PARP 16 – Emergency Communications part II

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Podcast Number 16 – Podcast ver. 16.2 – March 15, 2009 (35.5 MB, runtime 31:04)
Part two of a multi-part feature segment discussing Emergency Communications and discuss ARES, RACES, SATERN and MARS groups. I also recommend speaking with your local amateur radio club as many clubs will also provide emergency communications within your local community.

I introduce you to Peter Goodhall, M3PHP from Oxford, England. Peter’s personal website is http://www.m3php.com/. We discuss in detail Peter’s PrettyGoodProjects website located at http://www.prettygoodprojects.com/. At prettygoodprojects.com you’ll find Peter’s project sites including http://www.hamtests.co.uk/ and http://www.hamtests.net/. Additionally, http://www.whatsmylocator.co.uk/, http://www.myip.prettygoodprojects.com/, http://www.pickmyrig.com/ and http://www.dxanywhere.com/. A special congrats from the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast to Peter and his team for winning the RSGB Kenwood Trophy for “Making significant contributions to training and development in amateur radio within the United Kingdom.

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

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PARP 15 – Emergency Communications part I

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Podcast Number 15 – Podcast ver. 15.2 – February 14 2009 (35.8 MB, runtime 31:18)
We begin another multi-part series discussing Emergency Communications and discuss how the most important priority is to first be prepared.   

Good news!  The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast has been featured in CQ Magazine.  I blogged about it and how I discovered the article. 

We kick off a new feature called Time Machine and do a quick review of the 1991 QST Magazine. 

I introduce you to Heather, KB9ZLB. Heather is the President of Chick Factor International, W9YL.  You can visit the Chick Factor International website located at www.freewebs.com/chickfactor

During our featured website segment I introduce you to Mike Dell, N7LMJ and John Martin, KF8KK. Mike and John are the co-hosts for The Ham Radio Podclass.  Their website can be found at www.hamradiopodclass.org

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

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PARP 14 – New Year’s Resolutions 2009

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Podcast Number 14 – Podcast ver. 14.2 – January 17 2009 (43.5 MB, runtime 38:02)
As we begin 2009, we discuss New Years Resolutions.  Some ideas I discuss are: Getting your license or upgrading your current license, trying a new mode, try out contesting, volunteer in your community, join a radio club, form a radio club at your work and become an elmer. 

I introduce you to Christopher Dixson, K1PRD and read you his “Off the Grid: Eighty Hours without Commercial Power”.   Chris wrote this document based on his recent experience during the New England ice storm of 2008.  You can visit his website at www.dixson.org  You may also download his write-up, including his checklists here.

During our featured website segment I introduce you to Patrick Maloney, N2POT.  Patrick has developed a series of iPhone Apps called Amateur Radio Prep: Technician,  Amateur Radio Prep: General, and Amateur Radio Prep: Extra.  You can find Patrick’s iPhone apps on the iTunes Apps store.  For additional information visit Patrick’s website www.patrickjmaloneyllc.com

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

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