Episode 169 - Ron Gang - 4X1MK
Ron Gang, 4X1MK, had his early amateur radio beginnings in Canada, and later immigrated, as part of a group, to Israel in the 1970s, where his amateur radio license, skills, and equipment were highly appreciated and valued. Always an active amateur radio operator, 4X1MK is willing to try every operating mode. Ron shares his amateur radio story and his perspectives of the amateur radio service in Israel, past and present.
The tin can telephone - two tin cans with a string.
1920 Grolier’s Book of Knowledge had crystal radio plans
King Edward's School, Toronto, Canada
1N34 Germanium Diode
2N107 code practice oscillator
Crystal radio with 2N107 amplifier
1U5 Regenerative Receiver
First License: 1965, Age 15, VE3GAG
Ministry of Transport Office, Toronto
Mentor: Irving Liss, VE3XU
Lend Lease Act - WW2 Program to supply Russians with equipment
Heathkit DX100B transmitter
Habonim Dror - Jewish Labor Zionist Youth Movement
Royal Military College, Kingston
Israel Amateur Radio Club
Yaesu FT227R Transceiver
Ron was the Israeli Correspondent for 73 Magazine
Hagal “The Wave” Magazine, published by the Israel Amateur Radio Club
Packet Radio, AX.25
Ruppin Institute, Netanya
Oscar 10 Amateur Satellite
Oscar 13 CW and SSB
Quad Antenna - Gem Quad Antennas
2 element Delta loop antenna
John Tait, EI7BA, Quad antenna
LB Cebik, W4RNL
Astral Traveling - we astral traveling with our radios
Excited most by: making contact with people
Advice to new or returning hams: Get out with the people. There is something for everybody.
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Ron's VE3GAG Station, 1963
Then 4Z4MK, Station, 1983
4X1MK Oscar Antenna Array
Yaesu FT-920 Transceiver