PARP 57 – Preparedness

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Podcast Number 57 – Podcast ver. 57.5 – July 25, 2012 (37.9 MB, runtime 33:05)

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In this full-featured episode of the practical amateur radio podcast, I discuss preparedness.  I read an email from a listener who has questions about amateur radio and his preparedness plan.  I also briefly review and discuss 2012 New Year Resolutions and both my own progress, but encourage listeners to keep on working on accomplishing those 2012 goals.

Our Featured Website for this episode is the Colorado 14er Amateur Radio Event website

Our Featured Gadget is a iPad app called Splashtop.  Link to the app and link to the website.    

KACommunciations eBay Store and non-eBay Store.

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

 
 
 
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 56 – All About Field Day 2012

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Podcast Number 56 – Podcast ver. 56.5 – June 14, 2012 (37.4 MB, runtime 32:38)

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All about Field Day 2012.  In this episode, I discuss the quickly approaching ARRL Field Day 2012.  I encourage all to view the 2012 Field Day Rules Packet and keep the Radio Amateur’s Code and the DX Code of Conduct in mind as they operate Field Day 2012.

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Our Featured Website for this episode is Club Log 

Our Featured Gadget is the Pigtail and HamLog.  I have also recorded a new YouTube video showing how I use Pigtail, HamLog and my KX3 for operating PSK31.    

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

 
 
 
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
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast Listener Line @ (307) 200-PARP
Email: kd0bik@arrl.net
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Twitter: KD0BIK
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PARP Plus Edition – Introduction

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PARP Plus Edition – Introduction – May 19, 2012 (7.12 MB, runtime 6:10)

The new PARP Plus Edition is a weekly edition of the practical amateur radio podcast.  Each week the PARP Plus Edition will deliver time sensitive information for the week and weekend ahead regarding upcoming contests, special event stations, ham fests and more.  I also plan to mix in additional content so I can continue to deliver something for everyone.

The first PARP Plus Edition will be available on Monday evening, 21 May and will cover the week of May 22 – 28, 2012.   

 
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
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast Listener Line @ (307) 200-PARP
Email: kd0bik@arrl.net
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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
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast Listener Line @ (307) 200-PARP
Email: kd0bik@arrl.net
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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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