wAVEgUIDES pODcAST - New kid on the block

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  1. VE2XPL

    VE2XPL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello friends, podcasters, amateurs of all ages,

    I wish to present 'the new kid on the block' in the world of ham radio
    podcasting: wAVEgUIDES podcast - hAM rADIO wITH a tWIST

    Each week, the wAVEgUIDES pODcAST team bring you the very best in ham
    radio "info-tainment". Our podcast is recorded live every Thursday
    evening on the SouthCARS T.N.T. Open-Forum Net (20:00 E.S.T. on EchoLink
    (node 96140), *SCARS* conference server, operated by the South Coast
    Amateur Radio Service - over 10,000 members strong).

    A subject of interest to the ham radio community is presented by the host,
    followed by an open-forum discussion of that topic with the listeners.

    This net has been in operation since September 2009, and selected episodes
    have been available to our members for download since that time. Due to
    the popularity of the net & its podcasts, we have decided to offer these
    to the world.

    Our open-forum setting is fun, friendly, informative, and very
    interactive. This format makes for a unique podcasting experience.
    Please join in the fun as often as you can.


    For more information about SouthCARS ( the South Coast Amateur Radio
    Service - Home of the wAVEgUIDES pODcAST ), please visit:

    73 and happy haming

    Pete Landry, VE2XPL
    Executive Producer,
    wAVEgUIDES pODcAST and SouthCARS TNT Open-Forum

  2. K4GHL

    K4GHL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks like a kid wrote it

    Just my personal opinion, but the way you alternated caps and lower case in the post, I think its childish and definitely not something I want to deal with. I left stuff that looked like that long before AOL stopped sending out free CD's in everything.

    Good luck with your venture, let me know when yall grow up and I might check it out

  3. K2HAT

    K2HAT QRZ Volunteer Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    I agree, looks like a wannabe hacker site listing.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  4. KA9MOT

    KA9MOT Ham Member QRZ Page

    He accidentally had the Caps Lock on. Then again, maybe it was no accident......
  5. VE2XPL

    VE2XPL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for writing...

    Hello to y'all and thanks for taking the time to reply to our post.

    The aLTERNATING cAPS in our podcast title was no accident. This was done in an artistic effort to stand out from the podcast and web crowd.

    Despite this fact, and realizing that we cannot please all of the people all of the time, we hope that you will take the time to listen to our content, (either live or via podcast) and resist the temptation to judge our podcast ''by it's cover''. Our staff is dedicated, professional, and bring quality content to each episode.

    And as for growing up, we don't think that will ever happen. ;-)

    73 and have a happy and safe holiday.
    Please feel free to write us anytime: info@waveguides.ca

    Pete Landry, VE2XPL
    Executive Producer, wAVEgUIDES pODCAST and the T.N.T. Open-Forum
  6. KC2UGV

    KC2UGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    You need an RSS feed for the podcast itself, so I can drop it in my aggregator, and grab the MP3 for the podcast :)

    Yes, I see the RSS feed for your entries for each podcast, but set up a feed just for the MP3's...
  7. NF0A

    NF0A Ham Member QRZ Page

    We all were kids once..And I agree with you...

    But lets NOT make Mountains out of Molehills shall we!!!:D
  8. VE2XPL

    VE2XPL Ham Member QRZ Page

    mountains vs. molehills

    Mountains are good, so are molehills. I did not realize that a simple upper/lower case decision would stimulate such a debate, but any publicity is good publicity after all.

    I hope you all have a chance to check out our podcast: http://www.waveguides.ca


    VE2 XPL
  9. AE1PT

    AE1PT Ham Member QRZ Page


    First, I am quickly leaving a site that changes to another top level URL whenever I click on a menu item or link and leave the landing page for another domain. To most, this signals a security risk or sloppy web design. Strike one.

    Darktheme styling. Did you think about the intended demographic this is supposed to serve? If it is a mainline ham audience, dark themes are not appropriate due to readability--magnified tenfold when attempting to access on a mobile device such as a smartphone. Massive fail on universal access. But if this is intended for a small niche of friends...

    Fully agree with the others on the HaXoR style headings. Again, not much care for the expectations of the mainline amateur radio demographic. Very adolescent looking and a turn off--also signaling to many possible security risks.

    Other than that... :p
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  10. KC2UGV

    KC2UGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, the URL skew is a problem. You need to change the wordpress domain to "waveguides.ca" so all the internal links resolve properly :)
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