Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast Episode 011 Show Notes

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Opening theme:00:00

Intro: 00:34

Frappr map: 00:55 Hello to K7AGE, KC7SXN, KD5VQD, W1WRA, WA8YCD, Alan, and unidentified listeners around the country and around the world. Check out K7AGE’s (Randy) videos on youtube K7AGE

03:43 Technical issues in the shack. Lots of storm activity lately, and we lost some equipment due to power problems. As a result, we’ll be producing episodes of Resonant Frequency every two weeks. Two of the three computers are back up, running Linux. There will be a Linux episode in the future. Check out the Linux Reality podcast by Chess Griffin. The most popular episode so far has been Episode 10 about the National Traffic System. A possible future episode might be about the ARES network. Anyone involved in ARES, please contact Richard and share your experiences.

09:46 We have a new feature this time, called Buzzword by Don, W9VE.

Buzzword: 11:30 RFI, Radio Frequency Interference, by Don, W9VE. The ARRL has several references about RFI:

Topic: 22:16 Worked All States and DX Nets. These nets can help you make contacts for the ARRL Worked All States award, and usually sponsor their own awards. Richard discusses the procedures and practices of a typical WAS net.
The three major Worked All States nets in the US are:
3905 Century Club
OM International Sideband Society (OMISS)
The Triple H Net
Check the websites for their schedules and frequencies.

Also mentioned: 10-10 International
SMIRK (Six Meter International Radio Klub)
FISTS (The International Morse Preservation Society)
Also look at net directory for DX nets and others.

Conclusion: 51:06

Closing theme: 55:32 “Giving It All Away” by midliFeCrisis, available at Podsafe Audio

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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