PARP 8 – Your first QSO

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Podcast Number 8 – Podcast ver. 8.1 – August 4 2008 (23.1 MB, runtime 25:18)
This episode contains the continuation of a multipart feature about amateur radio.  In this episode we discuss the first QSO and provide tips and techniques to help avoid “mic freight”.  A helpful repeater etiquette guide by David Pifer, N9YNF will help the newly licensed master working QSO’s on local repeaters.  Next time on the PARP, we’ll continue our multipart discussion and the subject will be antennas.

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During the new “Our Fellow Amateurs” segment, we introduce Dominic Smith, M0BLF.  Dominic is currently on DXpedition to Grimsey Island in Iceland.  You can visit Dominic’s website here.  Dominic also has a Youtube channel where he provides almost weekly blog updates.  Make sure you check his Youtube channel after he returns from DXpedition to view his daily updates documenting the experience. 

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