Some people are born into it. Some people are just naturals. Kevin Custer, W3KKC, is maybe a combination of both. Kevin's father, Ken Custer, W3WGX (SK), exposed Kevin to the art of radio from the beginning. From the tender age of five, Kevin could help his father change out shorted bypass capacitors from inside of a Gates broadcast transmitter chassis. Continuous exposure to radios and electronics, and the support of Kevin's father and other Elmers put Kevin on his professional path. Becoming a ham, a radio expert, and creator of the Repeater Builder website is just the beginning of the Kevin's story. Kevin joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today, to tell the rest of the story.
Episode 030 - Greg Lane - N4KGL
Greg Lane, N4KGL, tells us how amateur radio adds to his enjoyment of his other outdoor hobbies that include Rocketry and model airplanes. As one of the key US proponents of RaDAR, or rapid deployment amateur radio, Greg is the master of foot portable HF operation from the Southern forests and swamps, to the Gulf’s beautiful Florida beaches. Greg Lane, N4KGL joins Eric, 4Z1UG in QSO Today.
Episode 029 - Ward Silver - N0AX
Ward Silver, N0AX, is the author of the QST magazine column, “Hands-On Radio”, editor of ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications, and author of many books on amateur radio, including the ARRL License Manuals, The ARRL Antenna Book, and Ham Radio for Dummies. Ward is the consummate ham radio "Elmer" and uses his many books and articles to teach all facets of ham radio to all of us. In the podcast, Ward describes his ham radio beginnings and his amateur radio journey. He also offers practical advice to new and returning hams.
Episode 028 - Eddie Leighton - ZS6BNE
When Eddie Leighton, ZS6BNE, created “shack in a sack” as a working concept for portable operation, in South Africa's great outdoors, for ham radio activity and contests, he had no idea it would become an international ham radio phenomena he renamed RaDAR, or rapid deployment amateur radio. RaDAR, could be ham radio's "iron man" contest that combines outdoor activity with ham radio. Eddie joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.
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