Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast Episode 010 Show Notes

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Episode 10 Show Notes

Opening theme:00:00

Intro: 00:32

Sorry for being late with this episode. This was the third attempt at recording, as the first two attempts were lost due to problems with the Windows computers. This episode is being recorded on a Linux box.

Frappr map: 01:35 Hello to Will, Lonnie N0PCZ, Robert, and unidentified listeners around the country, and around the world.

Feedback: 04:44

Please send your ham radio related hints, tips, tricks, or even interesting links on the web. You can record your message and send an audio file. We’ll put it in the podcast.
For those of you outside the U.S., what is amateur radio like in your country?
07:33 The 50th Annual Mesquite Rodeo Parade was last weekend. Amateur radio was there supporting the event.

10:15 Richard discusses how to get started with Amateur Radio.

1. Study materials and a lot of other interesting articles are available at the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) website.

Another source of study material is the W5YI group:
2. After you’ve studied, find a test session.
3. If you’ve passed, watch the FCC database for your callsign to show up. At the website, change the search criterian to “By name” and look for your name.
Also, look for an amateur radio club in your area. They will be happy to help you get licensed, and you’ll make new friends.

Interview: 19:24

Richard speaks with Herman, KE5HYW, about the National Traffic System For more information, visit the ARRL website. They have a net directory you can search.

For more information about the Dallas/Ft. Worth local traffic net, visit

Conclusion: 47:45

Closing theme: 51:36

“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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