Episode 529: Hamvention 2021 is Officially Cancelled

Hamvention 2021 Much like last year, Hamvention 2021 has announced their cancellation of the Hamfest for 2021. Lots of us are disappointed, but I wanted to share my thoughts about this event. Announcement Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hamvention Be sure to support my sponsors, who make this series possible: – Gifts 4 Hams […] Read more »

Episode 523: FCC Sets Amateur License Fee at $35 | Ham Radio License Fee

FCC Sets Ham Radio License Fee at $35 instead of $50. Along with this, they have changed the fees for GMRS licenses from $70 to $35. Take a look at the video and comment below, I am curious about your thoughts on this change. KB6NU Blog: https://www.kb6nu.com/fcc-sets-amateur-license-fee-at-35 BTWR Blog Post: […] Read more »

Episode 518: Ham-com Goes QRT! ARRL West Gulf Division Convention Hamfest Closes

In an expected announcement, Ham-com is closing it’s doors FOR GOOD! This comes on the heals of COVID-19 causing the Hamfest to be cancelled for 2020 and potentially for 2021. The announcement was made today, and I have some things to say about it, but also I have reached out […] Read more »

Episode 511: FCC Hits Rugged Radios with Citation over Illegal Radios

FCC Hits Rugged Radios with Citation over Illegal Radios – this is an article I found that I thought was relevant to our hobby and what this channel is about. Comments welcome! Matthew Keys The Desk: https://thedesk.matthewkeys.net/2020/12/rugged-radios-fcc-citation-unauthorized-frequency FCC Citation Info: https://www.fcc.gov/document/eb-issues-citation-rugged-radios-equipment-marketing-violations Be sure to support my sponsors, who make this […] Read more »

Episode 508: Setting a Password for Brandmeister DMR Servers | Ham Radio DMR

Brandmeister has implemented a new requirement for connecting to their DMR servers, which is a custom/unique password. Today I show you how to setup that password in the Brandmeister Self Card Website and also on your DMR or Digital Voice Hotspot so that it will properly connect to Brandmeister. Brandmeister […] Read more »