Hamradio 2.0 Podcast

Ham Radio 2.0 Join Jason, KC5HWB, as he focuses on ‘What is New in Amateur Radio?’ during this video podcast series titled Ham Radio 2.0. Talk about new radios, new transmission modes, License classes, Technical talks and trips around the world.

  • Episode 538: Ham Radio Shopping Deals for January 22nd
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 26 januari 2021 at 03:08

    Thanks for watching my video about Ham Radio Shopping Deals for Friday, January 22nd. Find the links below for the websites discussed in this episode.R&L: http://www.randl.comGigaparts Weekly Specials: https://www.gigaparts.com/weekly-specials-at-gigapartsBridgecom Giveaway: https://wn.nr/RbUAhDBridgecom DMR Radios: https://www.bridgecomsystems.com/collections/best-selling-dmr-radios?ref=kiiqzu1uu7cbBuy Two Way Radios: https://www.buytwowayradios.comHam Radio Prep: https://hamradioprep.com/technician-license-courseCOUPON CODE: Jason20HRCC Buy Sell Trade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrccbstMERCH! http://shop.hamradio2.comDMR T-shirt Sale: https://tinyurl.com/y5w8kdg6Brandmeister DMR T-shirt Sale: https://tinyurl.com/y6sg8q88YTB Happy Hour! https://youtu.be/2uuZJ2IRJXQ

  • Episode 537: Icom IC-705 with the mAT-705 Portable Tuner | IC-705 Accessories
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 26 januari 2021 at 03:00

    Today I operate the Icom IC-705 at my hunting lease as a portable radio with an End Fed Random Wire antenna from Nelson Antennas, and the mAT-705 portable tuner.IC-705 Accessories in this video:IC-705: https://tinyurl.com/y5ujm4e6WindCamp bracket: https://amzn.to/38C85W3HFJ 350M: https://tinyurl.com/yyhne5drmAT-705 Tuner: https://tinyurl.com/y2j84rbt

  • Episode 536: Radioddity FS-N1 Noise-Canceling FRS/PMR446 Radio with HD Audio
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 24 januari 2021 at 12:50

    Radioddity has a new Kickstarter program for a Noise-Canceling FRS Radio with HD Audio – link below. This is a pretty cool FRS radio, which is license free, and anyone can use. The audio quality is superb. Take a look at the video and let me know what you think.Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radioddityofficial/1st-noise-canceling-frs-radio-with-hd-audio?ref=cw4ezg

  • Episode 535: Lunchtime Livestream with Callum, the DX Commander!
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 23 januari 2021 at 22:21

    Join us at Noon CST today (18:00 UTC) as I follow up with Callum, the DX Commander about his shop move, his YouTube channel and his antennas.Callum’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DXCommander

  • Episode 534: Icom IC-705 with the Comet HFJ 350M HF Antenna | IC-705 Accessories
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 22 januari 2021 at 18:23

    Today I work some Special Event HF Stations with my Icom IC-705 from the hunting lease. I am using the Comet HFJ 350M Tap Antenna for HF Ham Radio on the Wind Camp mount for the Icom IC-705. Take a look at this setupIC-705: https://tinyurl.com/y5ujm4e6WindCamp bracket: https://amzn.to/38C85W3HFJ 350M: https://tinyurl.com/yyhne5drmAT-705 Tuner: https://tinyurl.com/y2j84rbt

  • Episode 533: Let’s Talk about DMR for Ham Radio! DMR Livestream
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 21 januari 2021 at 02:52

    Let’s Talk about DMR for Ham Radio – DMR is one of my favorite topics and modes inside of Ham Radio and I want to do a new series of videos this year with some updated DMR radios, DMR How-Tos and other topics. Bring your questions about DMR, and what topics you would like to see in an upcoming video or livestream

  • Episode 532: Ham Radio Shopping Deals for January 15th
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 19 januari 2021 at 04:05

    Ham Radio Shopping Deals for today, January 15th, from R&L, Gigaparts QRPver and more. Take a look:R&L: http://www.randl.comMTC Email: https://tinyurl.com/y43ccaz9Gigaparts Giveaway: https://www.gigaparts.net/sweepstakesAmerican Radio Supply Email: https://tinyurl.com/yyqh7u3gQRPver: https://qrpver.comRadioddity Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/radioddityofficial/1st-noise-canceling-frs-radio-with-hd-audio?ref=cw4ezgMERCH! http://hamradio2.com

  • Episode 531: Rugged Radios Responds to the FCC Citation and my YouTube Video
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 17 januari 2021 at 21:45

    After posting a video about the FCC Citation of Rugged Radios, I received an email from one of their marketing managers, and it was quite pleasant. Check this video to see the response from Rugged Radios about my previous video and the overall citation they received.

  • Episode 530: Lunchtime Livestream for YouTube Channel Members
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 17 januari 2021 at 21:42

    This livestream will be dedicated to folks who are Channel Members – bring your questions and comments about a recent video or about what you would like to see in an upcoming video. I look forward to see you all in the chat!

  • Episode 529: Hamvention 2021 is Officially Cancelled
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 14 januari 2021 at 03:58

    Much like last year, Hamvention 2021 has announced their cancellation of the Hamfest for 2021. Lots of us are disappointed, but I wanted to share my thoughts about this event.Announcement Page: https://www.facebook.com/Hamvention

  • Episode 527: ARRL CEO David Minster NA2AA Ham Radio Interview
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 12 januari 2021 at 03:20

    Today I get to sit down with David Minster, NA2AA, the new CEO of the ARRL. He talks about his vision for the future of the ARRL itself and also for Ham Radio. I’m excited about this interview and the things that David says and I look forward to getting him back on the show very soon for more interviews.

  • Episode 526: Lunchtime Livestream for January 6 – Ham Radio Livestream
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 11 januari 2021 at 04:47

    Lunchtime Livestream for January 6th! First one of 2021! I hope you can join us today during your back-to-work week for an hour of Ham Radio discussion!

  • Episode 525: Best Ham Radio Hotspot for Early 2021 – DMR YSF DSTAR Hotspot
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 10 januari 2021 at 19:44

    What is the Best Ham Radio Hotspot coming out of 2020 into 2021? Today I talk about my favorite Ham Radio Hotspot for DMR, YSF, DSTAR and other modes coming out of 2020 and going into 2021.

  • Episode 524: Ham Radio Questions and Answers for 2021 – Sunday Livestream
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 7 januari 2021 at 02:22

    Replay of my Sunday Livestream to kick-off 2021. We will be talking EVERYTHING Ham Radio. Questions can be posted for what you would like to see upcoming on this channel, this year!

  • Episode 523: FCC Sets Amateur License Fee at $35 | Ham Radio License Fee
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 5 januari 2021 at 19:25

    FCC Sets Ham Radio License Fee at $35 instead of $50. Along with this, they have changed the fees for GMRS licenses from $70 to $35. Take a look at the video and comment below, I am curious about your thoughts on this change.KB6NU Blog: https://www.kb6nu.com/fcc-sets-amateur-license-fee-at-35BTWR Blog Post: https://www.buytwowayradios.com/blog/2020/12/fcc-approves-new-ham-and-gmrs-license-fees.html

  • Episdoe 522: Ham Radio Shopping Deals for January 1, 2021
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 4 januari 2021 at 04:13

    Happy New Year! A great way to start off 2021 is by finding some Ham Radio Shopping Deals for great Ham Radio gear at great prices. Links below are to the deals discussed in today’s shopping episodeR&L: http://www.randl.comGigaparts: https://www.gigaparts.com/weekly-specials-at-gigapartsGigaparts Giveaway: https://www.gigaparts.net/sweepstakesBridgecom Giveaway: https://wn.nr/kNAR8SMTC Mailer: https://tinyurl.com/y9todtdfAmerican Radio Supply Mailer: https://tinyurl.com/ya8hf9fqRadioddity: http://radioddity.refr.cc/jasonjohnstonMY MAIN Website: https://www.hamradio2.comSunday Livestream Link: https://youtu.be/txN16OIkyCM

  • Episode 521: Happy New Year 2021! Ham Radio YouTubers Bunch Livestream
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 1 januari 2021 at 19:37

    Replay of the Happy Hour Livestream to bring in the new year!

  • Episode 519: Ham Radio Contesting Ethics – To Livestream Or Not? YouTubers Bunch #21
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 29 december 2020 at 22:56

    Ham Radio Contesting Ethics – is it ethical to Livestream a Contest on YouTube? Today the YouTubers Bunch discusses this growing trend and we provide some insights for future Contesting.Be sure and subscribe to these great channels:N0SSC: https://youtube.com/n0sscKyle – AA0Z: https://www.youtube.com/kyleaa0zSevenForty1: https://www.youtube.com/user/sevenforty1Goodgame Ham Radio – https://www.youtube.com/goodgamehamradiobeesoutdoorsTemporarily Offline – http://youtube.com/temporarilyoffline

  • Episode 518: Ham-com Goes QRT! ARRL West Gulf Division Convention Hamfest Closes
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 27 december 2020 at 01:28

    In an expected announcement, Ham-com is closing it’s doors FOR GOOD! This comes on the heals of COVID-19 causing the Hamfest to be cancelled for 2020 and potentially for 2021. The announcement was made today, and I have some things to say about it, but also I have reached out to the Ham-com leaders for more information.Ham-com is an AWESOME Hamfest. I will miss it, but I am going to gather more info about this recent announcement too!Hamcom Website: http://hamcom.org

  • Episode 517: K6UDA Exits California! Lunchtime Livestream
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 25 december 2020 at 15:04

    Today I welcome Bob, K6UDA, onto the Lunchtime Livestream to chat about his move from California to Idaho. Bob is packing up his home after being there for 30 years and making the trek to another State, so his time to make videos is limited right now. As a result, I have invited him onto this channel so that he can share his latest insights with us.K6UDA Radio: https://www.youtube.com/user/bondobob

  • Episode 516: Best Ham Radio Brands for 2021 | Ham Radio for Beginners
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 24 december 2020 at 17:50

    If you are a beginner in Ham Radio, you might be wondering what the Best Brands are for Ham Radio in 2021. In this video I explain the Best Brands for Ham Radio in the HF/VHF/UHF world for Transceivers.

  • Episode 515: Christmas and Holiday Shopping for Ham Radio Deals
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 24 december 2020 at 03:43

    Ham Radio Shopping Deals and Holiday Specials for Christmas of 2020. Join the livestream tonight to discuss deals I have found on various websites, and bring suggestions of your own!Holiday Kit: https://kit.co/kc5hwb/best-holiday-gift-ideas-for-ham-radio-operatorsStocking Stuffers: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradio2.0?listId=11OGV4NNVKFMJLinks from tonight:Extra Class: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4l72baughU5ZfdY5kKBGoM4aqxEtsPQ9fa0xI-a_vuZ_Mbg/viewformGospel Socks: https://gospelsocks.comhttps://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradio2.0?listId=NU7AW4QSP5FUTEXTME: http://hamradio2.com/textme

  • Episode 514: Xiegu GSOC Controller Firmware Updates
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 24 december 2020 at 02:59

    Xiegu has released the first of what I suspect to be several firmware updates for their Controller / Pan Adapter. In this video I show how to update the Xiegu GSOC firmware, which is quite simple, and what features and issues it fixes.GSOC Purchase Link: https://www.radioddity.com/collections/hf-transceiver/products/xiegu-gsocGSOC Firmware Link: https://radioddity.s3.amazonaws.com/Xiegu%20GSOC%20Firmware%20V1.1_20201126.zip

  • Episode 513: Giving Back – Ham It Forward – Lunchtime Livestream for Ham Radio
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 20 december 2020 at 01:18

    Today I want to talk about how we can give back to the community this holiday season, and let the public know that Ham Radio Operators are generous folks!Gospel Socks: https://gospelsocks.comSuggested Purchase links:Men’s socks: https://amzn.to/37mYB0AWomen’s socks: https://amzn.to/3gOusKDChildren’s socks: https://amzn.to/3r0sonl

  • Episode 512: Best HF Ham Radio Under $2000 – 4 Best HF Transceivers 2021
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 17 december 2020 at 21:49

    Today I discuss the Best HF Ham Radio Transceivers under the $2000 mark. Previously I had discussed the Best HF Ham Radios under $1000, so this video is a continuation of the first one, which you can find here – https://youtu.be/9ugWs0A3Lf4 In this video, we disc Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood and FlexRadio Transceivers for the Best HF Ham Radios in 2020 and moving into 2021.IC7300 – https://www.gigaparts.com/icom-ic-7300.htmlFT-991A – https://tinyurl.com/y3brq8shTS-590sg – https://tinyurl.com/yyluvxbqFTDX3000 – https://www.gigaparts.com/yaesu-ft-dx3000d.htmlFlexRadio 6400 – https://www.flexradio.com/products/flex-6400-signature-series-sdr-transceiver

  • Episode 511: FCC Hits Rugged Radios with Citation over Illegal Radios
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 16 december 2020 at 23:02

    FCC Hits Rugged Radios with Citation over Illegal Radios – this is an article I found that I thought was relevant to our hobby and what this channel is about. Comments welcome!Matthew Keys The Desk: https://thedesk.matthewkeys.net/2020/12/rugged-radios-fcc-citation-unauthorized-frequencyFCC Citation Info: https://www.fcc.gov/document/eb-issues-citation-rugged-radios-equipment-marketing-violations

  • Episode 510: Ham Radio Shopping Deals for Christmas 2020 – Weekly Specials!
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 15 december 2020 at 01:48

    Ham Radio Shopping Deals for December 2020 and Christmas 2020. Listed below are the links to the sites and items mentioned in the video.R&L: http://www.randl.comStocking Stuffers: https://www.amazon.com/shop/hamradio2.0?listId=11OGV4NNVKFMJHam Radio Deluxe Renewal: https://tinyurl.com/y496xfz4Bridgecom University 93% Off: https://www.bridgecomsystems.com/collections/bridgecom-university-courses?ref=kiiqzu1uu7cbBridgecom Giveaway: https://wn.nr/ZY5PM7Radioddity: http://radioddity.refr.cc/jasonjohnstonGigaparts: https://www.gigaparts.com/holiday-specials5.11 Tactical: https://fxo.co/AFSv

  • Episode 509: Ham Radio Happy Hour for December 2020!
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 14 december 2020 at 00:51

    YouTubers Bunch Ham Radio Happy Hour! Join myself and several other YouTubers, along with some of our greatest fans, to celebrate December, the Holidays and Ham Radio in general!

  • Episode 508: Setting a Password for Brandmeister DMR Servers | Ham Radio DMR
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 13 december 2020 at 02:47

    Brandmeister has implemented a new requirement for connecting to their DMR servers, which is a custom/unique password. Today I show you how to setup that password in the Brandmeister Self Card Website and also on your DMR or Digital Voice Hotspot so that it will properly connect to Brandmeister.Brandmeister Article: https://news.brandmeister.network/configure-a-security-password-for-your-hotspotsBrandmeister Self Care: https://brandmeister.network/?page=login★ DMR RADIOS★Anytone D878+ – https://tinyurl.com/y5rlrc93Anytone D578 Pro – https://tinyurl.com/y6doc7km

  • Episode 507: Lunchtime Livestream for YouTube Channel Members
    by Jason Johnston – KC5HWB on 12 december 2020 at 18:55

    Today I am kicking off a new initiative for my YouTube Channel Members. This livestream will be dedicated to folks who are Channel Members – bring your questions and comments about a recent video or about what you would like to see in an upcoming video. I look forward to see you all in the chat!

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