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AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts

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, electronics, software, and tinkering.

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AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts

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KI6NAZ Josh and Ham Radio Crash Course
KI6NAZ, Josh Nass, also known as Hoshnasi, is one of the most prolific ham radio online personalities, producing weekly livestreams, countless other videos, a podcast, and a newsletter. He's a thought leader in normalizing this hobby, and has introduced thousands of people to the world of ham radio. Links: Ham Radio Crash Course (HRCC) on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Hoshnasi Josh KI6NAZ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hoshnasi Josh on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hoshnasi/ HRCC all the info: https://hrcc.link/ HRCC Podcast: https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/ Facebook: https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ Get some HRCC Merch: https://hamtactical.com/ Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
1:13:49
October 21, 2020
Youth Ambassador N0SSC Sterling
Sterling N0SSC is a force in helping the younger generation build skills and foster friendships in ham radio. He wants to make ham radio a fun and worthwhile experience for young people worldwide. By day he works in RF Engineering, and all other times he's publicizing STEM initiatives and connecting hams through his videos and articles online. In this episode we hear about what he's accomplished and his creative plans for keeping ham radio relevant and alive. Links: Sterling N0SSC's website: https://n0ssc.com/ Sterling on Twitter: https://twitter.com/N0SSC Youth on the Air (YOTA) Americas: https://youthontheair.org Young Amateurs Radio Club: https://yarc.world/about/ Illinois Young Hams Club: http://ilyh.org/  Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
57:02
October 14, 2020
CWOps Instructor NN7M Ryan
Forget perfection and just operate! Ryan NN7M indirectly challenged me with his aptitude for CW in our shared CW Academy Level 2 class back in 2018. He is into SOTA, and managed to convince his whole family to get licensed as ham radio operators. Now he's paying it forward by being an instructor for CWOps, and runs an APRS digipeater for the West Seattle area. Peer pressure in learning CW is a good thing. Links: Ryan NN7M's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanNN7M CWOps CW Academy: https://cwops.org/cw-academy/ Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
51:27
October 7, 2020
Banished from a Peak with AI6XG Dan
Dan AI6XG used to examine electronics at the sub-micron level. He's big into the DIY and Maker realm, and designs a lot of his own ham shack gear. We talk about his beginnings, how he feels about trespassing for SOTA, and operating remotely from anywhere in the world. Links: Dan AI6XG's website: https://www.ai6xg.com Dan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/AI6XG1 Dan's Big Clock design: https://www.ai6xg.com/post/big-font-clock-relieve-for-old-eyes Our joint activation video of W6/NC-343 Wragg Ridge: https://youtu.be/bkUUWyhsI4k Photos of Dan's remote station can be seen on his QRZ page: https://www.qrz.com/lookup/ai6xg Re-trace your hiking path with Relive App: https://www.relive.cc Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
58:09
September 30, 2020
World Ham Shack: KB1HQS Stuart
Stuart KB1HQS treks the mountains of Maine in his quest for SOTA Mountain Goat. He is the author of the book Portable Operating for Amateur Radio, published by the ARRL. In this episode, he talks about his beginnings, his favorite modes and gear, his Summits on the Air journeys all around the country, as well as his thoughts on satellite communicators and Search and Rescue.  Links: Stuart KB1HQS's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/KB1HQS Stuart's Twitter: https://twitter.com/KB1HQS Stuart's website: https://kb1hqs.com/ Portable Operating for Amateur Radio book: https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Operating-Amateur-Stuart-Thomas/dp/1625950802/ Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
39:01
September 23, 2020
Next Gen of Hams with K5ATA Steve
Steve K5ATA is an inspiration to us for getting youth into ham radio. He is a teacher for STEM and CS, a bee whisperer, and a Parks on the Air enthusiast (or perhaps just a POTA logger for his daughter who is an active ham). He had a scary fire incident at home and is now a Captain of a local volunteer firefighter department.  Join us as we talk about his projects with Goodgame Ham Radio and Outdoors.  Links: If you'd like to support Goodgame Ham Radio and his students: https://www.patreon.com/m/goodgamehamradio Steve K5ATA's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeo_lBRLoYmIxjOGtOr0nKw Goodgame's Twitter: https://twitter.com/goodgame_K5ATA Goodgame Ham Radio, Bees, and Outdoors website: https://www.goodgamebees.com/ Article by KB6NU on proposed new $50 FCC fee: https://www.kb6nu.com/fcc-proposes-new-fees-for-amateur-radio-licenses/ Article by K0LWC referenced in podcast: http://k0lwc.com/ham-radio-is-dying-no-its-not-its-evolving/ Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
53:58
September 16, 2020
Dishing out Pi with KM4ACK Jason
Jason KM4ACK is a self-made linux hacker. He likes sharing his learnings on YouTube and has helped countless hams operate in the field with one of the smallest cheapest computers available: The Raspberry Pi. He's favors digital modes and QRO field stations. Let's learn how he came to create the Build-a-Pi script, what got him started in portable and EMCOMM operations, and POTA. Links: Jason KM4ACK's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/jasonoleham KM4ACK on Twitter: https://twitter.com/km4ack KM4ACK's source code on Github: https://github.com/km4ack Version 3 Build-a-Pi video: https://youtu.be/l4M9VVqGxoc KM4ACK's favorite antenna: https://tn07.com/imd-109-go-anywhere-antenna Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
53:11
September 9, 2020
K6ARK Adam's Ever-Smaller Inventions
Adam K6ARK creates amazing things. His design engineering background led to some serious coveted antennas and complete tiny transceivers, many of which can fit in your pocket and only weigh several grams. A veteran Search and Rescue volunteer, Adam lends some great advice on failing forward and facing your fears. He also entertains my gear geekery questions, shares some stories, and talks about how he got started as an electronics creator. Links: Adam's YouTube Channel "K6ARK Portable Radio": https://www.youtube.com/user/Vector511c Adam's Twitter: https://twitter.com/akimmerly Recommended book: The High Sierra - Peaks, Passes, Trails: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0898869714/ Adam's End-Fed Random Wire BNC Transformer "Magic Antenna" video: https://youtu.be/kSQzUETRMlk Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on  the next episode!
54:32
September 2, 2020
Power Sloth Chaser K0EAP Eric
Eric K0EAP takes on ham radio operation like he does running a marathon. Consistent operation and breaking pile-ups with QRP, Eric shares his experiences on the chasing side of SOTA, POTA, DX, and general CQ. You'll find him doing Lunchtime on the Air (LTOTA) and hanging out in the CW portion of the bands. K0EAP is very humble but has done much to keep ham radio alive, dit by dit. Links: Eric K0EAP's Twitter where he talks to people often: https://twitter.com/KD0FZT Eric's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRpMAIrRvswb_7nvCblawgA CWOps CW Academy: https://cwops.org/  AD6DM's banned peak Wragg Ridge (now classified private property): https://youtu.be/bkUUWyhsI4k Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
43:05
August 27, 2020
W6RIP Kicks SOTA Butt and Saves Lives
Kevin W6RIP talks about how his YouTube channel came to be, the difficult and often untouched peaks of the SOTA W6 Southern Sierra Region, and his thoughts when he found himself in a precarious SOTA situation. He also shares how he got into the San Gorgonio Search and Rescue Team, and the things he learned about activating summits in retrospect. This badass ham was an early inspiration for AD6DM.  Related Links: W6RIP Radio Adventures YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/W6RIPRadioAdventures Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/W6RIP San Gorgonio SAR FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SanGorgonioSAR Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
48:56
August 21, 2020
Rock, Radio Videos, Chilis & Cheladas: KG5OCW Greg
The TechGearJunkie joins Hamdom Thoughts Podcast to talk about his many (Squirrel!) endeavors, post-operation food & beverage of choice, and how he's become a YouTuber. We take a brief departure from ham radio to hear some of his great music, and we banter about the creative process. Links: Greg (TechGearJunkie) KG5OCW's fantastic music: https://soundcloud.com/gmbeatnik Greg's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/TechGearJunkie Greg's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechGearJunkie Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to   record your messages right from your  computer or phone. Your comments  or  questions might even end up on the  next episode!
48:58
August 18, 2020
Satellites, JerryNet, & BBS's with KK4QAM Don
Don KK4QAM is building an automated satellite tracking system, from microcontroller boards and 3D printed parts, to the antennas used to transmit and receive with amateur satellites. He's one of the original JerryNet members and we talk a bit about those beginnings. Don also built a HF radio BBS system that spans the southeast part of the country. An active builder, Don has helped me in many of my own ham hardware and software projects. Links mentioned in this podcast: KK4QAM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DonGibbs2 Making a multi-mode digital voice reflector: https://bit.ly/how2xlx Autonomous Satellite Tracker project: http://www.clearskyinstitute.com/ham/AST/ 3D design tool Don initially used: https://www.onshape.com/ Don's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr1_qCiq5x8Jht6-STc5wxQ KG6HQD Jerry's SOTA YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFupjnMVW-4n3Gl3NWjkSaQ Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom   Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to   record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments  or  questions might even end up on the next episode!
40:48
August 17, 2020
KE6MT Rex, SOTA W6 Association Mgr
Managing a whole state's peaks for Summits on the Air, and hacking code: Rex KE6MT talks about some of his mountain-topping hikes, his tools, inventing a meter with Arduino, and muddy trail running with ham gear. We also talk a bit about my first SOTA activation, which he unknowingly took me on. Rex's website: https://www.ke6mt.us Rex's battery meter code: https://github.com/rexington/readvoltage Rex's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/multiblex A video of our joint activation: https://youtu.be/0puPiyyyN3M Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom  Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to  record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or  questions might even end up on the next episode!
48:05
August 14, 2020
NJ7V Charlie, SOTA Double Mtn Goat
A talk with Charlie NJ7V, a Summits on the Air (SOTA) 2x Mountain Goat award winner and profuse YouTuber (creator of Red Summit RF videos). Learn more about Charlie's journey to SOTA, how to get involved, how to stay safe, and other things in this extreme aspect of amateur radio. Charlie's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/RedSummitRF. Did you know you can send audio messages back to AD6DM™ Hamdom Thoughts? Visit https://anchor.fm/ad6dm and hit the "Message" button to record your messages right from your computer or phone. Your comments or questions might even end up on the next episode!
35:12
August 11, 2020
Digital Modes and Mystery (Number) Stations
Tuning around on the shortwave radio bands,  you can discover some cool unknown encoded sounds. Some of these sounds can be identified by sound pattern. In the first part of this episode we go over a few ham radio digital modes and guess what they are. In the second part, we hear a few mystery number stations transmitting their message to field agents worldwide. 
30:42
August 8, 2020
Hamdom Thoughts Introduction
Here I just ramble a bit about starting this ham radio related podcast. Hopefully more to come soon! For an intro on what is ham radio, please check out the Ham Radio Crash Course on YouTube: https://bit.ly/HRCCIntro.
02:35
July 26, 2020