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Ham Radio 2.0 Youtube

Ham Radio Today – Events and Shopping Deals for October 2021

Here are the links for today’s Ham Radio Shopping Deals and Events!
POTA Event: https://pota.app/#/events
Ham Radio Prep: https://hamradioprep.com
COUPON: jason20
MTC Mailer: https://tinyurl.com/83v98dbd
American Radio Supply Coupon: https://tinyurl.com/dkuubhms
Davis RF: https://www.davisrf.com

MY Website Links: https://www.livefromthehamshack.tv/affiliates-and-deals
MERCH Store: https://grapevineamateurradio.com

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Radioddity Sale: https://www.radioddity.com/collections/deals
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DX Commander Antennas: https://www.m0mcx.co.uk/store/products
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K6UDA Radio Show Youtube

Are we Loosing Ham Radio Bandwidth? K6UDA Bits

James Hannibal KH2SR and I discuss the the loss of band privileges as hams in the US underutilize some of the ham radio spectrum in our larger conversation about the future of Ham Radio.
Show Notes:
Join Me every Monday at Noon Mountain Time (1800 UTC) for lunch & ham radio. I’ll bring in short subjects that we can dive in and look at, you can bring up subjects to discuss. You can also join me as a guest on the show.
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N0SSC Youtube

The Future of Amateur Radio IS with our youth!!!

In response to a The Future of Amateur Radio is with our youth . . . not! by Joe Cupano, NE2Z (because his wordpress doesn’t allow comments, unless you’re logged in as admin to his site, lol.

To that headline, I say, the Future of Amateur Radio IS with our youth!

But youth is relative. Sure, there is a definition of youth, but I argue that youth in ham radio must take it’s aged demographic into consideration. The average ham (according to ARRL/NCJ and OFCOM data) is…old. The UK its over 71, the ARRL/NCJ is 70. So what is youth relative to 70 years old? What would at 70 year old tell you?

They would say to almost everyone younger than then, even a 50 year old, that they’re still young!

But that begs the question: what is old? Unfortunately, “old” has a very negative connotation (cranky, curmudgeonly, stinky, mean, burdensome, stubborn, and tech illiterate) while the positives (wise, elder, experienced, aged (like a fine wine or whisky), and virtuous) are often ignored.

Simply put, old is not young. And based on our relativity to ham radio, and removing as much connotation and subjectivity as possible, old is aged beyond that of the average ham radio licensee, which is about 70.

Lets actually read the post and not jump to conclusions about the title (can’t begin to tell you how much that happens on my blog. If you’re a reader of n0ssc.com I probably don’t have to remind you that Millennials Are Killing Ham Radio, but maybe I should have put a “…NOT” in that headline🙃).

Joe asks,

How many times have you seen the messaging in Amateur Radio that it’s future is with the youth and how the Amateur Radio community should engage them in teaching or demonstrating technology to them?

It’s bullshit!

It’s bullshit because he believes there is a double standard (I guess) where youth are failing to show hams how to use modern technology like cellphones, social media, maker tech, and videoconferencing, and that youth have surpassed the ham radio community in technology engagement.

I’ve mulled that one over.

It must be a symptom of his tunnel vision, or something, but I fail to see both the double standard, and the fact that young people aren’t teaching old people (and in Joe’s case, specifically hams) how to use tech. This, I think, is bullshit, because old folks are using tech, and using it well enough to present themselves on Zoom meetings, create and comment on Facebook posts, make YouTube videos of their ham radio fun (some pretty great!) and even make 3D printed thingies – THANKS ENTIRELY to…

Gotcha! You thought I was gonna say youth there, didn’t you?

First of all, the fact that old people still, in fact, have a brain and can still learn, often by themselves, nullifies Joe’s premise, but secondly, people who have either helped them learn (I currently don’t know a young ham who isn’t tech support for their grandma), or have made tech generally as accessible as possible for people of all ages and levels of technology literacy in the first place. And some of those helpful people happen to be young. Some are old, too. But what’s your point, Joe?

Joe mentions the overlooked “middle child” of generations – Millennials and GenXers (did I tell you Millennials Are Killing Ham Radio?) but I feel he left his point hanging there, but contextually, I assume he believes the reins of ham radio is in their hands but doesn’t consider those people “young.” I believe this to be true, but it’s just as important to bring ham radio into the minds and hands of GenX and Millennials as it is for GenZ, and those after that when they come of age, for the same reason why it’s of paramount importance (not to mention highly desirable) to have diversity in any community of peoples.

But maybe, ham radio has always been an old person’s hobby, and that’s just the way it is. Hiram Percy Maxim apparently stated that the age of hams was a problem…in 1900s (citation needed…someone told this to me at W4DXCC and I’ve not found a source, but I believe it!)

Even if that’s the case, imagine my disappointment when the old guard dies away without doing anything to bring new blood into ham radio, resulting in international amateur radio spectrum reallocation, resulting in no ham radio for me when I get to be old. That would suck, and that’s why I am the IARU R2 Liasion for Youth and a co-founder of Youth on the Air, and a die-hard evangelist for this hobby. I don’t have the time in my 20s and 30s to operate every day, go on mega DXpeditions, contest for 48 hours straight for 12 weekends out of the year and more, and win WRTC, because I’m working over full time while still having a life with my wife, dog and two cats, friends, and family, with the world to still see. I want ham radio to still exist when I retire, dammit!

(and also to give back to the community by making ham radio a valuable STEM sandbox for young people, as it did for me!)

So I will blog during my lunch hours, I’ll travel to a hamfest to give a talk a few times a year, and I’ll join a club’s zoom to help promote youth in ham radio. What are you doing to keep ham radio existing in perpetuity?

If anything, just get on the air!

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K8MRD Radio Stuff Youtube

QRP POTA | Fort Boggy State Park K-3009

10 watt activation with the KM4ACK EFHW Antenna and the Icom IC-705.
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Ham Radio 2.0 Youtube

Astron SS-50M-AP Power Supply – First Look! #shorts

The very first Astron SS-50M-AP Power Supply in the USA! This is a 50 amp power supply from Astron with 2 powerpole connections on the front. I will be using this in several upcoming videos, so stay tuned!

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Ham Radio Crash Course Youtube

Ham Nation: Preparing for Winter, Shack Grounding, Antenna Questions & ICS Forms

This week, Tim Duffy Joins us to talk about preparing for winter and I have a special antenna question. Don bring us Amateur Radio Newsline and Dr. T for the space weather

Huge thanks to ICOM for supporting Ham Nation on the Ham Radio Crash Course and their twice montly giveaways! http://icomamerica.com/en/amateur/hamnation/default.aspx

Links from the show!
DXEngineering Mast Load Calculator: https://www.dxengineering.com/mastloadestimator

Afterchat will be on the Ham Radio Crash Course Discord: https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

Do you have questions about the state of Ham Nation? Please watch this video, we might have answered them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgL7u-lMjQE

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Don Wilbank’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXqPB2Ya0yGTtZtfcO5avQ
Randy K7AGE: https://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGE
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Dave Cassler Youtube

Push Up Poles Question (#547)

Richard, WS7PB, has a big doublet and is seeking some advice to improve his set up. Watch to learn more.

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Edited by Callum Jakeman.

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Thanks to my sweet wife, Loretta, KBØVWW, for both audio and video assistance! (Her website is www.aldea-art.com.)

My primary website: http://www.dcasler.com
The ham radio part of my website (direct link): http://www.ke0og.net
My publishing website: http://www.mtsneffelspress.com, 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
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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 4.0.5.0, FastStone Image Viewer 5.3, FastStone Capture 8.0, Audacity 2.1.1, LibreOffice 5.0.4.2, and Ink2Go 1.7.2. You can see how my studio is set up by viewing https://youtu.be/wFSQ8vtNA5A.

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Ham Radio 2.0 Youtube

Chameleon CHA-MPAS 2.0 Portable Ham Radio Antenna System | Best Portable Ham Radio Antenna?

The Chameleon CHA-MPAS 2.0 just might be the best portable Ham Radio antenna that you can get today, due to its versatile configurations and compact size. Take a look at this video and let me know what you think about this great Ham Radio antenna.

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Get a DMR or NXDN ID: http://hr2.li/zff8j
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**Get your TECHNICIAN License! http://hr2.li/fgxn3
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K6UDA Radio Show Youtube

Is the FCC killing Ham Radio with License Fees? K6UDA Bits

James Hannibal & I discuss how the Ham Radio Spectrum Is shrinking and what we and the manufacturing community can do about it.
Show Notes:
Join Me every Monday at Noon Mountain Time (1800 UTC) for lunch & ham radio. I’ll bring in short subjects that we can dive in and look at, you can bring up subjects to discuss. You can also join me as a guest on the show.
Join the show live : https://guest.ecamm.live/818a23d21
Wires X: Youtubers 40448
FCS Reflector: Youtubers 003/48

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Ham Radio Crash Course Youtube

Ham Nation: Preparing for Winter, Antenna Questions

This week, Tim Duffy Joins us to talk about preparing for winter and I have a special antenna question. Don bring us Amateur Radio Newsline and Dr. T for the space weather

Huge thanks to ICOM for supporting Ham Nation on the Ham Radio Crash Course and their twice montly giveaways! http://icomamerica.com/en/amateur/hamnation/default.aspx

Links from the show!

Missing Angeles National Forest Hiker Found Safe With Help Of Map Enthusiast

CVARC Field Day 2021

Afterchat will be on the Ham Radio Crash Course Discord: https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT

Do you have questions about the state of Ham Nation? Please watch this video, we might have answered them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgL7u-lMjQE

Gordon West’s Study Material can be found here: https://www.gordonwestradioschool.com/
Don Wilbank’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXqPB2Ya0yGTtZtfcO5avQ
Randy K7AGE: https://www.youtube.com/user/K7AGE
Dr. Tamitha Skove: https://www.spaceweatherwoman.com/
Amateur Radio Newsline: https://www.arnewsline.org/

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