PARP Is Hiring! Well, sort of…

Have you ever thought of starting your own amateur radio podcast?  Do you enjoy helping and Elmering others?  PARP or The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast would like to hire you…Yes YOU! 

OK, so hiring is not the right word…let’s better label it as recruit.  I’ve been producing PARP since 2008.  To date I’ve produced over 60 audio episodes ranging from how to get your license to discussing what makes a great first radio.  Yes, PARP has been geared towards the new or beginner amateur. 

As I stated, I’ve been producing PARP since 2008.  However, from time to time other life commitments have prevented me from releasing audio episodes on a frequent basis.  I’m not ready to give up on PARP as I believe many, many hams benefit from the audio content.  I have just reached a point where I could use some supplemental assistance and this is where you come in.

Each edition of PARP will reach thousands of your fellow amateurs.  If you have a specific subject you would like to discuss, share and Elmer to a large audience of hams, then PARP can give you this opportunity. 

If you are interested in this opportunity to Elmer through the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast, then please contact me. 

Thank you for your time!

73 de KD0BIK (Jerry)

It’s been a long time…

Hello and thank you for stopping by.  Since the last episode (late December 2012), I’ve received many emails, tweets and messages via Facebook regarding the status of PARP.  I just want to briefly update everyone that I’m trying to bring PARP on a minimal schedule.  I have re-released episode 60 to check to make sure the RSS feeds are still working.  I hope to get episode 61 out in the next few days. 

Please check back soon.

73 de KD0BIK (Jerry)

Move to WordPress – 80% Complete

If you have visited over the past 24-48 hours, you probably noticed a 2 hour downtime or you’ve noticed the new site (this site) in various states of completion.  I’m almost there with the move from the old Joomla CMS (content management system) to WordPress. 

All audio content from 2008 – 2012 has been migrated over along with each episodes show notes.  You’ll find the most recent episode (episode 51 from January) listed just below this post.  You’ll also find episodes 50 – 43 listed below as well.  I have WordPress setup to display ten blog articles on the front page. 

If you want to listen to even older episodes, you can still do that.  Just look on the right hand side for the box labeled categories.  In the categories box you’ll see individual categories or groupings of episodes by year.  When you click on one of these categories, you’ll see all the episodes displayed ten per page. 

The search feature also works really well in WordPress.  Let’s say you want to listen to my episode on JT65.  Just type JT65 in the search box and click OK.  In just a few seconds it should retrieve episode 46.

The Become A Ham audio material has also all been moved over.  Of course, the US Tech material is 100% complete.  I hit a rut in recording the General material late last year and need to get this done.  I will start working on recording the General material soon.

The video content has also been moved over as of today.  You’ll find this material by looking in the categories and clicking either 2010 or 2008 Video episodes.  I hope to make more supplemental video content this year.

As I stated in the subject line, I estimate the new site is 80% complete.  I wouldn’t normally activate a website that wasn’t 100% ready to go-live.  However, I know many listeners want access to the audio material and will understand the “under construction” manner of the site.  My objective is to get the content moved over first and then spend some time sprucing up the site.

Until then, please excuse the mess.   

Thank you for understanding.

73 de Jerry (KD0BIK)