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NO on 4969
(YES on SDR)
July 20, 2014
A contrary view on HR 4969,
the Amateur Radio Parity Act
(from a ham who likes SDR)

Watch the video
 
I'm Back...
and the KICKSTARTER  is LIVE
July 17, 2014
Nothing from June 25 until now?
THREE WEEKS!!??!!
Watch the video
  
Propagation
June 25, 2014
For Field Day... If You Hurry
(plenty to watch after you come back home)
Watch the video

Tuner on Steroids
Grounding on Auto
June 23, 2014

Tune it... ground it... just don't touch it
Watch the video
 
KICKSTARTER
Launch for the
2014 DCC
June 22, 2014

We've sent the KICKSTARTER
project off for approval.
Austin, please stand by...
 
Watch the video
 
Hardened Power
TiltPlate
June 16, 2014

Power you can count on
(no refrigerators, please)
And antennas you can reach
with your feet on the ground 
Watch the video
 
Friday Night BS
June 13, 2014
Yes, Friday the 13th.
And BS = Bull Session.
What were you thinking?
Watch the video
 
Collins &
AMSAT
June 12, 2014

Colletcing old Collins rigs is easier
than collecting old satellites
Watch the video
 
Hijinks and
Straight Keys
June 6, 2014

Hijinks is fun. Straight keys are serious. Don't confuse them. 
Watch the video
  
What's a
Whitebox?
June 1, 2014

Just maybe the "Future of Amateur Radio" 
Watch the video
 
Great South Bay
ARC
May 29, 2014
We were their May club meeting program,
and we made it a show
Watch the video
 
Elecraft,
TEN-TEC
May 29, 2014

Elecraft and TEN-TEC have some new toys
Watch the video
 
FlexRadio's 6300
$2500
May 25, 2014

6000 Series SDR out of reach?
Maybe not any more.

Watch the video
 
CQ Made It
to Dayton!
May 25, 2014

Did you wonder if CQ would be a no-show at Dayton?
We did!

Watch the video
 
ARISS
to the MAX
May 14, 2014
It begins with the usual ARISS contact...
then gets the HamRadioNow treatment
Watch the video
 
Meet Joe Ham(m)
May 6, 2014
and all the Hams are above average.... Watch the video
 
This is only a test
April 17, 2014
hope you studied. We told you
this would be on the test
Watch the video
 
Shirt off my Back
April 9, 2014
it's better to look good than to feel good
(and you'll look marvelous)
Watch the video
 
Please Stand By
April 5, 2014
just some filler until we do a real show Watch the video
 
Symbol Rate
March 23, 2014
or Digital Solves All Your Problems
Bruce Perens K6BP
Watch the video
 
MotoTRBOSTAR
March 20, 2014
Yes, we're talking DMR/MOTOTRBO and
D-STAR in one handheld radio
Watch the video
 
K9W, FT5ZM
DXpeditions

March 12, 2014
"Slide Shows" from the recent
Wake Atoll and Amsterdam Island
DXpeditions
Watch the video
 
CQ Magazine
Update

March 11, 2014
CQ editor Rich Moseson W2VU tells us what happend,
and what the future holds for CQ
Watch the video
 
WW8N Tower Case
March 6, 2014
So you want to put up a tower... Watch the video
 
ARDF
(Fox Hunting)

February 25, 2014
Run, Ham, Run... Watch the video
 
HRN at the
Movies

February 22, 2014
Save us a seat in the balcony Watch the video
 
My STUPID Idea
for 60 Meters

February 10, 2014
So maybe we'll get a band...
here's what Gary wants to do with it!
Watch the video
 
A 60-Meter BAND?
Maybe!

January 31, 2014
WRC-15 is coming Watch the video
 
Adventures of a
Time Nut

January 26, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
Make time for this episode!
Watch the video
 
Android
Programming

January 26, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
Become a rich Android developer. Start here.
This is a three-part episode from the
Sunday Seminar.
Watch the video
 
HamWAN
Network

January 19, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
A 6-GHZ really high speed network in Seattle
Watch the video
  
NIPERnet
NextGen Networking

January 19, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
Ideas on Narrowband IP over Amateur Radio
Watch the video
  
KICKSTARTER
FAIL

January 14, 2014
not... from the DCC
We're now One-and-One for Kickstarter
(that's one way to look at it)
Watch the video
 
GNURadio for
Hermes/Metis

January 11, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
Dig into SDR deeper.
Watch the video
 
HackRF
January 11, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
A little SDR transciever everybody wants
Watch the video
 
FreeDV & Stuff
January 11, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
Open Source evangalist K6BP lets loose
Watch the video
 
High(er) Performance
BPSK31

January 11, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
It could be better!
Watch the video
 
OSLR & BATMAN
Over D-STAR
January 7, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
really B.A.T.M.A.N., with all the periods
Watch the video
 
Open HARDWARE
January 4, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
Open isn't just for software anymore
Watch the video
 
Digital Marathon
January 4, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
D-STAR for the Twin-Cities Marathon
Watch the video
 
SDR for VHF
January 4, 2014
From the 2013 DCC
It's not just for HF anymore... but there are reservations
Watch the video
 
NPR Testing
December 29, 2013
From the 2013 DCC
All Things Considered, this old technique
for measuring receiver performance just might
tell you something about your radio.
Watch the video
 
MDSR
(DIY SDR)

December 28, 2013
From the 2013 DCC
Translation: (click here)
Watch the video
  
FlexRadio 6000
Update

December 22, 2013
From the 2013 DCC
The FlexRadio 6000 radios are out... here's what's inside
Watch the video
 
APRS Mobile with Raspberry Pi
December 22, 2013
From the 2013 DCC
complete with map display, cheap(er)
Watch the video
  
Authenticated
Ham Web Services

December 20, 2013
From the 2013 DCC
Making sure you can legally press the PTT
over the web
Watch the video
 
Dynamic Web
Interfaces

December 20, 2013
From the 2013 DCC
What to consider for your Ditigal
Ham Radio Web Site Design
Watch the video
  
Christmas Card
December 18, 2013
Just goofing around making a half-hour selfie,
with a message, of course
Watch the video
 
Welcome to the
2013 DCC

December 15, 2013
From the 2013 DCC
If you think you might want to go,
this will give you an idea of what to expect.
Watch the video
 
KICKSTARTER
Approved!

December 7, 2013
A new "Discover Amateur Radio..." video
not so approved (by us, anyway)
Watch the video
 
Last Ham...
Still Standing

December 3, 2013
The long-awaited return of Ham Radio to Last Man Standing Watch the video
 
KICKSTARTING
Orlando & Dayton

December 2, 2013
KICKSTARTING the video... not the hamfests Watch the video
 
ARRL Update
November 14, 2013
from the Huntsville Hamfest...
Centennial National Convention, and 
the Android App for digital QST
Watch the video
 
AMSAT Fox-1
CubeSAT

September 21, 2012
from the 2012 DCC
The Forgotten Episode — Bdale Garbee KB0G
on AMSAT's Fox-1 CubeSAT
Watch the video
 
Hams and
Preppers

October 21, 2013
from the Shelby Hamfest...
Be Prepared... Be Very Prepared
Watch the video
 
(Sand)Blasted
Call Signs

October 15, 2013
from the Huntsville Hamfest...
For the show-off in all of us
Watch the video
 
Hooray for
the Cubans!

October 14, 2013
from the Huntsville Hamfest...
Cuba is the key to a full-fledged 60-Meter BAND?
Who would have guessed?
Watch the video
 
A Tale of Two
Emcomm RVs

October 12, 2013
You're going to want one Watch the video
 
Big Whoop!
October 2, 2013
So we made it to 100... doesn't everybody? Watch the video
 
Yaesu Announces
Digital Repeater

September 21, 2013
From the 2013 DCC
Here's the announcement made at the DCC
Watch the video
 
On the Road
to the DCC

September 14, 2013
Collecting our travel from Raleigh to Seattle Watch the video
 
Ward Silver N0AX
... for Dummies

September 11, 2013
If you read this book... are you admitting something? Watch the video
 
Young Ham
of the Year

September 5, 2013
from the Huntsville Hamfest:
Another bright young ham you should get to know
Watch the video
 
FlexRadio Update
September 5, 2013
from the Huntsville Hamfest:
The 6's are coming (ok, they're here)
Watch the video
 
KICKSTARTER
SUCCESS!!

August 30, 2013
from the Shelby Hamfest:
Yep, you did it!
Watch the video
 
QRP
August 26, 2013
from the Huntsville Hamfest:
Turns out that life is long enough!
Watch the video
 
Digital Comm. Conf.
Update

August 23, 2013
from the Huntsville Hamfest:
Mel Whitten K0PFX talks DCC, Gary talks KICKSTARTER
Watch the video
 
AmateurLogic.tv
August 20, 2013
from the Huntsville Hamfest:
It's the George & TommyShow...
Watch the video
 
KICKSTARTER
for DCC Video

August 10, 2013
"Inside HamRadioNow" - a show about the show.
We've launched a KICKSTARTER to cover
producing video of the 2013 ARRL and TAPR
Digital Communications Conference
Watch the video
 
Goodbye,
Monitoring Times

August 5, 2013
Bob Grove W8JHD puts the magazine to bed after 35 years Watch the video
 
Hamvention's
Michael Kalter W8CI

August 1, 2013

88? Our "Hugs and Kisses" episode (sorry, Michael)

Watch the video
 
Hamming in Guam
July 23, 2013

HamRadioNow travels to... Dayton.
So did KH2JU, and we talked to him there.

Watch the video
 
Podcaster
Randy Hall K7AGE

July 19, 2013

oops, we mean NOT a Podcaster....
Watch the video
 
AMSAT's Fox-1
July 9, 2013

The Whale's HT's Don't Have PL
Watch the video
  
Friedrichshafen
June 27, 2013

The "Dayton" of Europe
(it's pronounced FREED-ricks-haffen)

Watch the video
 
Boy Scout
Jamboree

June 24, 2013

Not Jamboree On theAir....
Jamboree (... on the air)

Watch the video
 
Dipole
June 20, 2013
We build a dipole.
You can too (faster than it takes to watch this show!)
Watch the video
 
Why the Heck
Would Anyone
Want to Operate
Digital Voice?

June 5, 2013

I suppose this episode thinks it explains why. 
And it takes two hours to do it.

Watch the video
 
ARRL Prez
"Meets the Press"

May 30, 2013

She's Kay Craigie N3KN. We're the press.
Watch the video
  
The Last
BIG Field Day

May 29, 2013
The Last BIG Field Day?
What's up with that?
Watch the video
 
Dayton 2013
Tour & Intro

May 26, 2013

Our Hamvention coverage begins in the flea market....
Watch the video
 
hamShack Switch
Birth of a Product

May 13, 2013
Clean up that rat's nest of cables and make your mic /key / soundcard / antenna / etc. switching as easy as a click of your mouse.
Watch the video
 
A Visit to the
KH6HME
Hawaiian Beacon

May 4, 2013
Hawaii Beacon founder Paul Leib KH6HME became a silent key last year, but the beacon lives on in his memory, supported by a new club dedicated to preserving and extending Paul's legacy.
Watch the video
 
Ham Radio at the
Boston Marathon
Part Two

April 18, 2013
Part Two
Amateur Radio operation at the Boston Marathon is a big,complex event. How do new hams learn how to do it? What do you need to know to participate?
Watch the video
 
Ham Radio at the
Boston Marathon
Part One

April 18, 2013
Part One
Twin bomb blasts rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Ham Radio operators were nearby, conducting routine operations in suport of First Aid, logictics and transportation. Learn what happened next from the hams who were there.
Watch the video
 
Properly Specing
Custom
Power Transformers

April 8, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...

Ham's
don't seem to understand a few things about power transformers, and if you build custom transformers based on bad specs, you have a problem!

Watch the video
 
Digital Modes for
Alabama ARES

April 5, 2013
From the Huntsvi... er, the Orlando HamCation...

Before and after the HF SSB net
, it's all digital

Watch the video
 
10-10
International

April 4, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...

Saving 10 meters, one ham at a time
Watch the video
 
West Palm Beach
Amateur Radio Group

March 28, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...
The Hamvention's Club of the Year runs a ham station at the South Florida Science Museum, introducing hundreds of kids a year to Ham Radio
Watch the video
 
The Last
Ham Standing

March 20, 2013
Gary and ARRL's Allen Pitts W1AGP review last Friday's
ABC TV show Last Man Standing that featured the cast
operating amateur radio.
Watch the video
 
W4PC talks
Ham Radio Deluxe

March 17, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...

Version 6 is out, and we talk all about it with Rick W4PC
(while we're not busy imitating AM Disk Jockeys)
Watch the video
 
EME
Earth-Moon-Earth

March 16, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...

Easier than ever, but still not with an HT
Watch the video
  
5 Year Old Ham
Ethan Kemp
KK4ORG

March 15, 2013
Helping bring down the average age of hams all by himself....
Watch the video
 
QCWA
March 6, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...

Some big changes underway at QCWA
Watch the video
 
Will the REAL
Ham Radio
Please Stand Up?

March 4, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...

90 minutes of pure punditry, with CQ Editor W2VU.
Watch the video
 
SDR Forum at
the 2009
Dayton Hamvention

May 2009
From the ARVN Archives - 2009 Hamvention®

Some of the top names in Ham Radio SDR address a big crowd at the Hamvention.
Watch the video
 
Designing the
Mercury SDR
Receiver

September 2008
From the ARVN Archives - 2008 TAPR DCC

How much more SDR can you take? 

How much more can you learn?  
Watch the video
 
Software Defined
Radio Basics
with FLEXRadio

February 20, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...
You've heard of SDR, but what is it really, how does it work, and most importantly, what does it do for you? FLEXRadio's Greg Jurrens K5GJ runs us through the basics.
Watch the video
 
Planning the
ARRL Centennial

February 17, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...
The ARRL turns 100 next year, and big plans are afoot... including bringing the ARRL National Convention to Hartford as a standalone event.
Watch the video
 
Worldwide Online
Repeater Directory

February 16, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...
Bob Greenberg W2CYK introduces Rfinder, the Worldwide Repeater Directory, on iOS, Android, and the Web.
Watch the video
 
N3ZN Keys
February 14, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...
Tony Baleno N3ZN makes beautiful keys, and once in a while you can convince him to sell you one.
Watch the video
 
Kenwood-
Yaesu Update

February 14, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...
The news will be at Dayton, as Kenwood and Yaesu are awaiting the arrival of new stuff in their lineups. And Gary appears to be scaring off the reps?
Watch the video

ICOM 7100
Hand's On

February 13, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...
Jeff & Gary poke and prod at the touchscreen display of the new ICOM 7100 HF/VHF/UHF mobile radio. 
Watch the video

Orlando
Episodes INTRO

February 13, 2013
From the Orlando HamCation...
The Jeff & Gary Show, as our boys talk before the HamCation begins about what they expect to find, and... other stuff.
Watch the video
 
Bdale Garbee KB0B
Saturday Banquet
talk from the DCC

February 3, 2013
From the DCC...
If a lot of the DCC has been too technical, this isn't. The banquet talk — sort of a 'keynote' address — is more of an up-close-and-
personal look at the lives and accomplishments of the kind of hams you find at the leading edge of technical development in our hobby.
Watch the video
 
Ski Break:
Skiing and Scanning

February 1, 2013
Where have we been? Gone Skiing..... Watch the video
 
A Tale of
Two Three Hamfests

January 16, 2013
Sunday's Dead... Long Live Friday! Watch the video
 
GNU Radio
Introduction

January 16, 2013
From the DCC...
GNU Radio Project Leader Tom Rondeau KB3UKZ gets deep into this development and experimentation platform in the TAPR DCC Sunday Seminar. This four-hour lecture comes in four segments.
Watch the video
 
Gary and the Giz
on the Fizz

January 13, 2013
Fair warning: this is for TWiT Fans, Gary fans, or both. Our KN4AQ wangled himself a guest appearance as the "Chatroom Celebrity of the Week" on the Giz Fizz... Watch the video
 
D-STAR Data Modes
January 9, 2013
From the DCC...
Do you operate D-STAR? Yes? Have you ever used the low-speed data that's part of your signal every time you transmit? No? In this talk from the DCC, John Davis WB4QDX shows you how easy it is.
Watch the video
 
D-STAR DVAP
January 8, 2013
From the DCC...
Moe Wheatley AE4JY reveals how he designed the hardware side of the D-STAR DV Access Point Dongle (aka DVAP).
Watch the video
 
HF Digital Voice:
FDMDV2 and
CODEC 2

January 5, 2013
From the DCC...
If your name is (or is close to) Whitten, then you might be interested in HF Digital Voice. Especially if you have a 'Zero' in your call sign. And there's some good news on the near horizon for anyone ... Whitten or not... so inclined.
Watch the video
 
A Social Mesh
January 5, 2013
From the DCC...
Sri (Devabhaktuni Srikrishna) is proposing a new way to get your mobile Internet... and give it, too. That's what makes it Social.
Watch the video
 
Situational Awarness
etc., Using
Amateur Radio

December 27, 2012
From the DCC...
That's not the whole title. The "etc" covers a lot of territory. Aleks Rohde W3JAG looks at some things Ham Radio can be doing at the very local level to get better information up the chain in emergencies.
Watch the video
 
Handheld SDR
December 27, 2012
From the DCC...
Chris Testa KD2BMH wants to take SDR with him, in handheld form. That's not as easy as you might think. And that clunky box you see in the poster frame isn't it! Well, it was the prototype, sort of.
Watch the video
 
FCC Year in Review
December 22, 2012
At first, this seemed like a good idea. Now, we're not so sure. Watch the video
 
Dynamic Modulation
Switching

December 17, 2012
From the DCC...
Shashank Gaur and his masters degree classmates from Ecole Centrale d'Electronique in Paris are experimenting with ways to dynamically change digital modulation modes to adapt to changing conditions for maximum throughput, using USRP radios.
Watch the video
 
High Speed
Networking on
420 MHz

December 17, 2012
From the DCC...
David Bern W2LNX looks into long distance, high-bandwidth digital signals using low-power, off-the-shelf data radios in the 420 MHz band.
Watch the video
 
APRS.fi
Behind the Curtains

12-12-12
From the DCC...
Hessu Hannikainen OH7LZB takes us behind the scenes of his web site APRS.FI. Lots of info for users as well as tekkies.
Watch the video
 
Yet Another
APRS Client

12-12-12
From the DCC...
But not just another pretty interface. Andrew KA2DDO is building a multiplatform APRS program that makes Bob Bruninga smile. See why....
Watch the video

Open Source
APRS-IS Server

December 5, 2012
From the DCC...
Hessu Hannikainen OH7LZB, developer of the web site APRS.FI,
describes development of an open-source server for the APRS-IS network that distributes APRS data worldwide.
Watch the video
 
Packet Hailing
Channel &
Network44

December 5, 2012
From the DCC...
NW Digital Radio's Bryan Hoyer K7UDR and John Hays K7VE update a pair of old ideas: a packet hailing channel (you never guess which he recommends, and who thinks it's a good idea), and AMPRNet44.
Watch the video
 
FlexRadio –
SDR Architecture

November 28, 2012
From the DCC...
FlexRadio's Stephen Hicks N5AC gives us more than a primer on SDR and FlexRadio's new 6000 series.
Watch the video

HPSDR UPDATE
November 27, 2012
From the DCC...
An update on the hardware and software in TAPR's High Performance Software Defined Radio 'kit.'
Watch the video

ARISStat
November 26, 2012
From the DCC...
ARISSat-1 was a huge success. But what did we (hams, AMSAT, the education community) get out of it? AMSAT did a survey to find out. No, really, it's way more interesting than you think!
Watch the video

What's TAPR?
November 26, 2012
Gary talks to TAPR President Steve Bible N7HPR about what TAPR has become, and what the DCC is all about. Watch the video

A Ham's Night
Before Christmas

December, 1996
"T'was the night before Christmas,
and all through two-meters,
not a signal was keying up any repeaters."
Watch the video

California Dreamin'
(Stuff, California, TWiT, Leo)

November 15, 2012
Jeff AC4ZO is back for a two-part episode that finally takes us out to California (with a stop in Atlanta... you can't get anywhere without a stop in Atlanta) for that TWiT tour and an interview with Leo Laporte W6TWT, among other stuff. OK, a lot of other stuff. So much that this episode comes in two three parts. Watch the video

Hurricane Sandy
Follow-Up

November 5, 2012
Hurricane Sandy is gone. Ham Radio was there, of course. What did we do? What did we learn? K2ZA returns for a follow-up, and is joined by ARRL's Emergency Prep Manager Mike Corey KI1U for a review. Watch the video

NJ Hams
Prep for a
Sand(y)storm

October 28, 2012
Gary talks to SNJ SEC John Zaruba K2ZA about emcomm... and a little about the approaching hurricane. Watch the video

2008 D-STAR
Forum and
Friday Night Event

October 25, 2012
This is history in the making. And almost four hours of non-stop D-STAR from its early days. Meet many of the hams who helped bring D-STAR to the US, and expand it for the world. Watch the video

The Huntsville
Hamfest Guy

October 19, 2012
Charlie Emerson N4OKL is the benevolent dictator of the Huntsville Hamfest. Charlie's now saying, "Wait... is THAT what they got out of the interview?" Not really. But Huntsville isn't like most hamfests, and Charlie explains why. Then he confuses HamRadioNow with Ham Nation. And finally, the Mouse visits Gary as he wraps up the episode. So don't tune out early. Watch the video

The
Transformer Guy

October 18, 2012
Peter Eggiman builds transformers. Little ones, big ones, and really big ones, for business and for hams. Jeff AC4ZO talks to Peter about the technology, after Gary does a "pledge drive" and a short visit from The Bear. Watch the video

Steve Mendelsohn
W2ML (SK)

October 12, 2012
Newsline's Bill Pasternack WA6ITV interviewed his long-time friend Steve Mendelsohn W2ML last October, just a few months before Steve died of pancreatic cancer. Watch the video

Balloon Man &
Rocket Man

October 12, 2012
Bill Brown WB8ELK sends balloons carrying ham radio to the edge of space. David Stephenson KJ4OKJ sent rockets deep into space (not by himself... with a little outfit called NASA). They each have a story you'll likely find interesting, and they're both here in Episode 27. Watch the video

Taking Ham Radio
Public

October 1, 2012
Why do hams need publicity? And what do we say to the public? Ed Tyler N4EDT is an ARRL Public Information Coordinator with some unusual ideas on the subject. Watch the video

PopComm
Turns 30!

October 1, 2012
Popular Communications Magazine had it's 30th anniversary issue in September! Gary talks to editor Richard Fisher KI6SN about this magazine dedicated to the radio listening hobby. Watch the video

WB2JKJ
Donate Your Radio

September 27, 2012
You've seen the ads. But you'll be surprised to learn what's behind them. This time, Jeff AC4ZO anchors the program and talks to Joe Fairclough, the man behind the WB2JKJ call sign. Watch the video

OMIK
Jeff Drew N4JDU

September 27, 2012
When OMIK was formed in the 1950's, race was an issue. The few black hams formed the group so they'd have someone to talk to (each other). Today, it's all about outreach, bringing Ham Radio and technology to a segment of the population that doesn't see much of it. Watch the video

Women in
Ham Radio?
Mary Moore WX4MM

September 18, 2012
What do women want? And is it any different (or easier to understand) if the women are hams? This episode won't answer any of those questions. But it's fun to watch, anyway. Watch the video

Meet
Rick Ruhl W4PC
Ham Radio Deluxe

September 18, 2012
If you don't use Ham Radio Deluxe, you probably know someone who does. Gary talks to new owner Rick Ruhl W4PC about what's been happening with this popular 'kitchen sink' software. Watch the video

Meet
DVDongle Inventor

Robin Cutshaw AA4RC
September 12, 2012
Robin Cutshaw AA4RC is most famous (in D-STAR circles) for inventing the DVDongle, and then the DVAP. Get to know Robin, and learn how he got started in D-STAR in this in-depth conversation with KN4AQ. Watch the video

AMSAT
Going to MARS?

September 5 2012
There's a lot going on at AMSAT, as their President Barry Baines WD4ASW tells Gary in this in-depth interview. So are they going to Mars? Maybe.... Watch the video

ARRL Update
CQ Editor Chat

September 3 2012
The ARRL National Convention is right around the corner. Bob Inderbitzen NQ1R gives us the details. And CQ editor Rich Moseson W2VU talks with Gary & Jeff about why we're not celebrating the most specific date we have for ham radio being 100, and reveals that some hams cheat in contest scoring (we're shocked... shocked). Watch the video

Young Ham
of the Year

August 28 2012
Meet Newsline's Young Ham of the Year, 18-year-old Erin King AK4JG. Erin's just starting her Freshman year at MIT. Before heading there, she talked at length with HamRadioNow's KN4AQ at the Huntsville Hamfest, where she accepted the YHOTY award. Watch the video

Happy Birthday,
Ham Radio

August 13, 2012
Ham Radio turns 100 this year. Doesn't look a day over 98! Gary marks the occasion with his shortest program yet (12 minutes), and then it's time to eat the cake. Watch the video

Grounding for
Lightning Protection

August 7, 2012
Tom Lewis N4TL gave a talk on grounding ham stations at a radio club meeting recently, and HAMRADIONOW cameras were there.

Please note that neither Tom nor 
HAMRADIONOW assume liability for protection of your station, equipment or home. This informaton is useful, but the safety of your station is your responsibility.
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Simple Station/
Field Day Antenna
Launching Contest

June 23, 2012
The simple station we set up for Field Day can be a template for your home station. And you'll enjoy watching some over-the-top equipment compete for antenna launching distance and accuracy. Watch the video

Field Day:
Get Up and GOTA

June 15, 2012
How's your GOTA going? That's the Get On The Air station for new hams and non-hams at Field Day. Jeff & Gary talk about how they do it, and present some really cute video of the kids and an adult or two) operating GOTA from last year. Watch the video

Episode 12
2012 Dayton
Hamvention®

May 18-20, 2012
  • FCC Forum
  • D-STAR Training
  • Hamvention TOUR

The Hamvention® in five parts. The first two are Episode 12A, the FCC Forum, and Episode 12B, D-STAR Training.  The next three are part of the legendary Hamvention Tour with Jeff AC4ZO and Gary KN4AQ. Separate segments for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Watch it now:
12A - FCC Forum
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12B - D-STAR

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12C - the TOUR

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FCC Forum
2011 Hamvention

May 21, 2011

No, we're not predicting the future, this is from last year, the 2011 Dayton Hamvention®, part of that footage we shot but never released. Here you can get a refresher on what the FCC was working on last year. If you think that's old news, you haven't paid much attention to how fast the FCC works! It's worth reviewing before this year's event.
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Locating
Power Line Noise

May 21, 2010

From ARVN's video vault: a seminar we shot at the 2010 Dayton Hamvention®, but never released. Ed Hare W1RFI's tips on identifying and locating noise sources, and working with the power company to fix the ones they're responsible for.
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A: Hamfest Fun
B: Before You Die
April 25, 2012
A two-part episode from Gary's local hamfest. Hamfest Fun is a look at some of the things this medium-size fest does to set it apart. Before You Die is an interview with a ham who specializes in helping families dispose of the radio equipment a deceased ham leaves behind. Watch the video

The FCC's
'Impediment'
Inquiry
April 5, 2012
The FCC has issued a Public Notice, asking hams and our served agencies about the stuff that keeps us from doing our job in emergency communications... especially CC&R's. They want to hear from you! The ARRL's Dave Sumner K1ZZ helps Gary figure it out. Watch the video

DMR
Digital Mobile Radio
April 4, 2012
Not everyone is waiting for Yaesu to introduce their line of digital voice VHF/UHF equipment. A few thousand hams are already using the DMR protocol with business band equipment brought into the ham bands, complete with repeaters and world-wide networks. Watch the video

WRC-12
New Ham Band
March 24, 2012
The recently concluded World Radio Conference (WRC-12) approved a new ham 'band': 472-479 kHz. Brennon Price N4QX gives Gary all the details and background about how this happened, and how we avoided some interference threats. Watch the video

QST
Digital Edition

March 24, 2012
The ARRL's QST magazine is going Digital starting this June. Bob Inderbitzen NQ1R tells Gary how and why... and lots more. Watch the video

The Tech Guy
March 19, 2012
False Advertising!  Or at least misleading. Yes, Leo Laporte W6TWT — The Tech Guy — appears in this episode, and he's talking to Gary. Because he called into the show and got to talk to Leo for about 10 minutes (and he gave Ham Radio Now a great plug). But most of this episode is just Gary doing some housekeeping, talking about the podcast and answering viewer comments. So viewer beware! This is only for serious fans of KN4AQ. Others just bump right up to Episode 5. Watch the video

Antique
Wireless Assn

March 12, 2012
This is a great conversation with Ron Lawrence W4RON, president of the Carolina's Chapter of the Antique Wireless Association. We talked about an old Atwater Kent (Model 10) that Ron had on display, and their conference coming up March 22-24 in Charlotte. This talk was embedded in our visit to the Charlotte NC Hamfest Watch the video

News from our sister site, Amateur Radio//Video News:
ARVN
Feb 11, 2012
Our video from the Ham Radio Deluxe Forum at the Orlando HamCation is now on-line over at ARVN! This is the whole forum, not a preview, so once you've seen all you can stand here at HamRadioNow, check out the HRD forum. HamRadioDeluxe

The Orlando
Interviews

Feb 27, 2012
12 videos for the price of one! 11 wide-ranging interviews  (plus Gary's introduction) on people, products and ideas for and about Amateur Radio, assembled at the Orlando HamCation. Watch the video

The Orlando
HamCation Tour

Feb 10-11-12, 2012
In our premiere episode, Gary spends a little too much time introducing the podcast and explaining what we're up to, before we finally get to the meat of the episode, a whilrwind tour of the Orlando Hamcation, one of the large hamfests that can stake claim to being #2 in size behind the Dayton Hamvention®. Watch the video

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