When it comes to understanding how antennas really work, then the “go to” ham is Bob Zavrel, W7SX, author of the ARRL book, Antenna Physics - An Introduction. Through this book, Bob bridges the gap between “how to” antenna books, and calculus based antenna theory books for engineers. Bob has a long resume in radio and electronics, is the accidental creator of the Signetic NE602 mixer chip, and shares his story with us in this QSO Today.
Episode 104 - Richard Stroud - W9SR
Dick Stroud, W9SR, took his first ham radio test in 1938 that began a ham radio and professional journey as an electronic engineer. This journey, over 75 years, included witnessing the hydrogen bomb tests in the 1950, a successful engineering career, and numerous contributions to the amateur radio hobby of articles on homebrewing, antennas, and propagation. W9SR is my QSO Today.
Episode 081 - Tad Cook - K7RA
Episode 071 - Murray Greenman - ZL1BPU
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