Episode 150 - Bob Garrett - K3UL
One of the major players in the “top band” , or 160 meters is Bob Garrett, K3UL, who as a blind ham has never let his visual impairment get in the way of his ham radio hobby. I first learned about Bob from an article where he was described as working on his own towers and antennas to build a first class HF ham station. Bob is a friend and mentor to many hams, with an open door policy. Just knock. K3UL is my QSO Today
First License: 1966 Novice, Age 14 WN3EUL, upgraded to General Class one year later.
Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia, PA - Club Station, K3ZJU
Sideband Engineering SBE34 Transceiver
Biggest Challenge: lived in a Phildelphia row house
Favorite operating mode: CW
Thiel College, Greenville, PA, BA Sociology
1999 article , in email@example.com where you were interviewed by Jeff K1ZM
W9INN slopers antennas
Shunt fed tower 160 Meters
A “One ringer” for spotting DX is described in this article
RTR (receive/transmit) Switch from DX Engineering
KD9SV - Beverage Antenna on the ground
Common Mode Chokes how they work
Bob's Other Call Sign: ZF2UL
Frankford Radio Club
Favorite Contest: CQ Worldwide DX Contest - CW.
Hampod - now supports a number of manufacturers including Elecraft.
How the Blind Are Re-Inventing the iPhone, from Atlantic Magazine
North Central Sight Services, Inc. , where Bob is President and CEO.
Two-wire beverage antennas
Excited most by: Digital Modes
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Heathkit DX-60 Novice Transmitter
Yaesu FTDX5000 Transceiver