Episode 158 - Don Minkoff - NK6A
Amateur radio is a big tent with an appeal for every amateur’s special interest. Once a QRO DX operator, the new magic of ham radio for Don Minkoff NK6A, came from turning down the power to QRP levels and getting out of the QTH to the great outdoors and working SOTA, or Summits on the Air. Don shares his ham radio story and so much more in this QSO Today.
Marty Sullaway, KC1CWF, Young Ham of the Year
National HR050 receiver
Valley Electronics - does anybody have a link or reference?
Thrifty Electronics - Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley
Henry Radio - Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
First License: 1959, Novice, WV6HYF
NK6A QRP Rigs:
San Fernando Valley Amateur Radio Club,
Elecraft K1 QRP Rig
Favorite operating mode: CW
1 tube code oscillator or the Bud Codemasters
QRP International Group
SOTA, or Summits on the Air
SOTA Shack Sloth
Steve Galchutt, WG0AT - does SOTA with goats. My guest in Episode 45.
Croghan Hill, Ireland
SOTA Alert System
International DX Convention in Visalia, CA
Geocaching - treasure hunt with locations all over the World.
QRP Fox Hunt
SOTA activation on a summit in Ireland
Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club Cruise Ship Talk
Pac 12 vertical antenna
National Parks on the Air - 10 contacts needed for activation
Don plays: 5 String Banjo, “Clawhammer style”
Most excited by: SOTA, new hams doing CW, and the new digital modes
Advice to new or returning hams: Don’t be impatient when making QSOs.
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National HR050 Reciever
Ten-Tec Argonaut 509 QRP Transceiver
Heathkit HW-8 QRP Transceiver
Icom IC-730 Transceiver