Someone said some place, that if you want to get stuff done, give it to a busy person. My guest this week is Dave Prestel, W8AJR. Dave is a busy person who as a volunteer for many ham radio organizations in Howard County, Maryland, just gets stuff done to the benefit of the amateur radio community and his larger community. W8AJR is my QSO Today.
Episode 156 - David Rowe - VK5DGR
David Rowe, VK5DGR, has been a guest target since QSO Today episode 16 with Bruce Perens, K6BP because of David’s seminal work with audio codecs for digital audio on HF. David has a strong background in digital voice, a technology that is now the foundation for all of the telephony and voice over IP that we do. As an advocate of open source and the consummate teacher, David shares all of his work while educating us with his blog, rowetel.com. VK5DGR is Eric, 4Z1UG’s QSO Today.
Episode 155 - Rob Brownstein - K6RB
Sputnik was the catalyst that spurred many to enter electronics, engineering, and amateur radio. Rob Brownstein, K6RB, was inspired to find a ham across the street to build his first crystal set for a science fair project leading to a lifetime as a ham radio operator. Rob is a co-founder of CWOPS and its on-line CW training academy helping hundreds of hams a year become better CW operators. K6RB shares his ham radio story with Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO today.
Episode 154 - Dave Le Duc - N1IX
Episode 153 - Jim Talens - N3JT
Episode 152 - Chris Burger - ZS6EZ
Chris Burger, ZS6EZ, believes that if we have lofty goals, like winning DX contests, and measure our results against other contesters, then even South African amateur radio operators can be winners. Chris is a contest winner and a contributor to our ham radio hobby through his articles and website. ZS6EZ is Eric, 4Z1UG’s QSO Today.
Episode 151 - GEorge Heron - N2APB
Episode 150 - Bob Garrett - K3UL
Episode 149 - Wayne Burdick, N6KR, and QSO Today Bay Area Meetup
On my recent trip from Israel to the USA, to attend the Dayton Hamvention, I stopped in the Bay Area to visit with Wayne Burdick, N6KR, and long time childhood friend, and co-founder of Elecraft, to catch up, discuss the KX2, and working HF from the field. That evening Wayne and I attended the QSO Today Bay Area Meetup where I asked the participants their name, callsign, and the most exciting thing that they think is happening in ham radio.
Episode 148 - Richard Fisher - KI6SN
Richard Fisher, KI6SN, after a 40 year career in newspaper journalism, is now an editor and contributor to many of the most widely read amateur radio magazines including Popular Communications, WorldRadio Online, CQ, and QRP Quarterly. As a feature writer, Richard’s digs deep into every area of amateur radio producing a prolific body of work that informs and educates us. KI6SN is Eric’s QSO Today.
Eric's Favorite Podcasts
Amateur Radio Podcasts
100 Watts and a Wire
ARRL Doctor is In
Ham Radio 360
Work Bench Podcast
Ham Radio 360 Field Radio
Ham Radio News Line
Phasing Line Podcast
Tim Ferris Podcast
TED Radio Hour
Triangulation - TWIT
This Week in Enterprise Tech - TWIT
The Tech Guy - TWIT
School of Podcasting with Dave Jackson
This American Life
Choir Ninja - with Ryan Guth