Resonant Frequency EP 25 Show Notes

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Resonant Frequency EP 25 Show Notes

Show Notes

Read more about Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast at WWW.RFPODCAST.INFO

 Opening theme:00:00  
Intro: 00:53
Dancin' days are here in north Texas.

Thanks to Jeff, KE9V, of the Long Delayed Echoes podcast for letting us know about the noise on the last episode.

Feedback: 05:38
No emails this time. Send an email or visit the forums at

Speaking of, we tried to upgrade the software on the server, and all the articles and forums were still there, but everything else disappeared.  If anyone knows joomla (, get in touch with Richard.  We're running on the backup server at the moment.

Donations: 08:09
No donations, either. If this episode is worth a dollar, send a dollar. Otherwise, visit the store link or the Amazon link, and make a purchase. We get a little bit of that transaction.

We're in the development stage with Russ, K5TUX, of a new podcast called Linux in the Ham Shack.  

Song: 13:26
"Suzy Takes a Trip" by Steve Payne, from the album "Outlines" 

Buzzword: 14:23  
CTCSS or sub-audible tones.  This segment was inspired by a conversation on the forums.  Most repeaters require tones in order to avoid interference issues.  Fortunately, most radios manufactured today have the ability to generate the tones, and tone scan to find the tone being used.

Song: 24:31  
"The Ray" by Mr. B from the album "Joybox" 

Topic: 26:31
Your first radio - what to buy?  Some say you should save your money and buy the best one you can, like a dual-band mobile rig, which can run several hundred dollars.  Richard thinks you should get a simple, comparatively inexpensive hand-held 2-meter radio, which can often be found for about $120.  Look for one that will do 5 watts on high power.  If you wait for the perfect radio, you may never get on the air.

Song: 54:08  
"Farther Up The Road" by Wardell Williams from the album 

"Live in the Big Easy" available here: 
Conclusion: 55:26

Consider making a donation. We're trying to buy a better microphone and other equipment to improve the quality of the podcast.

Look for the podcast in OGG format in the near future.

Closing theme: 60:12

End Show Notes
Contact Info For Richard KB5JBV:

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.

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