The RAIN Report for 05-17-2017

This is the conclusion of the most popular RAIN Report ever, from April, 2016. It features Art Bell/W6OBB, a ham whose Coast to Coast nightly radio show in the 90's garnered more than 15,000,000 listeners on 500 AM stations across the United States. [2016 P2 18M] You can hear the entire hour-long interview with Art conducted by Eric Guth/4Z1UG for his QSPToday podcast on qsotoday.com. The RAIN Report can be transmitted over Amateur Radio via a Community Commons license from therainreport.com, @therainreport on Twitter, and iTunes.

The RAIN Report for 05-13-2017

As RAIN's Hap Holly/KC9RP and the crew are preparing for their 29th sojourn to the Dayton Hamvention, it seemed prudent to give the guys (and gals) a couple weeks off. So in their absence we're going to replay the most requested RAIN Report podcast ever. We go back to March, 2016 for this RAIN Replay of a two-part interview with a gentleman whose Coast to Coast broadcast was the biggest syndicated show heard after dark across the United States in the 90's. [2016 P1 18M] Check out booth 6603, the RAIN booth at the Hamvention; and if you have 220 with you, try 224.06 simplex with no PL.

The RAIN Report for 05-06-2017

If you built electronic kits while growing up, especially those marketed by Heath Kit, chances are you used a small, plastic tool called a Nut Starter. Did you know that Heath Kit didn't manufacture the Nut Starter? A young man named John Brake sold tools to Heathkit, one of which was the erstwhile Nut Starter. So what happened to John Brake, and the little tool that could...and did? Today John is CEO of Desco Industries Inc. in Chino, California. RAIN's Hap Holly/KC9RP caught up with John on Skype to piece together the Nut Starter puzzle. [2017 11M] If you're going to the Hamvention May 19021 at its new home in Xenia, Ohio, be sure to drop by booth 6603 and chat with RAIN Founder/Producer, Hap Holly/KC9RP. And if you have 220 handy, try us on 224.06 simplex no PL. The RAIN Report is made available under a Creative Commons license from therainreport.com; @therainreport from Twitter; and via iTunes.

The RAIN Report for 04-28-2017

Listening to this 2016 Dayton Hamvention presentation might test both your listening skills and attention span. It's some how-to's for setting up a serious CW HF dxing station - by a young man by the name of William Ferguson/KJ4EYZ. William became a licensed ham at age 7 in 2008. A year later he became one of the youngest hams in the world to earn his DXCC (work 100 countries) award. this DX mathematician talked about what's involved in setting up a serious CW DX ham station during the SATTERM forum at the 2016 Dayton Hamvention. [2017 15M] If you're going to the Hamvention May 19021 at its new home in Xenia, Ohio, be sure to drop by booth 6603 and chat with RAIN Founder/Producer, Hap Holly/KC9RP. And if you have 220 handy, try us on 224.06 simplex no PL.

The RAIN Report for 04-21-2017

A couple of months ago Kent Peterson/KC0DGY interviewed Roger Johnson N1RJ of Limington Maine for the Amateur Radio Newsline. Roger was suffering from HF interference at his home. When he finally started to do some active direction finding in his neighborhood, he was quite surprised to discover the source of his interference. Roger had quite the story to tell. Due to time limitations for the Amateur Radio Newsline story we decided to let Roger tell the longer version in this RAIN report. [2017 15M] The RAIN Report is made available under a Creative Commons license from therainreport.com; @therainreport from Twitter; and via iTunes. The RAIN Report is made available under a Creative Commons license from therainreport.com; @therainreport from Twitter; and via iTunes.