Category Archives: Amateur Radio

Be Prepared for Emergency With a “Go Bag”

Thursday August 7 at 5 PM, as part of KMUD’s Fire Awareness Month, the SHARC Report looks at “Go Bags.” Here in fire and earthquake country, you never know when you might have to evacuate your home, and you may only have minutes to pack. With a prepacked “Go Bag,” you know you’ve got the essentials, and you won’t forget them when you are under stress and time is short. On this month’s SHARC Report we’ll talk about “Go Bags”, and what you should keep in them so that you will have less to worry about in those stressful moments as you prepare to evacuate your home. Please tune in on Thursday Augest 7 at 5PM to learn about “Go Bags” on The SHARC Report. The SHARC Report is presented by the Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club in cooperation with KMUD Community Radio, and airs on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm on KMUD. Please support KMUD @ http://www.kmud.org

 

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FL Digi

FL Digi is a computer program that allows Hams to communicate digitally using a variety of digital modes including Morse code, PSK 31, RTTY and more.  FL Digi is a free program that runs on all popular operating systems and easily connects to most radios.

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The Following links will help you find out more about FL Digi and get you to the download page.

http://www.w1hkj.com/index.htm

http://www.w1hkj.com/Fldigi.html

the SHARC Report is presented by the Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club, and airs on KMUD, Redwood Community Radio on the first Thurday of every month at 5pm.

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Frank Letton Talks Ham Radio as Competitive Sport

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On Thursday, April 3 at 5pm on KMUD, The SHARC Report will feature an interview with Southern Humboldt resident Frank Letton recorded on location at his high-performance Ham radio station perched on a mountaintop near his home in Whale Gulch. Frank competes against Hams all over the world using Morse code and only 5 watts of of transmitter power. Using his well-honed operating skills, top-notch radios and finely tuned, hand-made, high-gain antennas, Frank consistently scores among the very best in the nation in Ham radio contests. Tune in to learn more about Ham radio as a competitive sport this Thursday at 5pm, and listen to The SHARC Report, a program presented by the Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club, on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm on KMUD.

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Interview with Buck Miner

This month on the SHARC Report, we have part one of a two part interview with long time Ham radio operator, and SoHum native son Buck Miner K6RFE .

smbucksheepIn this month’s show, we’ll talk to Buck about being a Ham radio operator for more than 50 years.  Next month we’ll talk to him about his music career, diving for abalone while blind and life in Southern Humboldt.

buck miner plays guitarTune in  to The SHARC Report on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm on KMUD http://www.kmud.org

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SHARC Party

 

SHARC Party

 

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This afternoon, Thursday January 2 at 5:00PM PST on KMUD, Redwood Community Radio, Garberville, CA, you can hear the 46th episode of The SHARC Report; A Show All About Radio for Radio Lovers Like You.

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I recorded this edition of The SHARC Report at the club’s holiday pot-luck get together. I hoped to get a few candid interviews with the jovial ambiance of a party in the background. I think it worked out pretty well, perhaps one of the best episodes to date.

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I really enjoy audio engineering, even more than I enjoy hosting the show. This approach presented certain challenges from an engineering perspective, and I had to conduct the interviews spontaneously while mingling at a party. I’m really pleased that the show came out sounding pretty good.  I hope you enjoy it!

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This Month’s Show includes interviews with Legendary Rock Music Soundmen

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This month’s episode of The SHARC Report includes highlights from past shows, including excerpts of interviews with former Grateful Dead soundman Dan Healy, and music innovator Bob Heil, both talking about how Ham Radio influenced their lives and careers.  The show also includes excerpts of interviews with SHARC members Jack Foster KM6TE and Gary Welborn K6JXM.  The SHARC Report airs on the first Thursday of every month on KMUD.  You can listen live, or anytime on the KMUD archive which you can find at http://www.kmud.org

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How Radio Transmitters Work

This week on the SHARC report, How radio transmitters work.

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Numbers Stations

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This month, the SHARC Report presents a Summer Mystery.  We will discuss one of the biggest mysteries in radio, the “numbers stations”  These mysterious stations broadcast long lists of seemingly random numbers.  They began appearing during the Cold War, and some of them continue today.  Many people suspect that they broadcast coded messages intended for spies operating undercover.  We will listen to a few of them, tell you what is known about them, and let you know how to listen to them yourself.  tune into The SHARC Report on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5pm on KMUD Garberville.

KMUDFor more about numbers stations, check out these websites:

The Conet Project

Simon Mason’s numbers station site

HF Underground

Spy Numbers

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Holiday Ham Radio audio Collage

This month for the July 4th Holiday The SHARC Report aired a special star studded audio collage featuring clips from these great videos:

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This Month on The SHARC Report, a Tribute to George “Buck” Miner K6RFE

This month the SHARC Report salutes one of Southern Humboldt’s native sons, George “Buck” Miner K6RFE, known as “Radio’s Fiercest Enemy.smbucksheepGeorge “Buck” Miner, at home on the Miner Family Ranch in Petrolia.

George “Buck” Miner introduces the record he made in Nashville, The CQ Boogie b/w Radio Widow

origin of mattoleGeorge “Buck” Miner’s first book, The Origin of Mattole Through the Eyes of a Salmon traces the history and place names of the Mattole River watershed.

George “Buck Miner singing “Senior Moment Blues”

Listen to The SHARC Report on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm on KMUD, and anytime on the web at http://www.kmud.org

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