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YouTube Hamfest Promo – Radio Runner Only Dumpster Fire Special

This is what Jason has to work with when he cuts these videos together.. the horror.

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YouTubers Hamfest for 2022!

The 3rd annual YouTuber’s HamFest is coming up! Join us all for a weekend of fun filled activities! (I stole this description from Hayden…)

The YouTubers Bunch

Join us!
In order of appearance:
@Smoke Signals RF
@Radio Runner
@K5YVY Amateur Radio
@K8MRD RADIO STUFF
@Red Summit RF
@Ham Radio Crash Course
@Temporarily Offline Ham Radio
@Tank Radio
@KK6USY Ham Radio Adventures
@Ham Radio 2.0

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Morse Code Is Music – Ham Radio On Guitar

I had a goofy idea, it turned out alright!

I think ham radio is all about experimenting with new and weird ideas, this is one! CW is beautiful!

Big thanks to Adam K6ARK for being a good sport as always!

It’s harder than it seems playing morse code on a guitar and trying to keep it pleasing to the ear, but also easily readible. You don’t have the normal level flexibility you have as a musician in terms of how long your notes are and how much space you fill/don’t fill! There are a couple of mistakes in here but it was all a single (first!) take!

Notes: I consulted with a lawyer who is also a ham who looked through the regulations to see what exactly the rules stated around broadcasting "music". He was of the opinion that this would be completely fine on the ham bands just don’t broadcast the beat. I consulted with another ham friend (not a lawyer) who thought it was a big no no. I didn’t want to make anyone upset and so I put my TX signal over an IP link, NOT on the ham bands. I wanted to work a pileup on the SSB portion with my guitar but hey, such is life! 🙂

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Visit A Cliff Edge Helicopter Accessed Ham Radio Site!

What a mind blowing location and awesome experience!
We head up to a local ham radio repeater (probably the coolest location in the world!) via helicopter to perform some upgrades and maintenance. This sort of thing is what ham radio is all about!
Sit back, please enjoy, and have a fantastic day my friends!

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Never Lose Your Favourite Radio Again

Lost HT’s in amateur / ham radio is a plague which has spread throughout the world. Do your bit to both jazz up your collection, and make it far less likely that you will loose you best friend (not you, Yaesu. The ICOM.)

Have a spectacular day my friends.

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Just How Good Is The Antenna? The Big Reveal!

It’s time!

Russ, Jim and I put the antenna to the test in New Zealand ZL ham radio / amateur radio field day (the Jock White contest).

A 250m long wire over a gully, what could go wrong?!

Enjoy! 🙂

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Finishing The Crazy 280 Yard Field Day Ham Radio Antenna

We get it done!
It’s not properly tuned, but it works and we do a very quick field test!

Enjoy!

ZL4RA – Radio Runner

Ham Radio, QRP, SOTA, Portable Radio, ZL, VK, Antennas, Amateur Radio, Long wire, CW, SSB, Bananas, Random Words

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Ridiculous Field Day Ham Radio Antenna – Part 1

I asked Russ if he had any large capacity batteries I could pinch for Jock White Field Day in ZL this year – the next thing you know we’re a team of three building an antenna the size of the moon.

Absolutely magnificent, we really broke the back of the job today – we just need to tension the wire to see where our feed point needs to be, drop it back down and then wire in a feeder and a couple of 1/4 wave legs for the bands we want to use and we’ve got ourselves an antenna.

Should be an absolute monster with no trouble busting through local QRM on 80 meters!

Hopefully Omicron doesn’t make a mess of our plans for next weekend!

Enjoy!

ZL4RA – Radio Runner

Ham Radio, QRP, SOTA, Portable Radio, ZL, VK, Antennas, Amateur Radio, Long wire, CW, SSB, Bananas, Random Words

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7600 Mile Contacts With A Tiny Battery Powered Radio

Stoked to finally be back in the hills with my radio!
Thanks for coming along with me and the pup for a little adventure up Brow Peak in Queenstown New Zealand to net some solid low power international radio contacts!
Summits on the Air
Ham Radio
Random Words
Banana Hammock

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Mountain Ham Radio With An Old Dog

This week we take an old friend into classic New Zealand gold mining country in part of the Remarkables Conservation Area near Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand.

We set up a small portable radio station on a summit and work 24 stations in New Zealand, Australia and Japan using very low power QRP ham radio.