Ham Radio Crash Course
When Should You DIY And When Should You Buy?

When Should You DIY And When Should You Buy?

November 20, 2020

When is the right to build your own gear?  Want to know how to improve your radio output audio on the cheap?  And Leah continues her journey to the ham radio technician license exam!  Today on the Ham Radio Cracsh Course Podcast!  Thanks for listening!

Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:
https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Current Shack Config:
ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP

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

Music by, Sonic D:
Soundcloud.com/sncd 
Twitter.com/sncd
Facebook.com/djsonicd

Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

DIY Ham Radio Antenna Projects

DIY Ham Radio Antenna Projects

November 15, 2020

There are a great number of ham radio antennas you can build yourself for very little out of pocket. Patrons Pick November! Lets talk about antennas you can make at home.

Antenna building tools and material: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse?listId=31MCW4TN2DNR1

As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases

Looking for high quality camera gear that can also haul your radios and antennas?  Consider Peak Design.  I have been using their gear for year now and it is really top quality.  https://bit.ly/3nqFgAN

Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:
https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi

Music by, Sonic D:
Soundcloud.com/sncd 
Twitter.com/sncd
Facebook.com/djsonicd

Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

The Antenna Is The Heart Of Your Ham Radio Station

The Antenna Is The Heart Of Your Ham Radio Station

November 13, 2020

Continuing the Antennas of November, Leah and Josh talk about why the antenna is the heart of your ham radio shack.  We talk about throw lines and throw weights for portable operations.  We read your reviews and emails and Leah continues her Technician license test journey.

Looking for high quality camera gear that can also haul your radios and antennas?  Consider Peak Design.  I have been using their gear for year now and it is really top quality.  https://bit.ly/3nqFgAN

Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:
https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course
Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi

Music by, Sonic D:
Soundcloud.com/sncd 
Twitter.com/sncd
Facebook.com/djsonicd

Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

Getting Started In Ham Radio In 2020

Getting Started In Ham Radio In 2020

November 6, 2020

Today we cover the need for CRAZY USB cables.  iTunes reviews that ask for CB radios coverage.  Leah is coming out strong on a new technician practice test.  And how to get started in ham radio in 2020.  Protip, if you wait till the end, we have a bit of a cathartic moment.  I hope you are all hanging in there.  Play ham radio, its an amazing stress reliever

Beverage this week: Half Acre Beer Co. Big Hugz Imperial Stout Bewed with coffee & vanilla.  Josh comments:  Its a very approachable beer for those looking to try something a bit "big" without being too strong.  Leah comments: Coffee and vanilla forward.  Highly drinkable.  A very drinkable beer for Leah that is what she believes a stout should taste like.  Wonderful label art. 

Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852

Interested in fox hunting?  Check out http://www.homingin.com/

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:
https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Current Shack Config:
ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP

Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course
Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi

Music by, Sonic D:
Soundcloud.com/sncd 
Twitter.com/sncd
Facebook.com/djsonicd

Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

Antenna Analyzers and Phantom Signals

Antenna Analyzers and Phantom Signals

October 30, 2020

Is the antenna analyzer one of the best pieces of kit? I think so, the analyzer has bailed me out a ton of times.  Also lets talk about the production of Phantom Signals on the Science Channel.  I was on it and considered and expert. https://www.thebruery.com/products/black-tuesday-2020

The Black Tuesday beer:  https://www.thebruery.com/products/black-tuesday-2020

Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852

Robert Goren knows too much: https://lawandorder.fandom.com/wiki/Robert_Goren

Interested in fox hunting?  Check out http://www.homingin.com/

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:
https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Current Shack Config:
ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP

Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course
Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi

Music by, Sonic D:
Soundcloud.com/sncd 
Twitter.com/sncd
Facebook.com/djsonicd

Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

Incorporating Ham Radio Into Your Daily Life

Incorporating Ham Radio Into Your Daily Life

October 23, 2020

Are there any things to consider when bringong ham radio into your life?   Today Josh talks about his thoughts on how to work ham radio into your every day life efficiently for the highest level of enjoyment!  We also talk about www.WebSDR.org and www.KiwiSDR.com. Also, Leah continues her journey in taking the technician license practice test.

Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg

Riley Hollingworth "One Big Knob" A GREAT talk by a radio great:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ydodo9hxiA

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:
https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Current Shack Config:
ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP

Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course
Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi

Music by, Sonic D:
Soundcloud.com/sncd 
Twitter.com/sncd
Facebook.com/djsonicd

Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

Bad Behavior In Ham Radio

Bad Behavior In Ham Radio

October 16, 2020

Totday we'll talk about bad behaviour in ham radio.  It is a thing you should be aware of and how to deal with it.  Also, ham radio minute on getting started in ham radio, your podcast reviews, emails to Leah and of course Leah taking the ham radio practice test

Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg

Riley Hollingworth "One Big Knob" A GREAT talk by a radio great:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ydodo9hxiA

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:
https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Current Shack Config:
ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP

Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course
Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi

Music by, Sonic D:
Soundcloud.com/sncd 
Twitter.com/sncd
Facebook.com/djsonicd

Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

Ham Radio Handheld Cold War

Ham Radio Handheld Cold War

October 10, 2020

Walking Leah through the complicated world of ham radio hand held radios and the differences digital voice in radio. 

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:
https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Current Shack Config:
ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP

Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course
Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi

Music by, Sonic D:
Soundcloud.com/sncd 
Twitter.com/sncd
Facebook.com/djsonicd

Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

But How Does Frequency Turn Into Band Length In Meters?

But How Does Frequency Turn Into Band Length In Meters?

October 2, 2020

A big issue Leah got stuck on is how we turn Megahertz into the physical length of the bands into meters and other measurements.  Lets talk about it.  Also we add a new segment for "Frequent Questions Josh Gets" and our reviews and emails. 

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:
https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Current Shack Config:
ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP

Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course
Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi

Music by, Sonic D:
Soundcloud.com/sncd 
Twitter.com/sncd
Facebook.com/djsonicd

Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

Leah Doesn’t Think I Need A Satellite Antenna

Leah Doesn’t Think I Need A Satellite Antenna

September 25, 2020

Josh KI6NAZ and his wife Leah talk about Josh's renewed inerest in ham radio contacts over satellites.  We also continue Leah's journey through the technician practice exams and respond to our reviews and emails.

 

Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com

Want to start your journey to getting your ham radio license?  www.hamstudy.org

The Titanic morse code re-enactment.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqstKa3qcTw

Check out the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast too!  https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/

GoSatWatch satellite tracking app:  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gosatwatch-satellite-tracking/id300546718

 

Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content: https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi

Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq

SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/

ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP

Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course

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

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

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

Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi

SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi

Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

 

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