Episode 092 - Bob Epstein - K8IA
First SWL Radio: RCA 811K Floor radio
First License: Age, 11, KN8HLR, Aug 1957
Greg Andracke, W2BEE Episode 90
Wife Sandy, N7RQ, does Single OP High Power, 15 Meters where she is #4 in the USA.
First Rig: First Contest: Nov 1957, ARRL CW Sweepstakes
Multi-two contest station - two station, side by side, operating in different bands.
Education: Wayne State University, BSEE, 1970
Mad River Radio Club, Founder
CQ Worldwide WPX Contest
N7AT - Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
AOCC Roundup - Arizona Outlaws annual meeting
ARRL Affiliated Club - find a club link
Facebook as a contest resource
Tamas Varro, HA9T in Hungary, loves contesting at age 17.
VHF Sporadic E - not many openings in the Southwest of the USA
Favorite online contest tools:
Favorite Contest: CQ World Wide CW
Tools for contesting:
N7AT Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
Logbook of the World (LOTW)
N7AP - Butt Naked Contest Club official callsign
Harley Davidson Motorcycles
SO4R contest mode - single operator four radio
RTTY is still popular as a contest mode
N7IR QRP contest station - nationally ranked contest
Force 12 Five Band Array
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Heathkit DX-20 Novice Transmitter
Hallicrafters S-40B General Coverage Receiver
Elecraft K3 HF Transceiver
K8IA & N7RQ Arizona Outlaws Contest Station