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Have you ever thought about broadcasting your amateur radio operating totally live but have always thought that setting up a live WebCam is too difficult? Well worry not, I recently came across a website that makes the process of setting up a live WebCam so easy, even people with absolutely no computer skills can do it. The website in question is called www.livestream.com. I've had a lot of fun in the last few weeks broadcasting my amateur radio operating live over the Internet. People who can hear me around the world can access my live stream channel via QRZ and watch me operating completely live, they can even hear the people I'm talking to. I have set my camera up so it's pointing at my large monitor which is plugged into my radio, this way they can see both what frequency I'm using, but also the signal strength of the person I'm talking to.

Rather than confuse the hell out of you by trying to describe how to create an account, I have made a short video which I hope will make it a lot easier for you to create your own account with live stream and get yourself broadcasting live to the world.

If you want clear pictures when broadcasting then I would advise you to get yourself a good quality WebCam. I use a Logitech 9000 which you can get from places like Misco, Comet, Currys for less than £50 nowadays. Now rather than use the microphone that is included in the WebCam, I have got a Logitech microphone sitting just above my radio speaker, I find that people can really hear the person I'm talking to you very clearly.

Why not check out my live streaming WebCam which is active during my amateur radio operating. Well, almost all the time, sometimes I don't have it on for one reason or another.

http://www.livestream.com/g0vqy

I have made a video which I have put up on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yae70aOQjos

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