Resonant Frequency: The Amateur Radio Podcast Episode 22 Show Notes
A maintenance episode. Resonant Frequency Podcast is moving to blacksparrowmedia.com. This is the last episode to be available at cyberears. If you get the episodes from iTunes or Feedburner, you will still get them that way. feeds.feedburner.com/resonantfrequency can be used to download it. The is the last episode to be posted at blogspot.com.
We're moving to blacksparrowmedia.com. There is a blog there, too. In the future we'll be able to offer forums, OGG format for the podcast, and other features. The new email address will be firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're using a podcatcher program, point it at feeds.feedburner.com/resonantfrequency.
Donations have dropped to nothing. Email has dropped to nothing. So, it seems like a good time to make the switch. In addition, there won't be any limits to bandwidth or disk space at the new site.
Richard has started an amateur radio blog at blacksparrowmedia.com, and would be happy to accept articles from anyone. email@example.com is still working, so you can still reach Richard that way.
Changes to the format: we're thinking of dropping the buzzword segment. What do you think? If there's something you'd like to see changed, let us know. There have been comments suggesting we drop the Frapprmap segment. Send your feedback.
"Friday Night" by Los Lonely Boys from the album "Live At Blue Cat Blues - Dallas Texas"
To CQ or not to CQ? For some, the hunt and pounce method works better. Time and practice develops the skill for both. If you're in an area with a large ham population, CQ may not be as effective because contacts from that area aren't as rare or desired.
If you're in an area that has fewer hams, you're more likely to get a response. Hunting and pouncing, by contrast, means you tune up and down the band looking for a pileup or someone calling CQ. Another way to make contacts is through a net, such as one of the many Worked All States (WAS) nets, like the 3905 Century Club or the OMISS nets.
The WAS nets often offer their own QSL card exchange bureau. You can also join organizations like FISTS to make CW contacts. The 10-10 International group is a good group for making a lot of phone contacts, as long as 10 meters is open. Islands on the Air (IOTA) is another way to make contacts and chase awards. On most of the bands, on the low end, is where a lot of DX contacts can be found. Try other modes and bands, too. There are several digital modes, like PSK31 and RTTY, that have a lot of activity.
"That's What Love Will Make You Do" by Janiva Magness from the album "What Love Will Do"
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.
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.