Tag Archives: Amateur Radio

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

clip show

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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Why We Enjoy Ham Radio


the SHARC club is now assembling a class to help anyone in the Southern Humboldt area get their first Ham radio license.  leave a comment with an email address at the end of this post if you are interested in taking this free course,

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CMKT4 to Lead Circuit-Bending Workshop/Concert in Garberville

CMKT4 to Lead Circuit-Bending Workshop/Concert in Garberville

CMKT4 at The Bent Festival

On Monday, May 21, 2012, the Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club or SHARC, presents a circuit-bending workshop led by the Dekalb, Ill based circuit-bending band, CMKT4. The event begins at 5pm with a potluck dinner, and the workshop will start at 6pm. Circuit-bending, a term coined by Q Reed Ghazala in the 1980’s refers to the art of rewiring battery powered electronic devices to exploit their hidden potential. Since then, circuit-bending has grown into a musical movement.


The workshop teaches skills like soldering, wiring, and creative re-purposing, and encourages everyone to experiment, and have fun with electronics. Each participant will build a CMKT4 contact microphone that can be used as a high quality acoustic instrument pickup, or to turn nearly nearly any object into an electrified musical instrument. The cost of the workshop is $15 and includes all of the parts, a comic book instruction manual, use of all necessary tools and supplies, and expert instruction. CMKT4 will also perform a set of original circuit-bent music to conclude the event.


Circuit-bending is a great way to learn about electronics while having fun. The Southern Humboldt Amateur Radio Club encourages everyone to explore and enjoy electronics safely. Ham radio is a great way to learn more about electronics, and to meet others who share that interest. Call Jack Foster at 923-3700 for more information about this event.

CMKT4 Contact Microphone

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