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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 AD6DM Dennis

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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.

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ad6dm/support

    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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    • 1 hr 40 min
    KC7MSU Dan - Portable Ham

    KC7MSU Dan - Portable Ham

    Episode 33: KC7MSU Dan likes Summits on the Air, and just as well because there are a lot of great peaks in Arizona. He's the co-host of the YouTube series All Portable Discussion Zone, and has been a previous guest on one of our Round Table episodes. We hear some of Dan's ham story, discuss some benefits of offgrid power and solar, and thoughts on building momentum in this hobby.



    Links:

    All Portable Discussion Zone YouTube series: https://www.youtube.com/c/RedSummitRF/videos?view=2&sort=dd&live_view=503&shelf_id=2

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



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    • 48 min
    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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    • 24 min
    T.O. Crossover with KM9G Steve

    T.O. Crossover with KM9G Steve

    We're doing it live! I guest on the YouTube channel Temporarily Offline - Ham Nuggets where I get to talk to and get grilled by KM9G Steve in Wisconsin. Steve runs a very active YouTube channel about vintage electronics and ham radio, and is the organizer of Monday Night Ham Radio and Thursday Night Ham Radio. In this episode we get into the nitty gritty of batteries and soldering, as well as having too much stuff.



    Links:

    Ham Nuggets Livestream Episode: https://youtu.be/1txqIN6sZ98

    Temporarily Offline on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCai-PmK8xOBOunwi6MoBgwQ

    Astro Leah on YouTube (KM9G Steve's daughter): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmr0XxVPxsf9ZBcnjNKfqQ

    Steve on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KiloMike9Golf

    DenCo Batteries: https://denco.ad6dm.net/batts/



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    • 1 hr 34 min
    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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    • 58 min
    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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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

KD0IRW ,

An excellent, easy to listen to podcast!

Dennis does an excellent job producing this podcast. It’s easy to listened to, great quality, and entertaining!

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Hamdom Listener

I have been listening to the podcast since the first episode and enjoy listening. I appreciate the fact that the guests brought on the show enjoy sharing information and helps me to learn more about the hobby. As a former podcaster Dennis has inspired me to start back up again. Thanks!!

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