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Liberty Net: November 12, 2016

by WB4AIO on November 19, 2016

liberty-net-wb4aio-building-01by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

SORRY FOR the lateness of this article, but my work schedule here at AIO Laboratories has been intense. Some of the things I was working on were a whole new Content Management System for http://nationalvanguard.org/ — new discussion room software for http://3950.net/ — and a lot more too.

Listen: Liberty Net 11/12

Here are a few of the ideas brought forth on the net this week, along with my take on them:

• When the 75 meter band “goes long,” which happens quite a bit as Winter approaches, we lose the ability to receive stations closer to us than several hundred miles. That is, we lose them if they aren’t exceptional stations. Those with exceptional station facilities — with highly-efficient, full-size antennas and a kilowatt or more — can often be heard on backscatter even when normal ionospheric refraction is shut down. (8 minutes)

• Now that a Muslim convert has been proposed as the new head of the disgraced Democratic National Committee, he is being supported by two Jews — Charles Schumer and Bernie Sanders. Who could have predicted that? My nomination: Mitt Romney. (33 minutes)

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Liberty Net: September 26, 2015

by WB4AIO on October 3, 2015

Liberty-Net---Weston-meterby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

AT THE BEGINNING of my involvement in amateur radio (I was first licensed in 1972), I was an advocate of AM over SSB. I didn’t even operate SSB regularly until the late 1980s. My main reason for this was the vastly inferior audio quality then prevalent on SSB. (There were rare exceptions, like old Central Electronics phasing exciters used by operators who paid exceptional care to frequency accuracy.) Of course, unmodified commercial AM gear was only a tiny bit better, but that’s a story for another time. There were several problems with SSB in those days: 1) frequency instability; 2) the lack of frequency accuracy (leading to “tuning by ear” by people with tin ears); 3) poor frequency response due to excessively narrow filters; 4) SSB filter ripple; and 5) distortion. Add all these things together, and amateur SSB audio usually sounded very mechanical, robotic, and horribly unnatural. Give me home-built, or broadcast, or modified high-fidelity AM any day!

I still love AM, but today there is great improvement in SSB: the PLL and TCXO and OCXO have made frequency accuracy and stability within ten Hertz or less routine, which by itself makes a huge improvement in how SSB sounds. Add to that the fact that AM and eSSB experimenters have encouraged manufacturers to widen frequency response and lower distortion figures, and the SSB of 2015 has the potential to sound very good indeed — especially if you use a software defined radio.

Lower distortion and wider frequency response actually lead to better communication, because the subtleties and nuances of personality and meaning come through better than they ever could with the old, low-fidelity, so-called “communications quality” audio of the past.

Listen: Liberty Net 9/26

Here’s my brief digest of, and comment on, just a few of the issues discussed on this week’s Liberty Net:

• More than 100 Jewish rabbis recently signed an open letter to Prime Minister Cameron calling on Britain to open its borders for even more non-White invaders, bizarrely invoking the largely-fictional “Holocaust” of Jews in WW2 as justification. (43 minutes)

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Liberty Net: August 22, 2015

by WB4AIO on August 27, 2015

Liberty-Net---WB4AIO_AIO-Labs-RF-ammeterby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

LAST WEEK, I told you about SDR transceivers and receivers and their many advantages for amateur radio listening and transmitting. Today I’ll add some links so you can see what’s available direct from the sources:

http://www.flexradio.com/amateur-products/flex-6000-signature-series/

https://apache-labs.com/al-products/1026/ANAN-100-HF—6M-100W-ALL-MODE-SDR-TRANSCEIVER.html

http://microtelecom.it/perseus/

This isn’t an exhaustive list, far from it — SDR development and availability is constantly expanding — so do your own research.

Listen: Liberty Net 8/22

Here’s a brief summary of — and my comment on — some of the issues discussed on the net this week:

• A terrorist attack in Belgium (by a non-White, natch, who had recently slithered in from Morocco) was recently thwarted by three brave men who took matters into their own hands. But there is a much better solution: No non-Whites should be permitted in White countries; problem solved. (10 minutes)

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Liberty Net: August 15, 2015

by WB4AIO on August 22, 2015

Liberty-Net---Johnson-Viking-Matchboxby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

SOMETHING THAT both amateurs and SWLs should consider is the purchase of a software-defined radio (or SDR). An SDR consists of a direct-conversion mixer, or direct analogue-to-digital converter, coupled to software which can manipulate the digitized stream of ones and zeros perfectly representing the RF waveforms — and give you mathematically perfect demodulation (or modulation) of any mode: SSB, CW, AM, DSB, et cetera — without any of the noise and distortion buildup inevitable in conventional transceivers. Receiving on an SDR has been described as like having a film peeled off your eyes and perceiving reality clearly for the first time. Transmitting is equally clean. On top of that, the dynamic range and perfectly-rectangular filters are excellent. Filter edges can be dragged with your mouse, too, so you can have perfect high fidelity wideband audio, or narrow DX filtration, depending on what you want at any given moment. Good units are available from Anan, Flexradio Systems, Perseus, and many others.

Listen: Liberty Net 8/15

Here’s a brief digest of — and my take on — some of the ideas discussed on the Liberty Net this session:

• Happy birthday to Nyssa, K4HZY, who has been a welcome weekly commenter on the Liberty Net for many years now through the N2IRJ phone patch. (11 minutes)

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Liberty Net: August 8, 2015

by WB4AIO on August 15, 2015

Liberty-Net---N2IRJ-phone-patch-VU-meterby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

OPEN-WIRE BALANCED line is far superior to coaxial cable as far as loss is concerned — especially when the SWR between the line and your antenna is high. But what do you do when you want to feed an unbalanced antenna — like a vertical or inverted L — with balanced line? Conventional wisdom says it can’t be done. But it can. I developed a system using two current baluns and a conventional T-network antenna coupler which allows open-wire feed of my 150′ elevated-radial inverted L antenna. I can go on any frequency from 1.8 to 30 MHz with a perfect match and low loss, and tune the system in the shack. Write if you want to know more!

Listen: Liberty Net 8/8

Here’s my summary of and commentary on some of the concepts brought forth on the Liberty Net this session:

• To “prove” that Donald Trump was wrong about illegal immigrant criminals, one media talking head recently opined that “most of the FBI Ten Most Wanted are White people.” But upon looking closer, you’ll discover that eight of the ten are actually Mestizos from Central America, which the regime’s FBI falsely categorizes as White. (18 minutes)

• Since they want to misclassify Mestizos as Whites, maybe Whites should sign up for race-based preferences and benefits by checking the “Hispanic” box on government and employment forms. (23 minutes)

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Liberty Net: August 1, 2015

by WB4AIO on August 8, 2015

Liberty-Net---dentron_mt-3000aby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE LIBERTY NET has survived jamming, government intimidation, and intruders whose agenda was to derail and destroy the net — and it has come out victorious over them all since 1974. Here’s to another 41 years!

Listen: Liberty Net 8/1

Here’s my summary of and commentary on some of the concepts brought up on the Liberty Net this week:

• The cuckservative meme has really taken off and is now one of the most popular ideas on the Internet — one wag even re-dubbed the disgusting Israel-firster Mike Huckabee “Mike Cuckabee.” Cuckabee supports the Jewish state with fervor and billions of dollars and other people’s blood — but would probably have a meltdown if anyone asked him to support his own people. (1 hour 35 minutes)

• In Greece, as in Ukraine and innumerable other White countries, CIA- and Soros-funded NGOs are working furiously and spending billions to flood the country with non-White “migrants.” (1 hour 38 minutes)

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Liberty Net: July 25, 2015

by WB4AIO on August 1, 2015

Liberty-Net---Hallicrafters_Sky_Travelerby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE LIBERTY NET exemplifies the purpose of the amateur radio service: It serves, beyond any doubt, the public interest, convenience, and necessity. It’s a way for amateurs to share ideas and experiences in a way that no other communications medium can match.

Listen: Liberty Net 7/25

Here’s my summary of and take on some of the ideas brought up on the Liberty Net this session:

• We’ve already ripped our country and civilization apart by importing Semitic religions — so why add another Semitic religion, Islam, to the mix? Sounds like a guarantee of bringing the all the Semites’ perennial blood feuds into our borders. As is said quite often on the Liberty Net, the US needs to get out of the Middle East, and the Middle East needs to get out of the US (and that means Torah and Talmud believers along with Koran believers). (10 minutes)

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Liberty Net: July 18, 2015

by WB4AIO on July 25, 2015

Liberty-Net---Drake-T4XBby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE LIBERTY NET is one of the few places that allows expression of precisely those ideas that the ethnically-distinct oligarchs don’t want us to know.

Listen: Liberty Net 7/18

Here’s my summary of and take on a few of the ideas brought up on the Liberty Net this time:

• When, so many people ask, will America become America again? The answer may be one you don’t want to hear: When White Americans learn that nations are biological entities — not geographic or ideological ones. (7 minutes)

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Liberty Net: July 11, 2015

by WB4AIO on July 18, 2015

Liberty-Net---reel-to-reel-tape-recorderby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

ONE REAL challenge to 75 meter communications is Summer static, caused by the widespread thunderstorms that typically cover our continent during the warm months. There are two worthwhile approaches to fighting the static:

1) Have as potent a transmitted signal as you possibly can — run an amplifier at all times; during net operations you want to deliver as high a field strength as you can, to get through clearly to even the stations that are getting the strongest static and the weakest reception of your signal. Even more important than running an amplifier, though, is having an efficient aerial. This means, on 75 meters, a full-size, full height antenna — short multiband loaded or trapped “mini” antennas will typically produce poor, barely detectable signals no matter how much power you run.

2) Use a directional, low-noise receive antenna, separate from your transmit antenna, and orient it away from the worst current storms. You can see where the storms are located by viewing http://www.blitzortung.org/Webpages/index.php?lang=en&page_0=30

Listen: Liberty Net 7/11

Here’s my summary of and take on some of the ideas brought up on the Liberty Net this session:

• How many more White women have to be raped or killed before we rise up and end the invasion on our southern border forever? (13 minutes)

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Liberty Net: July 4, 2015

by WB4AIO on July 11, 2015

Liberty-Net---VU-meter-bridgeby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

NOW THAT the Enemies of Life have decided that the Confederate flag has “got to go” because it’s a symbol of “racism,” freedom-loving people everywhere — even those with no connection to the American South — should start using it with enthusiasm as a symbol of freedom, solidarity, resistance, and defiance.

Listen: Liberty Net 7/4

Here’s my take on some of the concepts discussed on the Liberty Net this week:

• The banker-owned media tell the Greeks that the German bankers are taking advantage of them with predatory loans, and are impoverishing Greece. Those same media then tell the Germans that the Greeks are “deadbeats” who won’t pay their debts and are impoverishing Germany. The truth is that the bankers aren’t German — they’re Jewish; the “loans” are fictitious, created by the bankers out of nothing so no one really owes them anything; and the international bankers are stealing the wealth of both Greeks and Germans — and us too. Don’t fall for these media lies. All of us — Germans, Greeks, Americans, and others — should form a united front against these fraudsters. (22 minutes)

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