In this long awaited, but short episode of the practical amateur radio podcast, I discuss the status and future of PARP and provide an update on what I’ve been doing the past 6-7 months.  All … Continue reading
July 20, 2013
PARP 60 – A discussion about antennas and antenna restrictions
Podcast Number 60 – Podcast ver. 60.5 – October 24, 2012 (36.9 MB, runtime 32:15) Transcript In this full-featured episode of the practical amateur radio podcast, I discuss antennas and antenna restrictions facing many hams today.  I mention the following links during my discussion. Flag Pole Antennas – ZeroFive Antennas and TexasAntennas.com PRB-1 Document … Continue reading
October 24, 2012
PARP 60 – A discussion about antennas and antenna restrictions
Podcast Number 60 – Podcast ver. 60.5 – October 24, 2012 (36.9 MB, runtime 32:15) Transcript In this full-featured episode of the practical amateur radio podcast, I discuss antennas and antenna restrictions facing many hams today.  I mention the following links during my discussion. Flag Pole Antennas – ZeroFive Antennas and TexasAntennas.com PRB-1 Document … Continue reading
October 8, 2012
PARP Plus Edition – 021 October 9th – October 15th, 2012
PARP Plus Edition – 021 – October 8, 2012 (14.9 MB, runtime 13:01) Transcript PARP Plus is a weekly edition of the practical amateur radio podcast.  Each week PARP Plus will deliver time sensitive information for the week and weekend ahead regarding upcoming contests, special event stations, ham fests and … Continue reading
September 26, 2012
PARP 59 – The Well Equipped Ham Shack
Podcast Number 59 – Podcast ver. 59.5 – September 26, 2012 (31.8 MB, runtime 27:45) Transcript In this full-featured episode of the practical amateur radio podcast, I discuss ideas, tips and suggestions for the well equipped ham shack.  I mention the following links during my discussion. Our Featured Website for this episode … Continue reading
August 24, 2012
PARP 58 – Your First QSO and Overcoming Mic Fright
Podcast Number 58 – Podcast ver. 58.5 – August 24, 2012 (23.2 MB, runtime 20:18) Transcript In this full-featured episode of the practical amateur radio podcast, I discuss your first QSO and how to overcome mic fright.  I mention the following links during my discussion. Standard ITU Phonetics ARRL Band Plan Chart … Continue reading
July 25, 2012
PARP 57 – Preparedness
Podcast Number 57 – Podcast ver. 57.5 – July 25, 2012 (37.9 MB, runtime 33:05) Transcript In this full-featured episode of the practical amateur radio podcast, I discuss preparedness.  I read an email from a listener who has questions about amateur radio and his preparedness plan.  I also briefly review and discuss … Continue reading
June 13, 2012
PARP 56 – All About Field Day 2012
Podcast Number 56 – Podcast ver. 56.5 – June 14, 2012 (37.4 MB, runtime 32:38) Transcript All about Field Day 2012.  In this episode, I discuss the quickly approaching ARRL Field Day 2012.  I encourage all to view the 2012 Field Day Rules Packet and keep the Radio Amateur’s Code and the DX … Continue reading

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