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AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts

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Hi, I'm Dennis, an FCC Licensed Amateur Extra Radio Operator, callsign AD6DM. Here I'll be talking about ham radio, prepping, software, and tinkering.
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In today's episode we get to talk with Aname, also known on YouTube as Wild Cascadia Radio. Aname is a pretty active in the ham radio community, constantly encouraging and participating in the conversations. She hails from the pacific northwest and is an avid tinkerer. Let's get to know her more today, on Episode 58. Links Wild Cascadia Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2oZW0uivXxmWB4Xs1R-Wg Aname on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoboErotica Mike Richards will flash a Raspberry Pi for you: Http://g4wnc.com mike@g4wnc.com Limited supply of Hamdom Thoughts stickers available! Buy Me a Coffee in support of this podcast and make sure you're good on QRZ, and I can  get  one to you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions  might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
In today's episode we welcome N7KOM Tim, also known on YouTube as Upsection N7KOM. Tim is active with ham radio on the peaks, ascending snow-capped volcanoes to talk with people all over the country. Tim likes to share his adventures and has lots of experience with portable radio outdoors. Let's get to know him more today, on Episode 57. Links: Upsection N7KOM on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/UpsectionN7KOM The video that kicked it off for N7KOM, by Red Summit RF: https://youtu.be/CEKjt0-0F0s Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tsherrygeo Limited supply of Hamdom Thoughts stickers available! Buy Me a Coffee in support of this podcast and make sure you're good on QRZ, and I can get  one to you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/  If you're using Apple  Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast!  Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas!  You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
In the midst of having lots of ham fun at the West Coast division ARRL annual ham convention called Pacificon, I remembered at some points to switch on the recorder and capture a few talks. Here I comment and share those clips. We hear Gordon West WB6NOA at Breakfast with Gordo, faster-than-packet Winlink speeds used by Walnut Creek CERT, and a bit of WWII history from Lee WA6IRL. Links: Pacificon 2021: http://pacificon.org Gordon West Radio School: https://www.gordonwestradioschool.com Walnut Creek CERT: https://www.walnut-creek.org/departments/public-safety/emergency-preparedness/cert-community-emergency-response-teams VARA FM: https://rosmodem.wordpress.com/ Winlink: https://www.winlink.org CalQRP forums: https://groups.io/g/CalQRP Limited supply of Hamdom Thoughts stickers available! Buy Me a Coffee in support of this podcast and make sure you're good on QRZ, and I can get one to you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
KI6NAZ Josh Talks Shop

KI6NAZ Josh Talks Shop

2021-10-0601:07:33

We welcome back Josh KI6NAZ of Ham Radio Crash Course in this special sequel interview where the questions are somewhat unplanned, and the tangents take interesting turns. Josh talks about his thoughts on entertainment, workflow, focus in producing, privacy, and life as a ham radio celebrity on YouTube.  Links: Ham Radio Crash Course on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi/ Ham Radio Crash Course on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529154683867342/ Ham Radio Crash Course on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hamradiocrashcourse/ HRCC Discord: https://discord.com/invite/CWNXQpj HRCC digital voice: https://hrcc.link Get your HRCC merch on HamTactical: https://hamtactical.com/ If you want you can Buy Me a Coffee in support of this podcast! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/ If you do, include your callsign and make sure you're good on QRZ, and I will send you a Hamdom Thoughts sticker (while supplies last). If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
In this episode, we talk with Shane KD9NJJ, also known as Scout75 online. Scout75 is a friendly presence on many ham stream livechats, and has a few stories and good advice on operating portable. We talk about how he stumbled into ham radio, got inspired by a SOTA ham, and braves the Northern Wisconsin weather to train and practice in his craft. Links: Scout75 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQP0R5hTdP-n0yUr8yBU0vg Scout75 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kd9Njj Discord: https://discord.gg/BKC5cGqD Limited supply of Hamdom Thoughts stickers available! Buy Me a Coffee in support of this podcast and make sure you're good on QRZ, and I can get one to you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
In this episode, I anticipate people will hit the "Next Podcast" button as I talk solo about what's been going on with Hamdom Thoughts and with AD6DM Dennis. Life happens, but in the midst of it, as long as I'm healthy, I'm going to play with different aspects of #HamRadio. For those who persevere through this monologue, thank you for your continued listening and for your support. I hope to line up great discussions in the near future! Links: The Mobilinkd TNC3: https://store.mobilinkd.com/products/mobilinkd-tnc3 The inexpensive Lenovo M8 Tablet: https://amzn.to/3huk7F6 How to Create a Multi-Mode XLX Reflector: https://bit.ly/how2xlx AD6DM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ad6dm AD6DM DenCo™ Batts: https://denco.ad6dm.net/batts/ If you want you can Buy Me a Coffee in support of this podcast! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You  can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
Radio Runner, ZL4RA Chris

Radio Runner, ZL4RA Chris

2021-08-1801:17:00

We're talking today with Chris ZL4RA, also known as Radio Runner on YouTube. Chris has some intense Summits on the Air videos, and frequently crashes various YouTube livestreams. We talk about his life in New Zealand, the ham radio licensing process there, and his attitude toward hikes and mountaineering preparation. Links: Radio Runner on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOHCTGeSGqt1r76DvVJH_ww Radio Runner on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisrio If you want you can Buy Me a Coffee in support of this podcast! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
Tank Radio! KG5AHJ Frank

Tank Radio! KG5AHJ Frank

2021-08-1101:06:39

Today we have Frank KG5AHJ, also known as Tank Radio. You will know Tank from his animated intros on various livestreams and YouTube videos. Frank spent a while helping out Ham Radio 2.0 Jason with his channel, being a reliable and loyal friend working in the background. But lately, he's busting out on the scene with his own content. Tank Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsGPsE7FszSGOQPfwRcDjoA Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KG5AHJ Tank Radio merch: https://grapevineamateurradio.com/products/tank-radio-short-sleeve-t-shirt-special-order If you want you can Buy me a Coffee in support of this podcast! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your  messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
Mike has had some recent pivots in life and I'm sure people have questions about what happened, where he's headed, and what he plans to do. Let's find out some of that today, on Episode 50. Links: K8MRD Radio Stuff on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/K8MRDRADIOSTUFF K8MRD on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/k8mrdradiostuff One of K8MRD's Amazon Affiliate Links (small commission given to Mike for anything you buy): https://amzn.to/30fszPD K8MRD on Twitter: https://twitter.com/k8mrd If you want you can Buy me a Coffee in support of this podcast! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
Steve is a regular on the YouTube streams and livechats, and is also known for being a Volunteer Examiner for the Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group, helping many people become new hams via online testing. He's an OG for the Ham Radio Clubhouse and active with Parks on the Air (POTA). Links: Steve KO4AFL on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ko4afl The Ham Radio Clubhouse: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioClubhouse GLAARG: https://glaarg.org/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your  messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
Today I get to talk with Dan KD2FMW, also best known as Beersnack. Dan likes to make things work on the technical side by providing the know-how and programming skill for things such as setting up digital for radios, and programming the back-end of the FT8Off contest. You can also see him busting up often during the hilarity of Ham Radio Clubhouse. Let's get to know more about Beersnack. Links: KD2FMW Dan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5L7CeXEg6uVJAYfnsxPC8w Dan Burak KD2FM2 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beersnack83 Ham Radio Clubhouse: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioClubhouse If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
On today's episode I'm talking to my first ever Canadian guest: VA3SDO Dan, also known as the man behind We Build, We Learn on YouTube. Dan is a co-founder of the Ham Radio Clubhouse on YouTube, and also an OG of the discord server that started the Clubhouse. In this thought-provoking discussion he turns the interview around at several points and asks me my perspective to my questions. Links: The Ham Radio Clubhouse: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioClubhouse We Build, We Learn on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNcOZ7LUBddxjB0wGMYGcBw Dan VA3SDO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/va3sdo If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
Today I'm talking with Craig WJ6F. Craig runs the YouTube channel WJ6F Radio, where he does overviews and how-to's of ham radio gear. He also started a online group called Doomsday Prepper Forums. I'm interested in talking with him today about his take on operating and prepping, on Episode 46. Links: WJ6F Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WJ6FRadio Craig on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoomsdayPreppr WJ6F Radio on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wj6f_radio/ Doomsday Prepper Forums: https://www.doomsdayprepperforums.com/ Alpha Antenna: https://alphaantenna.com/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your  messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
W1FYG Don, Smoke Signals RF

W1FYG Don, Smoke Signals RF

2021-06-0901:10:14

Today I'm talking with Don W1FYG. Don likes operating Parks on the Air, and discusses everything ham radio. On his YouTube channel, Smoke Signals RF, he shares tips on operating from the shack or in the field, different communications modes, POTA activations, and of course, food and cigars.  Links: Smoke Signals RF on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SmokeSignalsRF Don W1FYG on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmokeSignalsRF Ham Radio Clubhouse: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioClubhouse Don's local ham radio club: http://www.shorelinearc.org/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
K5QBF Shane is an active amateur radio operator who is the man behind the channel This Side of The Radio on YouTube. He does Parks on the Air, and has gear reviews on his channel. Shane also co-hosts the Ham Radio Clubhouse live streams. We talk about Discord, zero noise floor, and why start a channel? Links: This Side of the Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpyN5aa-M6ev-24lhSZTwew Shane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/K5QBF Ham Radio Clubhouse: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MNpsWOXsI68Kbptm9r2Zw Joe Brett's (a.k.a. Bro Jett's) merch store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/k5yvy/all K5YVY's Discord Server: https://discord.gg/8H8un2wygc Short Circuited Brewers: https://www.youtube.com/user/SCBTELEVISON If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your  computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
Some excerpts from Coffee and Ham Radio livestream (via K5ATA Goodgame) and the Ham Radio Clubhouse livestreams, where kind words were shared about the Hamdom Thoughts Podcast. Thank you all for listening! Links:  Goodgame Ham Radio & Outdoors episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8ko_iGbRyg Coffee and Ham Radio: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Coffee+and+Ham+Radio Ham Radio Clubhouse Ham it Forward! episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhwCucUzim8  K8MRD Radio Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjETc3psT6i7B5z6S1Y3ojQ TheSmokinApe: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmokinApe If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
KK6USY Chuck, The Builder

KK6USY Chuck, The Builder

2021-05-1201:15:25

Today I get to talk to KK6USY, Chuck. Chuck is a very experienced ham who live streams on YouTube, does Parks on the Air and Summits on the Air activations, and has many antenna and gear reviews on his channel. He spent a long time in the Fire Service, and is really good with antenna building. We also get to hear from his dogs at a few points in this discussion. Links: KK6USY Ham Radio Adventures YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbTOS3UcdsFXn_N7RjQGdHA Coffee and Ham Radios: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Coffee+and+Ham+Radios If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
Today I get to talk to K5YVY, Joe Brett. Joe is a weather chaser and likes to share his contesting on live streams. He is also part of several group ham radio discussions on YouTube, including the new Ham Radio Clubhouse. We talk about getting started in amateur radio, shack building, "small" 40 foot towers, and the money sinkhole (or not!) that is ham radio. Links: K5YVY Amateur Radio Station on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0qq--bOgSHn442vvenO0xg K5YVY Brett on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thek5yvy Coffee and Ham Radios - The Cut: https://youtu.be/N53Hg-SAa8c Coffee and Ham Radios - Hamfests (feat. K5YVY Joe Brett): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-V9WyvKYX4 If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
We meet Sean, also known as the Ham Radio Dude. HRD as we call him is an active YouTuber, and does streams, product and gear reviews, and operation on his YouTube channel. He's also part of Ham Radio 2.0's YouTuber's Bunch. We get into his home-built antenna, his shack and portable ops, and I find out what Allstar is all about. Links: HAM RADIO DUDE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCS3bLYRlUQmN1xLZCoidKw Sean on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HamRadioDude http://crkits.com/ for the d4d FT8 Transciever Stephen Payne - Homemade DX Commander 3D Printed Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMbJzvLesMc&t=542s Links to the 3d Printed Parts - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11FOldvSd5omd5JlzDgr2sgGWEG4G4qRD Allstar SHARI Nodes: https://hamprojects.info/shari/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
WA6L Doug: Amateur Antenna

WA6L Doug: Amateur Antenna

2021-04-1401:05:49

Today I'm talking with Doug WA6L. Doug is a CWOPS beginner class advisor and an avid tinkerer. He likes to build radio kits, and is active on various ham radio modes including DStar, AREDN, and CW. He's also a bit of a QRP nut. We banter about tech of ham radio, antennas, and digital voice. Links: Doug's website: https://dougfredericks.net/ WA6L on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DougWA6L The Begali HST: http://www.i2rtf.com/hst-mark-iii.html CWOps: https://cwops.org/ If you're using Apple Podcasts, please leave a review of this podcast! Also, please send in your podcast topic ideas! You can send messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts: Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/message
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