Category Archives: music

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.

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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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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”

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Circuit-Bending, a Fun Way to Learn About Electronics

This month the SHARC Report looks at Circuit-Bending, the art of rewiring battery powered electronic devices to exploit their hidden potential.  I just finished my first album of circuit-bent music titled Um… Uh… Gum Eh?

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Tin Can Luminary is John Hardin (KI6DGX) and Amy Gustin.  Here is the back cover:

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Here’s a couple of samples of the music on it:

I’ll be showing off some of my circuit-bent creations on Friday May 3rd from 5-9pm at the Hemp Connection in Garberville as part of Arts Alive.  Here’s a few of the devices I’ll bring out:

Here’s a few videos to help you make sense of the circuit-bent movement, and to get you started bending yourself:

Here’s Q Reed Ghazala’s piece, Hymn for the Faces of Belmez in it’s entirety:

Below is a good tutorial about how to add a pitch-bend knob to most electronic toys.    This is a very useful and easy modification:

The pitch resistor is usually labeled R1 on the circuit board.  You can also find the pitch resistor by touching it with your finger.  If the pitch of the toy changes when you touch it, you’ve got the right one.

Here’s the link to find the PAIA oscillator kit I described on the show:

http://www.paia.com/bckit1/

Here’s a few circuit-bending links to explore:

http://www.anti-theory.com/

http://www.getlofi.com/

http://casperelectronics.com/

Listen to The SHARC Report on KMUD, Garberville on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm Pacific Time, or on the web, both streaming and archived, at http://www.kmud.org

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SHARC Report 3rd Anniversary; My Favorite Songes About Radio

This month for the third anniversary of the SHARC Report, I present a musical celebration of some of my favorite songs about radio.

KMUDOn This month’s show, which airs on the first Thursday of every month at 5pm on KMUD also available anytime at http://www.kmud.org on the archive, you heard:

Peter Gabriel- On The Air

Bongwater- Great Radio

Daevid Allen’s Gong- Radio Gnome Invisible

Steely Dan- FM

Peter Gabriel- Signal to Noise

Godley and Creme- Get Well Soon

Next month the SHARC Report will air an update to last year’s show about Circuit Bending