Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast Episode 15 Show Notes

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
00:00
Opening Theme
 
00:33
Introduction
 
01:02
Frappr Map
Hello to KE4RGG, WB6NYC, KD7WTE, KI4LMR, WN0R, K9FRZ, N6LPV, Chris, Kevin, Phil, Allen, and unidentified listeners around the world.
04:54
Donations
Ross in Australia donated since last time. Thanks, Ross. Every dollar goes to improving the podcast, paying for server fees, and upgrading equipment.
06:23
Feedback
Jody, KI4TVE, writes to thank Richard for the information on fan dipoles. He's currently setting up a fan dipole for the Rambler Radio Club at Lafayette Middle School in Lafayette, GA.
07:45
News
Amateur Radio Club Forms at Layafette Middle School.
13:34
 
DirecTV Announces Plan to Provide Service via BPL
17:15
 
If you'd like to contact Richard on D-Star, connect to the NE5R repeater, port C.
18:01
 
Operators in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area: we're trying to build out a Winlink network for last mile communications via a VHF packet network in Dallas county, for the local RACES group. Anyone in the region that has worked on this sort of project, please get in touch with Richard and share your experiences. Previous attempts here have not succeeded due to lack of participation.
21:13
Song
"Guitar Rag" by Jag from the album "Cyprus Grove Blues"
22:23
Buzzword
ITU Phonetics.
A good article is Voice Communications - ITU Phonetics, Why? by D. W. Thorne, K6SOJ. (The link is to a PDF article.)
34:26
Song
"Come Out Baby" by Chris Juergenson from the album "Big Bad Sun".
36:27
Topic
Linux in the ham shack.
Linux is free; free of charge and free to modify. Advantages: free, stable, runs well on older equipment, and is generally very easy to install. Richard discusses distributions, repositories, and installing ham radio programs.
Popular distributions are Debian, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu. (Your faithful editor likes Linux Mint, another Debian-based distribution. -Ed.) Most of the popular distributions offer so-called "live" CDs that allow you to boot the CD to try Linux without modifying your hard disk. If you wish, you can then install Linux on your hard disk from the live CD and even set things up to "dual boot" either Windows or Linux.
52:07
 
Ham radio applications: there are probably a half-dozen programs for digital modes like PSK, several DX cluster clients, logging programs, MUF calculators, Morse code trainers, satellite orbit prediction, slow scan TV, and more.
1:02:38
 
Another good Linux resource is the Linux Reality podcast by Chess Griffin. It starts from the basics and gradually progresses to more advanced topics. Give it a listen. (It's no longer in production, but all the episodes are still available, as is a DVD of all the episodes. -Ed.)
1:07:12
Song
"Another Time" by Barbara Leoni from the album "Human Needs".
1:09:33
Conclusion
Email Richard at kb5jbv@gmail.com
Twitter: twitter.com/kb5jbv
Opening theme music is "Give It All Away", by midliFeCrisis, from the album "Live from the Loft" available at http://www.podsafeaudio.com
Closing theme music is "We Gotta Go" by David Henderson at Podsafe Audio.

Contact Info For Richard KB5JBV:
Website:    www.rfpodcast.info
Email:         kb5jbv@gmail.com
Youtube:    https://www.youtube.com/c/RichardBaileyKB5JBV
FaceBook:  www.facebook.com/groups/resonantfrequency/
Twitter:      www.twitter.com/kb5jbv
MeWE:       mewe.com/i/richardbailey31
Tumblr      https://www.tumblr.com/settings/blog/resonant-frequency-podcast
Discord:     https://discord.com/channels/758866379104845856/758866379104845860
Reddit:        https://www.reddit.com/user/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.

Leave Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.