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HRN 301: All SDR, All the Time - from the HamCation
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Published on Feb 13, 2017
Sometime in the near-ish future, all radios will be SDR (software defined). SDR will cease to be a feature, and it will just be a given.

When will that be, and what will happen then?

Gary talks about that with FlexRadio's Tim Ellison W4TME, and Flex 'booth volunteer' and enthusiast Don Baughman K7MX.

How will manufacturers differentiate themselves, and what will they be throwing at consumers in the way of data and capabilities?

Yes, these guys are from Flex, so they've got a point of view, but they're pretty candid about this segment of the business... that's about to take over the whole business.
 

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HRN 302: ARRL SE Division Director Recall Petition
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Published on Feb 14, 2017
Last year the ARRL Board's Ethics Committee recommended removing incumbent SE Division Director Doug Rehman K4AC from the ballot for re-election, and the Board did that, leaving Rehman's opponent and previous Director Greg Sarratt W4OZK the only candidate running. With no further nominations at the end of the nomination period, the Board declared Sarratt elected.

The Board and the Ethics Committee didn't make public any reason for removing Rehman from the ballot, prompting an editorial from CQ Editor Rich Moseson W2VU for more transparency on the ARRL Board, a position that Rehman had been advocating during his reelection 'campaign.' Moseson didn't take sides in the election outcome, just the opaque nature of the decision.

At the Orlando HamCation, ARRL member Jim Schilling KG4JSZ had a booth asking ARRL SE Division members to sign a recall petition against Sarratt. Gary asked Jim to come to the SIB (Studio In a Booth) to talk about the issue.

Gary also asked ARRL officials at the HamCation to come discuss it. They declined, and recommended that we talk to ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko KX9X. Sean was not at the hamfest, so we'll contact him as soon as we can.

The HamRadioNow web page for this Episode has links to several relevant web pages: http://HamRadioNow.tv


 

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HRN 303: HamRadioNow2.0 from the HamCation
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Published on Feb 17, 2017
Another mash-up of two podcasts! This time we join Jason Johnstion KC5HWB's HamRadio 2.0 show for a talkfest from the Orlando HamCation. We recorded more or less first thing Friday morning, then Gary headed out with Jason to shoot some interviews that will end up on Jason's show.

Our special guest and star attraction is HRO's Katie Allen WY7YL, marking her second appearance on HamRadioNow, and her first on HamRadio 2.0.

There's very little serious about this episode... just a lot of fun.


 

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Shortwave - Synchronous Detection - Do you Need it , or Want it ?
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Published on Feb 18, 2017
Shortwave - Synchronous Detection - Do you Need it , or Want it , and more importantly is it worth the extra cost in buying radios that offer it as a feature.
This video is the ULTIMATE explanation about how Synchronous Detection works, without getting to technical.

if you are a Shortwave or Medium Wave Radio DXer and you have wondered about Synchronous Detection , then THIS is the video that you need to see.

More ham radio and short wave radio videos by gregW:-) OH2FFY at - 'HamAndShortwaveRadio'.
 

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TRRS #1124 - SDR (Software Defined Radio) Roundout
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Published on Feb 18, 2017
Just a quick review of my many SDRs.

If you found this video useful, please share using the Share button below. Please subscribe to my channel to get automatic notification of new videos.

Support my shows by using my Amazon store at http://astore.amazon.com/tosrarosh-20

Remember, I am no expert so take everything you see with that in mind.

Thanks for watching.
 

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Listening to Antennas for other bands #2
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Published on Feb 19, 2017
A second video about how useful it is to listen to antennas meant for other bands.
 

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The Eton Satellit: Radio Inconfidencia 15190 kHz, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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Published on Feb 19, 2017
Hi there, this is my first reception of Radio Inconfidencia since last July although I always try their signal when I'm on the 19 metre band. I've never heard them this early in the day previously - my last reception was around 21:00 hrs. Once again the Eton performs extremely well out in the field. Recorded in Oxford UK on 10/02/16 using a 30 metre longwire antenna. Thanks for watching.
 

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The Eton Satellit: an updated review of performance and features
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Published on Feb 19, 2017
Hi there, it's been 3 or 4 weeks since I started DXing with the Eton Satellit and so I thought it time to upload an undated review. It's not perfect, but there is no doubt whatsoever that in terms of general sensitivity and AM selectivity, it's one of the best portables on the market right now. In my example, the SYNC is the only feature with serious shortcomings, otherwise this radio has been performing brilliantly for DXing. Thanks for watching.
 

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What's this signal? 11700khz
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Published on Feb 19, 2017
Signal around the 11.70mhz 25 meterband I recorded this morning and its still going on tonight 1455utc. I do not know what it is but hopefully someone can identify it.

Date: 0926 utc, 2/19/2017
Location: Central Visayas, Philippines
 

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Quick look at Sangean ATS800A old 90's shortwave receiver
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Published on Feb 19, 2017
This week I will be taking a look and using the old Sangean ATS 800A receiver
 

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Strange Mode/Signal on 6792kc
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Published on Feb 19, 2017
Strange signal/mode coming in on 6792 2/19/17.
This is my FRG 7700 with a 150 foot long wire. The wire is pointed north and south.

If anyone out there does work on these radios and wants to replace the analog dial light on this one please contact me
 

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Yaesu FRG 7700 Tuning Long Wave
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Published on Feb 18, 2017
This is my Yaesu FRG 7700 tuning from zero KC to 400 Kcs.
In America this is the longwave Beacon band but in Europe there's a lot of a.m. radio stations there.

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X5105 PM 5 watts 14 300 Feb 18 2017
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Published on Feb 18, 2017
Worked David W5WAZ on 14.300 today just after 1600z. Took a bit for him to hear me in his noise, but he got me and we had a qso after that. Used the MFJ whip and counterpoise facing south direction.
 

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VE3FAL and W0RW PM 20 meter RTTY FX9A
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Published on Feb 16, 2017
Had a great exchange with Paul W0RW PM using his military manpack and 25 watts on RTTY, he was using his handheld Nue-PSK modem. I was using my FX9A at 10 watts using a windom and netbook.
 

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Shhhhhhh!! WSPRLITE Review - K6UDA Radio Episode 44
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Published on Feb 18, 2017
This time I'm exploring the world of wspr or weak signal propagation reporting and the new WSPRLITE transmitter from SOTABEAMS. Plus, MacloggerDX version 6.08 a game changer in Mac logging and my custom P3 display.
 

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DIY Man Portable Magnetic Loop Antenna Beginners Build for Ham Radio
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Published on Feb 18, 2017
In this video we build our own Man Portable Magnetic Loop Antenna. The video has details for two different antenna, both based on the Chameleon Magnetic Loop starter kit. Here are the details: a
- 40-10M single turn, man portable loop based on the Chameleon P-LOOP.
- 80, 60, 40M 2 Turn, Man Portable Magnetic Loop Antenna. Th
The 80,60,4m version can be built for only those bands, or as a convertible model with a switched capacitor allowing quick conversion between 40-10M or 80-40m modes.

A page has been setup with build notes, images, WSPR Test results, Links to buy the parts for your own loop, educational resources, calculators, and everything a Starter Kit builder could need to get their own loop build off the ground.The page is still work in progress, but will be completed within a few days after the video is published.
http://oh8stn.org/blog/2017/02/09/diy...

Remember we are not trying to compare these magnetic loop antenna with full size dipoles mounted many feet or meters in the air. Our goal is to build a practical and portable field antenna, which won't take lots of space, weight, or need specialised gear for deployment. So the practical aspects of the loop may at times out weigh the performance benefits of other antenna designs.

I really encourage you to share your your own starter kit inspired builds. If you would like me to feature your magloop on the build page, just email me a full HD image to "magloop @ my callsign dot org".

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Nostalgic Receiver Tuesday
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Published on Feb 21, 2017
Nostalgic receiver Tuesday starring the RadioShack DX – 120 a.k.a. Star Patrol
I bought this receiver back in the early 70s. It needs a good alignment to make it really accurate on the dial which it never was brand-new anyway. Using the 150 foot long wire for an antenna.

Thank you much for watching next Tuesday the receiver will be the
DX-150
 

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Radio Romania on Sangean ATS 800A Shortwave Radio
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Published on Feb 20, 2017
Romania received on February 21st 2017 with old Sangean ATS 800A radio
 

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Radio Habana Cuba on Sangean ATS 800A Shortwave Radio
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Published on Feb 20, 2017
Using my old Sangean ATS 800A receiver with RHC on February 21st 2017
 

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HRN 305, EmComm Extra #8: Former FEMA Fugate on Ham Radio Now
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Published on Feb 21, 2017
Craig Fugate KK4INZ was FEMA Administrator for the entire Obama presidency. Now (for the moment, anyway) a private citizen... and ham... he's looking forward to attending his local radio club meeting.

But his interest and commitment to both Amateur Radio and EmComm continues. In this episode he talks with David and Gary about what hams will need to do in the future to remain a valuable public service asset in emergencies.

You may notice with apt irony that Gary's Internet service failed in the middle of the conversation (a flaky 'tap' in the Spectrum/Time Warner pedestal down the block). Gary switched to his phone's 'hot spot', which reached his preset data cap and shut the conversation down again. He persuaded Arvin to cough up the funds to buy a little more bandwidth from Google Fi.
 

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HRN 306: HamCation Update with Peter Meijers AI4KM
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Published on Feb 21, 2017
The 2017 Orlando HamCation was a great success, thanks only in part to perfect Florida weather, but mostly to the effort of the Orlando ARC volunteers, let by Chairman Peter Meijers AI4KM.

With a Dayton-like attendance of over 17,000, Peter takes a victory lap in this short conversation.
 

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Eton Satellit vs Sony ICF-2001D: Test #1 KYRGYZ Radio 1 4010 kHz, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Published on Feb 21, 2017
Hi there, ok so I've been extolling the virtues of the Eton Satellit for nearly a month now and caught some really excellent DX. There's no doubt that this little radio is right up there with the best portables ever in terms of ultimate sensitivity. However, how does is stack up back-to-back with the benchmark of portables - the Sony ICF-2001D?! Here is the first comparison, using the signal from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Not always an easy signal to hear in Western Europe. How do these two fine receivers compare?! Pretty close - but I'll leave it to you guys to comment. Recorded in Oxford UK on 12/02/17 at 17:22 hrs UTC using a 50 metre longwire. Thanks for watching.
 

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1760 kHz Super Wide Greek Pirate Radio Station Heard on Italian Perseus Node
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Published on Feb 21, 2017
Presumed Greek pirate radio station heard on 1760 kHz wideband AM during this evening, first spotted as a weak carrier locally here in Michigan. Checking an Italian remote Perseus SDR revealed this massive signal with electronic dance music and amazing sound quality with 30 kHz wide audio. I hope to hear one of these stations here in the US someday, which I think may be possible under the right conditions.
 

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1720 kHz AM DX Pirate Undercover Radio discusses AM Band Medium Wave Operations
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Published on Jan 1, 2014
Doctor Benway of Undercover Radio discusses his recent operations on 1710 and 1720 kHz medium wave, (while broadcasting on 1720 nonetheless!), and encourages other shortwave pirates to consider these frequencies. For me, this is reminiscent of when pirates could be heard from NYC operating at the top of the AM dial. UR on 1720 as received in West Michigan on the Perseus SDR + phased BOG antennas.
 

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DXing in the Buckland Valley
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Published on Jun 5, 2015
A video record of shortwave reception on the 31mb at 0245UTC (12:45pm local time) during a DXpedition to the Buckland Valley in north east Victoria on May 27, 2015. A full report entitled "DXPEDITION: Bush Bashing With Radios" can be viewed at the MEDXR website:
http://medxr.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/...
Comments on this video are welcomed. 73 and good DX everyone! Rob VK3BVW
 

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Eton Satellit vs Sony ICF-2001D: Test #2 Voice of Korea 7570 kHz (DPRK)
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Published on Feb 21, 2017
Hi there, the second comparison test between these great portables. For me, there's nothing in this reception at all - please let me have your views. Recorded in the woods in Oxford UK on 12/02/16 at 17:48 hrs UTC using a 50 metre longwire. Thanks for watching.
 

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WWII U.S. NAVY RADIO OPERATOR TRAINING FILM "THE RADIOMAN FIGHTS" 52364
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Published on Feb 21, 2017
Produced in 1944, the “unclassified” US Navy training film “Radio Operator Training” instructed seaman on how to become an effective radioman. Whether it be a PT boat, landing barge, submarine, or any other vessel, the narrator explains at mark 01:08 that a radioman is onboard and on duty. “He is the mouthpiece of his commanding officer. His right hand. Without him, the ship is crippled. The fleet is paralyzed.” Mark 01:48 takes us to NSS Annapolis (officially known as Naval Communications Station Washington, D.C.), the Navy’s transmitter station from which orders and instructions emanate. To illustrate the film follows a message from NSS to a Navy communication station in California and then on to Hawaii, Guadalcanal, and finally the flag ship of a task force 10,000 miles away. What goes into the training of a radioman is examined starting at mark 04:35 as rows of men are shown learning Morse Code as well as the form and routing of messages and repair of transmitters and receivers. Advanced classes address various aspects of sending and receiving messages. Graduation day comes at mark 07:05 as the sailors march to receive their certification and are shipped off to active duty. The film ends as the narrator continues to sing the praises of the radioman — “the nerves of the Navy.”

NSS Annapolis, officially known as Naval Communications Station Washington, D.C. Transmitter or NavCommStaWashingtonDC(T), was a Very Low Frequency (VLF) and High Frequency (HF) transmitter station operated by the United States Navy. It was located at Greenbury Point, in Anne Arundel County, across the Severn River from Annapolis, Maryland at coordinates 38°58′40″N 76°27′12″W. NSS Annapolis was used by the USN for submarine communication. The station consisted of an umbrella antenna supported by a 1,200-foot (365.76 m) high central mast, which was insulated against ground, 6 guyed masts of 800-foot (243.84 m) and 3 freestanding towers of the same height.

The huge towers were a local landmark, and served as a visual reporting point for aircraft landing at the nearby Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport. A golf course ran through the VLF antenna farm; special rules addressed hitting a tower with a ball (usually stroke and distance). The NSS HF receiver station, and the headquarters for NavCommStaWashingtonDC(T), was located at the Naval Communications Station in Cheltenham, Maryland until 1969. In late 1969, the receiver station at Cheltenham closed and a new receiver station was activated at Sugar Grove, West Virginia.

NSS began transmitting in September, 1918 using 500 kilowatt Poulson Arc transmitters. However, arc transmitters were significantly inferior to the then state-of-the-art Alexanderson alternator and the arc transmitters were replaced by more modern vacuum tube transmitters in 1931. VLF, or "longwave" radio was the standard at the time for long range radio transmission, later to be generally replaced by shortwave.

VLF later became essential for communicating with submerged submarines, a critically important capability as submarines became strategic missile platforms. The NSS transmitter fed one million watts of radio energy to its antenna, and during idle times, transmitted the string "W W W VVV VVV VVV DE NSS NSS NSS" in Morse code. The power was so high and the frequency so low, one could hear the signal on practically any kind of receiver anywhere in the Annapolis area.[dubious – discuss][citation needed] Messages were also sent in Morse code, but were either prearranged code signals or were encrypted.

Rendered obsolete by satellite technology and the end of the cold war, NSS ceased operation and most of all of the antennas and most of the towers were demolished in 1999. Only three of the smaller towers were preserved for historic reasons.

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Voa Voice of America in Somali
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Published on Feb 21, 2017
Voice of America transmitting from the Wolverton site.
The radio is my Yaesu FRG 7700
It's ready it's going to have it style light replaced tomorrow.

This radio is also up for sale but only to USA lower 48 states. Contact me directly