RFC Show Notes Episode 042

00:00   Linux in the Ham Shack promo.
00:34 Opening Theme “Give It All Away”, by midliFeCrisis, from the album “Live from the Loft”
01:27 Introduction Back in the studio this time.

The Resonant Frequency website has been moved and blacksparrowmedia.com is no more. The new web site is rfpodcast.info.

Linux in the Ham Shack is at lhspodcast.info.

To contact Richard, use kb5jbv@gmail.com.

03:00 Donations The two podcasts are now financially separated, so please consider making a donation to the Resonant Frequency podcast to show your support.
04:46 Feedback Craig, KD8NJZ, posted a comment at the forums on the old site. He enjoys the podcast as well as The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast and Teen Radio Journey.

Ray, KO4RB, also posted a comment on the web site to welcome Resonant Frequency back “on the air”.

BB, KC5PIY, writes to ask for help finding episodes 1-11 and 33. BB is the webmaster for Intertie, Inc., “a private amateur radio 501(c)(3) organization whose members have constructed and operate 23 remotely controlled base stations, (Remote Base), interconnected through full duplex links. These linked systems cover a large part of Texas and are an integral part of the larger Cactus Intertie System consisting of over 150 Remote Base sites and 20 affiliate clubs.”

There is some sort of problem with the feed to iTunes. We're working on it, but if you have any experiance with RSS feeds and Drupal, please contact Richard. If you're looking for old episodes, they are all available at rfpodcast.info under the “Podcast Archive” button near the top of the page.

WW, KB9TMP, also writes to welcome back Resonant Frequency. He agrees that most of the repeaters in his area go quiet after about 6:00 pm. The only busy repeater is a linked repeater www.w9win.org, and even it is not that busy. He has a simplex EchoLink node 7492,KB9TMP-L.

David, N5DBK, writes to express his appreciation for the return of Resonant Frequency, and shares his thoughts about the 2-meter “wasteland” Richard talked about in Episode 41.

22:31 Song “Do You Mean It” by Magic Slim and the Teardrops, from the album Raising The Bar.
25:57 ARRL elections If you're involved in the Section Manager election for the ARRL North Texas section, please contact Richard.
27:24 Feedback
Gary, WR1U, also writes in about the lack of traffic on his local repeaters, and even simplex is quiet. Gary has started a Facebook group for blind amateur radio operators. If you're on Facebook, look for it.

Richard notes that part of the reason simplex VHF traffic has fallen off is due to uncoordinated repeaters, some D-Star, that have cropped up on the simplex portion of the band.

Ray, KO4RB, writes again to welcome Resonant Frequency back.

BB, KC5PIY, also signed up as a listener on the web site and had some problems with the process. If you're have trouble signing up, please contact Richard for assistance.

Chris, NW5W, writes to say he is having problems subscribing to the podcast through iTunes.

Ted welcomes RF back and usually agrees with Richard's opinions.

38:22 Song “Shame” by Magic Slim and the Teardrops, from the album Raising The Bar.
42:16 Topics More thoughts about the VHF/UHF wasteland. Remember that we lost part of the 220MHz band partly because it was under-utilized by hams. So, get out there and use the repeaters!

Resonant Frequency has taken on an advertiser to help defray costs.

Look for a show about 2010 Field Day coming soon.

If you're in the North Texas ARRL Section, contact Richard to discuss the current situation.

You may hear Richard on D-Star, VHF or HF. Give him a call!

52:56 Conclusion Send feedback about the show, the web site, or anything else.
Email Richard at kb5jbv@gmail.com

Twitter: twitter.com/kb5jbv

Identica: http://identi.ca/kb5jbv

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

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

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