As PARP begins the 9th season, the release schedule in the last two years certainly has not been the most timely. My work/life schedule, some health issues (which are all resolved) and a few personal issues have mostly kept me silent. But thanks to the very best listeners who have stayed in touch and continued to encourage me to return…I’m committed to doing everything possible to keep PARP alive.
While PARP was not the first amateur radio related podcast, I do remember a time when the number of active ham radio based podcasts could be counted on one hand. Today it might take two hands and perhaps one foot. This is fantastic and as I’ve always said, I have never viewed other amateur radio based podcasts as competition. We should all be doing what we do for the sake of the hobby and service of amateur radio.
PARP 70 covers some thoughts and ideas to get you thinking about our overall individual preparedness when it comes to emergency communications.
I truly appreciate the listeners (many have been listening since episode one in 200 and continue to ask for more episodes. As the PARP motto states, the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast….Creating Elmers one podcast at a time. If you learn something while listening to a PARP episode, please share that knowledge with others. This is the spirit of amateur radio.
I plan to keep PARP on a monthly release schedule. Episode 71 should release in late August just before the 2016 Colorado QSO Party which I’m anxiously looking forward to. Hopefully the bands will improve some by then.
Until next time…
73 de KD0BIK (Jerry)