Special NY Hall of Science

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Podcast Special NY Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club – Podcast ver. Special – December 18 2008 (5.14 MB, runtime 4:29)

Press Release

Dear Fellow Amateur,

The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club- WB2JSM is putting out an SOS ( save our station) call for your help. The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club has been demonstrating amateur radio to the visiting public for over 35 years as an independent exhibit at the New York Hall of Science Children’s Museum located in Queens, New York . The museum is undergoing a major renovation project and wants us out for good. We have started a petition which we want you to sign and circulate for us in order to help preserve a great ham radio asset by showing officials at the museum that you value what we do. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/6ljost to read more about our plight and sign our petition. We have logged over 10,000 contacts from the station and even if you’re not in our log your help will let us continue to talk up amateur radio and create the next generation of ham radio operators .

Respectfully Submitted

Tom Golero KC2CBA

Club Liaison Officer

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PARP 13 – QSL Process

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Podcast Number 13 – Podcast ver. 13.1 – December 15 2008 (29.6 MB, runtime 25:55)
As we wrap up 2008, we discuss the QSL process.  I provide a brief history on the first known instances of using a QSL card to confirm a contact.  I cover from start to finish how one would send a paper QSL card and briefly touch on the electronic QSL process by introducing both www.eqsl.cc and www.arrl.org/lotw

I introduce you to Randy Dorman, KB3IFH and his QSL card printing service.  Randy assisted me in the design of my new QSL card.  If you’re in the market for new cards or need to design your first card, please contact Randy.  Randy’s website is www.kb3ifh.homestead.com

It’s been a while since I featured an amateur’s website and I can’t think of no one better to share with you than Santa’s….huh, I mean Mickey Hicks wo6t.  Mickey operates special event station w6s this time of year.  I would encourage you to visit Santa’s website to research his on-air schedule and perhaps you can allow your child or grandchild the opportunity to talk to Santa on ham radio. 

Finally, I’m branching out my podcasting hobby and have produced another two podcasts which are scheduled to be released on a monthly basis.  They are The Practical Computer Podcast and The Practical Technology Podcast.  You can download these through iTunes or from their internet home by visiting www.practicalpodcaster.com.  Just follow the links on the left side. 

As always, thank you for listening and thank you for telling your friends.

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Special Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Holiday Podcast Special – November 25 2008 (5.3 MB, runtime 5:48)
Happy Thanksgiving from The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast.  Just a quick holiday special.  Thank you for listening.  Don’t forget to follow Jerry on Twitter.

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PARP 12 – Computers in the ham shack

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Podcast Number 12 – Podcast ver. 12.1 – November 18 2008 (19.0 MB, runtime 20:47)
This episode contains the continuation of a multipart feature about amateur radio.  In this episode we discuss computers in the ham shack.  A computer in the ham shack doesn’t have to be a super computer.  We discuss Mac versus PC, Windows versus Linux and Desktop versus Laptop and a lot more.  Don’t forget to visit Linux in the HAM Shack, a new podcast from Richard KB5JBV. 

Our news segment includes information about the WorldRadio acquisition by CQ Magazine. 

Our fellow amateur is Pat Rundall, N0HR.  Pat is the owner of N0HR.com and the useful Ham Radio Toolbar among other things.  Please visit and bookmark his website at www.n0hr.com

Want to be added to our mailing list?  Please use the contact form and select “Add me to mailing list” in the dropdown menu.  The mailing list is only used to communicate podcast news.  For example, I usually send an email when a new podcast has been uploaded.  I WILL NOT SPAM you or distribute your email address to outside parties.  NEVER!!!!

All this and a little bit more from Jerry Taylor, KD0BIK.

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PARP 11 – The importance of the Elmer

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Podcast Number 11 – Podcast ver. 11.1 – October 12 2008 (14.4 MB, runtime 15:45)
This episode contains the continuation of a multipart feature about amateur radio.  In this episode we quickly review episodes 1 – 10.  We also discuss the importance of the Amateur Radio Elmer. 

Our fellow amateur is Chris Matthieu, N7ICE.  Chris is the owner and developer of 73s.org.  The 73s.org website is a ham radio social networking site that is tightly integrated with Twitter.

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