a collection of articles that Gary's written,
and a few other videos he's produced.
DXpedition Official Trailer
Wow, did this take longer than I expected! Not the trailer, the full DVD documentary. Alas, I can't post it all here. It's for sale by the producer, Bob Allphin K4UEE, at www.NavassaDX.com.
It's not really a HamRadioNow production, but I think you'll recognize
my style, and my voice in the narration (which is not in the bombastic
style of the trailer, in case you were worried). The DVD will run you
$25 (worldwide shipping included). You don't have to be a big DXer, or
even a ham, to enjoy it. And I think it will make a good club meeting
program. So, more HamRadioNow coming soon!
New HamRadioNow Facebook
Group We've had a Facebook 'page' for a while, but
lets you post stuff and interact.
Come say 'hi' to your fellow HamRadioNow
Twin bomb blasts rocked the
finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Ham Radio operators were nearby, conducting routine operations in
suport of First Aid, logictics and transportation. Learn what happened
next from the hams who were there.
talk from the DCC
From the DCC...
If a lot of the DCC has been too
technical, this isn't. The banquet talk — sort of a
'keynote' address — is more of an up-close-and-
look at the lives and accomplishments of the kind of hams you find at
the leading edge of technical development in our hobby.
If your name is (or is close to)
then you might be interested in HF Digital Voice. Especially if you
have a 'Zero' in your call sign. And there's some good news on the near
horizon for anyone ... Whitten or not... so inclined.
That's not the whole title.
The "etc" covers a lot of territory.
Aleks Rohde W3JAG looks
at some things Ham Radio can be doing at the very local level to get
better information up the chain in emergencies.
Shashank Gaur and
his masters degree classmates from Ecole
in Paris are experimenting with ways to dynamically change digital
modulation modes to adapt to changing conditions for maximum
throughput, using USRP radios.
(Stuff, California, TWiT, Leo)
Jeff AC4ZO is back
for a two-part episode that finally takes us out to California (with a
stop in Atlanta... you can't get anywhere without a stop in Atlanta)
for that TWiT
tour and an interview with Leo
Laporte W6TWT, among other stuff. OK, a lot of other stuff.
So much that this episode comes in two
Charlie Emerson N4OKL
is the benevolent dictator of the
Charlie's now saying, "Wait... is THAT what they got out of the
interview?" Not really. But Huntsville isn't like most hamfests, and
Charlie explains why. Then he confuses HamRadioNow
Ham Nation. And finally, the Mouse visits Gary as
he wraps up the episode. So don't tune out early.
Peter Eggiman builds
transformers. Little ones, big ones, and really big ones, for business
and for hams. Jeff AC4ZO
talks to Peter about the technology, after Gary does a "pledge drive"
and a short visit from The
Bill Brown WB8ELK
sends balloons carrying ham radio to the edge of space. David Stephenson KJ4OKJ
sent rockets deep into space (not by himself... with a little outfit
called NASA). They each have a story you'll likely find interesting,
and they're both here in Episode 27.
OMIK was formed in the 1950's, race
was an issue. The few black hams formed the group so they'd have
someone to talk to (each other). Today, it's all about outreach,
bringing Ham Radio and technology to a segment of the population that
doesn't see much of it.
Cutshaw AA4RC is most famous (in D-STAR circles) for
inventing the DVDongle,
and then the DVAP.
Get to know Robin, and learn how he got started in D-STAR in this
in-depth conversation with KN4AQ.
The ARRL National Convention
is right around the corner. Bob Inderbitzen NQ1R gives us the details.
editor Rich Moseson W2VU talks with Gary & Jeff about why we're
celebrating the most specific date we have for ham radio being 100, and
reveals that some hams cheat in contest scoring (we're shocked... shocked).
Meet Newsline's Young Ham of the
18-year-old Erin King AK4JG. Erin's just starting her Freshman year at
MIT. Before heading there, she talked at length with HamRadioNow's
KN4AQ at the Huntsville Hamfest, where she accepted the YHOTY award.
your GOTA going? That's the
Get On The Air
station for new hams and non-hams at Field Day. Jeff & Gary
about how they do it, and present some really cute video of the kids
and an adult or two) operating GOTA from last year.
five parts. The first two are Episode 12A, the FCC Forum, andEpisode 12B, D-STAR
Training. The next three are part of the
legendary Hamvention Tour
and Gary KN4AQ. Separate segments for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
we're not predicting the future, this is from last year, the 2011 Dayton Hamvention®,
part of that footage we shot but never released. Here you can get a
refresher on what the FCC was working on last year. If you think that's
old news, you haven't paid much attention to how fast the FCC works!
It's worth reviewing before this year's event.
ARVN's video vault: a seminar we shot at the 2010 Dayton Hamvention®,
but never released. Ed Hare W1RFI's tips on identifying and locating
noise sources, and working with the power company to fix the ones
they're responsible for.
two-part episode from Gary's local hamfest. Hamfest Fun is a
look at some of the things this medium-size fest does to set it apart. Before You Die is an
interview with a ham who specializes in helping families dispose of the
radio equipment a deceased ham leaves behind.
FCC has issued a Public Notice, asking hams and our served agencies
about the stuff that keeps us from doing our job in emergency
communications... especially CC&R's. They want to hear from
The ARRL's Dave Sumner K1ZZ helps Gary figure it out.
everyone is waiting for Yaesu to introduce their line of digital voice
VHF/UHF equipment. A few thousand hams are already using the DMR
protocol with business band equipment brought into the ham bands,
complete with repeaters and world-wide networks.
recently concluded World Radio Conference (WRC-12) approved a new ham
'band': 472-479 kHz. Brennon Price N4QX gives Gary all the details and
background about how this happened, and how we avoided some
False Advertising! Or
at least misleading. Yes, Leo Laporte W6TWT — The
— appears in this episode, and he's talking to Gary. Because he called
into the show and got to talk to Leo for about 10 minutes (and he gave Ham Radio Now a
great plug). But most
of this episode is just Gary doing some housekeeping, talking about the
podcast and answering viewer comments. So viewer beware! This is only
for serious fans of KN4AQ. Others just bump right up to Episode 5.
from the Ham Radio Deluxe Forum
at the Orlando HamCation is now on-line over at ARVN! This is the whole
forum, not a preview, so once you've seen all you can stand here at HamRadioNow,
check out the HRD forum.
premiere episode, Gary spends a little too much time introducing the
and explaining what we're up to, before we finally get to the meat of
the episode, a whilrwind tour of the Orlando Hamcation,
one of the
large hamfests that can stake claim to being #2 in size behind the