Opening theme:00:00 Midlife Crisis – Give it all away
Frappr map: 01:01 Hello to KE5JVH, AK5Z, K5ALO, N5ALO, and unidentified listeners around the country and around the world. When you add yourself to the Frappr map, please add your name and callsign, and send a message to Richard.
Feedback: 04:04 Randy, KE5JVH says he has been a ham for almost a year, after being an SWL and CBer, and is building his station. He asks if EchoLink works with Linux. There are EchoLink applicatioins, such as Qtel http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/svxlink/, that run under Linux. Also, check out Ubuntu and Fedora live CDs to try Linux without installing it.
Donations: 09:54 The podcast is not sponsored by commercials. Funding is out of Richard’s pocket, and from your donations. Please consider donating even a dollar.
Help: 12:23 Richard is looking for a co-host, and anyone that might want to help out with other tasks.
14:20 We have our last installment of Buzzword until Don, W9VE, sends us more installments. If you would like to do an installment of Buzzword, please let me know. All you have to do is pick something in amateur radio you are interested in and talk about it for five or ten minutes. If you are interested in doing an installment of Buzzword, email me at email@example.com.
15:15 Are ham clubs not as friendly as they used to be? What’s your experience?
Hamfests: 18:50 Central States VHF Society 41st conference, July 26-29, 2007, sponsored by the Roadrunners Microwave Group, San Antonio, TX. Visit http://www.csvhfs.org/conference, or contact Paul, ND2X/5, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas State Convention, Austin Summerfest 2007, Austin ARC and Texas VHF-FM society, Aug 3-4, 2007. Visit http://www.austinsummerfest.org, or contact Joe, W5HS, at email@example.com
Song: 21:20 Deyo – Desert Sun
Buzzword: 21:47 Handy-talky, by Don, W9VE.
Song: 28:51 Deyo – Tall Fiddler
Topic: 29:37 Half-wave dipole antennas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipole_antenna Some statistics say that 19 out of 20 new hams never get on the air. Is it because they don’t have an antenna? A half-wave dipole is inexpensive, easy to build, and quite effective. The formula for calculating the length of a dipole is:
Length (feet) = 468 / frequency (MHz) or,
Length (meters) = 143 / frequency (Mhz)
Here are a few references to help get you started:
You may wish to try a G5RV antenna, which can be used on many bands. http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/qsl-g5rv-2.htm
Song: 62:39 Deyo – For the love of god – extended outro
Conclusion: 63:09 Another hamfest: August 25, 2007 Gainesville Hamfest, by Cooke County ARC http://www.gainesvillehamfest.org/ or contact James, N5ZPU, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Music on the podcast was from Podsafe Audio http://www.podsafeaudio.com
Closing theme: 71:21 David Henderson – We gotta go
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