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Josh (KI6NAZ) of the Ham Radio Crash Course YouTube channel, and his wife Leah (KN6NWZ), talk about suburban life raising two boys in Southern California with a ham radio and preparedness twist in this podcast. Content includes the Ham Radio Minute where Josh gives a short ham radio tip, they read reviews and emails from listeners, share a drink review, Leah takes on practice exam questions for ham radio licensing exams while Josh tries to explain them to her, and they dive into a longer ham radio topic. A segment about suburban preparedness was also recently added.
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On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah - KN6NWZ, Josh talks Hot Dog Cooking 2 Electric Bugaloo. We introduce a modern preparedness corner where this week we discuss self defense items and Josh answers questions about firmware updates, mobile radio antennas and more.    (00:08:50) Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Back Patio Cellars 2016 Sangiovese on recommendation from Russ KC5CNT  https://backpatiocellars.square.site   (00:13:00) Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Get some toroids and ferrites. Josh recommends Palomar Engineers: https://palomar-engineers.com (Coupon Code: HRCC)   (00:17:00) Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!   What We Used This Week (affiliate link): Signal Stick has a glow in the dark antenna and Leah is going to bring it into the house despite saying she didn’t want any more antennas in the house. https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622   Preparedness Corner: Self Defense Equipment.   Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.   Links mentioned in the ECT:   Audible link for audio books on Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/32nhDR3   Leah’s HamTactical Instagram to see images from emails: www.instagram.com/HamTactical   Learn with Leah as she talks about what she did with her Technician license this week and follow along as she studies for her General license exam.    Technician Life: Leah programmed her radio with CHIRP, Josh gave some tips and they discuss weird things heard on ham radio.    General License Prep: Josh admits he doesn’t know everything about the General Exam, Leah urges him to study as she answers a few more questions on the practice exam she’s already failed by Question 7.    (02:48:00) Show Topic: Josh talks about his ongoing mission to cook a hot dog with RF.   Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!   Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101 Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast: Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com Shop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/ Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.   Connect with Us: Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/ Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh) Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah - KN6NWZ, Josh answers one of his most asked questions, "What Baofeng Should I Buy?" Josh and Leah also share their experience having Skyline Chili for the first time, Josh learns that he's not that great at idioms, and Josh answers a question about what length you should cut your antenna to. We also completely forget to do the General Test Prep questions because we were so excited to talk about Skyline Chili but we shored it up to under 2.5 hours. This episode, we also announce the Chameleon Emcomm II Antenna Giveaway Winner! Ham Radio Minute: Get your radio set up to talk to the ISS. Link to how to contact the ISS: https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! HRCC Email Correspondents' Tower: We answer emails. Yes, we know this is a long segment but we value our “field correspondents” because they correct Josh and that makes Leah so happy. Link to Dipole Calculator: http://www.westmountainradio.com/antenna_calculator.php Link to Baofeng UV-5R (Affiliate Link): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074XPB313?ref=exp_hamradiocrashcourse_dp_vv_d You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. General Crash Course: We inexplicably skipped it this episode, so sorry! Show topic: What Baofeng should you buy? This one (affiliate link): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074XPB313?ref=exp_hamradiocrashcourse_dp_vv_d Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us! You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 All things Ham Radio Crash Course: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/ Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah - KN6NWZ, Josh talks about the top ten questions people get wrong on the Technician exam. We really shored it up this time, got it under 3 hours despite the many requests to make it longer. We honestly would but have you ever heard of this amazing thing called sleep? We recently found out about it and turns out, we love it. Don't forget the Chameleon EmComm II Antenna giveaway with a secret word hidden in the March 26, 2021 podcast. Giveaway ends April 8, 2021 5pm PST. Link to giveaway here: https://forms.gle/qxPD7BJmcaNaCz7T8 Link to the farm/ranch stay campsite that had a glamping tent as well as deluxe camp site and regular campsites in the Cleveland National Forest, owned by a ham. https://www.hipcamp.com/california/websterbilly-ranch/ranch-camping-trails-views-animals and https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25518211?source_impression_id=p3_1617380481_YFsfp6CwgYPT2h%2Bk&guests=1&adults=1 Ham Radio Minute: Josh suggests that there's a time and place for antenna tuners. Drinks: We moved the drink review to the front. If you want to drink along with the podcast, we're having a Marshmallow Stout and a Porter, homebrewed by our friend, HRCC admin and organizer of hamradioadventures.com Ham Radio Club, Matt Q. Both excellent, thank you so much Matt! Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! Leah’s Email Second Story Addition That Makes Architects Cry: We answer emails. Yes, we know this is a long segment but we value our “field correspondents” because they add value. Turns out the www. portion of the web address is important. For online testing: www.w8wot.us ISS Frequencies: https://www.ariss.org/contact-the-iss.html Here is what the ISS QSL card looks like and Leah wants one. https://www.ariss.org/qsl-cards.html Check out Don KE5ADX's youtube channel! He just posted his first video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y25Wg0ldCn8 Links regarding the origins and meaning of 88. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_signal http://www.civilwarsignals.org/pages/tele/wurules1866/92code.html Check out Jeff KJ7UHH's YouTube channel Make it and fix it  where he does a lot of cool videos including bushcraft at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFyT1Cn2GJcAdD2UOR1vE8w Weathervane Rooster Antenna on QST: https://w6nbc.com/articles/2020-09QSTroostertenna.pdf Loma del Toro DX Club in the Caribbean: https://www.facebook.com/lomadeltoro/ Video on antenna placement, helpful for those who may be in an HOA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13mqK_nydUY&t=662s You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. General Crash Course: Josh gets tripped up again. Leah laments the difficulty of the General exam questions. Show topic: What are the 10 most missed questions on the Ham Radio Technician License Exam? Did you get them right? Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us! You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 All things Ham Radio Crash Course: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/ Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah - KN6NWZ, Josh talks about 3 antennas to try, Leah starts studying for her General, and as always, lots of emails. We really shored this one up.   We wanted to do something for our dedicated listeners that kept us going this entire year on the podcast and celebrate our first year of podcasting together (Thanks for the reminder Thomas!) so we buried the Secret Word for the Chameleon EmComm II Giveaway in the podcast. Thanks to those who listen every week and laugh along with us for these now extremely long podcasts. Link to Giveaway: https://forms.gle/qxPD7BJmcaNaCz7T8 Ham Radio Minute: Josh suggests 3 portable antennas to try today.  Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! Leah’s Email Second Story Addition That Makes Architects Cry: We answer emails. Yes, we know this is a long segment but we value our “field correspondents” because they add value.  Link to General Exam Prep Playlist:  https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1KAjn5rGhiy5BVvY2fZYRVwPsqZ5eF2v For online testing: w8wot.us   This is where Nathan’s Yaesu is:  https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/suez-canal-jam   Oscillation Overthruster procured by William:  https://buckaroobanzai.fandom.com/wiki/OSCILLATION_OVERTHRUSTER   HamSCI livestream by Ham Radio 2.0 as suggested by Jody:  https://youtu.be/xfhAxuViTYQ   Farm Stay Camping: https://harvesthosts.com You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. General Crash Course: Josh gets something so very wrong.  Drinks: Espirtza Bubbly Rose Wine and Three Weavers Day Job Show topic: Why is the General exam so much harder than the Technician?  Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 All things Ham Radio Crash Course: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his wife, Leah - KN6NWZ, we talk about what Leah has done so far as a new Technician and her experience with a Baofeng. Ham Radio Minute: Clear your desktop and browser history before taking an online ham radio test. Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! Leah’s Email Corner: We answer emails thanking everyone for their congratulations on her new license and a lot of funny shirt ideas. We're also, still, inexplicably talking about Skyline Chili. For online testing: w8wot.us Recipe for Skyline Chili: https://www.thechunkychef.com/copycat-skyline-cincinnati-chili/ Russian movie with ham radio: youtube.com/watch?v=IKLT9vlGXAc&ab_channel=Киноконцерн"Мосфильм" Potent timecodes: 25.17 for guy running through forest with circular antenna chasing down signal. 52.16 for the homie soldering stuff and ham shack shot. No Beep Microwave: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B010RX8GVY/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_imm_awdb_R7VYJ2CNKZP185NVHCJ8 The Dobson Trail: https://fundyhikingtrails.com/  Greenland Movie: https://www.amazon.com/Greenland-Gerard-Butler/dp/B08PDT92BN Wearable Tactical Antenna: https://caatailantennas.com/products/wearable-tactical-antenna You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. General Crash Course: We take a break from the test because Leah earned it. Drinks: Korbel California Champagne and Guinness, just not in the same drink. Show topic: What is Leah's first radio and what it's like to try to operate for the first time with a new call sign. Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 All things Ham Radio Crash Course: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from listeners, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his needs to schedule her tech exam wife, Leah, we talk about what to pack in a Bug Out/Go Home Bag, it starts at .    Ham Radio Minute: Learn morse code as a Technician. It’ll allow you to use the HF bands right away.    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: We answer emails about what to leave your delivery person or mailman, Skyline Chili advice and the Rock Bottom line of t-shirts is really getting some support. Here are the links mentioned in the show:   Neil Rapp Sign-Off: https://youtu.be/0u8Ua64xEAY   Instagram about animals that attack delivery guys: instagram.com/upsdogs   Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society:  https://brars.cc   Hammock Radio: https://youtube.com/user/thatsiebguy   For online testing: w8wot.us     You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah finishes her practice test. It’s pretty far into the podcast but if you want to know how she did, you’ll have to wait a long time.   Drinks: Fig Mountain Brewing’s Danish Red Ale.    Show topic: What would Leah pack in a Bug Out/Go Home Bag? Josh didn’t tell her he was going to ask this on the podcast so she has to wing it.     Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    All things Ham Radio Crash Course: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his almost ready to take the tech exam wife, we talk about how to make an antenna out of anything and 3 DMR radio recommendations for under $100 each. For those who want to skip to this topic, it starts at 2:28:20.    Ham Radio Minute: Enjoy the ride, don’t worry about hurting your radio.    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: We answer emails about many antenna questions and much much more. Here are the links mentioned in the show:   Things Emcomm guys say: https://youtu.be/Dow-HJ543Gw   Radioddity GD-73a  https://amzn.to/3kLn58C   TYT MD-UV380  https://amzn.to/3uWZcQk   Radioddity GD-77 https://amzn.to/3bjAYIg   You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah is rounding the 24+ questions of what is hopefully her last practice test on the podcast.    Drinks: We drink not Cutwater Tequila Margaritas because that is gross. Instead, vodka club sodas!   Show topic: Josh suggests 3 DMR Radios Dor under $100 plus he explains how to turn anything into an antenna.     Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?     Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about 4th Amendment rights and how it related to Ham Radio Licenses. For those who want to skip to this topic, it starts at 2h15m30s.    Ham Radio Minute: Get a second sound card to use ham radio on your computer.    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: We answer emails about many antenna questions and much much more. Here are the links mentioned in the show:   Three Stooges Morse Code Compilation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMvz1lFanwU&feature=emb_logo   Song about Australia titled with the lyric “Come to Australia! You Might Accidentally Get Killed!” https://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE   Information about Blind Hams Network: https://www.blindhams.com/   The Munsters where Herman called CQ: https://youtu.be/F-8RItOZE30   You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah is rounding the 18 - 23 questions of what is hopefully her last practice test on the podcast.    Drinks: We drink Two Pitchers Brewing Nordic Jame, lager with Nordic fruits. It’s very fruit forward.    Show topic: What is the FCC actually allowed to do during an inspection. Are you giving up your 4th amendment rights when getting a ham radio license?    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give us a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi   Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about what to do after you get your Technician class license. For those who want to skip to this topic, it starts at 1:40. Do not listen to the end. There will be regrets.    Ham Radio Minute: There is no one radio to rule them all.    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: We answer emails about the Alinco DR-735T, ham radio comics, Before Mars on NatGeo, what happened to Bella, making butter, and what color to paint your radio.     You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah is rounding the 12-17 questions of what is hopefully her last practice test on the podcast.    Drinks: We drink Pizza Port Brewing Company Imperial Coffee Porter and Modern Times Thundera Hazy India Pale Ale. Also, please note that IPAs suck. Nothing needs to be that hoppy.    Show topic: What’s the first thing you should do when you get your Technician class license? A reminder, don’t listen all the way to the end, stop at 2h 05m. This descends quickly into a tired beer induced haze of ridiculousness. But Josh is too tired to edit it so it stays in, he was 100% full Ballmer Peak.    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?     Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about the many ways ham radio can replace the internet in terms of email, social media and more. For those who want to skip to this topic, it starts at 2:17:13.    Ham Radio Minute: Buy the right cable and find the port to solve the majority of Baofeng programming problems. Actually a minute.    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: Here are the links mentioned in relation to emails.    RadioSignals -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4EMwU7X5hW3CiOvNxf6d-w Web https://radiosignals.org     You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah is coming out strong with what is hopefully the last series of Technician practice exam questions she will answer on the podcast.    Drinks: We have a bottle of Quarter Cut Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine Red Blend. Is bourbon barrel aged wine any good?    Show topic: Josh talks about all the ways ham radio can replace the internet including email, text messages, images, news and social media.      Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?     Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about the best antennas, the longest emails corner yet and what TV and movies get wrong about ham radio. Record breaking, longest podcast ever posted to HRCC.   Ham Radio Minute: What is the best antenna? HTs, Mobile and HF. Link to Signal Stick: https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622   Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: We walk about the Abbree and Coaxsher Chest Harness.  https://www.coaxsher.com/Radio-Chest-Harness-p/rp202.htm   Sending ham to non ham communication via APRS and Winlink.    Sight Challenged / Blind ham radio operations. Handiham provides information for hams with disabilities. https://handiham.org If you have more resources, please email us!    PC software options for the IC-7100.  https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/rsba1/default.aspx https://icom.va2fsq.com Power Outage Order of Operations of David KM6DOV. Write in with your own Order of Operations!   Technician exam study aids from Alex in Alaska.    QST Magazine being a big value in ARRL membership.    CW learning resources. https://longislandcwclub.org and https://lcwo.net   And lastly, congrats to Josh on winning the 2020 Bill Leonard W2SKE Professional Media Award for Video Reporting. http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-board-of-directors-confers-awards   You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Not going to spoil it but Josh was so excited about this week’s exam review with Leah.     Drinks: After Josh made fun of Leah’s in-home juice bar, he finally sees the error of his ways when Leah makes a juice medley to go with today’s vodka, club soda and citrus juice drink. There’s not a name but if there was, it would likely be a skinny screwdriver. I bet you weren’t aware that screwdrivers came in any different sizes but we don’t body shame screwdrivers.    Show topic: Josh talks about all the things that drive him a little nutty about ham radio portrayals in TV and Movies. Stranger Things, Walking Dead, Die Hard, Contact, just to name a few.      Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?     Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast discussing amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about how not to radiate yourself, podcast corrections, read and answer some emails including some about VHF propagation opening alerts with Adam K6ARK, Noise Blanker and Notch Filter corrections from last week.   Ham Radio Minute: Don’t Radiate Yourself, Bro/Sis! Here is the website mentioned in this segment to calculate radiating distance:  http://hintlink.com/power_density.htm   Here is the link to the adapters mentioned. (These are affiliate links.) SMA to BNC adapter for SMA female radios (Japanese radios, ICOM, Yaesu, etc.):  https://signalstuff.com/product/smam-to-bnc-adapter/?ref=622   SMA to BNC adapter for SMA male radios (Chinese radios, baofeng, etc.):  https://signalstuff.com/product/sma-f-to-bnc-f-adapter/?ref=622 Signal Stuff Signal Stick https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622   Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: We talk about final comments on the FCC fees. We also talk about VHF propagation opening alerts from Adam K6ARK. Follow him on YouTube at  https://youtube.com/c/K6ARKPortableRadio. He recommends  http://www.dxmaps.com/spots/alerts.php and https://www.voacap.com .    We also talk show ideas including foreign ham licenses, how we can get Leah to pass the test, noise blankers and notch filters, getting ham spouses licensed, and radios use on long car drives.    You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah finishes one more test and reveals that she’s actually been studying out of the pure fear of disappointing Gordon West.    Drinks: We fancy it up this week with a Cabernet Sauvignon, that repeatedly tells us how great it is, from Bellacosa.    Show topic: Josh talks about his off grid power accessories for Winter Field Day or anytime, from powering radios to laptops and other electronics.    Jackery:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LDBSGM5?&linkCode=sl1&tag=hrcc0f-20&linkId=b3be8fc32f66f43c49cb04d52902f292&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl (Affiliate Link)   Bioenno:  https://www.bioennopower.com/collections/solar-controllers/products/28-watt-foldable-solar-panel   Buddipole Power Mini:  https://www.buddipole.com/powermini.html   Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?     Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
Cheapest Ham Shack Build?

Cheapest Ham Shack Build?

2021-01-2202:42:441

On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast discussing amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we cover the cheapest reliable ham shack you can build, answer a lot of emails and get into some ham radio technician exam questions.    Ham Radio Minute: Winter Field Day 2021 is coming.  https://www.winterfieldday.com   Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: We talk about APRS, multi-band antennas, Winlink, international ham radio, a hamcation to Cambria, CA, the communication from the FCC and ARRL, the FT3DR, Whisper and options to figure out what bands are open based on where you are trying to communicate, Benjamin Heeres,a  Cub Scout, who saved a life and earned a rare Merit award (https://wwmt.com/news/local/allegan-scout-receives-national-medal-of-merit-award-for-saving-friends-life), how to get your wife to agree to a mobile radio, bandwidth availability. Josh explains, “What’s that sound on my radio?” And we might have a touch lamp hitting hamtactical.com soon.    You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Josh finally gives Leah some hints when she’s out of her depth and she considers making a blog with ridiculous ways to remember test answers.    Drinks: Thanks to Grimous for this week’s Grimous beer corner. Josh had a Sketchbook Brewing Company Barrel Ages Turbulence Imperial Stout and Leah has the Half Acre Beer Company Big Hugs Imperial Coffee Stout.    Show topic: Josh talks about the cheapest reliable ham shack build options, that Leah doesn’t think is cheap enough. She keeps suggesting this AliExpress build that it turns out she built and might end up with a Brotherhood of the Traveling Ham Shack project.    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?     Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast discussing amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we cover emergency comms, what to do if there is no power, no internet and no cell service. Hold onto your hats, it’s our longest ever podcast and it’s a long and windy ride.    Ham Radio Minute: Why you should get your license.    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: We talk about government overreach, SATCOMs, reliable comms via ham radio across the country, neighborhood watch radio communications while Leah butchers names worse than a new substitute teacher.    We also talk about what a nation’s collapse looks like, as discussed in this article  https://gen.medium.com/i-lived-through-collapse-america-is-already-there-ba1e4b54c5fc   Josh mentions this subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/wiki/index   You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah nails a few easy questions and learns at what voltage cars get pointy.    Drinks: After a 10 day waiting period and a few trips to the store, we got our hands on some Twisted Tea. No one was harmed in the making of this podcast.   Show topic: Josh talks about what to do if there is no power, no internet and no cell service. It goes off the rails at the end, fair warning. But I’m not sure no one reads these show notes anyway so I’m not sure why I wrote this warning at all.    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?     Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast discussing amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we cover the ISS TV events, emails about the FCC $35 fee, touch lamp schadenfreude, and MARS.    Ham Radio Minute: Get pictures from the ISS TV events by recording them, Josh tells you how.    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby!    Leah’s Email Corner: We respond emails this week covering FCC new fees, the brotherhood of the traveling devil lamp, writing to your congress person about preventing the FCC fee, and some new T-Shirt ideas. Thanks for your emails!  Shoutout to Cougar Gold!  If you like cheese. https://creamery.wsu.edu/cougar-cheese/   You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah deeply disappoints Josh multiple times with Tech questions she should already know.    Drinks: Another day, another brew from our Beery Hamfather, Grimous, who sent us some Half Acre Beer Co. treats. Big Hugs Imperial Coffee Stout with Vanilla and Benthic Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.    Show topic: Josh did some research on MARS and the history of these ham heroes.  https://www.mars.af.mil/ https://netcom.army.mil/mars/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Auxiliary_Radio_System#Missions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7GCycVrTpA   Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?     Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast..................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord...................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter.....................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast loosely based on ham radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about New Year’s Eve, the new FCC licensing fee and how much we oppose it. Warning: This is a much more relaxed, very off topic but somber episode. It’s the last podcast of the year or the first, depending on when you hear this. We wish you health, happiness and the best year you’ve ever had.    Ham Radio Minute: Try out Parks On The Air (POTA) and Summits On The Air (SOTA) chasing.    https://sotawatch.sota.org.uk/en/ https://pota.us/#/   Podcast Reviews: We found the reviews! Thank you for leaving reviews, we love reading them and are happy to know the lack of reviews wasn’t something we said, because we say a lot of things.    Emails: We talk about ham radio helping out astronauts with socialization, the difference between Banh Khot and Banh Xeo (we told you it was off topic), and answer other emails. Here’s a great article linked by Nim about Ham Radio and Astronauts: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-12-23/ham-radio-and-astronauts   You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah learns about a tricky Technician test question, dives into repeaters, forgets everything she learned a second before and doesn’t do so well.    Drinks: We’re ringing in the new year with a magnum of L’eclat de 1990 despite not knowing how to pronounce it.    Show topic: The FCC implemented a $35 fee for ham radio and we’re mad about it.    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!     You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?     Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.    Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi    Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd  Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast loosely based on ham radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about Christmas 2020, the Christmas giveaway on Saturday December 26.    Ham Radio Minute: Move your coax if you experience RFI.    Podcast Reviews: For the second week in a row, iTunes hasn’t updated our reviews. We apologize if you left a review and we haven’t read it, we’ll catch it when iTunes updates.    Emails: We talk about emails that support the “hamventuring” badge system for the ARRL, among other great suggestions for the ARRL membership retention. Check out the Santa Net video sent in by an HRCC member! Santa Net: https://youtu.be/8l4Ok5N_KMQ Email Leah at Leah@hamtactical.com.    Technician Crash Course: Leah learns about 210 to 220 MHz, what happens when the FCC can’t reach you by mail and more.    Drinks: We’re finishing off all the Christmas drinks so they can be done by New Year’s, starting with Gluhwein and can’t figure out how to pronounce it.    Show topic: Portable Ham Radio Operation Tips & Tricks   Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com.   Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852   Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com   Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg   Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi   Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.   Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP   Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi   Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd   Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast loosely based on ham radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah: Leah talks about the neighborhood Christmas Parade.    Ham Radio Minute: Give Mutual Respect in Ham Radio.    Podcast Reviews: None this week! WHAT?! Emails: What does Line of Sight actually mean and other fun emails and shirt suggestions. (Contact Leah@hamtactical.com and shirts at hamtactical.com) Drinks: We're drinking Whiskey Sours from Trader Joe's, sadly, without cherries.  Technician Crash Course: Selectivity versus Sensitivity and a recap of how Leah has done on past tests.  Leah's Question Corner: What is happening with Ham Nation exactly?! Show Topic: How the ARRL better serve the Ham Community.    Gifts for hams on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse?listId=1EVNK5QVUQF5S  (HRCC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.)   Ham Radio Minute: Get outside with your radio, you might like it.    Leah talks about her days of Christmas posts on Facebook.  Check out the merch on www.hamtactical.com   Podcast reviews: We feature podcast reviews and talk about the Anytone 878 and antennas around a steel roof.   Emails: We respond to emails and talk about ham radio etiquette on nets, bands and 146.520.  We touch on privacy with a call sign and ham radio translations of movie lines trivia. Email Leah at Leah@hamtactical.com   Drinks: We’re drinking Trader Joe’s new prebottled Old Fashioneds with Luxardo cherries and giving a review that is probably too long.    Technician Crash Course: Leah finishes another technician test. Listen to find out how she did.    Leah’s Question Corner: Can you get a ham radio license with a felony on your record? Here’s what the FCC has to say:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jg7YsAFlGAnUK6Rqs9LA_1ZHWpDITow2/view HRCC friends, please weigh in.    Show Topic: Why now is the best time to be a ham radio operator.  Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content: https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
On this week’s episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast loosely based on ham radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah:   Gifts for hams on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse?listId=1EVNK5QVUQF5S  (HRCC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.)   Ham Radio Minute: Get outside with your radio, you might like it.    Leah talks about her days of Christmas posts on Facebook.  Check out the merch on www.hamtactical.com   Podcast reviews: We feature podcast reviews and talk about the Anytone 878 and antennas around a steel roof.   Emails: We respond to emails and talk about ham radio etiquette on nets, bands and 146.520.  We touch on privacy with a call sign and ham radio translations of movie lines trivia. Email Leah at Leah@hamtactical.com   Drinks: We’re drinking Trader Joe’s new prebottled Old Fashioneds with Luxardo cherries and giving a review that is probably too long.    Technician Crash Course: Leah finishes another technician test. Listen to find out how she did.    Leah’s Question Corner: Can you get a ham radio license with a felony on your record? Here’s what the FCC has to say:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jg7YsAFlGAnUK6Rqs9LA_1ZHWpDITow2/view HRCC friends, please weigh in.    Show Topic: Why now is the best time to be a ham radio operator.  Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content: https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
A couple of MASSIVE questions I have been getting...  "How far can my radio get out?" and "Why don't I hear anything on my radio?!" Also, random straw goat violence? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A4vle_goat Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun kaking it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com Want to give use a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content: https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Current Shack Config: ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/ ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/index?v=ham+radio+crash+course Discord.....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi Music by, Sonic D: Soundcloud.com/sncd  Twitter.com/sncd Facebook.com/djsonicd Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101
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