Episode 141: Hamcom 2018

HAMCOM is one of my favorite shows each year. It is the ARRL West Gulf Division Convention and it takes places in my home-area. This year they moved back to East Plano, where it used to be held several years ago, and the ticket sales showed tremendous growth. Take a look at this video and let me know what you think – I think we’re going to see a large increase in Hamcom activity over the next few years.  


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Episode 140: 2018 Hamvention Follow-Up

Today I get to catch up with Mike, W8CI, and Jack, WB8SCT, from the Dayton Hamvention Administration team.  We talk about the 2018 Hamvention, what was good and what was learned, and plans for next year.  Dayton is the biggest Hamfest in the USA, and perhaps the world, and I am honored that Mike and Jack took the time to talk to me over Skype and allow this interview.  I hope you enjoy it.


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Episode 139: Dayton Hamvention 2018


The 2018 Dayton Hamvention, actually located in Xenia, OH, was another great show for this year.  I was able to get interviews from Yaesu, Elecraft, ABR Industries, KI6ZUM about the Zumspot, and Buddipole.  These videos are separated into 3 parts to keep them short.  I hope you enjoy them.


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Episode 138: Unboxing the TYT MD-UV380/390 Dual Band DMR HT

Watch the video – I did get the updated CPS and Firmware for this model.  You can find all of that here – Download Link

Get Firmware 16.05 or later, along with CPS 1.05 or CPS 1.06.  That will allow you to load the CVS file for the contacts into the radio.

This is the video for the newest Dual Band DMR HT from TYT.  The MD-UV380 and MD-UV-390 are similar to the original monoband models in look and feel, but similar to the MD-2017 in features, menus and performance.  A good addition to the Dual Band DMR HT inventory that we already have.

Thanks for watching.


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Episode 137: Yaesu System Fusion WIRES-x over a MESH Network

From the Cowtown Hamfest in January of 2018, Mark Culross, KD5RXT, presents a forum on how to setup a MESH network, then attach devices together with a private WIRES-x room using Yaesu System Fusion equipment and protocols.


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Episode 136: 3-Year Anniversary Video

3-years ago today I put up the first video with the title of “Ham Radio 2.0: Live From the Hamshack”

I’ve had a great time making this series into a very fun adventure through Amateur Radio, and I thank all of the viewers and supporters who have been there to see it grow.  I look forward to the next year and am hoping for even bigger things to happen!

73 to all!


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