PARP 55 – Radio Programming made Easy

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Podcast Number 55 – Podcast ver. 55.5 – May 16, 2012 (52.8 MB, runtime 46:00)

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Happy 4th Birthday to PARP!  The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast hit the interwebz on 7 May 2008.  I’m truly honored to have the opportunity to use new media (podcasting, blogging and video) to promote our wonderful hobby.  To celebrate and also better showcase all I needed to discuss for episode 55, I’ve also created a YouTube video and a blog post.      

NOTE:  The 2m Calling Freq. is 146.52 and not 147.52 as I mentioned in PARP55.  Sorry

In this episode, I discuss radio programming made easy.  It would truly be difficult for me to explain step-by-step how to program your radio.  However, in episode 55 I provide some helpful tips and tools to help you not only better understand the process of programming your radio, but also share with you some tools and resources to accomplish the task quicker.  I also share with you how to locate nearby repeaters.

I would also like to thank the kind folks with Nifty Ham Accessories, RT Systems Inc., and RFinder – The Worldwide Repeater Directory for offering coupon codes.  You may use these coupon codes for savings towards purchases made from their websites.  Please listen to this episode to hear the individual code for each of the vendors as well as details regarding expiration.

Our Featured Website for this episode is the blog site of Connie Bird, NR4CB.  Connie is about to embark on a 5000 mile adventure across the eastern portion of the United States and Canada. 

I also briefly mentioned a couple of YouTube videos I made documenting how I have connected my iPad to my Elecraft KX3 to operate PSK-31 via the PSKer iOS App.  Please watch video one and video two.     

All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening. 

  
Links of interest discussed in episode 55.
National Weather Service Frequencies
Nifty Ham Accessories
RT Systems Inc.
RFinder – The Worldwide Repeater Directory
Bionic-Nerd.com – The blog site of Connie Bird, NR4CB documenting her “Are We There Yet?” Summer road trip.
 
KD0BIK’s Website – General information about Jerry’s amateur radio activities
KD0BIK’s Blog – General Amateur Radio Content
KD0BIK’s SOTA Blog – Summits on the Air related content.
KD0BIK’s YouTube Channel
   
Until next time…
73 de KD0BIK
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PARP 54 – How to get your amateur radio license

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Podcast Number 54 – Podcast ver. 54.5 – April 11, 2012 (46.4 MB, runtime 40:30)

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In this episode, I revisit the discussion from 2008 on how to get your amateur radio license.  You’ll want to listen to this episode regardless of your license status.  I also briefly discuss the FCC request for information regarding impediments to amateur radio communications.  I also include our featured gadget segment in this episode as well.  All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening. 

  
Links of interest discussed in episode 54.
 
KD0BIK’s Website – General information about Jerry’s amateur radio activities
KD0BIK’s Blog – General Amateur Radio Content
KD0BIK’s SOTA Blog – Summits on the Air related content.
   
Until next time…
73 de KD0BIK
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast Listener Line @ (307) 200-PARP
Email: kd0bik@arrl.net
Facebook: PARP Fan Page
Twitter: KD0BIK
Google+: Jerry’s Google+ Profile
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PARP 53 – RST Signal Reports

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Podcast Number 53 – Podcast ver. 53.5 – March 21, 2012 (37.0 MB, runtime 32:19)

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In this episode, I discuss RST Signal reports and provide details on each of the values that make up the RST signal report system.  Our featured website segment discusses the new  Ham Radio Now podcast from Gary Pearce, KN4AQ.  I also include our featured gadget segment in this episode as well.  All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening. 

  
Links of interest discussed in episode 53.
KD0BIK’s Website – General information about Jerry’s amateur radio activities
KD0BIK’s Blog – General Amateur Radio Content
KD0BIK’s SOTA Blog – Summits on the Air related content.
   
Until next time…
73 de KD0BIK
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast Listener Line @ (307) 200-PARP
Email: kd0bik@arrl.net
Facebook: PARP Fan Page
Twitter: KD0BIK
Google+: Jerry’s Google+ Profile
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PARP 52 – QSL Bureau

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 Podcast Number 52 – Podcast ver. 52.5 – February 22, 2012 (34.1 MB, runtime 29:48)

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In this episode, I discuss the QSL Bureau and how to get started sending and receiving QSL cards via the bureau system.  Our featured website segment discusses the Ham Nation podcast/netcast.  I also include our featured gadget segment in this episode as well.  All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening. 

  
Links of interest discussed in episode 52.
 
KD0BIK’s Website – General information about Jerry’s amateur radio activities
KD0BIK’s Blog – General Amateur Radio Content
KD0BIK’s SOTA Blog – Summits on the Air related content.
   
Until next time…
73 de KD0BIK
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast Listener Line @ (307) 200-PARP
Email: kd0bik@arrl.net
Facebook: PARP Fan Page
Twitter: KD0BIK
Google+: Jerry’s Google+ Profile
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PARP 51 – Amateur Radio New Year’s Resolutions

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Podcast Number 51 – Podcast ver. 51.5 – January 25, 2012 (30.1 MB, runtime 26:19)

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As I normally do in January of each year, this episode is devoted to New Year’s Resolutions for amateur radio.  This episode also marks the kickoff of my 5th year of podcasting about amateur radio.  All this and just a little bit more.  Thank you for listening. 

  
Links of interest discussed in episode 50.
KD0BIK’s Blog – General Amateur Radio Content
KD0BIK’s SOTA Blog – Summits on the Air related content.
   
Until next time…
73 de KD0BIK
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast Listener Line @ (307) 200-PARP
Email: kd0bik@arrl.net
Facebook: PARP Fan Page
Twitter: KD0BIK
Google+: Jerry’s Google+ Profile
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