FRRL Recognizes the Liberty Net

The FRRL — a Web site whose acronym stands for “The Future of Radio and Radio’s Legacy” — has published an excellent article encouraging its readers to check out the Liberty Net. Here’s an excerpt, but do visit the FRRL site for a great array of radio-related features and videos (and much more):

I CAN AGREE WITH the sentiment below – so many amateur radio conversations are vacuous.   How about taking it up a notch and get amateurs into the national conversation on topics of the day?

A past president of the ARRL said that a renewed focus on technology will reawaken the relevance of Amateur Radio.  Will it?  Or will this just drive Amateur Radio into a smaller and smaller niche market on the margins of society?

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Liberty Net: November 20, 2010

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

RADIO CONDITIONS were unsettled this week, but N2IRJ’s superb low-noise receiving setup allowed excellent copy of almost all stations on the latest session of the Liberty Net, and there were a large number of new stations checking in as the word spreads about the most exciting net on amateur radio. Since the BBC’s DRM transmission has been wiping out the area around 3950 kHz (why can’t the broadcasters move to 90 meters and leave 75 meters alone?), the net has been favoring 3966 kHz.

Listen: 11/20 Liberty Net

Here’s a small sample of the issues discussed this time on amateur radio’s longest-running discussion net:

• We hear an amazing firsthand account of W8LDW’s recent experiences with “airport security” and the TSA, who are criminally violating our constitutional rights with their so-called “enhanced security” procedures. These blue-shirted, gold-badged bureaucrats treat Americans as “animals to be contained and caged and poked and prodded and irradiated.” (25 minutes)

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Liberty Net: November 13, 2010

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE IONOSPHERE is still acting strangely as we transition into Winter conditions, but the sharing of brilliant insights and suppressed news continued at a high pace on this week’s Liberty Net. The DRM digital audio transmissions from Britain on 3955 — which effectively wipe out 3949 to 3964 kHz for hours — continue, so the net used a frequency a bit outside of its normal range this time: 3966 kHz.

Listen: 11/13 Liberty Net

Here’s a sample of the ideas brought forth this time on amateur radio’s longest-running discussion net:

• As countries (like the US and China) race to devalue their own currencies to gain a temporary trade advantage, bankers rake in profits from the easy money (that they create) and, as always, individuals and families find their wealth evaporating. (29 minutes)

• The insanely punitive estate tax that Washington is about to impose is causing many productive and intelligent people to simply leave the country — and who can blame them? No one wants his life’s work to feed the illegal regime in Washington and all its genocidal programs. (36 minutes)

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Liberty Net: November 6, 2010

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

SUNSPOTS ARE UP, but our hemisphere gets less and less exposure to them as Winter approaches, making for some strange propagation, with the 75 meter skip going long, then short, and then long again. Some of the stronger Liberty Net regulars were down in strength this week, while a few of the western stations came in much better than usual. The ideas were as varied as the signal strengths, as listeners heard reports from as far afield as Havana and China as well as from a Rand Paul victory celebration in Kentucky.

Listen: 11/6 Liberty Net

Here are a just a few of the topics covered this time on amateur radio’s most consistently intelligent and exciting net:

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Liberty Net: October 30, 2010

by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE DEBATE on this week’s Liberty Net was far more exciting than any sports contest or drama you could see on television, and the novel ideas exploded from all directions and illuminated the ionosphere — and our minds — in three dimensions. There was a small amount of rather pathetic jamming, and it looks like some of the noise the net encountered was from a Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) broadcast transmission from Europe. Net communications weren’t impaired for long, however. (It would be an improvement if European broadcasters went to 90 meters and left 75 meters to amateurs.)

Listen: 10/30 Liberty Net

Here’s a minuscule sample of what you can hear on this week’s recording:

• A wise man once said “When Congress is adjourned, the nation is safe.” (40 minutes)

• If there’s a worldwide economic slump, why is German unemployment at a 30-year low? And Switzerland is doing even better. Could it be the higher genetic quality of those populations? (45 minutes)

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