Yesterday I went down to Petaluma Ca to visit Leo Laporte’s new TWiT studio. Leo had recently taken and passed his Technician and General class Amateur Radio licenses. Leo produces many pod and video cast shows, including a new ham radio show called Ham Nation. Ham Nation is hosted by Bob Heil K9EID, Gordon West WB6NOA and George Thomas W5JDX of Amateur Logic TV. Leo now has a new and old ham radio station in his studio. Icom has provided several new radios, including the top of the line IC-7800. For the older classic equipment there is the mighty Collins 500 watt AM transmitter.
Saturday August 21, Leo hosted an Ham Radio open house. Leo, Bob, Gordon, George and many other hams were there. I came down and met the gang and shot some video.
HAM Radio Q&A httpvh://youtu.be/paoYN2auGEU
RF Ground and Ground Planes - Ham Radio Q and A Episode 4
Today we talk about the RF ground, what it is and when it’s necessary. The purpose of the RF ground is to act as a reflector....
Master class from R2AA Jack httpvh://youtu.be/wWDM8rnc-ts
Video by R2AA Jack Dan
Just 1 hour operating in "20 YEARS RCC@-marathon. I have never heard such a pile up... even from 5B4 and EA8... More than 380 QSOs...