The name HamCasters was created when Gary used it to label a new Reddit sub designed to be a place for ham radio podcasters, YouTubers, bloggers and media creators in general to announce their work, and for the audience to comment on it. There are several Amateur Radio subs on Reddit, but they discourage 'self-promotion' more than on rare occasions. And while a whole sub dedicated to promotion skirts the line, too, this sub is for promoting all Amateur Radio media. So far, the Reddit g(m)ods have not hurled a lightning bolt at it.
The sub is just getting going. Not all ham-media creators have signed on, but it's picking up one or two a month.
So for this episode, Gary and David invited a bunch of show creators and regular participants to get together for a pre-holiday gabfest (because that's what we all do). Here's who we got:
- Sterling Coffey N0SSC (Phasing Line Podcast, YouTube star)
- Dan Romanchik KB6NU (ICQ Podcast, author, blogger)
- Curtis Mohr K5CLM (Everything Ham Radio Podcast)
- Onno Benschop VK6FLAB (Foundations of Amateur Radio Podcast)
- Sam Reynolds KM4WDK (HamKID YouTube show)
- Bill Stearns NE4RD (Linux in the Hamshack, Newsline)
Radio Rating: A+. All talking heads, and a few web sites (and one clip of Sterling at school looking young and nerdy, but he's young and cool now, so it's OK).
- Phasing Line Podcast http://phasinglinepodcast.com/
- N0SSC Blog: http://n0ssc.com/
- ICQ Podcast https://www.icqpodcast.com/
- KB6NU Blog http://www.kb6nu.com/
- Everything Ham Radio Podcast http://www.everythinghamradio.com/
- Foundations of Amateur Radio Podcast http://podcasts.itmaze.com.au/foundations/
- HamKID show www.HamKid.com
- Linux in the Hamshack https://lhspodcast.info/
- Newsline https://www.arnewsline.org/