Fo Time Ham Radio Podcast

September 19, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Lessons from Irma and My Vacation
It's doubtful that you haven't been affected by the recent hurricanes, no matter where you reside.  Here in the Upstate of South Carolina-we were indeed touched by Irma and in this episode of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast, I share some of my lessons learned. Following that, I break the news that as of this episode, #87, I will be taking a much needed vacation from the Podcast grind.  The Workbench and Field Radio Podcast will stay on schedule-but HR360 is hanging up the vacation sign and going away for a bit.  3+ years of creating content and full-on engagement has taken a toll on my balance of life so I've decided to step away, with a potential return in January 2018.  A big thanks to all who helped take a 'joke' and turn into 'something'! The recent storms seemed to reignite the ever-smoldering embers of Ham Radio's place in EMCOMM.  No surprise to see the many hams out in force debating the relevance of Amateur Radio in an Emergency.  Since we've never settled the no-code or Chi-com debates....what's another to continue to divide the community--I guess we really are a reflection of society after all! Just a few days after Irma brought strong winds and heavy rain to the farm, I took my seat at the front of the room for the local ARES meeting.  I believe that communications is King (especially in today's tech-centric world)!  I also believe that Amateur Radio should have a place in the local communications response to emergent situations or times of duress.  Finally, I believe that Ham Radio will NOT save the world; but it is a great tool to have if and when something goes wrong. period.  A few months ago the local ARES-EC asked me to help get the ball rolling here in Spartanburg County, SC.  We'll see what happens, right now it's trending positive.  The upcoming GridEX Exercise will be a stretch for our group-but I think we'll weather it well. The last 86+ episodes have offered many solutions to EMCOMM issues as well as introducing many aspects of the Hobby that some of us have never heard mentioned on the local 2m repeater.  If you are a new listener, I invite you to page back through our catalog of shows, pick something you're interested in and give it a spin.  If you've been here a while, thanks for sticking around! Thanks again for listening! 73 Y'all, Cale/K4CDN  Show Mentions and Links HamRadio Spartanburg-ARES GridEX IV-November 15th 2017 (PDF) Spaghetti Models- Mikes Weather Page Field Radio Podcast- You Need the Feed! Show Sponsors-Thank You! MTCRadio.com.  Ham Radio Day is October 14th!   Elecraft.com   AIRSPY.US      
September 12, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench -32 GPS Disciplined Oscillators and Frequency References
Curious about what the “10 MHz” connector on the back of your test equipment is?  Interested in calibrating an SDR to reduce tuning error?  Do you want an accurate frequency source for tuning radios?  How about a super accurate sense of what time it is?  This week, Dr. Frank Howell K4FMH joins Jeremy and George to talk about GPS Disciplined Oscillators and Frequency References for your workbench..   News Hurricane Watch Net - https://www.hwn.org/ Icom IC-9700 - http://qrznow.com/icom-ic-9700-vhfuhf1-2ghz-prototype-transceiver-shown-at-tokyo-hamfair-2017/ Circuit Board Printer - Voltera - https://www.voltera.io/ Circuit Board Printer - BotFactory - https://www.botfactory.co/page/homepage   Workbench KF7IJZ’s Workbench Remote Airspy Server w/ ASUS Tinkerboard Airspy SDR Receivers Airspy R2 - 24Mhz - 1.8Ghz 10Mhz Bandwidth SDR Receiver - $169 - https://v3.airspy.us/product/a-airspy/ Airspy Mini - 24Mhz - 1.8Ghz 6Mhz Bandwidth SDR Receiver - $99 - https://v3.airspy.us/product/a-airspy-mini/ SpyVerter HF Converter - $49 - https://v3.airspy.us/product/a-spyverter/ ASUS Tinkerboard I Used a Tinkerboard because I had one, but I would recommend an ODroid device instead - http://www.hardkernel.com/main/main.php Tinkerboard Hardware - https://www.asus.com/us/Single-Board-Computer/Tinker-Board/ Tinkboard Linaro Linux Distro available on that page under Downloads Armbian Distro for Tinkerboard - https://www.armbian.com/tinkerboard/ Good review of Tinkerboard - https://forum.armbian.com/index.php?/topic/4614-asus-tinker-board/ Software Spyserver for ARM 32 Bit - http://airspy.com/download/ Airspy on ARM Instructions (do this first) - http://photobyte.org/running-spyserver-raspberry-pi-3/ Arduino MIDI Mute Button Hardware Adafruit Pro Trinket 5V - https://www.adafruit.com/product/2000 Adafruit 24mm LED Arcade Buttons - https://www.adafruit.com/product/3430 Adafruit MIDI Jack - https://www.adafruit.com/product/1134 Arduino MIDI Wirting and Communication Guide - https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Midi Use “Debounce” Example code from Arduino IDE Arduino MIDI Message Guide (code is deprecated, but message formats are relevant)- http://little-scale.blogspotcom/2011/08/simple-examples-of-sending-midi-data.html Eagle Best Practices 1/16” Margin around the edge of the board Avoid acute angles on circuit traces Vias should be at least 0.04” in size Traces should be at least 0.03” in size Keep good space between signal lines and ground planes/traces Other Links Perseus SDR - http://microtelecom.it/perseus/ SDR Console Software - http://sdr-radio.com/Software/Download1/Download RF Space - http://rfspace.com/RFSPACE/Home.html Cloud SDR - http://www.cloud-sdr.com/ SDR# Tuner from Mouse - https://www.rtl-sdr.com/building-a-tuning-knob-for-sdr/   KJ6VU’s Workbench RIDGID Toolbox for KX3 Project - http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-22-in-Pro-Organizer-Black-222571/205440492 BBC Micro:Bit - http://microbit.org/   K4FMH’s Workbench Trimble based GPS GPSDO 10Mhz / 1PPS Clock - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trimble-GPS-Receiver-GPSDO-10MHz-1PPS-GPS-Disciplined-Clock-sine-and-square-wave-/252162780444?hash=item3ab612ad1c:g:o2IAAOSw1WJZHdMY PCTEL GPS (L1) 26dB Timing Antenna Kit - http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCTEL-GPS-L1-26dB-TIMING-ANTENNA-KIT-GPS-TMG-26N-W-Mount-Kit-/263159662203?epid=1209248913&hash=item3d4589c67b:g:KU0AAOSw8gVX3BPx Six Output Video Distribution Amplifier - Sigma Electronics VDA-100A - https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=SIX+Output+Video+Distribution+Amplifier+Sigma+Electronics+VDA-100A&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.
September 5, 2017
Ham Radio 360: FSQ, Linux & YouTube with Kevin, KB9RLW
I was introduced to Kevin, KB9RLW, by my friend Julian OH8STN and his postings on Instagram/Twitter.  A few months back FSQ was a 'new' mode and some were excitedly giving it a go.  Julian had posted a link to a video on FSQ and it I knew this was a mode I was very interested in learning about!  Enter the 'Old Tech Guy' on Youtube and here we are! Kevin and I set about determining the compatibility of schedules and just last week we were able to connect via a wonky Skype call and get this information together for you.  While we do spend some time discussing the FSQ mode, I also discovered Kevin is a die-hard Linux user.  Kevin fills us in on his Linux use for Ham Radio and his YouTube Channel creations. *I've noted on the socials a few times last week that I did indeed mispronounce the insanely popular digital mode FT8; for whatever reason I referred to it as JT8 four different times in this show. **Additionally, I have utilized the FSQ mode since recording this conversation with what I'd consider Success!  I can foresee this mode becoming a go-to for my friends and I locally on HF and VHF. KB9RLW on YouTube Notes and Mentions: FLDigi Software FSQCall Software Kevin KB9RLW Youtube Channel Linux in the Hamshack Podcast OH8STN Everything Ham Radio   Hey Patrons! Show Sponsors: Elecraft MTCRadio.com AIRSPY.US thanks for listening Y'all, 73 K4CDN
August 29, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench 31 – The Field Radio Maker with John, W7DBO
This week, Jeremy is back and he’s brought along John Jacobs, W7DBO, host of the new Field Radio Podcast!  John introduces his show and talks about the skills that he uses as a maker to build field portable gear including design and 3D Printing.   Airspy Mini Software Defined Radio - MPD Digital Custom Coax Cables - Pine64 Rock 64 Single Board Computer - Times Microwave Coax Loss Calculator - Spyserver on Pi (or ODROID or Tinker Board)- HamRadio360 - ADS-B with Nick KK6LHR - NOAA Weather Satellites Double Cross Antenna - http://w7dbo.net/MARTES_Double_Cross_Antenna.pdf Wideband Preamp - NOAA Preamp/Filter - Weather Satellite Image Decoding WXTOIMAGE, - Orbitron Satellite Tracker - John Jacobs’ Website - http://W7DBO.net W7DBO VHF/UHF Build VIdeo - Field Radio Podcast You Tube Channel - LED Power Pole Tester - Comms to Go - Wago Connectors - DROK Power Meter - Tenergy Power Meter - Tinkercad - Free online design tool - Thingiverse - Why reinvent the wheel? - Simplify 3D - Slicing Tool - OctoPrint - Raspberry Pi Print Server - Monoprice Maker Select Plus V2 Printer - Monthly 3D Geek Box - Fox Smart - Cheaper Filament -  
August 22, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Extra Class Upgrade with W4EDF
Ed Bradshaw (W4EDF) recently upgraded his Ham Radio ticket to Extra Class and he wants you to know-You Can Too! Former show guest and current Kenwood TS480 owner, Ed decided he wanted a bigger slice of the pie and set his sights on passing the Extra Class Exam.  Having put a great deal of effort into his studies and methods, Ed offered to come on the show to share what worked for him in hopes that you (and I) would get ourselves motivated to study-and Pass! Question pool: ARRL Link ARRL Extra Class License Manual, 11th edition Gordon West, WB6NOA, 2016-2020 Extra Class FCC Element 4 Ham Extra by James Thomas Ham Study (Signal Stuff) QRZ Practice Tests ARRL Find an exam ARRL What to bring Dave Casler YouTube Extra playlist - Here Alan Wolke, W2AEW YouTube Must watch: Here W4EDF: Previous Show Appearance #37 Others Recommend these Books/Aides: K4IA Pass, the Easy Way KB6NU No Non Sense Guide Extra Flash Cards Videos Mentioned in the show: and Thanks Rob Lindsay for becoming my newest monthly Patron!   Show Sponsors:     Thanks for listen!!! 73 Y'all, Cale
August 15, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench- 30 Remote Operations
This week on the Ham Radio 360 Workbench Podcast George is joined by Michael VA3MW to deep dive on remotely operating your station from just about anywhere you have internet access. George also breaks down his new KX3 Portable Enclosure and discusses the wiring and placement of equipment. Unfortunately Jeremy experienced severe technical difficulties and was unable to join the call. Wago 221 lever connector blocks-tech specs./mfg site Wago 221 kit at Amazon Flex Radio Systems PST Rotator AZ Elecraft W2 watt meter Remote QTH control systems TX Factor   ht N4MN Reminder to enter for a chance to win a Powerfilm 30 Watt Portable Solar panel - perfect for your next QRP portable operation! http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/workbench to enter! Don't forget to order your BitX40 7 W QRP Transceiver kit today! - http://www.hfsigs.com/
August 8, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Author and Amateur Don Keith N4KC
Don Keith is a long time Ham Radio Operator who combined his love of RF and conversation into a writing career that spans nearly 40 titles.  He joins me on this episode of the Ham Radio 360 podcast to talk about his latest novel- Dial Dancing, some his other titles, copying 35 wpm CW, and more! Don went all the way, in an effort to encapsulate the entire spectrum of ham radio magics with the sub-title of his latest work! Dial Dancing..... Link to Don's Books on Amazon DonKeith.com N4KC.com It's always fun to chat with another 'radio' guy, especially those who can stay one step ahead!  I hope you enjoy our conversation!  73 Y'all!   A big thanks to my latest Patrons! Are you getting the HR360 Weekly Update?  Sign-up Here!     AIRSPY.US has the SDR you need!   Elecraft.com is Hands On Ham Radio MTC is THE Place to Shop for your Ham Radio Needs!  
August 1, 2017
Ham Radio 360: Workbench- 29 Our Summer Workbench Projects
This week on the Ham Radio 360 Workbench Podcast, George and Jeremy discuss their summer workbench projects.  George has been busy trying to build the ultimate portable Field Day setup around his Elecraft KX3. Jeremy has been busy learning more about Software Defined Radios with Airspy devices and accessories and using SpyServer software to remotely stream RF data over his network. Show Notes and Mentions: PowerFilm 30W Foldable Solar Panel Giveaway - Elecraft KX3 QRP Transceiver - Elecraft PX3 Panadapter - Elecraft KXPA100 Amplifier - Airspy Mini - Airspy R2 - Airspy Spyverter - SDR Sharp and SpyServer Downloads - Powerfilm Solar 60W Foldable Panel - Buddipole PowerMini solar charge controller -
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  

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