Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Field Day at WB1GOF

Join the PART club for Field Day, 2006. I walked around the operating area and talked with several of the operators during the contest this year. Some were brand new, some were "old timers". We operated the GOTA station ("Get On The Air") using the club callsign of WB1GOF, and the rest of the stations were using KD1D. We operated from 160 meters, up to 1294.5 MHz, and even snagged a QSO through the ISS space station repeater! Total claimed QSOs: around 500. Total operators and visitors: 35.

Show notes

PART is at http://www.wb1gof.org
Field Day details are at http://www.arrl.org
Scott's blog about this event is at 100 Pound DXpedition, shortcut at http://tinyurl.com/ztudn

Monday, June 26, 2006

Radio signals from MARS

No, not the planet Mars.

Join me as I talk with Justin Kates, KB3JUV. This busy guy is involved with ARES, SKYWARN, Winlink 2000, Emergency Communications, and the subject of this podcast, the Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS).

Show notes

US Army MARS web page
US Navy-Marine Corps MARS
US Air Force MARS

MARS on Wikipedia
Justin's home page

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Today's interview with Rob Macedo, KD1CY, covers ARES and SKYWARN, and weather reporting. Rob is the SEC for the EMA section. What do all those acronyms mean? You'll have to tune in to find out.

Show notes

ARRL's EMA page
Field Day Weather and Safety Tips

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Growing up as a ham

Today's interview with Brent, KA1NHG, is a walk down memory lane. "What is it like growing up as a ham? Do you think it changed your life?"

Let kids in on the secret as soon as they are interested - this hobby opens up many new avenues and pathways in their lives.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Using a generator on Field Day?

Before you go out and buy just any old generator, listen to this interview with Greg Greaves, from Huntsville Generator in Alabama. Greg is an expert in selecting the right tool for the job. Don't risk your new transceiver or computer, by using the wrong power source.

http://www.huntsvillegenerator.com/ 866-735-9696

Friday, June 02, 2006


My longtime friend Phil Temples, K9HI, talks about his participation in HandiHams. This organization provides help, services, and materials for hams (and aspiring hams) who aren't able to do some things themselves due to physical limitations.

Check it out at: http://www.handiham.org

Their web site says: "Blind? Have a disability? This is a great place to start learning ham radio!"

It sure is.