With the ever increasing numbers of iPhone and iPod units out on the street, people “like myself” have begun to take a greater interest in creating and listening to Podcasts, the “new broadcasting format”.
Apple sold a record 22.7 million iPods and 4.3 million iPhones during the Q4 of 2008. Rather stunning numbers I’d say. I read somewhere that iPod devices now account for 24% of Apple’s revenue.
From the Website “Digital Strategy – Government of New Zealand”:
“Podcasting, a portmanteau (a word created or made from parts of other words) of Apple’s “iPod” and “broadcasting”, is a method of publishing files to the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a ‘feed’ and receive new files automatically by subscription, usually at no cost.”
So in my travels around the Internet, I ran into a Ham Radio site where the owner actually has the time and equipment for making and distributing his own Podcasts. Meet the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast.
The site is owned and operated by Jerry (kd0bik) and Jerry has recently produced his 15th Podcast. Podcast #15 discusses the importance of emergency preparedness. Past topics include upgrading your license class, the origins of the QSL card and multi-part Podcasts about operating Amateur Radio equipment.
Jerry’s Website also included a number of links to other interesting Amateur Radio Podcast sites. For those that are interested, I expanded the Podcast links on the right sidebar for your listening pleasure.
Comments and Discussions:
Do you listen to Podcasts of any kind?
Do you regularly download Podcasts related to Ham Radio?
What is your opinion of Podcasts in general?