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Sept. 5, 2020

Ham Radio Updates from Mike, Meetup2020 Dates Announced – HGG458

Ham Radio Updates from Mike, Meetup2020 Dates Announced – HGG458

Mike brings the latest updates from his Ham Radio set up including new gear, antennas and connectors. We take a look at both his new rig as well as antenna setups.  I think you will find it very interesting.  Full show notes, transcriptions,

Mike brings the latest updates from his Ham Radio set up including new gear, antennas and connectors. We take a look at both his new rig as well as antenna setups.  I think you will find it very interesting.



Full show notes, transcriptions, audio and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg458
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Ham Radio Conversation with Mike
Mike upgraded in August to General

* This means Mike has more privileges in the HF frequencies
* Mike utilized hamstudy.org to study and find an online test to take
* Mike now operates primarily on 40m and 20m bands
* Band Plan – http://www.arrl.org/images/view//Charts/Band_Chart_Image_for_ARRL_Web.jpg

Why upgrade?

* HF is long distance point to point communication
* This makes things a lot of fun and also very challenging
* New programs become available like Parks on the Air and Summits on the Air
* Ability to build and experiment with more equipment

Mike’s New Setup

* iCom 7300 Radio – https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7300/default.aspx
* Off center fed dipole antenna that is 40 meters through 6 meters. https://amzn.to/2QRqK6J

Mike’s Favorite Part of HF Privileges

* Parks on the Air – https://parksontheair.com/
* Mike’s portable setup for activating parks

Digital HF Modes