PARP 37 – The fun of working special event stations


Podcast Number 37 – Podcast ver. 37.3 – April 1, 2010 (32.2 MB, runtime 35:08)
We return within a week of releasing episode 36 with another Practical Amateur Radio Podcast episode.  No this is not an April Fools joke.  During this episode we discuss the fun of working amateur radio special event stations.  I provide a little discussion on proper on-air etiquette for working a special event station (or really any on-air activity).  

One important etiquette subject that gets abused is the use of the ITU phonetic alphabet.  If you do not know the ITU phonetic alphabet, please visit this website and do use it.  A lot of the standard etiquette and procedures should also be followed when participating in amateur radio contests.  Cal Darula, K0DXC wrote a contest guide which can be found here.

Learn more about the upcoming W0S special event station commemorating the efforts of Harold McBride and John “Jack” Phillips as they sat at the Marconi radio in the Titanic sending the first ever SOS. 

Finally, we wrap up with a small audio surprise which is fitting with the W0S special event station.  I hope you enjoy.

Also, don’t forget to watch the almost 2 year old video I did on Anderson Powerpoles.  You can find it by clicking the 2009 and Older link in the blue menu box to your left titled Videos.

Until next time…

73 de KD0BIK

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