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AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts

By AD6DM Dennis

Hi, I'm Dennis, an FCC Licensed Amateur Extra Radio Operator, callsign AD6DM. Here I'll be talking about ham radio, prepping, software, and tinkering.

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AD6DM™ Hamdom ThoughtsSep 13, 2023

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Flyin' and Cigars and Streams, oh my! \o/

Flyin' and Cigars and Streams, oh my! \o/

Today, I welcome a special guest: [Tank does his trademark S9+20 intro]. Frank KG5AHJ, also known as Tank Radio on YouTube, was a previous guest on the show a couple of years ago. We revisit him with some cool updates to his life, his channel, and his ham radio activities.



Links:

Tank Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TankRadio

Tank Depot on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tankdepotone

Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KG5AHJ

Tank Radio's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TankRadio



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Sep 13, 202301:10:18
Pandemic Ham N2MAK Mike

Pandemic Ham N2MAK Mike

Today I talk with N2MAK Mike, also known as "Never 2 Many Antenna Kits". Mike is New York native, Board of Directors for the Rochester Amateur Radio Association (one of the largest active clubs in the U.S), and an active Parks on the Air ham radio operator. On YouTube, Mike likes to share his antenna tests and POTA adventures, and always seems to be having a great time operating amateur radio.


Links:

Mike N2MAK on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MikeN2MAK

N2MAK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kennerknecht


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Aug 09, 202301:19:49
Season 2 Start with VK7HH Hayden

Season 2 Start with VK7HH Hayden

In today's episode I am joined by VK7HH Hayden Honeywood, also known Ham Radio DX. Hayden is active with ham radio the land of Australia, with extensive outreach efforts to increase the number of hams in VK-land and sometimes performing long marathon livestreams on YouTube. Hayden likes to share his discoveries, gear reviews, and radio experiments and recently surprised us American hams by traveling more than 10,000 miles to attend the Dayton Hamvention.


Links:

Ham Radio DX on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@HamRadioDX

Ham Radio DX on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HamRadioDX

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hamradiodx

Website - http://hamradiodx.net


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Aug 02, 202301:48:19
Tribute to KG6HQD Jerry Hildeman
Oct 31, 202227:11
KD9OLN Life At Terminal Velocity

KD9OLN Life At Terminal Velocity

Today I am talking with Carlos KD9OLN, also known as LifeAtTerminalVelocity on YouTube. Carlos has made many appearances on various ham YouTuber livestreams and does what many would argue is the most extreme form of making contacts: While falling from the sky at 125 miles per hour. He's not the first to do this, but he's the one I know. Let's get to know him.


Links:

LifeAtTerminalVelocity on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LifeAtTerminalVelocity

Life@TerminalVelocity on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifeattv

Carlos' Website: https://kd9oln.com

Buy Carlos a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KD9OLN

Carlos Felix Ortiz / KD9OLN Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kd9oln


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Jun 08, 202201:34:48
KN4YCD FEPLabs Radio

KN4YCD FEPLabs Radio

Today I am with Jim Perry KN4YCD, also known as FEPLabs Radio on YouTube. Jim is a IT and computer security nerd who is a co-host of Coffee and Ham Radios. He has made many appearances on various livestreams showing his knowledge on oscilloscopes, antenna building, digital modes, and is helping build a multi-mode digital reflector.


Links:

FEPLabs Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FEPLabsRadio

Jim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheJimPerry

Coffee & Ham Radios: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoffeeandHamRadios

CAHR Twitter: https://twitter.com/ham_coffee


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Jun 01, 202201:30:18
Encrypted Comms with The Tech Prepper

Encrypted Comms with The Tech Prepper

Today we welcome back Gaston KT1RUN, most known online as The Tech Prepper. It's going to be a little bit different of an episode as we discuss ham adjacent topics like emergency communications, SHTF, tactical gear, and thoughts on communications under hostile airwaves.


Links:

The Tech Prepper on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechPrepper

TTP's main website: https://www.thetechprepper.com/

The Tech Prepper on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thetechprepper1

Support The Tech Prepper via BuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thetechprepper

The Tech Prepper on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetechprepper/

Armaloq Mobile Radio pack frames: https://www.armoloq.com/



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May 25, 202201:17:47
NJ7V: Red Summit RF, The Sequel
Mar 17, 202201:11:51
N6ARA Ara, Tiny Paddler

N6ARA Ara, Tiny Paddler

In episode 60, I am with Ara, N6ARA. Ara is known in the Summits on the Air world, and has made some cool gear operating that we'll be talking about. He's also a hardware and software nerd and has stories about high altitude balloon experiments. 


Links:

Ara's website for his Tiny Paddle: https://n6ara.com

Ara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/arkorobotics


Limited supply of Hamdom Thoughts stickers available! Buy Me a Coffee in support of this podcast and make sure you're good on QRZ, and I can get one to you! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/

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Jan 05, 202201:03:35
Liberty Cave WS7PB Rick

Liberty Cave WS7PB Rick

Today I meet with Rick, WS7PB "Papa Bear". Rick is a prepper, retired from law enforcement, and a life long mariner. He says that radios used to be for work, but now they are fun. He can be found online at various livestream chats and an active member of TOADs discord. Let's get to know more about this cool ham today, on episode 59.


Links:

Liberty Cave on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Siskiyous6

Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Siskiyous6

The convention in the Pacific Northwest where you might see us in 2022: https://www.seapac.org/


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Dec 22, 202101:14:12
Aname of Wild Cascadia Radio

Aname of Wild Cascadia Radio

In today's episode we get to talk with Aname, also known on YouTube as Wild Cascadia Radio. Aname is a pretty active in the ham radio community, constantly encouraging and participating in the conversations. She hails from the pacific northwest and is an avid tinkerer. Let's get to know her more today, on Episode 58.


Links

Wild Cascadia Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr2oZW0uivXxmWB4Xs1R-Wg

Aname on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoboErotica

Mike Richards will flash a Raspberry Pi for you: Http://g4wnc.com mike@g4wnc.com


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Nov 24, 202101:21:52
N7KOM Tim, Volcano Glissader

N7KOM Tim, Volcano Glissader

In today's episode we welcome N7KOM Tim, also known on YouTube as Upsection N7KOM. Tim is active with ham radio on the peaks, ascending snow-capped volcanoes to talk with people all over the country. Tim likes to share his adventures and has lots of experience with portable radio outdoors. Let's get to know him more today, on Episode 57.


Links:

Upsection N7KOM on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/UpsectionN7KOM

The video that kicked it off for N7KOM, by Red Summit RF: https://youtu.be/CEKjt0-0F0s

Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tsherrygeo


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Oct 27, 202101:12:20
Excerpts from Pacificon 2021

Excerpts from Pacificon 2021

In the midst of having lots of ham fun at the West Coast division ARRL annual ham convention called Pacificon, I remembered at some points to switch on the recorder and capture a few talks. Here I comment and share those clips. We hear Gordon West WB6NOA at Breakfast with Gordo, faster-than-packet Winlink speeds used by Walnut Creek CERT, and a bit of WWII history from Lee WA6IRL.


Links:

Pacificon 2021: http://pacificon.org

Gordon West Radio School: https://www.gordonwestradioschool.com

Walnut Creek CERT: https://www.walnut-creek.org/departments/public-safety/emergency-preparedness/cert-community-emergency-response-teams

VARA FM: https://rosmodem.wordpress.com/

Winlink: https://www.winlink.org

CalQRP forums: https://groups.io/g/CalQRP


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Oct 20, 202152:05
KI6NAZ Josh Talks Shop

KI6NAZ Josh Talks Shop

We welcome back Josh KI6NAZ of Ham Radio Crash Course in this special sequel interview where the questions are somewhat unplanned, and the tangents take interesting turns. Josh talks about his thoughts on entertainment, workflow, focus in producing, privacy, and life as a ham radio celebrity on YouTube. 


Links:

Ham Radio Crash Course on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse

Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi/

Ham Radio Crash Course on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1529154683867342/

Ham Radio Crash Course on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hamradiocrashcourse/

HRCC Discord: https://discord.com/invite/CWNXQpj

HRCC digital voice: https://hrcc.link

Get your HRCC merch on HamTactical: https://hamtactical.com/


If you want you can Buy Me a Coffee in support of this podcast! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ad6dm/ If you do, include your callsign and make sure you're good on QRZ, and I will send you a Hamdom Thoughts sticker (while supplies last).

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Oct 06, 202101:06:47
KD9NJJ Scout75, Get Out and Practice

KD9NJJ Scout75, Get Out and Practice

In this episode, we talk with Shane KD9NJJ, also known as Scout75 online. Scout75 is a friendly presence on many ham stream livechats, and has a few stories and good advice on operating portable. We talk about how he stumbled into ham radio, got inspired by a SOTA ham, and braves the Northern Wisconsin weather to train and practice in his craft.

Links:

Scout75 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQP0R5hTdP-n0yUr8yBU0vg

Scout75 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kd9Njj

Discord: https://discord.gg/BKC5cGqD


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Sep 29, 202101:17:14
What's Going On with AD6DM?

What's Going On with AD6DM?

In this episode, I anticipate people will hit the "Next Podcast" button as I talk solo about what's been going on with Hamdom Thoughts and with AD6DM Dennis. Life happens, but in the midst of it, as long as I'm healthy, I'm going to play with different aspects of #HamRadio. For those who persevere through this monologue, thank you for your continued listening and for your support. I hope to line up great discussions in the near future!


Links:

The Mobilinkd TNC3: https://store.mobilinkd.com/products/mobilinkd-tnc3

The inexpensive Lenovo M8 Tablet: https://amzn.to/3huk7F6

How to Create a Multi-Mode XLX Reflector: https://bit.ly/how2xlx

AD6DM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ad6dm

AD6DM DenCo™ Batts: https://denco.ad6dm.net/batts/


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Sep 15, 202127:42
Radio Runner, ZL4RA Chris

Radio Runner, ZL4RA Chris

We're talking today with Chris ZL4RA, also known as Radio Runner on YouTube. Chris has some intense Summits on the Air videos, and frequently crashes various YouTube livestreams. We talk about his life in New Zealand, the ham radio licensing process there, and his attitude toward hikes and mountaineering preparation.


Links:

Radio Runner on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOHCTGeSGqt1r76DvVJH_ww

Radio Runner on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisrio


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Aug 18, 202101:17:01
Tank Radio! KG5AHJ Frank

Tank Radio! KG5AHJ Frank

Today we have Frank KG5AHJ, also known as Tank Radio. You will know Tank from his animated intros on various livestreams and YouTube videos. Frank spent a while helping out Ham Radio 2.0 Jason with his channel, being a reliable and loyal friend working in the background. But lately, he's busting out on the scene with his own content.


Tank Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsGPsE7FszSGOQPfwRcDjoA

Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KG5AHJ

Tank Radio merch: https://grapevineamateurradio.com/products/tank-radio-short-sleeve-t-shirt-special-order


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Aug 11, 202101:06:40
K8MRD Mike Goes Full YouTube

K8MRD Mike Goes Full YouTube

Mike has had some recent pivots in life and I'm sure people have questions about what happened, where he's headed, and what he plans to do. Let's find out some of that today, on Episode 50.


Links:

K8MRD Radio Stuff on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/K8MRDRADIOSTUFF

K8MRD on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/k8mrdradiostuff

One of K8MRD's Amazon Affiliate Links (small commission given to Mike for anything you buy): https://amzn.to/30fszPD

K8MRD on Twitter: https://twitter.com/k8mrd


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Aug 04, 202101:06:15
KO4AFL Steve, Remote Volunteer Examiner

KO4AFL Steve, Remote Volunteer Examiner

Steve is a regular on the YouTube streams and livechats, and is also known for being a Volunteer Examiner for the Greater Los Angeles Amateur Radio Group, helping many people become new hams via online testing. He's an OG for the Ham Radio Clubhouse and active with Parks on the Air (POTA).


Links:

Steve KO4AFL on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ko4afl

The Ham Radio Clubhouse: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioClubhouse

GLAARG: https://glaarg.org/


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Jul 21, 202101:14:23
KD2FMW Dan, Beersnack in the Clubhouse

KD2FMW Dan, Beersnack in the Clubhouse

Today I get to talk with Dan KD2FMW, also best known as Beersnack. Dan likes to make things work on the technical side by providing the know-how and programming skill for things such as setting up digital for radios, and programming the back-end of the FT8Off contest. You can also see him busting up often during the hilarity of Ham Radio Clubhouse. Let's get to know more about Beersnack.


Links:

KD2FMW Dan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5L7CeXEg6uVJAYfnsxPC8w

Dan Burak KD2FM2 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beersnack83

Ham Radio Clubhouse: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioClubhouse


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Jul 07, 202101:07:49
VA3SDO Dan, What is an Elmer?
Jun 30, 202101:14:24
WJ6F Craig, Pragmatic Doomsday Prepper

WJ6F Craig, Pragmatic Doomsday Prepper

Today I'm talking with Craig WJ6F. Craig runs the YouTube channel WJ6F Radio, where he does overviews and how-to's of ham radio gear. He also started a online group called Doomsday Prepper Forums. I'm interested in talking with him today about his take on operating and prepping, on Episode 46.


Links:

WJ6F Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WJ6FRadio

Craig on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoomsdayPreppr

WJ6F Radio on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wj6f_radio/

Doomsday Prepper Forums: https://www.doomsdayprepperforums.com/

Alpha Antenna: https://alphaantenna.com/


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Jun 23, 202101:01:16
W1FYG Don, Smoke Signals RF

W1FYG Don, Smoke Signals RF

Today I'm talking with Don W1FYG. Don likes operating Parks on the Air, and discusses everything ham radio. On his YouTube channel, Smoke Signals RF, he shares tips on operating from the shack or in the field, different communications modes, POTA activations, and of course, food and cigars. 


Links:

Smoke Signals RF on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SmokeSignalsRF

Don W1FYG on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmokeSignalsRF

Ham Radio Clubhouse: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioClubhouse

Don's local ham radio club: http://www.shorelinearc.org/


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Jun 09, 202101:09:28
K5QBF Shane, This Side of the Radio

K5QBF Shane, This Side of the Radio

K5QBF Shane is an active amateur radio operator who is the man behind the channel This Side of The Radio on YouTube. He does Parks on the Air, and has gear reviews on his channel. Shane also co-hosts the Ham Radio Clubhouse live streams. We talk about Discord, zero noise floor, and why start a channel?


Links:

This Side of the Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpyN5aa-M6ev-24lhSZTwew

Shane on Twitter: https://twitter.com/K5QBF

Ham Radio Clubhouse: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6MNpsWOXsI68Kbptm9r2Zw

Joe Brett's (a.k.a. Bro Jett's) merch store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/k5yvy/all

K5YVY's Discord Server: https://discord.gg/8H8un2wygc

Short Circuited Brewers: https://www.youtube.com/user/SCBTELEVISON


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May 26, 202101:04:39
Kudos from Livestreams (Bonus Episode)

Kudos from Livestreams (Bonus Episode)

Some excerpts from Coffee and Ham Radio livestream (via K5ATA Goodgame) and the Ham Radio Clubhouse livestreams, where kind words were shared about the Hamdom Thoughts Podcast. Thank you all for listening!


Links: 

Goodgame Ham Radio & Outdoors episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8ko_iGbRyg

Coffee and Ham Radio: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Coffee+and+Ham+Radio

Ham Radio Clubhouse Ham it Forward! episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhwCucUzim8 

K8MRD Radio Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjETc3psT6i7B5z6S1Y3ojQ

TheSmokinApe: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmokinApe


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May 23, 202105:18
KK6USY Chuck, The Builder

KK6USY Chuck, The Builder

Today I get to talk to KK6USY, Chuck. Chuck is a very experienced ham who live streams on YouTube, does Parks on the Air and Summits on the Air activations, and has many antenna and gear reviews on his channel. He spent a long time in the Fire Service, and is really good with antenna building. We also get to hear from his dogs at a few points in this discussion.


Links:

KK6USY Ham Radio Adventures YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbTOS3UcdsFXn_N7RjQGdHA

Coffee and Ham Radios: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Coffee+and+Ham+Radios


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May 12, 202101:14:39
K5YVY Joe Brett, Casual Contester

K5YVY Joe Brett, Casual Contester

Today I get to talk to K5YVY, Joe Brett. Joe is a weather chaser and likes to share his contesting on live streams. He is also part of several group ham radio discussions on YouTube, including the new Ham Radio Clubhouse. We talk about getting started in amateur radio, shack building, "small" 40 foot towers, and the money sinkhole (or not!) that is ham radio.


Links:

K5YVY Amateur Radio Station on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0qq--bOgSHn442vvenO0xg

K5YVY Brett on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thek5yvy

Coffee and Ham Radios - The Cut: https://youtu.be/N53Hg-SAa8c

Coffee and Ham Radios - Hamfests (feat. K5YVY Joe Brett): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-V9WyvKYX4


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May 05, 202101:09:48
W9FFF Sean, Ham Radio Dude

W9FFF Sean, Ham Radio Dude

We meet Sean, also known as the Ham Radio Dude. HRD as we call him is an active YouTuber, and does streams, product and gear reviews, and operation on his YouTube channel. He's also part of Ham Radio 2.0's YouTuber's Bunch. We get into his home-built antenna, his shack and portable ops, and I find out what Allstar is all about.


Links:

HAM RADIO DUDE on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCS3bLYRlUQmN1xLZCoidKw

Sean on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HamRadioDude

http://crkits.com/ for the d4d FT8 Transciever

Stephen Payne - Homemade DX Commander 3D Printed Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMbJzvLesMc&t=542s

Links to the 3d Printed Parts - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11FOldvSd5omd5JlzDgr2sgGWEG4G4qRD

Allstar SHARI Nodes: https://hamprojects.info/shari/


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Apr 28, 202157:19
WA6L Doug: Amateur Antenna

WA6L Doug: Amateur Antenna

Today I'm talking with Doug WA6L. Doug is a CWOPS beginner class advisor and an avid tinkerer. He likes to build radio kits, and is active on various ham radio modes including DStar, AREDN, and CW. He's also a bit of a QRP nut. We banter about tech of ham radio, antennas, and digital voice.


Links:

Doug's website: https://dougfredericks.net/

WA6L on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DougWA6L

The Begali HST: http://www.i2rtf.com/hst-mark-iii.html

CWOps: https://cwops.org/


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Apr 14, 202101:05:03
Jerry

Jerry

An update about Jerry KG6HQD. Please give it a listen to know more about what Jerry is going through.


Links: 

Meal Train to help show support for Jerry & family: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/wkq867/donate/

KG6HQD Jerry's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFupjnMVW-4n3Gl3NWjkSaQ


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Apr 07, 202112:20
KH2SR Jim of Quirky QRP

KH2SR Jim of Quirky QRP

I'm joined by Jim, KH2SR, in Ripon California. Jim likes to invent things for ham radio, and makes them available to the public. Some of his notable early creations include a CW transmitter keychain, and a slinky-like antenna. A self-taught engineer, Jim tries to share his brainstorms with hams to help them operate on the go.


Links:

QuirkyQRP Ham Radio Products on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/QuirkyQRPHamRadios

James Hannibal KH2SR on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShootAnyAngle

QuirkyQRP on Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuirkyQRP

QuirkyQRP product reviews: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=quirky+qrp


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Mar 31, 202156:25
K6ABJ Aaron, CERT Comms Lead
Mar 24, 202153:51
21st Century Life

21st Century Life

In today's brief episode I share a past prediction of our 21st century life by Walter Kronkite, mention some cool new ham radio producers in the YouTube arena, and talk about the consensus around solar cycle 25. I also pose a question to the listeners.


Links:

Kronkite's prediction clip: https://youtu.be/V6DSu3IfRlo

Dan KD2FMW: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5L7CeXEg6uVJAYfnsxPC8w

This Side of the Radio K5QBF Shane on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThisSideoftheRadio

K5YVY Amateur Radio Station YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/K5YVYAmateurRadioStation

Don Gibbs KK4QAM on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr1_qCiq5x8Jht6-STc5wxQ

Cycle 25 T-Shirt: https://www.arrl.org/shop/Cycle-25-Shirt/


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Mar 17, 202116:19
Can't Find a Radio Club?

Can't Find a Radio Club?

In this episode, I talk a little bit about surrounding yourself interactively with other hams, and finding good clubs-- probably virtual ones are the best. I also drop in on a few friends by phone, and give them a ring unexpectedly and put them on the spot with a question or two. Being part of a club is super easy these days, but the harder part is finding one that fits your style.


Links:

KK4QAM Don's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr1_qCiq5x8Jht6-STc5wxQ

KE6MT Rex's blog: https://www.ke6mt.us/

AI6XG Dan's site: https://www.ai6xg.com/

Contact me on Twitter or via email on QRZ if you're interested in checking out JerryNet™.


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Mar 10, 202134:46
APDZ and the Battmen

APDZ and the Battmen

Let's hear about the best portable power for ham radio! I piggyback on the 2/28 All Portable Discussion Zone (APDZ) YouTube livestream with Charlie NJ7V, Dan KC7MSU, Brian W7JET, and Mike K8MRD with extended pre- and post-recordings. A great introductory discussion about batteries and portable operations. Lots of info about how to size and build for your ham gear.


Links:

The livestream APDZ #13 episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/P-DHYUg9a4Q

K8MRD on Twitter: https://twitter.com/k8mrd

Charlie NJ7V on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NJ7V_

Dan KC7MSU on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kc7Msu

Brian W7JET on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBW7JET

Battery build components and costs list: https://ad6dm.net/log/2020/03/battery-components-list/

The AD6DM DenCo™ Batts website: https://denco.ad6dm.net/batts/


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Mar 03, 202101:40:54
KC7MSU Dan - Portable Ham
Feb 24, 202148:32
Paying It Forward in Ham Radio

Paying It Forward in Ham Radio

Thoughts on generosity and how it is sometimes at odds with self-reliance and independence in our ham radio preparedness mindset. I refer to the Radical Generosity video by Amalya (Ami) Campbell, and discuss happiness, some essential aspects of ham radio, and ways we can express sharing and thanks to the community. I welcome your comments via Anchor Message!


Links:

Ami Campbell's "Radical Generosity is a Way of Living, Not an Act of Giving" talk: https://youtu.be/0-tWiTvwv14.


Some comments:

  • The concept of "paying it forward" seems to be alive and well in ham radio. Wherever I can, I try to do my best to live up to that, as well... It feels essential. But in the sense that it is part of the essence of ham radio. - Rex KE6MT
  • I have found the community is incredibly helpful and hams have gone out of their way to assist newbies like myself, both down US way and up here  in the north. Quite admirable! - Patrick VE7PJG
  • If we were all selfish bastards I'd have quit long ago. Most people gravitate to generosity. Imagine what it would be like on the radio if  everybody was looking out for #1. Generosity is one of the things that breathes life into the hobby! - Charlie NJ7V
  • When I was starting out in electronics/ham radio there was a ham a few doors down that always helped me. I tried not to bug him too much. - Dan AI6XG


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Feb 17, 202124:33
T.O. Crossover with KM9G Steve
Feb 10, 202101:34:27
Active Contester AA0Z Kyle

Active Contester AA0Z Kyle

We talk with a very cool ham radio operator: AA0Z Kyle. Kyle is a chairperson for his local St. Louis ham club and has a comprehensive YouTube channel, where he not only talks about ham radio, but contesting, how-to's, gear, POTA, and field operations. Kyle is very active in the community, helping organize and gather hams from all over the region and the world.


Links:

Kyle AA0Z's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClX--0FpKY48h4cAXFPOWQQ

Kyle's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyleaa0z/

St. Louis & Suburban Winterfest: https://winterfest.slsrc.org/

NodeRED: https://nodered.org/

NodeRed-Hamradio Groups.io: https://groups.io/g/nodered-hamradio


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Feb 03, 202158:25
TangoOscarMike N3WS

TangoOscarMike N3WS

In today's episode #29, we talk with N3WS Tom. Tom hails from the East Coast and does QRP portable operation out in some seemingly extreme weather these days. He has a YouTube channel called Tango Oscar Mike N3WS, where he discusses his hiking trips to activate POTA, gear reviews, and ham operation. We discuss the overlap of prepping with ham radio.


Links:

TangoOscarMike - N3WS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCex-jLJaoDKw5wXSwSNHyyA

Tom on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tangooscarmike73/


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Jan 27, 202101:07:56
Round Robin Part II

Round Robin Part II

Hamdom Thoughts goes group round-robin again where we answer some hypothetical radio- and prep-related personal questions, including power outage panic, what we'd design as a dream radio, and something we'd like to do again if we had the chance. Returning guests KE6MT Rex, NJ7V Charlie ("Red"), and new guests K8TSG Jason, and KC7MSU Dan.


Links

K8TSG Hammock Radio on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thatsiebguy

Rex Vokey on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/multiblex

Red Summit RF on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHriEQX4EK2b0QS7EgSvjmg

KC7MSU on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kc7Msu


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Jan 20, 202101:05:47
KT1RUN The Tech Prepper

KT1RUN The Tech Prepper

In today's episode, we get to talk to Gaston, callsign KT1RUN. Gaston is known as The Tech Prepper on YouTube, where he not only talks about ham radio, but all topics related to preparedness. My kinda ham. We get into his ham software project, grid down stories, testing evac, and Winter Field Day.


Links:

The Tech Prepper's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetechprepper/

The Tech Prepper on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCacth3foPsjqgV4wW4kuDDw

TheTechPrepper on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thetechprepper1

Website: https://www.thetechprepper.com

Pet Go Bags: https://youtu.be/R4xgO66VI1Q


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Jan 13, 202101:00:16
What are Your Ham Radio Goals?

What are Your Ham Radio Goals?

This episode is just me, AD6DM Dennis, talking about my 2020 goals checklist and how they turned out, as well as some thing I want to do in 2021. What do you want to do in 2021 with amateur radio? What rigs do you want to use, things you want to build, contacts you want to make, contests you want to compete in, preparedness exercises and actions you want to execute? Share them by sending a message to Hamdom Thoughts.


Links:

The DenCo Batteries fake company website: https://denco.ad6dm.net/batts/

KK6USY Chuck's massive tower video: https://youtu.be/avJX6xso5us

W5KV's tower climb: https://youtu.be/IafGqCiGy9I


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Jan 06, 202125:32
Get the Scoop from Ham Radio 2.0

Get the Scoop from Ham Radio 2.0

Today we get to talk to one of the longest running YouTube hams that I know of, KC5HWB Jason, more popularly known as Ham Radio 2.0. Jason talks about anything that is new in amateur radio, and his reviews and discussions really do cover the gamut of ham radio topics. He also started the ham radio YouTube group The YouTuber's Bunch, and has helped many hams get their message out there, including this podcast.


Links:

Ham Radio 2.0 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kc5hwb

Ham Radio 2.0 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hamradio2dot0

Jason's website: https://grapevineamateurradio.com/


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Dec 30, 202053:33
Meet TheSmokinApe

Meet TheSmokinApe

Meet TheSmokinApe, a YouTuber who releases many helpful videos about many different aspects of ham radio and building, prepping, and EDC. The Smokin Ape has been around for years, and while he says he posts videos of things that are of interest to him, we find they are interesting to many of us viewers as well.


Links

TheSmokinApe on  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheSmokinApe

TheSmokinApe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSmokinApe


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Dec 23, 202049:02
The Round-Robin Episode

The Round-Robin Episode

Hamdom Thoughts is joined with K5ATA Steve, AA6XA Jeff, and AI6XG Dan where answer some hypothetical radio-related personal questions, including what keeps the hobby interesting and what would you do with a million dollars for ham radio? A special episode to banter and share ideas.


Links

Goodgame Ham Radio and Outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeo_lBRLoYmIxjOGtOr0nKw

Dan's site: www.AI6XG.com

AA6XA's website The Long Green Tunnel: https://longgreentunnel.blogspot.com/


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Dec 16, 202046:15
How We Stayed Connected in the 1900's

How We Stayed Connected in the 1900's

Radio was the lifeline of many in the early- to mid-1900's. In this short episode we hear some examples of radio and possibly feel the impact of what it was like to be glued to a speaker during huge world events.


Links

Some Old World Radio files: https://www.oldradioworld.com/

American Historic Speeches, top 100: https://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesbydecade.html


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Dec 09, 202016:16
Warning: It's K6UDA Bob 😁
Dec 02, 202052:16
W5KV Johnny - Signal Search
Nov 25, 202053:53