Episode 089 - Jim George - N3BB
Jim George, N3BB is an active contester, DXer, and rag chewer. Jim has many contest awards and was a team member in the 2000 World Radiosport Team Championship, or WRTC, in Slovenia. Now retired, Jim divides his time between ham radio, his wife, Diana, grandchildren, and authoring books. His most recent book, Contact Sport, about the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship, brings the excitement and suspense of this uniquely ham radio experience to the non-amateur radio audience. N3BB is Eric’s QSO Today.
Eagle Scout - Boy Scouts of America
First Elmer: Emory Reaser, W8GCZ
First License: KN8JPV, Novice, Age 16, 1958
Later upgrade: K8JPV
First Rig:Later rig upgrades:Current Rig:
SO2R Box - for switching audio and PTT between rigs
Virginia Tech, BSEE
K4KDJ Club Station
Collins S Line in the club station
Motorola Semiconductor, Phoenix, Arizona
Picture from 1959 National Contest Journal
Amateur Radio Contesting - Search and Pounce
Contesting Elmer: Steve Sussman, W3BGN -
Frankford Radio Club
Top Ten Devices - W2VGN - used for station automation while running SO2R
Favorite operating mode: CW contesting and rag chewing
Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge
Favorite Contest: North American Sprint - perfect for SO2R.
IARU Contest - annually in July
Doug Grant, K1DG - QSO Today Guest in Episode 52
The Big Year, by Mark Obmascik
Greenleaf Book Group, Austin
Stephen, DL1IAO - member of the 2014 WRTC team
Jim George as Author:
Reunion, By Jim George, a novel about relationships
Contact Sport, by Jim George N3BB
Review of Contact Sport by Scientific American
Jim’s Blog Post, The Rise and Fall of Motorola.
WRTC Moscow, 2010
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Heathkit DX-20 Transmitter
Hallicrafters S-30 Radio Compass
ETO Alpha 76 Amplifier