RF Podcast EP 33 Who’s Repeater? 2

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Episode 33 Who’s Repeater? 2

Repeater What

00:00 Theme music

00:55 Intro:

01:20 Feedback:

Dave, W6DTW, Made a donation. Thanks!

Neil, NG5NG, likes CW and digital mode, and also made a donation. Thanks, Neil!

Stan, N7ZQT, recently found the program. He runs a simplex echo station node 146.535 in Tuscon, AZ, and would like to broadcast the Resonant Frequency program.

W5RAW, had some trouble downloading the Episode 32. There have been some changes to the web site, and that should be straightened out. Check out the new Resonant Frequency web site at http://rfpodcast.info

09:00 Donations: All donations are welcome, at any amount. All proceeds go directly into better equipment for the podcast. We have a new mixer and microphone, so you should hear the difference here, and at
Linux in the Ham Shack.

10:54 Live Show? Richard is considering a live version of Resonant Frequency which would be a round-table discussion of amateur radio topics. If you have a microphone, perhaps with a web camera, and
would like to participate, contact Richard.

12:35 Chat room: Check out the Resonant Frequency chat room on FreeNode.net, #resonantfrequency. There’s also a link at rfpodcast.info.

14:18 Song: “Voodoo Chile” by Jean Paul Rena and Terrawheel, from the album “Can’t Be Satisfied”.

18:26 Topic: Who’s Repeater Is It Anyway?, Part II. Richard continues his discussion of what can and can’t be said on a repeater, and a warning notice issued by the FCC to an amateur that ignored the wishes of a repeater control operator. A copy of the letter can be found here: http://www.richardbaileytx.info/rfpodcast/?page_id=2974

26:35 Rant: Richard talks about the use of APRS in public service events, and how that presumes that everyone has such capability. This often excludes the newer hams that may not have all the equipment or the resources to acquire the equipment.

36:00 Song: “The Boogie Man” by Papa Don McMinn, from the album “Boogie Man”, available here:

39:03 Conclusion:
Thanks to IODA Promonet for the music, and to Cheryl and Russ.

41:43 Closing theme:

Read More About Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast At www.rfpodcast.info

Glossary – See Glossary for terms used on the show.

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About the Author

Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He has held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Kaufman County Texas, Volunteer Examiner and Technical Specialist in the North Texas section.

Richard has also served as RACES assistant radio officer for the city of Mesquite, Tx. and among numerous other duties Including club president for the HAM Association of Mesquite Texas.


  1. Michael D Bolton - Reply

    APRS is still a thing? I remember it was discussed as a possible requirement for local RACES/Skywarn back in the 1990s. Because of the prices of the time, this didn’t gain traction (despite the sentiments of some who felt that if one didn’t have the money for the gear, then he/she shouldn’t be in Amateur Radio). 😕

    • Richard KB5JBV -

      Well opinions do differ. I had all the equipment and still found it to be crap. At that time it was unreasonable to expect for people that were not struggling to pay their bills to add “Poor Mans Lojack” just to participate. A cell phone works a lot better and “There Is An App For That”

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