Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast
Why We Are In A Ham Radio Renaissance

Why We Are In A Ham Radio Renaissance

September 17, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Why We’re In A Ham Radio Renaissance 

 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly

based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from

listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -

KN6NWZ, we talk about having a lot of items in the shack, go through an elementary school emergency kit and realize that we’re living in a ham radio renaissance. 

 

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Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Mount Gay Rum and Common Space Chubby Unicorn Guava Milkshake IPA. We also try a TikTok alcohol hack. 

 

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Have a lot of parts and accessories in your ham shack

 

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

 

What We Used This Week: 

Josh recommends the Wagantech ionboost v10 https://wagan.com/products/ionboost-v10-torque

 

Leah recommends Bernie Bott’s Jelly Belly Beans: https://amzn.to/3kfdIiY

 

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

 

Preparedness Corner: We go through a school emergency kit. 

 

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

 

Links mentioned in the ECT: 

 

Gofundme for W2MMD, Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rebuild-club-station-w2mmd?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer

 

FCC PRB-1: https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/bureau-divisions/mobility-division/amateur-radio-service/prb-1-1985

 

General License Prep: Leah continues her General studies and doesn’t know what an MMIC is. 

 

Show Topic: Why We Are In A Ham Radio Renaissance. 

 

Parks on the air: https://parksontheair.com

 

Adam K6ARK: https://youtube.com/c/K6ARKPortableRadio

 

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101

Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
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As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Connect with Us:

Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com

YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse

Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/

Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ

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Portable Antennas For Everyone!

Portable Antennas For Everyone!

September 9, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Portable Antennas For Everyone

 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly

based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from

listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -

KN6NWZ, we talk about the virtues of antenna analyzers, National Preparedness Month and portable antenna options. 

 

Check out our sponsor Misen Knives at https://bit.ly/3mWH8UT

 

Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Smog City Little Bo Pils

 

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Get an antenna analyzer. 

 

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

 

What We Used This Week: 

Josh recommends the Buddistick Pro: https://www.buddipole.com/buddistick.html. Look out for the giveaway.

 

Leah recommends Bissell Pro-Heat 2x Revolution: https://amzn.to/3hhnVt6

 

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

 

Preparedness Corner: National Preparedness Month. https://www.ready.gov/september

 

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

 

Links mentioned in the ECT: 

 

Lofty Pursuits: http://www.loftypursuits.com/

 

Public DIsplays of Confection: https://www.pd.net/

 

Lofty Pursuits YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LoftyPursuits

 

Charleston Chew online store: https://tootsie.com/candy/charleston-chew/

 

Andreas Spiess' LoRa videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/AndreasSpiess/search?query=LoRa

 

ThermoWorks Fridge/Freezer Thermometers: https://www.thermoworks.com/shop/products/Fridge-Alarms

 

ThermoWorks Fridge/Freezer Thermometer Selection Chart: https://www.thermoworks.com/pdf/master_fridge_freezer_thermometer_selection_chart.pdf

 

Nathan K1MAZ’s Southern Vermont Ham Radio YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcvbSWxFngDIGvtTI10gSpA/featured

 

On outdoor lighting: 

https://www.darksky.org/light-pollution/lighting-crime-and-safety/

 

https://www.darksky.org/light-pollution/wildlife/

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/nights-are-getting-brighter-earth-paying-the-price-light-pollution-dark-skies

 

http://www.darksky.org/

 

Cow Power: https://youtu.be/lVEEKadBQG8

 

6 year old ham on Letterman: https://youtu.be/8XGb1d8sjco

 

General License Prep: Leah continues her General studies more discouraged than ever. 

 

Show Topic: A Dizzying List of Portable Antennas. 

 

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101

Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
Shop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/

Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Connect with Us:

Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com

YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse

Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/

Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ

Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi

Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)

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Are All Antennas Compromised?

Are All Antennas Compromised?

September 3, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Are All Antennas Compromised? 

 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly

based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from

listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -

KN6NWZ, we talk about a simple connect and go antenna, lighting around the house for preparedness and whether or not all antennas are compromised. 

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Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

 

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Simple Connect and Go Antenna https://tn07.com/my-go2-antenna

 

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

 

What We Used This Week: 

Josh recommends the TN07 My Go2 Antenna: https://tn07.com/my-go2-antenna

 

Leah recommends Simple Modern Water Bottle with a flip lid: https://amzn.to/3yI20RG

 

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

 

Preparedness Corner: Lighting Around Your House. As recommended by: Www.instagram.com/ontargetreviews

 

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

 

Links mentioned in the ECT: 

 

On the topic of hearing protection as recommended by Tobe: 

Peltor 500: https://amzn.to/3zJ0VdY

Battery Pack for Peltor: https://amzn.to/3gZgcQh

Peltor Gel Ear Pads: https://amzn.to/2WMoc02

Peltor Carrying Case: https://amzn.to/3zJ17tI

Walker’s Razor Ear Muffs: https://amzn.to/3BSc5Oj

Gel Pads for Walker’s Razor Ear Muffs: https://amzn.to/3t9HgBk

Walker’s Razor Walkie Talkie: https://amzn.to/2YpSLt9

 

Nathan K1MAZ’s Southern Vermont Ham Radio YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcvbSWxFngDIGvtTI10gSpA/featured

 

General License Prep: Leah continues her General studies more tipsy than she should be. 

 

Show Topic: Are all antennas compromised? 

 

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101

Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
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Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Connect with Us:

Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com

YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse

Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/

Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ

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What Should You Bring To A Hamfest?

What Should You Bring To A Hamfest?

August 27, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): What to Bring to a Hamfest

 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly

based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from

listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -

KN6NWZ, we talk about how size does matter, how to protect yourself with a flashlight and what to bring to a hamfest. 

 

Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Black Box Malbec. 

 

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Size really does matter. 

 

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

 

What We Used This Week: 

Josh recommends Yaesu VX-3R: https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?cmd=DisplayProducts&ProdCatID=111&encProdID=5CB596EBED9A3EE26635C7E1F02500D9

Leah recommends portable air purifier: https://amzn.to/3BmED29

Bento Box: https://amzn.to/3gEkVHb

Hot Logic Mini: https://amzn.to/3ymUvjc

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

 

Preparedness Corner: Tactical Flashlights. Thanks @ontargetreviews for the recommendation. Www.instagram.com/ontargetreviews

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

 

Links mentioned in the ECT: 

 

Got to Superstition Superfest on December 4 in Mesa, AZ. http://superstitionsuperfest.com/

 

Check out Jason at http://hammockradio.com/

 

Cherry Poppin Daddies Count: https://youtu.be/jKWC5kqYJ3Y

 

Check out Jason at Ham Radio 2.0. Http://www.YouTube.com/hamradio20

 

RF Exposure Calculator: http://arrl.org/rf-exposure-calculator

 

General License Prep: Leah continues her General studies and starts a new exam and is as confused as ever. 

 

Show Topic: What to bring to a hamfest.

 

Pocket pal: http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=PAL

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101

Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
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Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Connect with Us:

Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com

YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse

Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/

Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ

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Tips On Using ANY Ham Radio Handheld Effectively

Tips On Using ANY Ham Radio Handheld Effectively

August 20, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Tips on Using a Handheld Radio Effectively

 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly

based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from

listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -

KN6NWZ, we talk about packing just enough, making beef jerky and tips on how to use a handheld radio effectively. 

 

Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Trader Joe’s Margaritas. 

 

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Pack enough, a bit extra for fun, but don’t go overboard. 

 

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

 

What We Used This Week: 

Josh recommends Apple MacBook Pro M1: https://amzn.to/2UwqwHw

 

Leah recommends Carvel Ice Cream Cake for all your celebratory needs: https://www.ralphs.com/p/carvel-round-happy-birthday-celebration-ice-cream-cake/0001626400600

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

 

Preparedness Corner: Leah recommends making beef jerky. Here is an easy seasoning solution: https://amzn.to/3k2RcZi

 

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

 

Links mentioned in the ECT: 

 

Brysen mentions his love of tiger rice cookers. https://amzn.to/3D4Rp72

 

Doug’s Large Animal Rescue: http://nwart.org/ and his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMWk0hemzZCdCc3aFzdmj7g

 

Bunny recommends a Zojirushi Drip Coffee Maker: https://amzn.to/37XohAb

 

General License Prep: Leah continues her General studies and finishes her exam. 

 

Show Topic: Tips on Using a Handheld Radio Effectively

 

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101

Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
Shop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/

Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Connect with Us:

Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com

YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse

Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/

Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ

Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi

Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)

Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)

 

Yaesu FT-891 Vs. Xiegu G90 THROWDOWN

Yaesu FT-891 Vs. Xiegu G90 THROWDOWN

August 13, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Rig Comparisons

 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly

based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from

listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -

KN6NWZ, we talk about doing rig comparisons, preparedness cookware, and Josh gets really excited about Dave Canterbury. 

 

Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… homemade mead. Here’s a link to a great mead making kit: https://amzn.to/3jLWqsa

 

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Do rig comparisons feature to feature before buying. 

 

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

 

What We Used This Week: 

Josh recommends Olight Baton 3: https://amzn.to/3ixDMox

 

Leah recommends cast iron: https://amzn.to/3ADRKvf

 

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

 

Preparedness Corner: Leah talks about baseline fitness. 

 

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

 

Links mentioned in the ECT: 

 

Chris talks about his tablet alternative. Phone: https://amzn.to/3lWix1S And talks about and off grid map app: https://osmand.net/

 

John talks coffee and recommends http://www.home-barista.com/ and a amateur astronomy website: http://www.astrobin.com/

 

Tank radio calls us out on how to pronounce a certain city’s name: https://youtu.be/FkCSo4u3DVM

 

General License Prep: Leah continues her General studies. It’s not advisable to study while drunk. 

 

Show Topic: Yaesu FT-891 vs Xiegu G90 showdown. 

 

Radioddity link: http://radioddity.refr.cc/hoshnasi

 

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101

Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
Shop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/

Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Connect with Us:

Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com

YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse

Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/

Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ

Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi

Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)

Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)

How to be a Good Steward of Ham Radio

How to be a Good Steward of Ham Radio

August 6, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): How to be a Good Steward of Ham Radio

 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly

based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from

listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -

KN6NWZ, we talk about programming ham radios, getting a 4WD car for preparedness and how to be a good steward of ham radio. 

 

Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Cutwater Tiki Rum Mai Tai and Mango Margarita.

 

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Ham Radio Programming Is a Pain, Use a Good Application. 

 

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

 

What We Used This Week: 

Josh recommends Tactical Keychains TUKK XL: https://tacticalkeychains.com and on IG @tacticalkeychain. 

 

Leah recommends an Instant Pot: https://amzn.to/2TVIfb6

 

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

 

Preparedness Corner: Leah talks about getting a 4 wheel drive vehicle. 

 

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

 

Links mentioned in the ECT:

 

Doug shares a great operating experience and will have videos. http://www.nwart.org/

 

Chuck’s art is amazing at http://chucktedeschi.deviantart.com/

General License Prep: Leah continues her General studies. Josh definitely helps too much this week. 

 

Show Topic: Being a good steward of ham radio. 

 

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101

Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
Shop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/

Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Connect with Us:

Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com

YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse

Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/

Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ

Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi

Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)

Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)

 

How To Deal With Lids And Jammers

How To Deal With Lids And Jammers

July 30, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): How To Deal With Lids And Jammers

 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly

based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from

listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -

KN6NWZ, we talk about getting an android tablet, flood preparedness and dealing with lids and jammers. 

 

Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Summer Margaritas with a hot take on Grand Mariner. 

 

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Get an android tablet. 

 

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

 

What We Used This Week: 

Josh recommends an Android Lenovo tablet: https://amzn.to/3eO3Md4

 

Leah’s beloved arbor: https://amzn.to/2UVvmhZ

 

Solar powered ring: https://amzn.to/3l6SXXA

 

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

 

Preparedness Corner: Leah talks about CDC flood recommendations. https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/readiness.html

 

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

 

Links mentioned in the ECT:

New podcast is up!

We talk about Josh’s new Android tablet being a revelation for his ham radio use, CDC flood preparedness and how to deal with lids and jammers.

Aaron asks about how easy it is to connect the IC-705 to FT8.

Nick makes his first video about antenna mounting.

Derek sends in a CW audio drop that needs decoding. 

We talk more about a ham radio cruise.

Chaz offers a correction on split mode DX operation.

Scott explains the difference between soylent referenced in a book versus soylent green in the movie. 

Scott provides links. 

Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow:

http://style.org/unladenswallow/

Make Room! Make Room!:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_Room!_Make_Room!

Drew explains what it means to “get down” and asks about what FM on 11m means for CB radio operators. 

Adam shares the keys to smoking cheese as we fish about Cougar Gold cheese.

Adam suggests this smoker for cheese smoking: https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/a-maze-n-products-tube-pellet-smoker?ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=Shop%7CGeneric%7CAllProducts%7CHigh%7CSSCCatchAll&gclid=CjwKCAjwuvmHBhAxEiwAWAYj-J3KRPTNzijfacLmDN81guObhr1ovEEgYdCPsYydiwGTVsASF4NSoxoCsZwQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

Greg tells us how it’s possible for moms to go on vacation and actually relax. He also gets a new go box setup.

Douglas brings ham radio in TV back to the forefront with a scene from The Walking Dead.

Rob, honorary podcast Co-producer , wows is all with some Huntsville related audio drops and a care package.

Greg talks cow patties and moose poop and reminds Josh that he owes everyone a video of him eating balut with a suggestion of another food Josh isn’t comfortable trying.

Nathan wins final email, once again the reigning champ, and discusses his experience with the Raspberry Pi. 

 

 

General License Prep: Leah continues her General studies. It does not go well. 

 

Show Topic: Dealing with lids and jammers:

  • Don’t engage

    • They want to get a rise out of you
    • Hopefully they will move on
    • Find something ANYTHING else to do (HF, VHF Simplex?)
    • Don’t go on a tirade
    • In this case citing scripture didn’t bring the lid to Jesus
  • But what if they are doing it enough that you and the whole repeater has HAD IT
    • Learn the inverse trick on your radio

      • MONITOR IT, let the lid talk
      • Coordinate the effort OFF the repeater
      • Record the lid, determine who can hear them on the inverse
    • Use the inverse to pinpoint their location
  • The DFing can begin
    • You will need a yagi and possibly an offset attentuator
    • Multiple hams lightens the load.  Lots of people triangulating
  • You found them, now what?
    • Don’t want to knock on doors?

      • Send them a letter (include with FCC)
    • Notify the FCC
      • Hopefully you have recordings?
    • Figuring out their name from the address should be enough
      • Social media is always an option

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

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Ideal Ham Radio Vacation?

Ideal Ham Radio Vacation?

July 23, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Ideal Ham Radio Vacation

 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly

based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from

listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah - KN6NWZ, Josh has a ham shack recommendation in the Ham Radio Minute, Leah offers up a blog post from survivalfrog about the best places to bug out in the  Emergency Preparedness Corner, and they both talk about planning the ideal ham vacation. 

The Email Correspondent’s Tower corrections came rolling in on how to pronounce Huntsville and on General Exam question explanations being not quite accurate last week. Thanks to Thomas and Cedric on info about filters and shift registers.

A debate over what to do with Russ’s 10x12 ham shack ensues, Charlie slips in some Fast and Furious, Greg asks why his IC-7300 shuts off when operating at over 50% power, Chris and Bunny share two sides of the same testing session (spoiler alert: Congrats  on your tech Bunny!). Bunny also suggests checking out Ham Village at DEFCON.

Rob, covert ECT co-producer, drops knowledge, as always, on an interesting ham related space topic: Apollo 11 fact checking. Dave talks about his QRP outing.

Kyle talks about the mesh network that is LoRa and gives a fascinating look at Hurricane preparedness for sailors. Greg talks about the importance of community in emergency preparedness. Gabriel recommends a video game hams might enjoy. Alex asks for recommendations on generators with low noise. 

James asks, “How did you get your wife to agree to the antenna on the roof?” Leah answers.

Gerald asks, “Does the thickness of a vertical antenna affect how much bandwidth it will be resonant on?  Second, do the radials need to be as thick?”

Nathan takes a look at the HRCC channel history and comes out with some questions about the origins of Baofeng Daddy. 

And the debate over York Peppermint Patty and cereal rages on. 

Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… High Noon Sun Sips. 

 

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Soldering irons are a ham shack must have. Hakka Soldering Station: https://amzn.to/3Bz4vbK

 

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

 

What We Used This Week: 

Josh recommends buying a cheap android tablet to use android ham radio apps. Here’s an example: https://amzn.to/3eO3Md4

 

Shower nozzle adapter: https://amzn.to/3iE6GlL

 

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

 

Preparedness Corner: Leah talks about the best places to bug out according to https://blog.survivalfrog.com/states-best-bugging/

 

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

 

Links mentioned in the ECT:

 

Russ mentions Northern Berkshire ARC in Adams, Massachusetts Hamfest:  http://www.nobarc.org/HAMFEST2021flyer.pdf

 

Bunny recommends the DEFCON Ham Village: https://www.hamvillage.org/dc29.html

 

Rob provides a ton of information about Apollo 11:

 

http://www.arrl.org/eavesdropping-on-apollo-11

 

http://rfcafe.com/references/electronics-world/communications-moon-electronics-world-august-1969.htm#:~:text=Communications%20on%20the%20Moon%20When%20men%20first%20walk,live%20television%20pictures%20over%20the%20vast%20translunar%20distance.

 

Kyle recommends Irmaggedon, a book that discusses what sailors experienced during Irma: https://amzn.to/3zpXqIK

 

Gregg recommends http://inhabit.global/

 

General License Prep: Leah continues her General practice exam and surprises Josh a couple of times. 

 

Show Topic: Josh and Leah talk about the ideal ham vacation. 

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

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Cuban Communications Jamming

Cuban Communications Jamming

July 16, 2021

Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Cuban Communications Jamming? 

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughlybased on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from listeners, hosted by Josh Nass KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah KN6NWZ, we talk about bringing food along to activations , how much prepping is enough prepping and the Cuban “rum runner” radio jammer. We answer emails, talk about the HRCC Facebook Tea and how you might be able to score a free ride from the airport from your fellow hams. 

Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Mr & Mrs. T Margaritas. Here’s the ingredients:

Dolce Vita White Tequila: http://www.dulcevidaspirits.com/dulce-vida-spirits-home

Mr and Mrs. T’s Margarita Mix: https://amzn.to/36FQFX6

Grand Mariner: https://www.grandmarnier.com

Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Bring food along to your activations. 

Portable Cook Kit: https://amzn.to/3B9bhVo and https://amzn.to/3koqFY8

Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!

What We Used This Week: 

Josh used the IC-705: https://amzn.to/3enmlVc

Leah suggests Outschool for homeschoolers and classes, including emergency preparedness courses for kids. https://outschool.com/?signup=true&usid=Ky7IVpLt&utm_campaign=share_invite_link

Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse

Preparedness Corner: Leah asks when is enough prepping enough? 

Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.

Links mentioned in the ECT:

YYZ Song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YYZ_(song)

Suggested Reusable Mesh Coffee Filter: https://amzn.to/3hIS7OH

Youth on the Air (YOTA): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LVWge18cxFh0SnHemQ2zQ

https://youthontheair.org/

Mike’s Website: http://wx0mik.net/

Links from Tobe: 

ARRL Website Article from November, 2013: http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-helps-manufacturer-to-resolve-arc-fault-circuit-interrupter-rfi-problems

ARRL Website Article Discussing GFCI and AFC: http://www.arrl.org/gfci-and-afci-devices

Eaton Breaker Replacement Contact Information:

1-877-386-2273, option 2, option 3, option 1.  Ask for Al.

Denali Ice Cream: https://kawarthadairy.com/project/moose-tracks/

Hurricane Laura Aftermath: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.632181727433939&type=3&__cft__[0]=AZVoz9ureZO6SO3j4D3HpPHGfTbdH88-qWl5a6GdfjT14xmgOfrToKp00isbyJxJY7f-MaiCAiXpEUv-SzTG2BffRGhRCABrrdRTfFFS-mjJToM6ESegFRndNyzXT_XLSLyVFoOufhtHCT3wwRlin0XBdcNJiScIomg3DlyrrRxQjAENWf5t4vHWaGsrW6WtPzwLLCCpVQ2y6bp9c8gM5Ki1&__tn__=-UK-R

K8MRD video: https://youtu.be/RcAxl7vc3a0

 

General License Prep: Leah takes the advice of an astute email correspondent and actually spends some time thinking about the questions. 

Show Topic: Josh and Leah discuss the Cuban communications jamming, specifically on the 40m bands. 

Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!

 

Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101

Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
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Connect with Us:

Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com

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Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/

Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

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