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Most Popular Video: Tour of WLW 500K Transmitter
Current Home: Gold Beach, Oregon
First Elmer: James Hall W2ELX, Randy’s father was a ham,
Hometown: Rochester NY
First License: Age 16, Novice, WN2BXU
Elmer: Lincoln Cundle, W2QY founder of Antique
W1AW code practice
Heathkit Color TV Kit
Went to school at: Rochester Institute of Technology, Electronics
73 Magazine - archive of the popular ham radio magazine
First mobile radio: RCA Carphone Mobile Transceiver
Crystal Oven, mobile transceiver - used in tube type mobile radios to keep the frequency from drifting.
Vibrator power supply - used to create high voltage power supplys for tube type mobile radios running on 6 and 12VDC.
TTL 7400 Chip - NAND gate
555 timer chip - popular multistable vibrator or one-shot chip. Hams used in repeater controllers for carrier delay timers and time-out timers.
GLB synthesizer - popular in the late 70s to turn crystal controlled two-meter radios into synthesized radios.
Phase Lock Loop - used in early synthesizers like the GLB.
Favorite operating mode:
Grass Valley Model 300 switcher
ABC 1980 Winter Olympics
Kenwood Trio TS830 Transceiver
Dr. Robert Suding, W0MLD
Amateur Logic, with George Thomas
Movie Maker Software
Randy’s video go kit:
Tektronix Profile Video server
Favorite Ham Radio Event: Pacificon - forum driven event. Also likes SEAPAC in Oregon
Most excited by:
Advice to new or returning hams: Get radio active get on the air
EF Johnson Invader 200 Transmitter
Ameco AC1 Transmitter KIt
Kenwood TS-2000 Transceiver