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Jan 23 2011

Resonant Frequency The amateur radio podcast

This is an article I wrote for the local club Newsletters here in north Texas when we first started the show. It was published in at least 20 newsletters around the area. I was a proud Papa.

Resonant Frequency

The amateur radio podcast

About two months ago I started an amateur radio podcast. At Resonant Frequency we try to bring guest that can enlighten us on some of the more mysterious aspects of amateur radio. Our program is geared toward the new and used amateur radio operator alike. This is my way of Elmering in the new millennium

Past guest include Billy AK5AK and Andy WY5V on Amateur Television, Carl K9LA on radio wave propagation, Repeater basics with Roy AD5KZ, and others

What the heck is a podcast?” some of you might be thinking. Well a podcast is an audio file that contains what can best be described as a radio program. Like radio programs some podcast are music programs and some are talk type shows. With the newer players you can even find video podcast and watch them. So a wealth of information is available in these downloadable MP3 files. I myself listen to about 60 hours of podcast a week.

Where do you get Resonant Frequency the amateur radio podcast? Well if you have an Ipod or other MP3 player you set your podcatcher software to download the new files when they are posted. So lets drill down into that for a moment. A podcatcher is a program that automatically downloads podcast as soon as they are posted for download. The Ipod owners can go over to iTunes and search for Resonant Frequency in the podcast directory and click the subscribe button and every time a new episode is posted it will download to their computer. Those that own MP3 players can either download one of the podcatcher programs out there like Juice and set it up to download it when a new episode is posted. I prefer Juice because it is available for Windows, Linux, and Apple Mac.

OK you don’t have a MP3 player. Not a problem you can still download Resonant Frequency and listen to it or just listen without downloading it to your computer. Just go to the web page for the RSS feed and click on the link for the episode you want to listen to. You will be able to listen to it with Windows media player, Quicktime, Real player or whatever you use to play your media files. You can also download Itunes or Juice and use those programs to download and play the podcast. You don’t have to have a MP3 player to use those programs.

Now we have talked about what a podcast is and how to get it. If you have any questions about getting setup to receive Resonant Frequency the amateur radio podcast just send me an email at kb5jbv@cebridge.net and we will work on making that happen.

Resonant Frequency: The amateur radio podcast is a free service to the amateur radio community and will stay free as long as we are in production. We are covered by a creative commons license. That means that you may use audio from our program anyway you desire free of charge as long as you let everybody know where you got it and you don’t charge for it or whatever it is included in.

If you have a topic you would like to bring as a guest on Resonant Frequency or you have any ideas for guest or topics you might like to hear on the podcast send me an email at kb5jbv@cebridge.net

Well that pretty much wraps it up except for some of the links to Resonant Frequency the amateur radio podcast

The link to the RSS feed for Resonant Frequency is:

http://rfpodcast.info/Podcast/?feed=podcast

The web page for Resonant Frequency is:

http://rfpodcast.info/Podcast

kb5jbv@gmail.com

You can find Juice Podcast receiver at:

http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/index.php

iTunes can be found at:

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

At the time of the writing of this article we are currently at episode 8, an interview with David KB5YLG over at the Texas Baptist Men. In the next few weeks we have shows about the Hurricane Watch Net and the National Traffic System. So download us and enjoy

73

Richard KB5JBV

Resonant Frequency: The amateur radio podcast

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