Sputnik was the catalyst that spurred many to enter electronics, engineering, and amateur radio. Rob Brownstein, K6RB, was inspired to find a ham across the street to build his first crystal set for a science fair project leading to a lifetime as a ham radio operator. Rob is a co-founder of CWOPS and its on-line CW training academy helping hundreds of hams a year become better CW operators. K6RB shares his ham radio story with Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO today.
Episode 154 - Dave Le Duc - N1IX
Episode 153 - Jim Talens - N3JT
Episode 152 - Chris Burger -
Chris Burger, ZS6EZ, believes that if we have lofty goals, like winning DX contests, and measure our results against other contesters, then even South African amateur radio operators can be winners. Chris is a contest winner and a contributor to our ham radio hobby through his articles and website. ZS6EZ is Eric, 4Z1UG’s QSO Today.
Episode 151 - GEorge Heron - N2APB
Episode 150 - Bob Garrett - K3UL
Episode 149 - Wayne Burdick, N6KR, and QSO Today Bay Area Meetup
On my recent trip from Israel to the USA, to attend the Dayton Hamvention, I stopped in the Bay Area to visit with Wayne Burdick, N6KR, and long time childhood friend, and co-founder of Elecraft, to catch up, discuss the KX2, and working HF from the field. That evening Wayne and I attended the QSO Today Bay Area Meetup where I asked the participants their name, callsign, and the most exciting thing that they think is happening in ham radio.
Episode 148 - Richard Fisher - KI6SN
Richard Fisher, KI6SN, after a 40 year career in newspaper journalism, is now an editor and contributor to many of the most widely read amateur radio magazines including Popular Communications, WorldRadio Online, CQ, and QRP Quarterly. As a feature writer, Richard’s digs deep into every area of amateur radio producing a prolific body of work that informs and educates us. KI6SN is Eric’s QSO Today.
Episode 147 - Rich Moseson - W2VU
Rich Moseson, W2VU, is the current editor of CQ Magazine. From his vantage point as the editor of one of the oldest and prestigious amateur radio magazines, he has the opportunity to see the big picture of our ham radio hobby every month from articles published, reader feedback, and the many amateur radio conventions that he attends with his staff. This QSO is full of his observations on amateur radio today as well as his personal ham radio history. W2VU is my QSO Today.
Episode 146 - Joe Carcia - NJ1Q
Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, grew up down the street from the ARRL headquarters in Newington, Connecticut and is now the Station manager and trustee of the W1AW Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial station that sits on the grass in front of the League headquarters. Joe shares his ham radio story and details of this historic ham radio station in this episode of QSO Today.
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