100 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 385 Ratings

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.

    I Brake For Morse Code

    I Brake For Morse Code

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): I Brake For Morse Code 


     


    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 taking a break from it all to learn Morse code, heroes from the Kentucky tornados, and how CW is the most prepper of ham radio skills. 


     


    Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Mallort Coffee from Grimous and Freinext sparkling wine. 


     


    Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: CW Hiatus 


     


    Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes 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: Veteran Jim Gordon is a hero - https://fox17.com/news/local/man-pulled-wounded-neighbors-into-his-basement-during-tornado-outbreak-hes-a-hero-dawson-springs-kentucky-code-red-weather-alert








    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: 


     


    Oculus Quest 2: https://amzn.to/3qqRQUV


     


    Andy Kirby’s Mini Ham Shack: https://youtu.be/h-O5Trb7wco


     


    Don the RF Fieldtech’s Passive Repeater: https://youtu.be/Ct8aa3z7qz8


     


    MOSFET Construction: https://youtu.be/Bfvyj88Hs_o?t=40








    Show Topic: CW is the most prepper of ham radio skills. 


     


    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 90703-5101

    Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi


    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
    Shop 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)


     

    • 4 hr 13 min
    Ham Radio Holodeck

    Ham Radio Holodeck

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Ham Radio Holodeck


     


    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 keeping an open mind about technology advancements in ham radio, preparedness for kids and how virtual reality has a place in Ham Radio.


     


    Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… & Turf Stillwater Artisanal from Grimous. 


     


    Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Keep An Open Mind 


     


    Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes 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: Organizing your preps.  Preparedness for Kids: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/children.html


     


     Colorado Fire Investigation: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/03/us/twelve-tribes-12-colorado-fire.html







    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: 


     


    New question pool - http://www.ncvec.org/page.php?id=373


     


    Show Topic: Ham Radio virtual reality


     


    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 90703-5101

    Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi


    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
    Shop 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 57 min
    Ham Radio Etiquette Tips

    Ham Radio Etiquette Tips

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Ham Radio Etiquette Tips


     


    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 not being a radio brand fanboy, organizing your preps and ham radio etiquette. 


     


    Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Estrella Jalisco Tropical Michelada. 


     


    Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Don’t be a radio fanboy


     


    Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes 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: Organizing your preps.  https://seedtopantryschool.com/11-tips-organizing-preps/







    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: 


     


    Candlenights: https://mbmbam.fandom.com/wiki/Candlenights


     


    Ham Solo catches Santa operating radio: https://youtu.be/hdJbTu7ieAg


     


    Morse Code Ninja: https://morsecode.ninja


     


    Nut milking exposed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJCTIPWPNtw


     


    Nathan’s Souncloud of Ham Radio Parody Songs: https://m.soundcloud.com/svthr


     


    Show Topic: Radio Etiquette 


     


    Wilderness Protocol: https://tcares.net/the-wilderness-protocol/








    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 90703-5101

    Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi


    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
    Shop 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 34 min
    Leah Finds A Ham Radio She Likes!

    Leah Finds A Ham Radio She Likes!

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Leah Finds A Ham Radio She Likes!


     


    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 3D printing for ham radio, Christmas disasters and the Icom ID-52. 


     


    Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Bourbon County 2021 The Cola Stout and other holiday craft beer.


     


    Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: 3D printing 


     


    Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes 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: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/21018289/craziest-homeowner-holiday-disaster-stories







    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: 


     


    Jerry recommends participating in Winterfire 2022. Www.Hamactive.com and here’s a video: https://youtu.be/m2M1uuyoCvo


     


    Ham Solo’s channel is going to feature Santa using a ham radio and many other adventures: https://youtube.com/channel/UCbfKAB3z7-RjEcvvWusyq-g


     


    Rob reminds everyone that the ARRL scholarship deadline is approaching. Find out if they know how to spell Amateur. https://www.arrl.org/scholarship-program


     


    Rob also recommends some tornado safety tips for kids: https://www.al.com/news/2015/04/how_alabama_helped_make_helmet.html








    Show Topic: Josh introduces Leah to the Icom ID-52







    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 90703-5101

    Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi


    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
    Shop 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 45 min
    Should I Make A QRP Crash Course? I Am Not So Sure

    Should I Make A QRP Crash Course? I Am Not So Sure

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Should I Make A QRP Crash Course? I’m Not So Sure. 


     


    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 trying to make stuff into antennas, prepper games and whether or not making a QRP crash course is a good idea. 


     


    Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Beers from Jason at Ham Radio 2.0 https://youtube.com/c/HamRadio20


     


    Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Make stuff into antennas


     


    Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes 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!


     


    What We Used This Week: 


     


    Josh suggests DX Commander Nebula: https://www.m0mcx.co.uk/store/products/nebula-xtreme-dx-commander-18m-antenna-kit/          


     


    Leah suggests using USPS. 


     


    Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse


     


    Preparedness Corner: Worst Case Scenario Game: https://amzn.to/32aS8Wa


     


    Conflicted Game: https://amzn.to/30Dd3AW







    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: 


     


    If you are not familiar with "the Bripe", here's the store: https://briping.com/


    And a review by James Hoffmann: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tltBHjmIUJ0


     


    Tobe’s podcast about having Covid: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-renaissance-polymath/id1560917096


     


    Documentary called "Last Voice from Kuwait" I found that goes along well with all sorts of themes that the podcast has covered.


     


    https://www.winlink.org/content/last_voice_kuwait ( A short article on the Winlink website about the effort and the documentary)


     


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vdnNOKf3iM&t=14s (Direct Link. Best Quality. It's 30 Minutes in length)


     


    Google Map created by WW2BSA of all known packet systems: https://tinyurl.com/mv7swxca







    Show Topic: Should I Make A QRP Crash Course? I’m Not So Sure. 







    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 90703-5101

    Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi


    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
    Shop 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)

    • 4 hr 50 min
    Big Trouble in Little Chinese Radios

    Big Trouble in Little Chinese Radios

    Show Notes (contains affiliate links): Big Trouble in Little Chinese Radios


     


    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 setting a ham radio challenge for 2022, protecting your home while on vacation and big trouble in little chinese radios. 


     


    Have a drink with us! Today, we’re drinking… Jameson and Coke Zero


     


    Josh has a short tip with the Ham Radio Minute: Set a ham radio challenge for 2022.


     


    Join the conversation by leaving a review on iTunes 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!


     


    What We Used This Week: 


     


    Josh suggests FT5DR https://amzn.to/3pLxHqR


    And Signal Stuff Glow Signal Stick: https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622 


     


    Leah suggests a Theragun: https://amzn.to/3pQtClA


     


    Ham Radio Crash Course A-store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse


     


    Preparedness Corner: Protect against burglaries when traveling


     


    https://upgradedpoints.com/travel/protect-home-while-on-vacation/







    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: 


     


    Ham Solo operates from a volcano summit: https://youtube.com/channel/UCbfKAB3z7-RjEcvvWusyq-g


     


    The antenna Wes suggested: https://amzn.to/3dTyTTT


     


    Wes’s custom leather shop: http://wccustomleather.com/


     


    The battery Adam scored a great deal on: https://amzn.to/3DLJMBs


     


    The ARRL Scholarship mentioned by Rob: http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-program


     


    Winterheat 2022 Jeremiah emailed about: https://hamactive.com/


     


    Show Topic: Big Trouble In Little Chinese Radios







    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 90703-5101

    Support the Ham Radio Crash Course Podcast:
    Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi


    Shop HamTactical: http://www.hamtactical.com
    Shop 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)


     

    • 4 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
385 Ratings

385 Ratings

CrypieHef ,

I got RF burn from my EarPods.

No I didn’t.

3 hours. Check
Funny banter. Check
Learned something new. Check

Seriously the best podcast for Ham Radio and laughter. Josh and his Rear Admiral (chuckle) work wonderfully together.

KN4ZUN, 73s!!

Tom Star Fleet Toliet Eng ,

Podcast to support a great community

A wibbly wobbly timey wimey ham radio minute, cat cups, helicopter houses, endless movie references, and RFI troubleshooting
Although focused on radio amateur topics podcast has many many adjacent topics that are interesting, a flavoring of adjacent pop culture topics like Star Trek, and not really adjacent MCU
As an avid podcast listener I found Leah and her engineer have a great format, fun to listen too, definitely in my top 10 every week.

Even though a vegetarian for years... podcast makes me crave chili every once and awhile

Joe in Pennsy ,

Josh has it !

I’m minutes into the cast with his wife .. but it’s late.. it needs my full rested attention. Again this gentleman has reignited my interest in Ham radio. Get some of this NOW!

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