Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast Episode 17 Show Notes

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Opening theme:00:00

Intro: 00:32 Congratulations to Cody, KE5RYK, on getting his license!

Frappr map: 02:12 There are 908 pins in the Frappr map! Richard says hello to the new folks.
04:21 A comment in one of the reviews is that Richard is spending too much time in the Frappr map. If you agree, send an email.

Feedback: 06:28 Bob W4BWK writes to express his appreciation. Thanks, Bob.
Cody KE5RYK writes to tell us he passed his Technician test. He also suggests topics for future shows: IRLP or EchoLink for new hams, stealth antennas, and homebrew construction.
Scott KE5RUD enjoys the show and is planning on upgrading to General soon.
Farley KC8GPP suggests a future show about amplifiers. That’s a good idea, too.
Send your show suggestions, or any other comments, to Richard.

Donations: 13:10 Bob W4BWK, Scott KE5RUD, and Bill AK5K all sent donations. Thank you! Every dollar helps. Click the Donate link on the website or make your Amazon purchases through the Amazon link on the Resonant Frequency website.

Song: 17:25

Buzzword: 19:09 Elmers. An Elmer is another word for mentor. Anyone can be an Elmer. If you have an amateur radio license, you can teach something to someone else.

Song: 28:40

Topic: 30:33 RTTY, or Radioteletype. One of the earliest digital modes. It’s a bit faster than PSK. If you have the equipment to run PSK, you can run RTTY. Most sound card programs will support RTTY mode, such as gmfsk for Linux, mtty for Windows, and many others. Look for RTTY signals above the PSK area and below the packet area on the bands. RTTY seems to be more popular than PSK for DX contacts. Remember that RTTY is 100% duty cycle, so don’t run full power. Most programs have a “scope” display that will aid you in tuning in a signal. The contacts are similar to PSK and other digital contacts. There are many RTTY contests, too. Give it a try and let us know how it went.

Song: 52:57

Conclusion: 54:16

Closing theme: 56:27

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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.

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