When I started the practical amateur radio podcast on May 8th 2008, I really had no idea how long it would last or how big it would grow. Four years later (and my 5th season podcasting) I still continue to receive emails thanking me for doing what I do. I’m also frequently reminded of why I podcast, when I receive emails letting me know a new ham has his or her license as a result of the podcast. I very much enjoy creating the audio podcast, the video supplements and blogging. I consider it an extension of the hobby.
This blog post is what I referred to in episode 55 (just released today), as part of the PARP Birthday Trifecta. In other words, I typically use my Podcast, my YouTube Channel and this Blog to Elmer and promote amateur radio to anyone who will listen, watch and read. These avenues are referred to as new media.
Speaking of new media, I’ve been invited to attend the 2012 ARRL National Convention and Pacificon in October of this year. I will participate in a panel discussion titled, “Amateur Radio New Media Elmering”. I’m very excited to share the stage with other “Big Names” in the new media elmering space. I’m sure you’ve heard of all three…
Chris Matthieu, N7ICE is the founder/creator/developer of the amateur radio social networking site 73s.com.
Randy Hall, K7AGE. Randy is best known as that YouTube guy. Randy is approaching his 6th year of using his YouTube channel to Elmer. His total video views surpass the 2 million mark.
FInally, the three of us will be joined by Mr. Elmer himself…Gordon West, WB6NOA. Gordo has helped thousands earn their technician license (and upgrade to general and extra) through his exam prep guides and excellent audio material. I’m proud to say I’m a three time graduate of Gordo’s material.
I’m truly honored to have the opportunity to meet these three gentlemen and share the stage to discuss our share passions for helping others and promoting this wonderful hobby. I’ll make certain to continue to provide updates as we get closer to the October timeframe. I hope to see you at Pacificon.
A Gift to You
In an effort to help celebrate PARP’s 4th birthday, I asked three popular amateur radio vendors to help me celebrate. In return, each have provided coupon codes you may use for a limited time to save money when purchasing items from their website. Consider it a gift to you.
It just so happened I was able to tie each of these three vendors into the educational/discussion segment in episode 55 of the practical amateur radio podcast. The topic of episode 55 is about programming your radio.
I would like to thank Nifty Ham Accessories, RT Systems Inc. and RFinder – The Worldwide Repeater Directory for helping me celebrate the 4th birthday of the practical amateur radio podcast. Please listen to episode 55 to learn about the coupon codes from Nifty Ham Accessories, RT Systems Inc. and RFinder – The Worldwide Repeater Directory.
Until next time…
73 de KDØBIK