The RAIN Report Archive

The RAIN Report for 12-19-2014

Jim Kinter/K5KTF talks about ham radio mesh networks. (P1, 19M)

The RAIN Report for 12-13-2014

Dmitri Zhikharev/RA9USU talk about the amazing story behind the planning of the 2013 7O6T dxpedition to Yemen. (Replay 20M)

The RAIN Report for 12-05-2014

The last conversation Hap Holly/KC9RP had with silent key Shel Epstein/K9APE (16M)

The RAIN Report for 11-28-2014

The first of two conversations with the late Shel Epstein/K9APE (13M)

The RAIN Report for 11-22-2014

Att. John Schwartz/WA9AQN on Amateur Radio, politics & the Law (1997 Replay 9M)

The RAIN Report for 11-14-2014

Wayne Burdick/N6KR - The Mind Behind Elecraft (P2 19M)

The RAIN Report for 11-08-2014

Wayne Burdick/N6KR - The Mind Behind Elecraft (P1 18M)

The RAIN Report for 11-01-2014

Bob Heil/K9EID - His Ham Radio Roots (P2 13M)

The RAIN Report for 10-26-2014

Bob Heil/K9EID - His Ham Radio Roots (P1 12M)

The RAIN Report for 10-17-2014

We conclude the story behind the man - Hap Holly/KC9RP (p2 19M)

The RAIN Report for 10-10-2014

The story behind the man - Hap Holly/KC9RP (p1 19M)

The RAIN Report for 10-03-2014

ARRL Lab Manager Ed Hare/W1RFI's 2013 Hamv. talk on the widespread effects of power line interference. (P2 14M)

The RAIN Report for 09-27-2014

ARRL Lab Manager Ed Hare/W1RFI's 2013 Hamv. talk on the widespread effects of power line interference. (P1 13M)

The RAIN Report for 09-20-2014

Tanya Anderson/KD9BVZ's 1st contact was out of this world. (14M).

The RAIN Report for 09-12-2014

Fundraising pro Sheilah Perry/N0UOP talks about writing successful grant requests. (1996 Hamv. 17M)

The RAIN Report for 09-05-2014

ARRL's Mike Corey/KI1U speaks frankly abt "the walls" in Amateur Radio. (P2 18M)

The RAIN Report for 08-30-2014

ARRL's Mike Corey/KI1U speaks frankly abt "the walls" in Amateur Radio. (P1 19M37S)

The RAIN Report for 08-23-2014

12-year-old Rohan Agrawal, KJ6LXV talks about Bluetooth APRS Text Messaging & Tweeting. (10m)

The RAIN Report for 08-22-2014

12-year-old Rohan Agrawal, KJ6LXV talks about Bluetooth APRS Text Messaging & Tweeting. (10m)

The RAIN Report for 08-15-2014

Al Lotze/W6RQ's WWV & the Sun presentation revisited. (18m)

The RAIN Report for 08-08-2014

Rohn VP Mark Allen/W6PC speaks on tower safety. (2014 Hamv. 14 mins)

The RAIN Report for 08-01-2014

Former AES employee Jeff Covelli/WA8SAJ on the history of Kenwood Legacy radios. (2014 Hamv. 13 mins)

The RAIN Report for 07-25-2014

Former Collins Radio employee Ted Craven/W0TCW shares some thoughts about ham radio and Collins radio from years ago. (10mins)

The RAIN Report for 07-18-2014

16-year-old Jacob Keogh/KD0NVX's short talk on ham radio's history. (2014 Hamv. 10MINS)

The RAIN Report for 07-11-2014

Reuben Meeks/W8GUC covers some propagation basics. [2011 RAIN Replay 13 mins]

The RAIN Report for 07-04-2014

ARRL Media & PR Manager Sean Kutzko/KX9X discusses the League's summer Centennial operations. (15 mins)

The RAIN Report for 06-27-2014

7O6T's Dmitri Zhikharev/RA9USU on the politics of dxpeditions. (2013 Hamvention 20 mins)

The RAIN Report for 06-20-2014

AMSAT's Emike McCardel/KC8YLD talks about introducing kids to ham radio's presence in space. (14 mins)

The RAIN Report for 06-13-2014

Mark Pinsky/W8MP tells some county hunting stories. (2014 Hamv. 10 mins)

The RAIN Report for 06-06-2014

Bill Brown/WB8ELK says party baloons are the way to go!

The RAIN Report for 05-31-2014

DHS/OEC Special Technician Brennan Smith relates his experience in the 2013 Dalls, Oregon Government Flat Complex wild fire. (Hamv. 2014 17 mins)

The RAIN Report for 05-23-2014

Bob Bruninga/WB4APR speaks abt APRS being more than just for vehicle tracking.. (Hamvention 2014 19 mins)

The RAIN Report for 05-19-2014

Prof. Jeff Butterfield/N7TJB concludes a conversation about his Gorilla Radio with RAIN's Hap Holly/KC9RP (Part 2, 16 mins)

The RAIN Report for 05-16-2014

Prof. Jeff Butterfield/N7TJB concludes a conversation about his Gorilla Radio with RAIN's Hap Holly/KC9RP (Part 2, 16 mins)

The RAIN Report for 05-09-2014

Prof. Jeff Butterfield/N7TJB talks about his Gorilla Radio. (Part 1, 12 mins)

The RAIN Report for 05-02-2014

A sneak preview of Hamvention 2014 with Henry Ruminiski/W8HJR (19 mins).

The RAIN Report for 04-25-2014

Skype Revolutionizing Radio Club Meetings; hear how! (15 mins)

The RAIN Report for 04-18-2014

A 2003 RAIN Replay about coax, Amateur Radio's lifeline, with Ron Stier, W9ICZ. (Part 2, 16 mins)

The RAIN Report for 04-11-2014

A 2003 RAIN Replay about coax, Amateur Radio's lifeline, with Ron Stier, W9ICZ. (Part 1, 14 mins)

The RAIN Report for 04-06-2014

Radio museum curator Patrick Bunsold/WA6MHZ talks about the challenges of collecting and restoring old ham radios. (2013 Hamv. 17 mins)

The RAIN Report for 04-05-2014

Radio museum curator Patrick Bunsold/WA6MHZ talks about the challenges of collecting and restoring old ham radios. (2013 Hamv. 17 mins)

The RAIN Report for 03-28-2014

Mark Spencer/WA8SME talks about the evolution of remote sensing. (2013 Hamv. 10 mins)

The RAIN Report for 03-22-2014

Mitch Stern/W1SJ discusses the do's & don't of pub. serv. comm. (16 mins)

The RAIN Report for 03-14-2014

Rob Santello/K6DQ talks about making ham gear more blind accessible. (10 mins).

The RAIN Report for 03-08-2014

Ham radio author Don Keith/N4KC gives some HF basics...what bands to use and when. (18 mins).

The RAIN Report for 03-07-2014

Ham radio author Don Keith/N4KC gives some HF basics...what bands to use and when. (18 mins).

The RAIN Report for 02-28-2014

Chuck Penson/WA7ZZE finishes chronicling the rise and fall of Heathkit. (Part 2, 16 mins).

The RAIN Report for 02-22-2014

Chuck Penson/WA7ZZE chronicles the rise and fall of Heathkit. (Part 1, 15 mins).

The RAIN Report for 02-14-2014

Rich Moseson/W2VU concludes his introduction to CQ Plus. (Part 2 14 mins).

The RAIN Report for 02-07-2014

Rich Moseson, W2VU, introduces CQ Plus. replacing Pop Comm, CQ VHF and World Rad on Line...sort of. (Part 1, 15 mins).

The RAIN Report for 01-31-2014

Ed Hare, W1RFI's 2013 Hamvention talk on power line noise. (Part 1, 13 mins)

The RAIN Report for 01-24-2014

Ed Hair, W1RFI's 2013 Hamvention talk on power line noise. (Part 1, 13 mins)

The RAIN Report for 01-17-2014

Nicholas Garner, N3WG, talks about controlling ham radio from a smart phone. (12 mins)

The RAIN Report for 01-10-2014

Dave Porter, K2BPP (SK) concludes talking abt his harrowing experience riding out hurr. Gilbert on Jamaica in 1989; (Part 2, 16 mins)

The RAIN Report for 01-03-2014

Dave Porter, K2BPP (SK) recounts his harrowing experience on Jamaica during hurricane Gilbert in 1989. (Part 1, 13 mins)

The RAIN Report for 12-27-2013

RAIN's Hap Holly/KC9RP talks abt what drove him to produce ham radio programming 30 years ago; and more. (16 mins)

The RAIN Report for 12-21-2013

Ham instructor Dan Romanchik/KB6NU speaks about his 1-day 'hamcram' tech class. (2013 Hamv. 12 mins)

The RAIN Report for 12-13-2013

Noted contester Tim Duffy/K3LR talks about his Contest University (2013 Hamvention 12 mins).

The RAIN Report for 12-06-2013

Brian Hoyer/K7UDR talks about his 'short' ham radio career. (9 mins)

The RAIN Report for 11-29-2013

A Brief intro to micro controllers from George Zafiropoulos/KJ6VU (11 mins).

The RAIN Report for 11-22-2013

A 1990 RAIN Replay some considered the worst ever!

The RAIN Report for 11-15-2013

Chris Matthieu/N7ICE concludes talking abt his '73s.com' ham radio social network. (Part 2, 15 mins)

The RAIN Report for 11-08-2013

Chris Matthieu/N7ICE talks about his '73s.com' ham radio social network. (Part 1, 13 mins)

The RAIN Report for 11-01-2013

Ham radio video archivist Gary Pearce/KN4AQ concludes talking about his Ham Radio Now podcast. (Part 1, 17 mins).

The RAIN Report for 10-25-2013

The RAIN Report for 10-25-2013

Ham radio video archivist Gary Pearce/KN4AQ talks about the evolution of his Ham Radio Now podcast. (Part 1, 19 mins).

The RAIN Report for 10-18-2013

Spaceport Indiana Pres. Brian Tanner on ham radio's collaboration. (14 mins).

The RAIN Report for 10-13-2013

Some thoughts from ARRL President, Kay Craigie/N3Kn from the 2013 Hamvention. (14 mins)

The RAIN Report for 10-05-2013

Inveterate CW operator Henry Koenig/WD8Q talks about Morse code as an art form. (12 mins)

The RAIN Report for 09-27-2013

The late ham radio icon Wayne Green/W2NSD is remembered. (Part 2, 20 mins)

The RAIN Report for 09-20-2013

The late ham radio icon, Wayne Green/W2NSD is remembered. (Part 1, 16 mins)

The RAIN Report for 09-13-2013

Radio historian Scott Childers/W9CHI relates a shsort history of "the Big 89", WLS. (17 mins)

The RAIN Report for 09-06-2013

Renowned qrp dxer, Rich Arlin/K7SZ talks about new/used HF gear available for working the world on 5 watts&less. (Part 2, 12 mins).

The RAIN Report for 08-30-2013

Rich Arlin/K7SZ, renowned qrp dx'er, tells how to work the world on HF using 5 watts&less. (Part 1, 17 mins)

The RAIN Report for 08-23-2013

Patrick Tice, WA0TDA, talks about 'today's Handihams' (2013 Hamv. RAIN intervw 12 mins).

The RAIN Report for 08-17-2013

RSGB's Graham Coomber/G0MBI conclude his 2013 Hamvention presentation, looking back at 100 years of ham radio cooperation between the US&UK. (Part 2, 17 mins).

The RAIN Report for 08-09-2013

RSGB's Graham Coomber/G0MBI looks back at 100 years of ham radio cooperation between the US&UK. (Part 1, 20 mins).

The RAIN Report for 08-02-2013

Phil Theis, K3TUF, talks about safety tips for installing&maintaining antennas. (15 mins)

The RAIN Report for 07-26-2013

Does D-STAR Rely Too Much on the Internet? (John DavisWB4QDX?

The RAIN Report for 07-22-2013

Two Homeland Security trainers talk about ham radio's involvement in the ICS&NIMS programs. (15 mins)

The RAIN Report for 07-12-2013

The RAIN Report for 07-05-2013

An interview with Padraig Lysandrou/KC9UUS, 2013 Young Ham of the Year. (17 mins)

The RAIN Report for 06-28-2013

AMSAT-NA VP for Engineering, Tony Monteiro, AA2TX, enlightens us about the staggering costs of launching Amateur Radio satellites. (2013 Hamvention 19 mins).

The RAIN Report for 06-21-2013

AMSAT-NA Pres. Barry Baines/WD4ASW discusses today's challenges facing the Radio Amateur Satellite Corp. (Hamvention 2013, 18 mins).

The RAIN Report for 06-14-2013

Chris Testa, KD2BMH updates his White Box SDR Radio project. (2013 Hamvention 15 mins)

The RAIN Report for 06-07-2013

Scotty Cowling, WA2DFI, talks about Multiple-Personality SDR, excerpted from his 2013 Dayton Hamvention technical TAPR talk. (14 mins)

The RAIN Report for 05-19-2013

In memory of the late Joe Schroeder, W9JUV, here is an interview with Joe conducted by Bill Pasternak in 2007. (17 mins).

The RAIN Report for 05-10-2013

This is the conclusion of a last-minute preview of the 2013 Hamvention coming to Dayton, OH., May 17-19 with Michael Kalter, W8CI. (Part 2, 11 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 05-03-2013

Ham radio author Don Keith/N4KC talks about his new book "Riding the Shortwaves, Exploring the Magic of Amateur Radio". (20 mins)

The RAIN Report for 04-25-2013

Ham radio author Don Keith/N4KC talks about his new book "Riding the Shortwaves, Exploring the Magic of Amateur Radio". (20 mins)

The RAIN Report for 04-19-2013

Ed Mitchel/KB6VFR speakingn on Airborne ATV Video Review (1997 Replay 8 mins

The RAIN Report for 04-12-2013

Professor Jeff Butterfield/N7TJB teaches in an empty classroom. (2012 Hamvention, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-06-2013

Blind broadcast consultant Dave Marthouse, N2AAM, talks about AM/FM radio, its past, present and future. (17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-05-2013

Blind broadcast consultant Dave Marthouse, N2AAM, talks about AM/FM radio, its past, present and future. (17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-29-2013

Visually impaired ham Greg Rosenberg, AB9MZ, strategies for emergency preparedness for the disabled. (Part 2, 16 mins)

The RAIN Report for 03-22-2013

John Amadeo, NN6JA, talks about producing Last Man Standing. (2012 RAIN Replay 12 mins)

The RAIN Report for 03-16-2013

John Amadeo, NN6JA, talks about producing Last Man Standing. (2012 RAIN Replay 12 mins)

The RAIN Report for 03-08-2013

14-year-old Danny McReynolds/KD4ILX reads his paper "Writing Your Own Radio Control Software" from the 2012 Dayton Hamvention Youth forum (13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-02-2013

A look at the little-used 902 mHz ham band with Kent Britain, WA5VJB (1999 RAIN Replay).

The RAIN Report for 02-23-2013

A look at the little-used 902 mHz ham band with Kent Britain, WA5VJB (1999 RAIN Replay).

The RAIN Report for 02-15-2013

A look back at the controversy surrounding the now defunct LAMBDA ARC; (1996 RAIN Replay).

The RAIN Report for 02-08-2013

Lincoln, NB. resident Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, talks about introducing kit-building into the classroom. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-02-2013

Wes Schum, W9DYV, talks about mistakes made as CEO of Central Electronics in the 1950's. (RAIN Replay, 10-1996 - 13 minutes. )

The RAIN Report for 01-25-2013

Ron Ochu, KO0Z, talks about becoming the Contributing Editor to CQ's Learning Curve column. (14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 01-19-2013

Hamfest Chair, Tom Morris/KG4CYX, talks about chairing the Miami hamfest, coming up Feb. 1&2. (8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-18-2013

Hamfest Chair, Tom Morris/KG4CYX, talks about chairing the Miami hamfest, coming up Feb. 1&2. (8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-11-2013

We hear a sample of Your Handiham World podcast, one of the best hamcasts. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-05-2013

Kit-building guru Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, passes along some hints&tips. (13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-29-2012

The conclusion of Frank Beafore, WS8B's 2012 Hamvention talk on "Physics&the 1st Antenna" (p.2, 12 mins).

The RAIN Report for 12-22-2012

Frank Beafore, WS8B, talks about "Physics and the First Antenna" from the 2012 Hamvention. (14 m inutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-14-2012

Another excerpt from the 2012 Youth forum, featuring 12-year-old Kaitlyn Cole, KS3P, talking about girl power&elmering. (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-08-2012

17-year-old Nick Odell, KD0OCR, talks about his experience with EOSS baloon launching. (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-01-2012

Short 2012 Hamvention interviews with Don Whiteman, KK9H and Mark Klockson, WA9IVH (11 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-23-2012

Steve Rahn talks about mobile antenna design. (1996 17 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-16-2012

Steve Rahn talks about mobile antenna design. (1996 17 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-09-2012

Bob Heil, K9EID, talks about ham radio's influence on his music and audio careers. (1998 10 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-02-2012

John Amodeo, NN6JA, talks about ham radio's role in his sitcom hit, Last Man Standing. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-26-2012

Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, presents his 2012 Hamvention paper Propagation Topics for Cycle 24. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-19-2012

John, W2GD&Don, K4ZA's 2012 Hamvention paper, Installing Towers and Antennas Safely (Part 2, 10 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-13-2012

John, W2GD&Don, K4ZA's 2012 Hamvention paper, Installing Towers and Antennas Safely (Part 1, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-06-2012

Darrell Crimmins, KG5E&Cliff Stumpff, KA8GOV, talk about their Ham Radio Roots. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-29-2012

RAIN Founder/Producer, Hap Holly, KC9RP, concludes his talk about why your repeater needs a weekly net. (part 2, 17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-22-2012

Why have a net on your repeater? RAIN's Hap Holly, KC9RP, answers that & more. (Part 1, 12 min.)

The RAIN Report for 09-14-2012

Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, concludes the story behind his qrz.com, the most popular ham radio website. (Part 2, 13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 09-08-2012

This week: Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, relates the story behind his qrz.com, the most visited ham site on the Web. (Part 1, 13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 09-01-2012

This week: S. Suri, VU2NY, 2012 Amateur of the Year, talks about his ham radio roots. (Hamvention 10 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-25-2012

This week: Certified tower climber/rescuer Phil Theis, K3TUF, concludes his talk about tower climbing safety. (2012 Hamvention Part 2, 10 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-18-2012

This week: Certified tower climber/rescuer Phil Theis, K3TUF, talks about tower climbing safety. (2012 Hamvention Part 1, 11 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-11-2012

This week: Martin Ewing, AA6E, examines the 'Single Signal' problem of the 1930s. (2012 Hamvention 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-07-2012

This week: Sandra Tennyson, N0XYL, talks about her ham radio roots as an avid county hunter. (8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-29-2012

This week: Mike Lamb, N7ML, Founder of long defunct AEA voiced his concerns about Amateur Radio's future in 1996 in this RAIN Replay. (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 07-20-2012

This week: D-STAR veteran John Hays, K7VE, dispells myths about D-STAR. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-13-2012

This week: Excerpt from a 2012 Hamvention talk by balloon specialist Bill Brown, WB8ELK, on the California Near Space Project. (13 minutes) ,

The RAIN Report for 07-07-2012

This week: CQ mag's Rich Moseson, W2VU, on good repeater operation (1996 8 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 06-29-2012

This week: Ham Radio Roots #1 featuring Vern Jackson, WA0RCR (9 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 06-22-2012

This week: Some hope for PRB1 from ARRL Vol. Coun., Dale Swartz, K4ROZ (17 mins).

The RAIN Report for 06-15-2012

This week: The 4th and final excerpt from the 2012 Dayton Hamvention FCC forum, featuring Q&A. (part 4, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-08-2012

This week: The third excerpt from the 2012 Dayton Hamvention FCC forum, featuring Q&A. (part 3, 18 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-01-2012

This week: The first of a handful of excerpts from the 2012 Dayton Hamvention FCC forum. (Part 1, 20 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-25-2012

This week: The first of a handful of excerpts from the 2012 Dayton Hamvention FCC forum. (Part 1, 20 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-18-2012

This week: An entertaining&pithy hamfest commentary that's still on the mark 19 years after Oren Brand, K9KEJ, wrote&voiced it for RAIN.

The RAIN Report for 05-11-2012

This week: Hamvention Chair, Michael Kalter, concludes his preview of Hamvention 2012 (Part 2, 15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 05-05-2012

This week: Hamvention Chair, Michael Kalter, concludes his preview of Hamvention 2012 (Part 2, 15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-27-2012

This week: Hamvention Chair, Michael Kalter, W8CI, addresses flap around Hara Arena … & more. (Part 1, 15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-20-2012

Part 4 of a good amateur practices refresher, focussing on the disciplines of contesting with Mitch Stern, W1SJ. (17 minutes) Listen to this file on twitter.com/therainreport.

The RAIN Report for 04-13-2012

Part 3 of a good amateur practices refresher, focussing this time on public service communications with Tony Pazzola, W2BEJ&Mitch Stern, W1SJ. (10 minutes) Hear this file on twitter.com/therainreport.

The RAIN Report for 04-06-2012

Part 2 of a refresher about good amateur practice on HF, VHF&UHF with Mitch Stern, W1SJ (Part 2, 15 minutes). Hear this file on twitter.com/therainreport.

The RAIN Report for 03-31-2012

We begin a refresher about good amateur practice on HF, VHF&UHF with Mitch Stern, W1SJ (Part 1, 15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-30-2012

This week in RAIN's Field-Day 101 series, ARRL Emer Prep Mngr Mike Corey, KI1U, talks about how Field-Day prepares us for emergencies. (Part 4, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-23-2012

This week in RAIN's Field-Day 101 series, ARRL Emer Prep Mngr Mike Corey, KI1U, talks about how Field-Day prepares us for emergencies. (Part 4, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-16-2012

Field-Day 101 presents the importance of a VHF/UHF station by ARRL Cen. Div. Vice Dir., Kermit Carlson, W9XA. (Part 3, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-10-2012

THIS WEEK: Andrea Hartlage, KG4IUM & Marc Tarplee, N4UFP, share their Field Day perspectives. (Part 2, 17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-09-2012

THIS WEEK: A RAIN series we dubbed Field Day 101.

The RAIN Report for 03-02-2012

THIS WEEK: A RAIN series we dubbed Field Day 101.

The RAIN Report for 02-24-2012

The RAIN Report for 02-17-2012

THIS WEEK: AMSAT ARISS volunteer Dave Jordan, AA4KN, explains options for classrooms to contact ISS for the 1st time via Amateur Radio. (15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-10-2012

THIS WEEK: A RAIN Replay about ESSB, filed in 2005 by George Bowen, W2XBS (16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 02-03-2012

THIS WEEK: Mike Corey, AI1U, ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager, talks about challenges to ARES ... & beyond. (19 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-30-2012

THIS WEEK: ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, AI1U, talks about the current state of ARES (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 01-06-2012

RAIN This Week: First columns by Mark Thompson, WB9QZB&Art Reis, K9XI (RAIN Replay from 1990).

The RAIN Report for 12-30-2011

RAIN This Week: Gordon West, WB6NOA, named 2006 Amateur of the Year. (RAIN Rerun, 10 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-23-2011

RAIN This Week: Gordon West, WB6NOA, named 2006 Amateur of the Year. (RAIN Rerun, 10 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-16-2011

RAIN This Week: Gordon West, WB6NOA's discusses the Chinese ham radio controversy. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-10-2011

RAIN This Week: Gordon West, WB6NOA's ideas on holiday shopping for your ham friends. (20 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-03-2011

RAIN This Week: CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, talks about issues surrounding print vs. digital ham mags, PopCom most notably. (18 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-26-2011

RAIN This Week: The conclusion of an entertaining 2003 interview with the flamboyant and outspoken Wayne Greene, W2NSD about the demise of his '73' magazine and ham Radio. (Part 2, 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-18-2011

RAIN This Week: An entertaining 2003 interview with the flamboyant and outspoken Wayne Greene, W2NSD about the demise of his '73' magazine; (Part 1, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-11-2011

This week: New ham Lisa Spahr concludes telling the story behind her book World War II Radio Heroes (Part 2, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-04-2011

This week: New ham Lisa Spahr tells the story behind her book World War II Radio Heroes (Part 1, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-28-2011

This week: Dr. Fred Raab PH'd, W1FR, talks about the ARRL 500 kHz Experiment. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-21-2011

This week: COL. Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC, concludes his talk about his spacial experiences. (Part 2, 12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-14-2011

This week: COL. Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC, talks about his spacial experiences. (Part 1, 16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-11-2011

This week: ARRL President, Kay Craigie, N3KN, highlights features of her "Amateur Radio Advocacy" program. (8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-01-2011

This week: ARRL CEO, Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, talks about ARRL legislative objectives. (Part One 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-23-2011

This week: A potpori of RAIN Shorts from 2003. (14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 09-16-2011

This week: CQ magazine Kit-Building Editor, Joe Eisenberg, W0NEB, talks about inexpensive solutions to kit building problems. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-10-2011

This week: Author Frank Beafore, WS8B, talks about radio wave propagation. (15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-03-2011

This week: Hap Holly, KC9RP, interviews Kaitlyn Cole, KS3P, 2011 Young Ham of the Year award winner. (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-26-2011

This week: Jim Stafford, W4QO, presents an introduction to QRP/ARCI. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-19-2011

This week: Jim Stafford, W4QO, presents an introduction to QRP/ARCI. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-12-2011

THIS WEEK: Duane Whittingham, N9SSN, talks about how the Red Cross and Amateur Radio interface. (19 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-06-2011

THIS WEEK: ARRL Lab Manager, Ed Hare, W1RFI, talks about recent efforts in identifying and eliminating RFI. (20 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-30-2011

THIS WEEK: ARRL Lab Manager, Ed Hare, W1RFI, talks about the process behind QST's product reviews. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-29-2011

THIS WEEK: ARRL Lab Manager, Ed Hare, W1RFI, talks about the process behind QST's product reviews. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-23-2011

THIS WEEK: ARRL Lab Manager, Ed Hare, W1RFI, talks about the lab and what it does. (Part 1, 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-22-2011

THIS WEEK: ARRL Lab Manager, Ed Hare, W1RFI, talks about the lab and what it does. (Part 1, 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-15-2011

THIS WEEK: Veteran solar observer Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, updates what's going on with cycle 24. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-10-2011

THIS WEEK: Bruce Perens, K6BP, concludes his technical paper on Codec 2 speech coding, the future of voice comm. (part 2, 16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 07-01-2011

THIS WEEK: Bruce Perens, K6BP, talks about Codec 2 speech coding, the future of voice comm. (part 1, 16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 06-25-2011

THIS WEEK: Eugene Bergmann authors a book on the late commedian and writer, Gene Shepherd, K2ORS (2004 Replay 11 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 06-17-2011

THIS WEEK: TAPR President, Steve Bible, N7HPR, gives an update about TAPR. (9 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-10-2011

This week: Newsline’s Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, interviews Ashley A. Friend about the “technology of dance” (17 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 06-04-2011

THIS WEEK: We present our second excerpt from the just completed Dayton Hamvention FCC forum. (Part 2, 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-28-2011

THIS WEEK: We present our first excerpt from the just completed Dayton Hamvention FCC forum. (Part 1, 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-21-2011

THIS WEEK: Bob Heil, K9EID, & Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML, talk about their successful careers resulting from their becoming ham operators. (16 minutes (2010 replay).

The RAIN Report for 05-15-2011

THIS WEEK: Bob Heil, K9EID, & Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML, talk about their successful careers resulting from their becoming ham operators. (16 minutes (2010 replay).

The RAIN Report for 05-06-2011

THIS WEEK: CQ VHF Editor, Joe Lynch, N6CL, talks about his ham radio roots. (14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-30-2011

THIS WEEK: CQ VHF Editor, Joe Lynch, N6CL, talks about his ham radio roots. (14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-23-2011

THIS WEEK: Josh Long, KD8BVV, gives us a peak at the upcoming Dayton Hamvention. (Part 1, 9 minutes) talks ab

The RAIN Report for 04-17-2011

This Week: Hap Holly, KC9RP, concludes his conversation with Shirley Roberts, N8LX, 2011 Amateur of the Year. (9 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-09-2011

THIS WEEK: We feature Shirley Roberts, N8LX, 2011 Amateur of the Year. (Part One, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-02-2011

THIS WEEK: Carlos Frum, WI9R, talks briefly about selling ham radio to a park district. (1990 replay 8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-26-2011

THIS WEEK: We feature Ron Hashiro, AH6RH, Civil Defense RACES Coordinator for Hawaii. (9 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-18-2011

THIS WEEK: ARRL Media/PR Manager Alan Pitts, W1AGP, talks about House Bill HR607. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-12-2011

THIS WEEK: QRP notable Richard Arland, K7SZ, talks about getting started with QRP on the HF bands. (14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-04-2011

THIS WEEK: Spaceweather.gov forecaster Rob Steenburgh, KA8JBY, talks about solar cycle 24. (Part Two 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-26-2011

THIS WEEK: Space weather forecaster Rob Steenburgh, KA8JBY, talks about spaceweather.gov. (Part 1, 10 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 02-18-2011

THIS WEEK: TAPR's Steve Bible, N7HPR, concludes answering the question "How do we get teens into ham radio?" (2005 replay Part 2, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-11-2011

THIS WEEK: TAPR's Steve Bible, N7HPR, answers the question "How do we get teens into ham radio?" (2005 replay Part 1, 12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-04-2011

THIS WEEK: QST Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY, talks about WSJT and more. (19 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-28-2011

THIS WEEK: Michael Morales, KC6CYK, is a most unusual hero. (2007 replay 16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-22-2011

THIS WEEK: QSL.FM - The Geo Location Repeater Directory explained. (14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-14-2011

This Week: Linux Journal writer David Lane, KG4GIY, talks about his ham radio roots. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-08-2011

This Week: We conclude our look at '4-3-5', Ham Radio's Hell Kitchen with Christina Holzschuh, KE6RRI (Part 2, 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-31-2010

This Week: A look into '435', Ham Radio's Hell Kitchen with Christina Holzschuh, KE6RRI (Part 1, 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-25-2010

This Week: Swan/Atlas founder, Herb Johnson, W6QKI, concludes the history of these radio companies. (1993 Replay Part Two, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-18-2010

This Week: Swan/Atlas founder, Herb Johnson, W6QKI, relates the history of these radio companies. (1993 Replay Part One, 16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-10-2010

This Week: Hap Holly, KC9RP, concludes his Net Solutions talk. (Part Two, 16 minutes.

The RAIN Report for 12-04-2010

This Week: Hap Holly, KC9RP, asks "What makes a repeater net successful?" (Part one, 14 minutes.

The RAIN Report for 11-26-2010

This Week: Pat Tice, WA0TDA, voices a brief look at the NCDXF Beacon Project. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-20-2010

This Week: Hap Holly, KC9RP, concludes his interview with Dave Morris, N5UP, the ham behind EQSL.cc. (Part Two, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-19-2010

This Week: Hap Holly, KC9RP, concludes his interview with Dave Morris, N5UP, the ham behind EQSL.cc. (Part Two, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-13-2010

This Week: An interview with Dave Morris, N5UP, the ham behind EQSL.cc. (Part One, 17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-06-2010

This Week: The story behind Mark Abramson, KC9VW (11 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-29-2010

This Week: ARRL Lab Manager Ed Hair, W1RFI, concludes his talk about RFI basics; (Part 2, 16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-23-2010

This Week: ARRL Lab Manager Ed Hair, W1RFI, talks about RFI basics; (Part 1, 17 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-15-2010

This Week: RAIN'S Hap Holly, KC9RP, concludes his interview with Nobel Laureate prize winner and Astro Physicist Dr. Joe Taylor, K1JT (Part two of a 2001 replay 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-08-2010

This Week: RAIN'S Hap Holly, KC9RP, interviews Nobel Laureate prize winner and Astro Physicist Dr. Joe Taylor, K1JT (Part one of a 2001 replay 13 minutes) Dr.

The RAIN Report for 10-01-2010

This Week: We take a look at the Amateur Radio media with Norm Seeley&Hap Holly. (Part 1, 12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-26-2010

This Week: Former ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, talks about acquiring the 60-meter band and BPL (2003 replay, 12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 09-18-2010

This Week: Hank Landsberg, WB6MEU, helps launch TIS in Sierra Madre, California. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-03-2010

This Week: Heil Sound Founder, Bob Heil, K9EID, talks about the influence of teachers on his ham radio and audio career. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-27-2010

This Week: Ham radio instructor Jim Hendershot, WA6VQP, talks about Murphy's Law of Middle School Parents ... (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-20-2010

This Week: ARRL PR Manager Alan Pitts, K1AGP, talks about what's new in the PIO program. (10 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-13-2010

This Week: Amateur Radio author&teacher Gordon West, WB6NOA, shares some DSP basics. (19 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-07-2010

This Week: Newsline's Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, talks about ham radio's impact on his careers. (13 minutes.

The RAIN Report for 07-31-2010

This Week: Cody Anderson, KI4FUV, named 2010 Young Ham of the Year (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 07-23-2010

This Week: Cody Anderson, KI4FUV, named 2010 Young Ham of the Year (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 07-17-2010

This week: Martin Jeu, K5FLU and Alan Pitts, W1AGP talk about Amateur Radio's influence in their professional careers. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-16-0010

The RAIN Report for 07-09-2010

This week: Rich Moseson, W2VU, and Bob Sherman, K2SJP, talk about Amateur Radio's influence in their professional careers. (18 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-03-2010

This week: Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML and Bob Heil, K9EID, talk about Amateur Radio's influence in their professional careers. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-26-2010

THIS WEEK: We present our 3rd excerpt from the 2010 Amateur Radio&the Law forum, featuring Paula Uscian, K9IR (Part 3, 22 minutes and 42 seconds)

The RAIN Report for 06-18-2010

THIS WEEK: We present our 2nd excerpt from the 2010 Amateur Radio&the Law forum, featuring Fred Hopengarten, K1VR. (Part 2, 12 minutes and more)

The RAIN Report for 06-12-2010

THIS WEEK: We present our first excerpt from the 2010 Amateur Radio and the Law forum, featuring Jim O'Connell, W9WU. (Part 1, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-04-2010

THIS WEEK: We conclude our 2010 FCC update from Bill Cross, W3TN. (part 3, 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-28-2010

THIS WEEK: FCC update from Bill Cross, W3TN. (part 2, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-21-2010

THIS WEEK: FCC update from Bill Cross, W3TN. (part 1, 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-17-2010

THIS WEEK: Broadcaster Oren Brand, K9KEJ, relates his commentary on hamfests. (9 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-15-2010

THIS WEEK: Broadcaster Oren Brand, K9KEJ, relates his commentary on hamfests. (9 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-08-2010

THIS WEEK: ASS. Gen. Chair, Michael Kalter, W8CI, previews the upcoming Dayton Hamvention. (9 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-23-2010

THIS WEEK: CQ magazine Editor, Rich Moseson, W2VU, talks about his career in ham radio. (part 1 of a 2007 replay 12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-26-2010

THIS WEEK: Broadcaster Dick Helton, W9CTY, concludes his talk about his early days in ham radio. (replay of part 2 of 1990 talk 9 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-30-2010

THIS WEEK: Jeff Rinehart, AA6JR concludes talking about choosing A Scanner in a Post 9-11 World. (Part 3 of a 2007 replay 9 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-22-2010

THIS WEEK: Jeff Rinehart, AA6JR talks about choosing A Scanner in a Post 9-11 World. (Part 2 of a 2007 replay 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-08-2010

THIS WEEK: CQ magazine Editor, Rich Moseson, W2VU, concludes his talking about his ham radio career. (Part 2 of this 2007 replay 8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-02-2010

THIS WEEK: CQ magazine Editor, Rich Moseson, W2VU, talks about his career in ham radio. (part 1 of a 2007 replay 12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-16-2010

THIS WEEK: Jeff Rinehart, AA6JR talks about choosing A Scanner in a Post 9-11 World. (Part 1 of a 2007 replay 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-19-2010

THIS WEEK: We look back at the state of Amateur Radio enforcement in 2001 with Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-12-2010

THIS WEEK: We look back at the state of Amateur Radio enforcement in 2001 with Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-06-2010

THIS WEEK: GordonWest, WB6NOA, reports that ham were ready ... but nobody called! (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-05-2010

THIS WEEK: We conclude Alabama ham/author Don Keith, N4KC's talking about his life as a ham and prolific writer. (Part Two, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-19-2010

THIS WEEK: Prolific Alabama ham/writer, Don Keith, N4KC, talks about his life as a ham and writer. (Part One, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-13-2010

THIS WEEK: Glen Zook, K9STH, petitions the FCC for a 4-meter ham band. (9 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-05-2010

THIS WEEK: We look back at Jan., 2005, the month the sun made solar history. (RAIN Replay, 17 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 01-29-2010

THIS WEEK: Mark Abramowicz, NT3V, speaks with Kay Craigie, N3KN, 1st ARRL lady President (15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 01-22-2010

THIS WEEK: Bill Carnes, N7OTQ, talks about Collins collectibles; 2005 replay. (Part 2, 11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-15-2010

THIS WEEK: SBE President, Vinny Lopez, says "yes" to increasing FCC Staff. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-09-2010

THIS WEEK: SBE President, Vinny Lopez, says "yes" to increasing FCC Staff. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-02-2010

THIS WEEK: Linux Journal Guest Editor David Lane, KG4GIY, talks about featuring ham radio in the Jan., 2010 issue. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-24-2009

THIS WEEK: Whatever happened to Veronica Harrington, KC6TQR? (15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-18-2009

THIS WEEK: Inveterate contester Gene Zimmerman, W3ZZ, talks about his World Above 50 MHz QST column. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-11-2009

THIS WEEK: QST columnist and inveterate contester Gene Zimmerman, W3ZZ, talks about his ham radio roots. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-04-2009

THIS WEEK: In this RAIN Replay ham radio author and cheer leader, Gordon West, WB6NOA, concludes his 2005 talk about using hidden antennas on the HF bands. (Part 2, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-27-2009

THIS WEEK: Ham radio author and cheer leader, Gordon West, WB6NOA, talks about getting on HF with hidden antennas in this 2005 RAIN Replay (Part 1, 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-21-2009

THIS WEEK: Videotographer Gary Pierce, KN4AQ, talks about the evolution of Amateur Radio Video News (Part 1, 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-13-2009

THIS WEEK: Videotographer Gary Pierce, KN4AQ, talks about the evolution of Amateur Radio Video News (Part 1, 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-06-2009

THIS WEEK: The conclusion of a 1993 RAIN interview with Herb Johnson, W6QKI, Founder of Swan/Atlas (RAIN Replay Part 2, 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-30-2009

THIS WEEK: A 1993 RAIN interview with Herb Johnson, W6QKI, Founder of Swan/ATlas (RAIN Replay Part One, 16 minutes).Amateur Radio Policy Committee Petitions FCC to Change 97.113(A)3. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-23-2009

THIS WEEK: Amateur Radio Policy Committee Petitions FCC to Change 97.113(A)3. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-17-2009

THIS WEEK: Amateur Radio Balooning specialist Bill Brown, WB8ELK, concludes his story ... or rather stories. (Part 2, 16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-10-2009

THIS WEEK: TAPR's Scott Cowling, WA2DFI, talks about HPSDR, high performance software-defined radio. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-02-2009

THIS WEEK: TAPR's Scott Cowling, WA2DFI, talks about HPSDR, high performance software-defined radio. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-25-2009

THIS WEEK: TAPR's Steve Bible, N7HPR, talks about the DCC, returning to Chicago Sept. 25-27. (18 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-18-2009

THIS WEEK: TAPR's Steve Bible, N7HPR, talks about the DCC, returning to Chicago Sept. 25-27. (18 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-12-2009

THIS WEEK: Nick Lance, KC5KBO, teaches ham radio to astronauts. (9:30)

The RAIN Report for 09-05-2009

THIS WEEK: Former ARRL Board member and veteran ABC TV employee Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML, talks about ham radio's impact on his broadcast career (13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-29-2009

THIS WEEK: Dr. Fred Raab, W1FR, talks about experimentation on the 500 kHz band (RAIN replay with update 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-21-2009

THIS WEEK: KT1B Commentary on Green Petition to Ban Closed Repeaters (9 minutes); & more.

The RAIN Report for 08-14-2009

THIS WEEK: VADM. Scott Redd, K0DQ, Achieves Major Feat (19 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-08-2009

THIS WEEK: Amateur Radio Newsline interviews Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB, the just-announced 2009 Young Ham of the Year (15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-01-2009

THIS WEEK: Amateur Radio Newsline interviews Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB, the just-announced 2009 Young Ham of the Year (15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 07-24-2009

THIS WEEK: K3BEQ Petitions the FCC to Outlaw Closed Repeaters. (14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-18-2009

THIS WEEK: Amateur Radio Newsline's Tribute to the late broadcast and ham radio legend, Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-10-2009

THIS WEEK: Propigation writer Tomas Hood, NW7US, continues discussing the birth of solar cycle 24. (Part Two, 11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-08-2009

THIS WEEK: Kermit Carlson, W9XA, tells you why you should come to Chicago to attend the July 23-26 Central States VHF conference. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-26-2009

THIS WEEK: Kermit Carlson, W9XA, invites you to the Central States VHF conference, July 23-26 near Chicago. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-19-2009

THIS WEEK: Ken Silverman, KB3LLA, talks about Handihams helping the disabled become licensed ham operators. (9 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-12-2009

THIS WEEK: Richard Garriot on hamming in space. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-05-2009

THIS WEEK: The FCC's William Cross, W3TN, presents an FCC update at the Dayton Hamvention, May 15. (20 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-29-2009

THIS WEEK: The FCC's William Cross, W3TN, presents an FCC update at the Dayton Hamvention, May 15. (20 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-22-2009

THIS WEEK: Our 1st excerpt from the just-completed Dayton Hamvention, featuring new FCC spectrum enforcer, Laura Smith. (18 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-13-2009

THIS WEEK: We bring you a classic satirical commentary on hamfests, written&voiced for RAIN by Oren Brand, K9KEJ in 1993.

The RAIN Report for 05-08-2009

THIS WEEK: 12-year-old Logan Gillette, KD0CIT, talks about ham radio as being his life. (9 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 05-01-2009

THIS WEEK: Dayton Hamvention PR guy, Michael Kalter, W8CI, gives us a last-minute look. (16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-25-2009

THIS WEEK: Software defined radio (SDR) specialist Phil Harman, VK6APH, talks about the mixed blessings of SDR. And we remember Dale Shimp, W9LOV. (17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-17-2009

THIS WEEK: Software developer Peter Loveall, AE5PL, talks about modern-day APRS. (15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-06-2009

THIS WEEK: Newsline's Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, interviews Mike Dorrough, KO6NM, a pioneer in audio processing. (2000 15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-03-2009

THIS WEEK: CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, talks about packet's remarkable comeback and its emcom applications. (14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-28-2009

THIS WEEK: Chris Snyder, NG3F, seeks certification for the National Registry of Certified EmCom Volunteers. (Part 2, 14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-20-2009

THIS WEEK: Chris Snyder, NG3F, seeks certification for the National Registry of Certified EmCom Volunteers. (Part 1, 16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-15-2009

THIS WEEK: Due to technical reasons beyond our control there is no RAIN Report for the week of March 13-19.

The RAIN Report for 03-07-2009

THIS WEEK: CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, poses the question "Does Ham Radio Have Networks or Not? (15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-27-2009

THIS WEEK: Former Kantronics designer Phil Anderson, W0XI, talks about high-tech crystal radios as an educational tool. (8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-21-2009

THIS WEEK: Former Kantronics designer Phil Anderson, W0XI, talks about high-tech crystal radios as an educational tool. (8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-13-2009

THIS WEEK: "Mr. Kit-Builder" Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, shares proven techniques. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-06-2009

THIS WEEK: Carole Perry, WB2MGP, talks about RCA's new technology outreach program. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-30-2009

THIS WEEK: 10-10 International's Keith Schloppman, KR7RK, says ten meters is alive ... not dead. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-24-2009

THIS WEEK: EQsl.cc Announces Partnership with CQ. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-16-2009

THIS WEEK: QSL'ing has gone paperless via EQsl.cc. (Part 1, 17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 01-10-2009

THIS WEEK: Some thoughts from Katie Breen, W1KRB, ARRL Membership Manager (8 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 01-02-2009

THIS WEEK: Fire up that old relic this Saturday and check into the Vintage SSB net on 3840 kHz. (10 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-26-2008

THIS WEEK: A rerun of a 2003 tribute to NBC Science Reporter and Newsline voice Roy Neal, K6DUE (Part Two, 15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-19-2008

THIS WEEK: A rerun of a 2003 tribute to NBC Science Reporter and Newsline voice Roy Neal, K6DUE (Part Two, 15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-12-2008

THIS WEEK: A rerun of a 2003 tribute to NBC Science Reporter and Newsline voice Roy Neal, K6DUE (Part one, 15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-06-2008

THIS WEEK: Rick Muething, KN6KB, talks about his new WINMOR (Winlink Messages Over Radio) software (16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-24-2008

This Week: Part two of "WLS - A Retrospective" with author and former RAIN reader, Scott Childers, W9CHI. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-21-2008

This Week: "WLS - A Retrospective" with author and former RAIN reader, Scott Childers, W9CHI. (Part 1, 12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-14-2008

This Week: Some thoughts from ARRL President, Joel Harrison, W5ZN. (9 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-07-2008

This Week: Dr. Fred Raab, W1FR, talks about experimentation on the 500 kHz band (16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-31-2008

This Week: the late Alan Kaul, W6RCL, talks about Newsline's early days (part 2, 10 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-24-2008

This Week: Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF&Jim Hendershot, WA6FQP, talk about Newsline's early days (part 1, 12 minuttes).

The RAIN Report for 10-17-2008

This Week: ARRL Media & Public Relations Manager, Alan Pitts, W1AGP, talks about the League's "We Do That" campaign. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-10-2008

This Week: Carol Lynch, W6CL, married to CQ VHF Editor Joe Lynch, N6CL, talks about her ham radio roots. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-03-2008

This Week: Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, sets the record straight about APRS. (17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-26-2008

This Week: Some thoughts from two ham radio writers: Brittany Decker, KB1OGL; and larry Wolfgang, WR1B (15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-19-2008

This Week: A blatant plug for the Digital Comm. Conf. coming to Chicago, Sept. 26-28 by Steve Bible, N7HPR. (9 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-12-2008

This Week: "Ham Radio Roots" 1, featuring CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU (14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 09-06-2008

This Week: Roger Cox, WB0DGF, concludes the Hygain story (part 2, 1998 rerun, 16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-26-2008

This Week: Pabian Howell talks about the first 20 years of Hygain (1998; part 1, rerun, 11 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-23-2008

This Week: Wayne Green, W2NSD's "use it or lose it" warning applies today as much as it did 20 years ago (2002 rerun, 8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-15-2008

This Week: Keith Pugh, W5IU, talks about kids, ham radio and space (13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-08-2008

This Week: Jeff Reed discusses more about CB radio as a pop culture phenomenon of the 1970s (Part 2, 12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-01-2008

This Week: Jeff Reed discusses CB radio as having been a pop culture phenomenon (Part 1, 10 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 07-26-2008

This Week: Jim O'Connell, W9WU, says don't sign without that little piece of paper (14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 07-19-2008

This Week: Emily Stewart, KC0PTL, 2008 Young Ham of the Year. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-11-2008

This Week: John Tipka, W8UL, discusses National Traffic System interoperability. (14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-05-2008

This Week: This 1990 RAIN Rerun features the first columns filed by mark Thompson, WB9QZB and Art Reis, K9XI (220 Notes). (13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 06-27-2008

This Week: BHI LTD. and West Mountain Radio demo their after-market DSP boxes. (15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-21-2008

This Week: Attorney Paula uscian, K9IR, discusses neighbors and interference issues. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-13-2008

This Week: Ever thought about getting help from TAPR? *Steve Bible, N7HPR* (8 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 06-06-2008

This Week: Our second and last excerpt from the 2008 Hamvention FCC forum, featuring Riley. (19 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-30-2008

This Week: A RAIN Rerun with Rich Moseson, W2VU, (not the FCC) due to a logistical snaff-fu. (2003 Rerun 12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-23-2008

This Week: William Cross, W3TN, presents an FCC update from Dayton (Part 1, 18 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 05-13-2008

This Week: We flash back to 2003 to hear "Owen Garriott, W5LFL, His Story" (13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 05-09-2008

This Week: Hamvention Assistant Chair, Michael Kalter, W8CI, previews next weekend's Hamvention. (14 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-02-2008

This Week: The Feds Short Circuit FCC BPL Rules (15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-25-2008

This Week: We conclude our interview with writer Ward Silver, N0AX, 2008 Amateur of the Year award winner (Part Two, 9 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-18-2008

This Week: Interview with writer Ward Silver, N0AX, 2008 Amateur of the Year award winner (Part one, 13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-11-2008

This Week: 1993 Nobel Laureatte Joe Taylor, K1JT, talks about radio astronomy. (Part 2, 17 minutes) 2001 rerun.

The RAIN Report for 04-04-2008

This Week: 1993 Nobel Laureate Joe Taylor, K1JT, talks about his roots in ham radio and astro physics. (Part 1, 16 minutes) 2001.

The RAIN Report for 04-03-2008

This Week: Marion Island - Coming to a Ham Band Near You (15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-28-2008

This Week: Marion Island - Coming to a Ham Band Near You (15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-21-2008

This Week: CQ VHF Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU's 2000 talk entitled "Hobby, A Dirty Word" (2001 rerun, 12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-14-2008

This Week: Steve Mendelsohn (formerly WA2DHF) tells a good bedtime story (1985 rerun 10 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-07-2008

This Week: Terry Fletcher, WA0ITP, talks about his free Ham Radio for the General Public program (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-29-2008

This Week: Sound household RFI basics from Dennis Moriarty, K8AGB (Part 2, 13 minutes 2002)

The RAIN Report for 02-22-2008

This Week: Sound household RFI basics from Dennis Moriarty, K8AGB (Part 1, 14 minutes 2002)

The RAIN Report for 02-15-2008

This Week: We replay the first edition (Dec., 1992) of the Condo Communications Newsletter, written and voiced by Art Winterbauer, W0AEW, formerly N0OQS. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-08-2008

This Week: We replay the first edition (Dec., 1992) of the Condo Communications Newsletter, written and voiced by Art Winterbauer, W0AEW, formerly N0OQS. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 02-01-2008

This Week: John Tipka, W8UL, and Bo Lindfors talk about NTS&MARS use of digital technology (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 01-25-2008

This Week: Joe Moell, K0OV discusses the basics of tracking wildlife by radio. (14 minutes

The RAIN Report for 01-18-2008

This Week: Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, says "Lighten Up" (part 2 (a 2007 rerun) 11 minutes.

The RAIN Report for 01-10-2008

This Week: Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, says "Lighten Up" (part 1 2007 rerun, 11 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 01-04-2008

This week: Veteran public service coordinator Mitch Stern, W1SJ, discusses the do's&don'ts. (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-28-2007

This week: Veteran kit builder Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, talks about the tools of the trade. (19 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-21-2007

This week: We celebrate Arthur C. Clarke's 90 b-day with a 1992 NTRN interview1992 with him. (15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-14-2007

This week: Vermont repeater trustee Mitch Stern, W1SJ, passes along sound tips for newbies. (15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-06-2007

This week: Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, talks about a new direction for APRS. (10 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-29-2007

This week: SATERN Founder Major Patrick McPherson, WW9E, on interfacing SATERN with the local community  (9 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-24-2007

This week: ARRL Volunteer Counsel Paula Uscian, K9IR, talks about getting along with one's neighbors radiowise (14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-16-2007

This week: 73 VHF columnist Joe Lynch, N6CL talks about VHF, then and now  (2006 rerun  10 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-08-2007

This week: ARRL Volunteer Counsel Brendon Price, N4QX, on doing your homework before buying your next home  (11 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-02-2007

This week: Veteran contester Mitch Stern, W1SJ, passes along some contesting basics for beginners  (2005 rerun  15 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-25-2007

This week: a new paradigm for emergency communications from Lor Kutchins, W3QA  (14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-18-2007

The RAIN Report for 10-11-2007

This week: D-STAR Trustee Tim Beret, K6BIV, speaks out against NFCC letter to the FCC. (16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 10-05-2007

This week: The NFCC and Jay Maynard, K5ZC, push for FCC D-STAR Repeater Clarification (Part Two, 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 09-27-2007

This week: The NFCC and Jay Maynard, K5ZC, push for FCC D-STAR Repeater Clarification (Part One, 13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 09-21-2007

A new paradigm for emergency communications from Lor Kutchins, W3QA  (14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 09-14-2007

This week: Fred Vobbe, W8HDU discusses difficulties in co-channelling analog and digital signals (12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 09-06-2007

This week: A Beginner's Look at Ham Radio's Digital Future 2 with Rich Moseson, W2VU (Part Two 11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-30-2007

This week: A Beginner's Look at Ham Radio's Digital Future 1 with Jeff Reinhart, AA6JR (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-23-2007

This week: Gordon West, WB6NOA, concludes his talk about tropospheric ducting, a tool for VHF/UHF hams. (Part 2, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-16-2007

This week: Gordon West, WB6NOA, talks about tropospheric ducting, a tool for VHF/UHF hams. (Part 1, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 08-09-2007

This week: Mark Thompson, WB9QZB, details the phenomena known as The Illinois Digital ham Yahoo Group (16 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 08-02-2007

This week: We conclude a gem from the RAIN archive entitled "My Early Days" by broadcaster Dick Helton, W9CTY part 2, 11 minutes.

The RAIN Report for 07-26-2007

This week: A gem from the RAIN archive entitled "My Early Days" by broadcaster Dick Helton, W9CTY part 1, 14 minutes.

The RAIN Report for 07-20-2007

This week: Interview with Eagle Scout Grant H. Morine, W4GHM, 2007 Young Ham of the Year (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-12-2007

This week: Due to recent 6&10-meter openings, we rerun a two-part program about PropNet with Ev Tupis, W2EV. (part 2, 10 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 07-05-2007

This week: Due to recent 6&10-meter openings, we rerun a two-part program about PropNet with Ev Tupis, W2EV. (part 1, 12 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 06-28-2007

This week: FCC - 2007 Update Are D-STAR Repeaters Actually Repeaters? And cicadas! (Part 5, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-21-2007

This week: FCC - 2007 Update Are D-STAR Repeaters Actually Repeaters? And cicadas! (Part 5, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-15-2007

This week: Part 2 of 3 excerpts from the 2007 Dayton Hamvention's FCC forum, featuring William Cross, W3TN. (Part 2, 15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 06-07-2007

This week: Part 1 of 3 excerpts from the 2007 Dayton Hamvention's FCC forum, featuring William Cross, W3TN. (Part 1, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-31-2007

This week: Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, says "Lighten Up!" (Part 2, 10 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-24-2007

This week: Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, says "Lighten Up!" (Part 1, 11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 05-11-2007

This week: Video and audio en route to, at, and returning from the Dayton Hamvention via the WA5KUB Helmetcam . (13 mintes)

The RAIN Report for 05-03-2007

This week: A preview of the upcoming Dayton Hamvention with its General Chair, Jim Nies, WX8F (13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-26-2007

This week: Joe Moell, K0OV, promotes the first USA Blind ARDF Championship (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-19-2007

This week: CQ, CQ VHF and Pop Comm Editor, Rich Moseson, W2VU, concludes his thoughts about his ham radio career. (Part 2, 8 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 04-12-2007

In this 2005 RAIN rerun CQ, CQ VHF and Pop Comm Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, talks about his ham radio career. (Part 1, 13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 04-05-2007

This week: Ham Radio and Fur Suits - Interview with Julie Fraedrich, KD8AYJ (part 2, 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-29-2007

This week: Ham Radio and Fur Suits - Interview with Julia Fredricks, KD8AYJ (part 1, 14 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-22-2007

This week: 2 2004 RAIN Reruns about VHF propagation, and "My Antenna is Better than Yours" (13 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-15-2007

This week: the "HF Operator's Survival Guide" introduced (5 minutes); and a Bytes From QZB (6 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 03-09-2007

This week: Veteran ham radio writer Joe Schroeder, W9JUV, discusses the future of Morse code. (15 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 03-02-2007

This week: Propagation columnist Tomas Hood, NW7US, continues his sneak peak at solar cycle 24. (part 2, 11 minutes) .

The RAIN Report for 02-22-2007

This week: Propagation columnist Tomas Hood, NW7US, continues his sneak peak at solar cycle 24. (part 2, 11 minutes) .

The RAIN Report for 02-15-2007

This week: Propagation columnist Tomas Hood, NW7US, takes a sneak peak at solar cycle 24. (part 1, 11 minutes) .

The RAIN Report for 02-09-2007

THIS WEEK: Jeff Rinehart, AA6JR, concludes discussing choosing the right Radio scanner in a post 9-11 world. (part 3, 9 minutes.)

The RAIN Report for 02-02-2007

THIS WEEK: Jeff Rinehart, AA6JR, continues discussing choosing the right Radio scanner in a post 9-11 world. (part 2, 15 minutes.)

The RAIN Report for 01-26-2007

THIS WEEK: Jeff Rinehart, AA6JR, discusses choosing the right Radio scanner in a post 9-11 world. (part 1, 14 minutes.)

The RAIN Report for 01-18-2007

This week: Blair Alper, KA9SEQ, discloses his high-tech yet low-cost system for accessing archived audio via phone line. 16 minutes

The RAIN Report for 01-11-2007

This week: Michael Morales, KC6CYK is a most unlikely hero. 17 minutes.

The RAIN Report for 01-06-2007

This week: We conclude our salute to the late Alan Kaul, W6RCL. Part 2, (9 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 12-29-2006

This week: We salute the late AlanKaul, W6RCL (Part 1, 13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-21-2006

This week: With the FCC's decision to drop code from all Amateur Radio licensing, Alan Pitts, W1AGP, sets the record straight about what the ARRL really wanted. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-14-2006

This week: Keith Pugh, W5IU, talks about using ham radio satellites as "spacial" tools in the classroom. (13 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-07-2006

This week: Keys to A Successful Hamfest (2) from Kevin Caramanos, WD6DIH *rerun* (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 12-01-2006

This week: Keys to A Successful Hamfest (1) from Kevin Caramanos, WD6DIH *rerun* (17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-23-2006

This week: Commentaries from 1992 by Sam Garrett, AA0CR, and Mark Thompson, WB9QZB (8 minutes).

The RAIN Report for 11-16-2006

This week: Mark Spencer, WA8SME, ARRL Education and Technology Program Coordinator, discusses the merits of the new&improved Technician exam and question pool.

The RAIN Report for 11-10-2006

This week: Mark Spencer, WA8SME, ARRL Education and Technology Program Coordinator, challenges us to look at ourselves in the ham radio mirror. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 11-02-2006

This week: BARC JRS radio instructor Bruce Arthur, KQ6TQ, talks about his club's success in recruiting kids into ham radio and keeping them there. (16 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-26-2006

This week 2 guest commentaries: John Ogden, NA9D (Dumming Down); and Patrick Tice, WA0TDA (DOTA) [10 minutes]

The RAIN Report for 10-19-2006

This week: CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, talks about Amateur Radio University. (01-07-06 rerun) 10 minutes.

The RAIN Report for 10-13-2006

This week: Greg Cambidge (Red Cross) proposes hams become involved in disaster assessment (12 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 10-06-2006

This week: Author and attorney Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, talks about two words you need to know about in Amateur Radio antenna tower litigation.

The RAIN Report for 09-28-2006

This week: Carlton Smith, KE5EUL, and Gordon West, WB6NOA, travel Two Christmas Island on a humanitarian mission.

The RAIN Report for 09-21-2006

This week: Ev Tupis, W2EV, talks about the need for more PSK31 stations to participate on 10&6 meters in the PropNET Project. (11 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 09-14-2006

This week: The PropNET project is combining the best of Amateur Radio and the Internet; interview with Ev Tupis, W2EV.

The RAIN Report for 09-07-2006

This week: Icom America's Ray Novak, N9JA, concludes his discussion about D-STAR, a most important technology.

The RAIN Report for 08-31-2006

A double feature this week: Ray Novak, N9JA (D-STAR); and Henry Feinberg, K2SSQ (E.T. Communicator) 17 minutes.

The RAIN Report for 08-25-2006

This week: New York Half Marathon Communications Director, Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML, talks about this new event.

The RAIN Report for 08-18-2006

This week: ARRL Volunteer Counsel Brennan Price, N4QX, talks about PRB-1 federal preemption as being a mixed bag.

The RAIN Report for 08-10-2006

This week: Tom Medlin, WA5KUB, talks about how you can virtually watch and hear his Huntsville hamfest helmet cam, August 18-20.

The RAIN Report for 08-03-2006

This week: ARRL Volunteer Counsel Brennan Price, N4QX, briefly details the recent history of PRB1.

The RAIN Report for 07-28-2006

This week: Do you have a piece of ham gear that needs a new home? There's one organization that could really put it to good use.

The RAIN Report for 07-20-2006

This week we present a disaster communication overview of Katrina. (17 minutes)

The RAIN Report for 07-13-2006

This week Mitch Stern, W1SJ, talks about public service being good preparation for disaster communications.

The RAIN Report for 07-06-2006

This week Brainerd, Minnesota broadcast engineer Mark Persons, W0MH, talks about lightning protection.

The RAIN Report for 06-29-2006

This week we spotlight the proposed National SOS program with its founder, Eric Knight, KB1EHE.

The RAIN Report for 06-23-2006

This week we conclude our BPL series with a peak at Motorola's solution to the interference issue with the DARA 2006 Technical Excellence award winner, Dick Illman, AH6EZ/W9.

The RAIN Report for 06-16-2006

Ed Hare, W1RFI, presents part two of his talk about broadband over powerlines (BPL).

The RAIN Report for 06-09-2006

Ed Hare, W1RFI, talks about broadband over powerline (BPL).