David Casler Live Stream

David Casler Live Stream

15:38 Q&A starts
18:16 Todd N3TJB, Should I get a Icom7300 or the Ts590SG?
23:48 Leroy Anderson, Are we allowed on a 20 meter band?
25:07 Richard Blanchard NZ5J, I have issues with RF in the shack.Not able to transfer signal on my RF headset.
34:28 FT4IG, Icom17 is perfect for digital modes.
34:50 Damy Hues WA7JH, Would love to provide you with more information regarding DMR.
35:43 Eddy Giddens, I wanted to make my own air band antennas and tune them to the frequencies.
41:10 James KJ7XFA, Which rig would you suggest for a first time rig?
43:23 Doug KD5ILD, Just got my new belfang 5WR, seems to be doing okay but I don’t get any answers to my calls. Thought you could give me a hint to something I might have overlooked.
47:39 Hansen KJ7BUJ, Question about radio receiver sensitivity, and wondering if I should be paying attention to this while shopping for an HF receiver?
50:48 Pete Steadmen M6WW, I’ve looked for USB ISO’s, Would you recommend a way of overcoming the noise? Are these USB ISO’s suitable for HF frequencies?
53:48 Floyd K8BFO, I am interested with radios with speech modes but need to know more.
56:04 Bill Taylor, Will the SDR play send and receive?
59:22 Mike Carrington, You suggest copper rod is best for grounding rod to station, how do you fasten and fold them to fit in the compression settings?
1:06:42 Fred Noticed that the distance from the first director is short.
1:09:07 Irvin Johnson, Wondering if you are working on videos for the new general pool of questions?
1:10:13 Eric Graff, If I wanted to go straight to the extra license are there three extra manuals?
1:11:42 Clem KC1HRC, Is the 2 meter amateur band being reconsidered for allocation as an aeronautical band?
1:13:48 Jeff KN2NJL Are the side bands considerate or mandatory use in the U.S?
1:15:09 Jim Richardson, What is wire size for qrp?I would like to use it backpacking in a remote area.
1:16:20 Rules around control operating.

Subscribe: Ask Dave Playlist: Tip Jar:

To learn more about me, visit:
Tip jar (on my website): (provides a method to use your credit card via PayPal, Also describes Patreon)
To pose an Ask Dave question: or
To order the most recent and up-to-date Amateur Extra videos on a thumb drive:

Theme music is “Sour Tennessee Red,” by John Deley and the 41 Players, courtesy YouTube Music Library.
I use drawings from, including the “walking man”
Technician training videos, see
General training videos, see
Amateur Extra training videos, see
List of the Ask Dave videos, see
Thanks to my sweet wife, Loretta, KBØVWW, for both audio and video assistance! (Her website is

My primary website:
The ham radio part of my website (direct link):
My publishing website:, where you can find my fantasy and science fiction books, as well as some local history books I publish for the Ridgway Railroad Museum and the Ouray County Historical Society
My Amazon author page, which lists my print and Kindle books:

I’m often asked what equipment I use to create the videos. The devices include the Panasonic DMC-G7 camera, Panasonic HDC-TM90 video camera, GoPro Hero2 HD camera, Tascam DR-05 audio recorder, Audio-Technica ATR-3350 lapel microphone, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 digital camera, the Kodak Zi-8 video camera, my iPhone 5S. Software used: CyberLink PowerDirector 17 on an HP Gaming Pavilion, also using Smoothdraw, FastStone Image Viewer 5.3, FastStone Capture 8.0, Audacity 2.1.1, LibreOffice, and Ink2Go 1.7.2. You can see how my studio is set up by viewing

Twitter: @dcasler