Ham Radio 360 was a bi-weekly Amateur Radio Podcast created for the “New Guy”.
Hosted by Cale Nelson, K4CDN, the show chronicled his journey with over 3 and a half years of interviews and projects for all things Ham Radio. The show ran from 2014-2018.
Topics ranged from setting up your first station to operating DX, repeaters, antennas, building projects and product reviews. The podcast encourages ham radio operators to explore and learn about the world of radio communications in plain language and with practical advice.
The Ham Radio 360 podcast was produced every two weeks (2014-2018) and is available in iTunes, Stitcher and other popular podcast apps.
The show site and it’s content are maintained by K4CDN as his continued contribution to the Hobby.
The End of the Beginning…
Thank You Very Much for listening to the Ham Radio 360 Podcast.
In this real quick, last episode, I take the opportunity to 'say' good-bye.
I appreciate the opportunity to have served you and the Amateur Radio Community over these last few years.
In 2011 I achieved a nearly lifelong goal; I became an Amateur Radio Operator.
In 2014 I began, as a means to scratch an itch, an Amateur Radio Podcast.
The podcast, then named ‘Fo Time’ was never supposed to succeed. I had no intention of releasing any more than 5 to 10 programs. Almost 4 years later, 90+ shows, and over a 3/4 million downloads, I’m still wondering how I got here.
Through that time, I was a small part of promoting the Amateur Radio Hobby via the medium of podcasting. What began as an experiment soon became a platform for a New Ham Operator to learn the ropes. Along the journey I was blessed with the opportunity to connect with and learn from some of the most brilliant and entertaining people on the planet.
I have been continually astounded by my listening audience and their contribution to the efforts of what became the Ham Radio 360 Podcast and brand. Not only was I afforded the opportunity to learn from the best, I was able to share in those experiences with many others as the brand’s influence grew. Additionally the platform allowed other programs to be birthed for the good of the hobby that will continue to educate and entertain the masses.
However, I began to realize just how much of me it took to produce quality content and maintain the brand. In October of 2017 I took a break from my regular show production with a promise to return in 2018. I upheld that promise but soon realized that the continued pressure to perform and create was more than I was willing to maintain anymore.
With that understanding I have decided to discontinue, in it’s entirety, the Ham Radio 360 Podcast. I plan to maintain the HamRadio360.com Website and Podcast Feed of past shows and content as a contribution to the Amateur Radio Hobby.
I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to have served you and the wonderful Amateur Radio Hobby.
Ham Radio 360: Faraday RF – Open Source Digital Radio
The Salmi Brothers are back (don't miss their initial interview) to teach us about their Educational Development Radio Company-Faraday RF and some of their Outer-Space Creations!
In this Nuts and Volts episode we get into the minds of Brent (KB1LQD) and Bryce (KB1LQC) as they break down the ins and outs of their Ham Radio venture. More than just building a SDR; Faraday RF looks to expand the hobby for tomorrows operators.
Join us as we pull back the veil and get a glimpse of the future..."Challenging the notion of making a contact"
Show Links and Mentions
Faraday RF Blog Posts:
More Than Radio - AMSAT MPPT
Faraday RF Telemetry
Faraday goes UP! (HAB)
Delayed Tolerant Networks
What is MPPT? Maximum Power Point Tracking
Previous Podcast Episodes regarding AMSAT
Connect with the brothers:
Faraday RF on Facebook
Ham Radio 360: Millennial Falcons-KB1LQC & KB1LQD
As you might imagine Twin Brothers Bryce and Brent have a great deal in common. Both are Millennial Ham Radio Ops, Developers and Rocket Scientists just to name a few shared interest!
The Brothers Salmi drop in for a conversation about their vision for the future of the Ham Radio hobby. Raised as inventors and tinkerers these guys are poised to take that to an entirely different level with their educational development company, Faraday RF. But before we get into the 'what' we get into the 'why' as we look back to a childhood filled with promise, learning and dreaming to a present full of building, making, and doing!
If you're searching for proof that your beloved hobby will outlast your days-give this show a listen to be challenged and encouraged for tomorrow!
Show Notes and Mentions
Faraday RF- Master Plan (Start Here!)
Blog Post: Millennials are Reinventing Ham Radio
N0SSC - Blog Post: Millennials Are Killing Ham Radio
KC5ESS.us Resistor Value Color Codes
K2GXT - RIT Radio Club
RARA - Rochester Ham Radio Assn.
Connect with the brothers:
thanks for listening, supporting and sharing the Ham Radio 360 Podcast!
Ham Radio 360: 88 New Year – New Rules
Happy New Year!
Once again, here we are....
I've been to the future and now I'm back behind the mic, in the shack, to bring you another episode of Ham Radio 360 Podcast. Thanks for tuning in to my return. The break was a great refresher and in this 'different' show I break down what I learned and where I'm going!
Show Notes and Mentions
Bruce Arians Retirement Presser
Ham Radio 360 Forum *Now Closed*
Field Radio Podcast - GoFundMe Hamvention Help
IC-7100 Portable Station from KJ6VU
IC-7100 from MTC
RT Systems Software *Amazing*
**please excuse the voice-this dry winter weather has taken a toll on the VOX
Ham Radio 360: Shopping Show #4 with the entire 360 gang
George, Jeremy and John pulled me up to the barn just in time to get a shopping show together for your Holiday Listening pleasure! Actually, we'd planned this all along-knowing that so many of you enjoy the insight and conversation between friends.
This is our 4th Shopping Show and it's always the highlight of our yearly podcasting adventures. While we have a load of fun doing these shows; it's our hope we can help you make informed choices regarding big and small purchases this Christmas Shopping Season!
Handi-talkies, Mobiles, Portables and Packables all get time in this episode along with some insight on budget and starter gear. There's room for everyone, even if you're still stuffed full of turkey!
So, take us along as you brave the crowds for overnight shopping! Plug us in one ear while you're forced to sit through another lame 3-hour Commercial..I mean Thanksgiving Parade. Share us with the in-laws, you know they love hearing about your 'weird' radio hobby! Whatever-just don't miss out on this episode!
We're all Thankful for the time you spend with us and truly hope you and your family enjoy the brightest of Seasons!
Cale, George, Jeremy and John
Show Notes and Links in order mentioned-
Handi-Talkies: 4: 39
ICOM IC-92AD - (discontinued)
Wouxun HT (UV1D-UV6D)
Kenwood TH-6Fa - (discontinued)
Kenwood TH-d72 - (discontinued)
W7DBO HT Go-Bag
EMCOMM & HT Go-Bag Show (fo time rewind)
VHF/UHF Mobile Rigs: 23:00
Yaesu FT-8800 (discontinued)
Kenwood TM-v71a (*still our pick for best all-around dual-band!*)
Tytera TH-8600 (Low Power Small Mobile "fun radio for 100 bucks")
ICOM ID-880H (discontinued)
Yaesu FTM-3200 (system fusion)
Yaesu FTM-3100 (analog)
Portable 10' Tripod for field expedient VHF/UHF Antenna Deployment -
Mobile HF Radio: 48:41
ICOM IC 7300
ICOM IC 7200
ICOM IC-706MkIIg (discontinued)
ICOM IC 7100
Little TarHill II Antenna
K4CDN TS850 *For Sale*
KJ6VU 7100 Portable
Portable/Field Radio Gear: 1:12:30
Yaesu FT 817nd
Yaesu FT 991A
Yaesu FT 450
Elecraft KXPA (100w amp)
Elecraft PX3 (panadapter)
Yaesu FT 891
OH8STN (Julian: Survival-Tech-Nord)
KB1HQS (Stuart: NPOTA Supreme Champion)
Good Finds: 1:35:20
West Mountain Radio Battery Analyzer
Wago Wirenut/Connector (big combo pack/best deal)
Wago Wirenut/Connector (little combo pack/good deal)
Shark RF Open Spot
Diamond Discone D220R
Gigaparts: Hytera DMR Radios (682 and 382)
Kantronics KPC3 TNC
Kenwood TM-231 (discontinued)
Kenneth Finnegan @KWF
Ham Radio 360: Lessons from Irma and My Vacation
It's doubtful that you haven't been affected by the recent hurricanes, no matter where you reside. Here in the Upstate of South Carolina-we were indeed touched by Irma and in this episode of the Ham Radio 360 Podcast, I share some of my lessons learned.
Following that, I break the news that as of this episode, #87, I will be taking a much needed vacation from the Podcast grind. The Workbench and Field Radio Podcast will stay on schedule-but HR360 is hanging up the vacation sign and going away for a bit. 3+ years of creating content and full-on engagement has taken a toll on my balance of life so I've decided to step away, with a potential return in January 2018. A big thanks to all who helped take a 'joke' and turn into 'something'!
The recent storms seemed to reignite the ever-smoldering embers of Ham Radio's place in EMCOMM. No surprise to see the many hams out in force debating the relevance of Amateur Radio in an Emergency. Since we've never settled the no-code or Chi-com debates....what's another to continue to divide the community--I guess we really are a reflection of society after all!
Just a few days after Irma brought strong winds and heavy rain to the farm, I took my seat at the front of the room for the local ARES meeting. I believe that communications is King (especially in today's tech-centric world)! I also believe that Amateur Radio should have a place in the local communications response to emergent situations or times of duress. Finally, I believe that Ham Radio will NOT save the world; but it is a great tool to have if and when something goes wrong. period. A few months ago the local ARES-EC asked me to help get the ball rolling here in Spartanburg County, SC. We'll see what happens, right now it's trending positive. The upcoming GridEX Exercise will be a stretch for our group-but I think we'll weather it well.
The last 86+ episodes have offered many solutions to EMCOMM issues as well as introducing many aspects of the Hobby that some of us have never heard mentioned on the local 2m repeater. If you are a new listener, I invite you to page back through our catalog of shows, pick something you're interested in and give it a spin. If you've been here a while, thanks for sticking around!
Thanks again for listening!
Show Mentions and Links
GridEX IV-November 15th 2017 (PDF)
Spaghetti Models- Mikes Weather Page
Field Radio Podcast- You Need the Feed!
I just found this podcast (Feb 2021) and it is exceptional. I listened to 6 hours of it on the first day and learned tons. I wish Cale was still doing the podcast but I'll listen to them all and use them for reference. Best podcast ever.
Just found it and am sad that Cale is no longer doing the podcast
Definitely Worth Listening
Since it’s for the new Ham or those looking into the hobby, well worth listening to past episodes to learn the jargon, explore what area you’d be interested in, and certainly what to do next. So many questions will be answered. I’ve learned so much from the banter and educated views. While it’s sad to know the end result, still worth a listen.