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Josh (KI6NAZ) of the Ham Radio Crash Course YouTube channel, and his wife Leah (KN6NWZ), talk about suburban life raising two boys in Southern California with a ham radio and preparedness twist in this podcast. Content includes the Ham Radio Minute where Josh gives a short ham radio tip, they read reviews and emails from listeners, share a drink review, Leah takes on practice exam questions for ham radio licensing exams while Josh tries to explain them to her, and they dive into a longer ham radio topic. A segment about suburban preparedness was also recently added.

Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast Josh Nass KI6NAZ

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Josh (KI6NAZ) of the Ham Radio Crash Course YouTube channel, and his wife Leah (KN6NWZ), talk about suburban life raising two boys in Southern California with a ham radio and preparedness twist in this podcast. Content includes the Ham Radio Minute where Josh gives a short ham radio tip, they read reviews and emails from listeners, share a drink review, Leah takes on practice exam questions for ham radio licensing exams while Josh tries to explain them to her, and they dive into a longer ham radio topic. A segment about suburban preparedness was also recently added.

    Just Buy The Ham Radio

    Just Buy The Ham Radio

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Just Buy The Radio 
     
    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly
    based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from
    listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -
    KN6NWZ, we talk about having coax adapters, 10 acre compound security and buying radios now rather than later. 
     
    Ham Radio Minute: Reminder to have coax adapters. 
     
    Announcements: HRCC Net - https://hrcc.link.
    Josh will be at Hamcation. 
     
    Ham Radio Test Study with Leah 
    HamStudy: https://hamstudy.org
    Support by getting something from Signal Stuff: https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622
     
    Gordon West Ham Radio Test Prep Books with HRCC Links 
    -Technician: https://amzn.to/3EGELhO
    -General: https://amzn.to/3g8R9gf
    -Extra: https://amzn.to/3Tlis5j
     
    Free Fastrack Track to Your Ham Radio License Books on Audible (for new to Audible readers):
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/mlp/membership/premiumplus?tag=hrccpodcast-20
     
     
    Join the conversation by leaving a review on Apple Podcast for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!
     
    Preparedness Corner: 10 Acre Compound Security
    https://www.reddit.com/r/preppers/comments/10mad8s/if_you_were_building_your_dream_compound_on_10/
     
    Show Topic: Just buy the radio

    Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.
     
    Links mentioned in the ECT: 

    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!
     
    Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi
    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.comShop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/
    Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
     
    Connect with Us:
    Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com
    YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse
    Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/
    Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)
    Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)
     

    • 2 hr 45 min
    Car Antenna Do’s and Dont’s

    Car Antenna Do’s and Dont’s

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Car Antenna Dos and Don’ts
     
    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly
    based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from
    listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -
    KN6NWZ, we talk about EV vehicle noise, beehives and honey and mounting antennas on vehicles. 
     
    Ham Radio Minute: Not all EVs are created equal. 
     
    Announcements: HRCC Net - https://hrcc.link

    Ham Radio Test Study with Leah 
    HamStudy: https://hamstudy.org
    Support by getting something from Signal Stuff: https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622
     
    Gordon West Ham Radio Test Prep Books with HRCC Links 
    -Technician: https://amzn.to/3EGELhO
    -General: https://amzn.to/3g8R9gf
    -Extra: https://amzn.to/3Tlis5j
     
    Free Fastrack Track to Your Ham Radio License Books on Audible (for new to Audible readers):
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/mlp/membership/premiumplus?tag=hrccpodcast-20
     
     
    Join the conversation by leaving a review on Apple Podcast for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!
     
    Preparedness Corner: Get Honey. 
    https://www.reddit.com/r/preppers/comments/10fgpp1/excellent_prepping_item_honey/

    Show Topic: Mounting antennas on vehicles. 

    Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.
     
    Links mentioned in the ECT: 
     
    Rob’s Book on the moon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BS8SNKVW/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1673995982&sr=8-1
     
    Casa Bonita: http://www.casabonitadenver.com/

    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!
     
    Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi
    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.comShop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/
    Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
     
    Connect with Us:
    Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com
    YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse
    Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/
    Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)
    Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)

    • 1 hr 48 min
    A New Challenger Arrives - 12 Volt Laptop Quest

    A New Challenger Arrives - 12 Volt Laptop Quest

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): A New Challenger Arrives - 12 Volt Laptop Quest
     
    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly
    based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from
    listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -
    KN6NWZ, we talk about the KX2 upgrade, getting your chicken on and the 12 volt laptop quest contender. 
     
    Ham Radio Minute: KX2 upgrade after how many years? Requires soldering. 
     
    Ham Radio Test Study with Leah 
    HamStudy: https://hamstudy.org
    Support by getting something from Signal Stuff: https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622
     
    Gordon West Ham Radio Test Prep Books with HRCC Links 
    -Technician: https://amzn.to/3EGELhO
    -General: https://amzn.to/3g8R9gf
    -Extra: https://amzn.to/3Tlis5j
     
    Free Fastrack Track to Your Ham Radio License Books on Audible (for new to Audible readers):
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/mlp/membership/premiumplus?tag=hrccpodcast-20
     
     
    Join the conversation by leaving a review on Apple Podcast for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!
     
    Preparedness Corner: Get yo chickens. 
     
    Show Topic: 12 Volt Laptop Quest - Gateway Touchscreen 12 volt laptop for under $200 https://amzn.to/3W8Rsag

    Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.
     
    Links mentioned in the ECT: 

    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!
     
    Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi
    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.comShop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/
    Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
     
    Connect with Us:
    Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com
    YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse
    Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/
    Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)
    Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Step-by-Step How Use HF Radio

    Step-by-Step How Use HF Radio

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Step-by-Step How Use HF Radio
     
    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly
    based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from
    listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -
    KN6NWZ, we talk about packing first aid gear, solar storms and how to get on HF. 
     
    Ham Radio Minute: Pack First Aid Gear on SOTAs and POTAs
     
    Ham Radio Test Study with Leah 
    HamStudy: https://hamstudy.org
    Support by getting something from Signal Stuff: https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622
     
    Gordon West Ham Radio Test Prep Books with HRCC Links 
    -Technician: https://amzn.to/3EGELhO
    -General: https://amzn.to/3g8R9gf
    -Extra: https://amzn.to/3Tlis5j
     
    Free Fastrack Track to Your Ham Radio License Books on Audible (for new to Audible readers):
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/mlp/membership/premiumplus?tag=hrccpodcast-20
     
     
    Join the conversation by leaving a review on Apple Podcast for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!
     
    Preparedness Corner: Solar Storms
    https://www.reddit.com/r/preppers/comments/103kulu/questions_about_solar_storms_how_to_be_alerted/
     
    Carrington Event: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrington_Event
     
    1989 Quebec Hydro: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_1989_geomagnetic_storm
     
    Show Topic: How to use HF radio
     
    Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.
     
    Links mentioned in the ECT: 
     
    Jeremy Renner Accident: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64159046 

    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!
     
    Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi
    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.comShop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/
    Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
     
    Connect with Us:
    Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com
    YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse
    Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/
    Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)
    Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)
     

    • 3 hr 4 min
    Yaesu’s Big Announcement

    Yaesu’s Big Announcement

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Yaesu’s Big Announcement 
     
    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly
    based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from
    listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -
    KN6NWZ, we talk about buying old radios, routines for daily preparedness and Yaesu’s big announcement. 
     
    Ham Radio Minute: Buy Old Radios
     
    Ham Radio Test Study with Leah 
    HamStudy: https://hamstudy.org
    Support by getting something from Signal Stuff: https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622
     
    Gordon West Ham Radio Test Prep Books with HRCC Links 
    -Technician: https://amzn.to/3EGELhO
    -General: https://amzn.to/3g8R9gf
    -Extra: https://amzn.to/3Tlis5j
     
    Free Fastrack Track to Your Ham Radio License Books on Audible (for new to Audible readers):
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/mlp/membership/premiumplus?tag=hrccpodcast-20
     
     
    Join the conversation by leaving a review on Apple Podcast for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!
     
    Preparedness Corner: Routines to maintain daily preparedness
    https://www.reddit.com/r/preppers/comments/zymcni/your_routines_to_maintain_daily_preparedness/

    Show Topic: Yaesu’s Big Announcement 
     
    Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.
     
    Links mentioned in the ECT: 
     
    Kmurder’s YouTube: http://youtube.com/k8mrdradiostuff
     
    K6ARK's Amazon Store: https://amzn.to/3Cz0hDp
     
    Chris on Kolbe Academy: https://www.kolbe.org/blog/for-tinkerers-of-all-ages-the-kolbecast-episode-134
     
    The Last Elephant Cage: https://youtu.be/uh88Y2_33GI
     
    The Ukrainian Podcast: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001gj61
     

    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!
     
    Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi
    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.comShop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/
    Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
     
    Connect with Us:
    Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com
    YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse
    Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/
    Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)
    Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)

    • 2 hr 56 min
    How To Create Ham Radio Content

    How To Create Ham Radio Content

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): How To Create Ham Radio Content 
     
    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly
    based on amateur radio but mostly made up of responding to emails from
    listeners, hosted by Josh Nass - KI6NAZ and his reluctant wife, Leah -
    KN6NWZ, trying some less used modes, weird things that happen during a cold snap and how to create ham radio content. 
     
    Ham Radio Minute: Try out AM and 2M SSB
     
    Ham Radio Test Study with Leah 
    HamStudy: https://hamstudy.org
    Support by getting something from Signal Stuff: https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622
     
    Gordon West Ham Radio Test Prep Books with HRCC Links 
    -Technician: https://amzn.to/3EGELhO
    -General: https://amzn.to/3g8R9gf
    -Extra: https://amzn.to/3Tlis5j
     
    Free Fastrack Track to Your Ham Radio License Books on Audible (for new to Audible readers):
    https://www.amazon.com/hz/audible/mlp/membership/premiumplus?tag=hrccpodcast-20
     
     
    Join the conversation by leaving a review on Apple Podcast for Ham Radio Crash Course podcast at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 and/or emailing Leah@hamtactical.com. Leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts will help Ham Radio Crash Course reach more hams and future hams and we appreciate it!
     
    Preparedness Corner: Weird Things to Look Out for During The Cold Snap
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/winter-weather/southern-us-cold-snap-could-have-iguanas-falling-from-trees-in-florida/1415621
     
    https://www.wqad.com/article/weather/9-weird-things-that-happen-only-when-its-really-cold/526-3a5dd7a2-4967-4f63-8ee1-a8e6e97e7f9a

    Show Topic: Patrick KO1NE asks about all the things Josh does. 
     
    Email Correspondent’s Tower: We answer emails with ham radio questions, comments on previous podcasts, T-shirt suggestions and everything in between.
     
    Links mentioned in the ECT: 
     
    Amazing popcorn: damngoodpopcorn.com 
     
    https://www.varac-hamradio.com/
     
    https://youtu.be/INjXXriezhA
     
    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have a lot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!
     
    Want to send us something? Josh Nass  P.O. Box 5101 Cerritos, CA 90703-5101Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi
    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.comShop Our Affiliates: http://hamradiocrashcourse.com/affiliates/
    Shop Our Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
     
    Connect with Us:
    Website...................► http://hamradiocrashcourse.com
    YouTube..................► https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioCrashCourse
    Podcast...................► https://hamradiocrashcourse.podbean.com/
    Discord....................► https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook................► https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi (Josh)
    Instagram.................►https://instagram.com/hamtactical (Leah)
     

    • 2 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
464 Ratings

464 Ratings

rrt190 ,

I cheated but it's all true!

"Ham Radio Crash Course" is a must-listen for anyone interested in the world of amateur radio. Hosts Josh and Leah bring a unique blend of humor and expertise to their discussions, making the often-complicated subject of ham radio accessible and entertaining. The podcast is well-researched and covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of operating a ham radio to more advanced techniques and equipment. What sets this podcast apart is the dynamic between Josh and Leah. They have a great rapport and their on-air banter keeps the listener engaged and entertained. They also take the time to answer listener questions, which provides great insight into the world of amateur radio. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone looking to learn more about ham radio or simply looking for a fun and informative podcast to listen to. Whether you're a seasoned ham radio operator or a complete beginner, you're sure to find something of value in each episode of "Ham Radio Crash Course.” Now I must confess... ChatGPT did the heavy lifting writing this review. I just feed it well! 73s and 88s Ryan, N2YQT

sierrathepony ,

Good podcast

Good podcast. Looking forward to reading the Kingkiller chronicle.

KK7IWW ,

Great Podcast

Been watching the YouTube channel and now I found the podcast. Great shows in both places. Love your information
73
Eric
KK7IWW

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