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May 11 2010

RFC Show Notes Episode 025

00:00 Opening Theme  
00:53 Introduction Dancin' days are here in north Texas.

Thanks to Jeff, KE9V, of the Long Delayed Eechoes podcast for letting us know about the noise on the last episode.

A bunch of folks signed up at Frappr Map.

05:38 Feedback No emails this time. Send an email or visit the forums at blacksparrowmedia.com.

Speaking of blacksparrowmedia.com, we tried to upgrade the software on the server, and all the articles and forums were still there, but everything else disappeared. If anyone knows joomla, get in touch with Richard. We're running on the backup server at the moment.

08:09 Donations No donations, either. If this episode is worth a dollar, send a dollar. Otherwise, visit the store link or the Amazon link, and make a purchase. We get a little bit of that transaction.
10:48   We're in the development stage with Russ, K5TUX, of a new podcast called Linux in the Ham Shack.
13:26 Song “Suzy Takes a Trip” by Steve Payne, from the album “Outlines”
14:23 Buzzword CTCSS, or sub-audible tones. This segment was inspired by a conversation on the forums. Most repeaters require tones in order to avoid interference issues. Fortunately, most radios manufactured today have the ability to generate the tones, and tone scan to find the tone being used.
24:31 Song “The Ray” by Mr. B from the album “Joybox”
26:31 Topic Your first radio – what to buy? Some say you should save your money and buy the best one you can, like a dual-band mobile rig, which can run several hundred dollars. Richard thinks you should get a simple, comparatively inexpensive hand-held 2-meter radio, which can often be found for about $120. Look for one that will do 5 watts on high power. If you wait for the perfect radio, you may never get on the air.
54:08 Song “Farther Up The Road” by Wardell Williams from the album “Live in the Big Easy”
55:26 Conclusion Consider making a donation. We're trying to buy a better microphone and other equipment to improve the quality of the podcast.

Look for the podcast in OGG format in the near future.

Email Richard at kb5jbv@gmail.com

Twitter: twitter.com/kb5jbv

KB5JBV on D-Star via port C on the NE5R repeater.

Opening theme music is “Give It All Away”, by midliFeCrisis, from the album “Live from the Loft” available at http://www.podsafeaudio.com

Closing theme music is “We Gotta Go” by David Henderson at Podsafe Audio.

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