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Ham Radio Crash Course YouTube channel host, Josh - KI6NAZ, gives a weekly study session with his wife where he tries to convince her how reasonable the time and money he spends on ham radio really is.

Ham Radio Crash Cours‪e‬ Josh Nass KI6NAZ

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    • 4.8 • 264 Ratings

Ham Radio Crash Course YouTube channel host, Josh - KI6NAZ, gives a weekly study session with his wife where he tries to convince her how reasonable the time and money he spends on ham radio really is.

    Ham Radio License 4th Amendment Rights and Lots of Antenna Questions!

    Ham Radio License 4th Amendment Rights and Lots of Antenna Questions!

    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about 4th Amendment rights and how it related to Ham Radio Licenses. For those who want to skip to this topic, it starts at 2h15m30s. 








     

    Ham Radio Minute: Get a second sound card to use ham radio on your computer. 

     
    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! 

     
    Leah’s Email Corner: We answer emails about many antenna questions and much much more. Here are the links mentioned in the show:
     
    Three Stooges Morse Code Compilation: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMvz1lFanwU&feature=emb_logo
     
    Song about Australia titled with the lyric “Come to Australia! You Might Accidentally Get Killed!” https://youtu.be/wy_TB6onHVE
     
    Information about Blind Hams Network: https://www.blindhams.com/
     
    The Munsters where Herman called CQ: https://youtu.be/F-8RItOZE30

     
    You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. 
     
    Technician Crash Course: Leah is rounding the 18 - 23 questions of what is hopefully her last practice test on the podcast. 
     
    Drinks: We drink Two Pitchers Brewing Nordic Jame, lager with Nordic fruits. It’s very fruit forward. 
     
    Show topic: What is the FCC actually allowed to do during an inspection. Are you giving up your 4th amendment rights when getting a ham radio license? 

     
    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  

     
    You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give us a review?  Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 
     
    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com 
     
    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg 
     
    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi 
     
    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
     
    Current Shack Config:
    ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
    SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
    ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
    MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP 
     
    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course
    Discord....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
     
    Music by, Sonic D:
    Soundcloud.com/sncd 
    Twitter.com/sncd
    Facebook.com/djsonicd 
    Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

    • 2 hr 46 min
    What Should You Do After You Get Your Technician Ham Radio License?

    What Should You Do After You Get Your Technician Ham Radio License?

    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about what to do after you get your Technician class license. For those who want to skip to this topic, it starts at 1:40. Do not listen to the end. There will be regrets. 
















     

    Ham Radio Minute: There is no one radio to rule them all. 

     
    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! 

     
    Leah’s Email Corner: We answer emails about the Alinco DR-735T, ham radio comics, Before Mars on NatGeo, what happened to Bella, making butter, and what color to paint your radio.
     
     
    You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. 
     
    Technician Crash Course: Leah is rounding the 12-17 questions of what is hopefully her last practice test on the podcast. 
     
    Drinks: We drink Pizza Port Brewing Company Imperial Coffee Porter and Modern Times Thundera Hazy India Pale Ale. Also, please note that IPAs suck. Nothing needs to be that hoppy. 
     
    Show topic: What’s the first thing you should do when you get your Technician class license? A reminder, don’t listen all the way to the end, stop at 2h 05m. This descends quickly into a tired beer induced haze of ridiculousness. But Josh is too tired to edit it so it stays in, he was 100% full Ballmer Peak. 



     




    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  

     
    You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?  
     
    Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 
     
    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com 
     
    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg 
     
    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi 
     
    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
     
    Current Shack Config:
    ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
    SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
    ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
    MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP 
     
    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course
    Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
    SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi 
     
    Music by, Sonic D:
    Soundcloud.com/sncd 
    Twitter.com/sncd
    Facebook.com/djsonicd 
    Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

    • 2 hr 14 min
    How Ham Radio Can Replace The Internet

    How Ham Radio Can Replace The Internet

    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about the many ways ham radio can replace the internet in terms of email, social media and more. For those who want to skip to this topic, it starts at 2:17:13. 












     

    Ham Radio Minute: Buy the right cable and find the port to solve the majority of Baofeng programming problems. Actually a minute. 

     
    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! 

     
    Leah’s Email Corner: Here are the links mentioned in relation to emails. 
     
    RadioSignals - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4EMwU7X5hW3CiOvNxf6d-wWeb https://radiosignals.org

     


     

    You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. 
     
    Technician Crash Course: Leah is coming out strong with what is hopefully the last series of Technician practice exam questions she will answer on the podcast. 
     
    Drinks: We have a bottle of Quarter Cut Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine Red Blend. Is bourbon barrel aged wine any good? 
     
    Show topic: Josh talks about all the ways ham radio can replace the internet including email, text messages, images, news and social media. 



     




     
    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  

     
    You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?  
     
    Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 
     
    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com 
     
    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg 
     
    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi 
     
    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
     
    Current Shack Config:
    ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
    SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
    ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
    MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP 
     
    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course
    Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
    SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi 
     
    Music by, Sonic D:
    Soundcloud.com/sncd 
    Twitter.com/sncd
    Facebook.com/djsonicd 
    Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

    • 2 hr 59 min
    What Movies And TV Get Wrong About Ham Radio

    What Movies And TV Get Wrong About Ham Radio

    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast roughly based on amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about the best antennas, the longest emails corner yet and what TV and movies get wrong about ham radio. Record breaking, longest podcast ever posted to HRCC.










     

    Ham Radio Minute: What is the best antenna? HTs, Mobile and HF.
    Link to Signal Stick: https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622

     
    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! 

     
    Leah’s Email Corner: We walk about the Abbree and Coaxsher Chest Harness. 
    https://www.coaxsher.com/Radio-Chest-Harness-p/rp202.htm
     
    Sending ham to non ham communication via APRS and Winlink. 
     
    Sight Challenged / Blind ham radio operations. Handiham provides information for hams with disabilities. https://handiham.org If you have more resources, please email us! 
     
    PC software options for the IC-7100. 
    https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/rsba1/default.aspx

    https://icom.va2fsq.com

    Power Outage Order of Operations of David KM6DOV. Write in with your own Order of Operations!
     
    Technician exam study aids from Alex in Alaska. 
     
    QST Magazine being a big value in ARRL membership. 
     
    CW learning resources. https://longislandcwclub.org and https://lcwo.net
     
    And lastly, congrats to Josh on winning the 2020 Bill Leonard W2SKE Professional Media Award for Video Reporting. http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-board-of-directors-confers-awards


     

    You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. 
     
    Technician Crash Course: Not going to spoil it but Josh was so excited about this week’s exam review with Leah.  
     
    Drinks: After Josh made fun of Leah’s in-home juice bar, he finally sees the error of his ways when Leah makes a juice medley to go with today’s vodka, club soda and citrus juice drink. There’s not a name but if there was, it would likely be a skinny screwdriver. I bet you weren’t aware that screwdrivers came in any different sizes but we don’t body shame screwdrivers. 
     
    Show topic: Josh talks about all the things that drive him a little nutty about ham radio portrayals in TV and Movies. Stranger Things, Walking Dead, Die Hard, Contact, just to name a few. 



     




     
    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  

     
    You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?  
     
    Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 
     
    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com 
     
    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg 
     
    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi 
     
    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
     
    Current Shack Config:
    ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
    SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
    ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
    MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP 
     
    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course
    Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
    SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi 
     
    Music by, Sonic D:
    Soundcloud.com/sncd 
    Twitter.com/sn

    • 2 hr 59 min
    Off Grid Power For Winter Field Day

    Off Grid Power For Winter Field Day

    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast discussing amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we talk about how not to radiate yourself, podcast corrections, read and answer some emails including some about VHF propagation opening alerts with Adam K6ARK, Noise Blanker and Notch Filter corrections from last week.








     

    Ham Radio Minute: Don’t Radiate Yourself, Bro/Sis! Here is the website mentioned in this segment to calculate radiating distance: 
    http://hintlink.com/power_density.htm
     
    Here is the link to the adapters mentioned. (These are affiliate links.)
    SMA to BNC adapter for SMA female radios (Japanese radios, ICOM, Yaesu, etc.):  https://signalstuff.com/product/smam-to-bnc-adapter/?ref=622
     
    SMA to BNC adapter for SMA male radios (Chinese radios, baofeng, etc.): 
    https://signalstuff.com/product/sma-f-to-bnc-f-adapter/?ref=622
    Signal Stuff Signal Stick https://signalstuff.com/?ref=622

     
    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! 
     
    Leah’s Email Corner: We talk about final comments on the FCC fees. We also talk about VHF propagation opening alerts from Adam K6ARK. Follow him on YouTube at 
    https://youtube.com/c/K6ARKPortableRadio. He recommends 
    http://www.dxmaps.com/spots/alerts.php and https://www.voacap.com . 
     
    We also talk show ideas including foreign ham licenses, how we can get Leah to pass the test, noise blankers and notch filters, getting ham spouses licensed, and radios use on long car drives. 


     
    You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. 
     
    Technician Crash Course: Leah finishes one more test and reveals that she’s actually been studying out of the pure fear of disappointing Gordon West. 
     
    Drinks: We fancy it up this week with a Cabernet Sauvignon, that repeatedly tells us how great it is, from Bellacosa. 
     
    Show topic: Josh talks about his off grid power accessories for Winter Field Day or anytime, from powering radios to laptops and other electronics. 
     
    Jackery: 
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LDBSGM5?&linkCode=sl1&tag=hrcc0f-20&linkId=b3be8fc32f66f43c49cb04d52902f292&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl (Affiliate Link)
     
    Bioenno: 
    https://www.bioennopower.com/collections/solar-controllers/products/28-watt-foldable-solar-panel
     
    Buddipole Power Mini: 
    https://www.buddipole.com/powermini.html




     
    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  

     
    You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?  
     
    Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 
     
    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com 
     
    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg 
     
    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi 
     
    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
     
    Current Shack Config:
    ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
    SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
    ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
    MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP 
     
    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course
    Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Cheapest Ham Shack Build?

    Cheapest Ham Shack Build?

    On this week's episode of Ham Radio Crash Course, a podcast discussing amateur radio, hosted by Josh Nass, KI6NAZ and his no license wife, Leah, we cover the cheapest reliable ham shack you can build, answer a lot of emails and get into some ham radio technician exam questions. 




     

    Ham Radio Minute: Winter Field Day 2021 is coming. 
    https://www.winterfieldday.com

     
    Podcast Reviews: We, like, really like reviews. Thanks for those iTunes ratings. They help the podcast reach more people to grow the hobby! 
     
    Leah’s Email Corner: We talk about APRS, multi-band antennas, Winlink, international ham radio, a hamcation to Cambria, CA, the communication from the FCC and ARRL, the FT3DR, Whisper and options to figure out what bands are open based on where you are trying to communicate, Benjamin Heeres,a  Cub Scout, who saved a life and earned a rare Merit award (https://wwmt.com/news/local/allegan-scout-receives-national-medal-of-merit-award-for-saving-friends-life), how to get your wife to agree to a mobile radio, bandwidth availability. Josh explains, “What’s that sound on my radio?” And we might have a touch lamp hitting hamtactical.com soon. 
     
    You can email Leah if you want something discussed on the podcast at Leah@hamtactical.com. 
     
    Technician Crash Course: Josh finally gives Leah some hints when she’s out of her depth and she considers making a blog with ridiculous ways to remember test answers. 
     
    Drinks: Thanks to Grimous for this week’s Grimous beer corner. Josh had a Sketchbook Brewing Company Barrel Ages Turbulence Imperial Stout and Leah has the Half Acre Beer Company Big Hugs Imperial Coffee Stout. 
     
    Show topic: Josh talks about the cheapest reliable ham shack build options, that Leah doesn’t think is cheap enough. She keeps suggesting this AliExpress build that it turns out she built and might end up with a Brotherhood of the Traveling Ham Shack project. 

     
    Thank you all for listening to the podcast.  We have alot of fun making it and the fact you listen and send us feedback means alot to us!  

     
    You can email Leah with shirt ideas and show ideas at Leah@hamtactical.com. Want to give use a review?  
     
    Hit us up on iTunes.  We appreciate it!  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ham-radio-crash-course/id1400794852 
     
    Ham Radio Crash Course Merch: http://www.hamtactical.com 
     
    Getting started in ham radio: https://youtu.be/bSF-q_qaqqg 
     
    Monthly newsletter, stickers, private content:https://www.patreon.com/hoshnasi 
     
    Links to products in the video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradiocrashcourse
    As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 
     
    Current Shack Config:
    ICOM 7300: https://amzn.to/2sVdpOq
    SteppIR 3E Yagi: https://consumer.steppir.com/shop/horizontal-antennas/3-element-antenna-products/3-element-yagi-antenna-with-30-40-loop-dipole-adder/
    ICOM 2730a: https://amzn.to/2JqrASg
    MFJ-4230DMP: http://www.mfjenterprises.com/Product.php?productid=MFJ-4230DMP 
     
    Podcast...................► https://www.podbean.com/site/search/indexv=ham+radio+crash+course
    Discord.....................►https://discord.gg/xhJMxDT
    Facebook.................►https://goo.gl/cv5rEQ
    Twitter......................► https://twitter.com/Hoshnasi
    Instagram.................► https://instagram.com/hoshnasi
    SnapChat..................► @Hoshnasi 
     
    Music by, Sonic D:
    Soundcloud.com/sncd 
    Twitter.com/sncd
    Facebook.com/djsonicd 
    Companies can send demo products to: Josh Nass  P.O Box 5101 Cerritos, Ca. 90703-5101

    • 2 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

14352687 ,

Love the podcast

Leah and her editing guy do an awesome job of making anything entertaining. I’ve just recently started listening to your podcast while walking my mail delivery rout. A few weeks ago while delivering mail in -30°F windchill the laughter helped keep me warm. Please extend your podcast length as I’m walking 7-8 and sometimes more hours a day. Both of you are way more entertaining than angry dogs and dodging cars all day.

The UWU Ham ,

A Wife and Her Totally, Definitely Not Addicted Husband

A great podcast from Josh of Ham Radio Crash Course and his wonderful wife, Leah. It’s often informative and always entertaining, consisting of fresh and lighthearted conversations ranging from the ham radio topic of the day to the misadventures of their two young boys. If you are either completely new to ham radio or the significant other of someone who’s already (not) addicted, you will sympathize with Leah, and she will most likely ask questions you yourself have. And even if you are not new to the hobby, the radio related topics are very often interesting anyways, making this a podcast worth listening to for any group of people.

Keep up the great work, and thank you for the weekly laughter!

P.S. I believe Leah can get to Extra some day! Maybe not any day soon, but one day eventually...

Sgtruss7 ,

Awesome show

Leah, and her co-host Josh, have a great podcast. It’s not just about amateur radio, it’s all things that are funny and great in the world. From great marriage advice to how to set up antennas. You get everything with Leah...and the other guy on the show. Hilarious and informative.

Update. The 07 on my sgtruss07 name is because I was born in July. SGTRUSS was taken. Also, I wanted to thank you guys for both the podcast and YouTube for all the information. Got my tech and general with the help of your show. Much appreciated. Josh. Get some sleep. PS. Sorry your dog got into the cat cups and got diarrhea. 😂😂

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