PARP 44 – Amateur Radio on a budget

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Podcast Number 44 – Podcast ver. 44.4 – July 16, 2011 (30.0 MB, runtime 26:14)

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We are back with another episode of The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast.  In this episode I discuss ham radio on a budget.  I believe it is a misconception that ham radio has to be an expensive and mostly unaffordable hobby.  There are options and I discuss and ask you to think about what it is you want to get from the hobby. 

During “Our Featured Website” segment I ask you to take a close look at your amateur radio club website and I share some thoughts on what your club and the hobby is possibly missing out on.

This episode also includes the “Featured Gadget” segment and I share one idea for displaying all those QSL cards you receive.    

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

Until next time…

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PARP 43 – Email Questions Answered

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Podcast Number 43 – Podcast ver. 43.4 – March 30, 2011 (16.2 MB, runtime 17:43)

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We are back with another episode of The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast.  In this episode I answer an email from Spencer who is interested in getting his ham radio license.  I answer a few of his questions which I feel will make for a great educational experience for many.    

Finally, don’t forget to check out the HamTwit Net on Wednesday evenings 8 PM EST (Thursday 01:00 UTC).  You’ll find complete details including the Echolink node by visiting their website.      

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

Until next time…

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PARP 42 – My Burnout in Amateur Radio

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Podcast Number 42 – Podcast ver. 42.4 – February 16, 2011 (16.5 MB, runtime 18:02)

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We are back with the much anticipated and long awaited episode 42.  In this episode I share with you some of the ingredients which led to my burnout of amateur radio.  Please understand I am making no excuses as I’m a “no excuses” kind of guy.  But I wanted to share with all the things that took place over the summer in the hopes that what I experienced can be a lessons learned and others might not have to endure.  

Our featured website segment is about CollegeARC.  Please visit their website at CollegeARC.com 

Our featured gadget for this episode is Dropbox.  I discuss how I use Dropbox in the ham shack and in other areas of my life.  You can sign up for a Dropbox account using this referral link here.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the HamTwit Net on Wednesday evenings 8 PM EST (Thursday 01:00 UTC).  You’ll find complete details including the Echolink node by visiting their website.      

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

Until next time…

73 de KD0BIK

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Special Update Status on PARP

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Special Update Status on PARP – February 5, 2011 (4.85 MB, runtime 5:14)
Yes, it has been a very long time since I released a new episode of PARP.  This episode hopefully will update everyone on what has been going on and when you can expect a new episode.    

Until next time…

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PARP 41 – Contest Operating Methods

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Podcast Number 41 – Podcast ver. 41.3 – June 20, 2010 (16.5 MB, runtime 18:02)

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The 2010 ARRL Field Day is less than one week away.  Can you believe it?  Are you READY?  In episode 41 I explain the differences between contest operating methods of Run and Search and Pounce.  I encourage you to print off a copy of The Radio Amateur’s Code to take with you to your Field Day site.  Also, as a reminder.  In episode 40, I discussed a few topics I want to remind you about.  Including the ARRL Field Day Locator page and encourage you to print out the 2010 ARRL Field Day Packet and read all the information ahead of the big weekend.  

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Our featured website segment is the BaconFrying.com website created and operated by Andrew Herron, W8FI.  BaconFrying.com is a new question and answer site dedicated to the subject of amateur radio.  Please check it out.    

Finally, please have a listen to the newest amateur radio podcast titled Cornbread Road by Jeff Davis, KE9V.   

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

Until next time…

73 de KD0BIK

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