Episode 120 - Jim Stafford - W4QO
Jim became a silent key in December 2021
Jim, W4QO Website
Cushman Motor Scooter
Sears Silvertone Shortwave Receiver
Popular Electronics - Novice Notes
First Elmer: Mel Davies, W9PLO
First License: Age 16, 1958, KN9MAF
Grahams Electronics, Indianapolis
Shelby County Amateur Radio Club
Favorite operating mode: CW
Education: Purdue university - BSEE
Bell Laboratories - here is the Bell Labs home page. Now owned by Nokia.
North Fulton Amateur Radio League
NFARL “e-News” newsletter
Steps to rebuild an amateur radio club:
Chuck Catledge, AE4CW - Chief Elmer of NFARL
“Retreads” - returning hams to the hobby
Mac McCormick - W4AX
William Cobb, K4YJJ - NFARL Web master
NFARL Ham Jam
Atlanta Maker Faire
Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society
Jim was inducted into the QRP Hall of Fame by the QRP Amateur Radio Club International.
What is QRP? - WD8RIF explains in this article
Some QRP Organizations:
Koch Method to learn the Morse code - Jim advocates using the Farnsworth method instead. Here is a good morse code website: http://www.justlearnmorsecode.com/
Most common CW characters in two words:
CW Operators Club - online group to build the skills of Morse Code operators. Features CW academy.
RS-HFIQ SDR Receiver Kickstarter Campaign - to fund projection of SDR receiver.
Jim was awarded:
2010 Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year for your over 50 years of work in amateur radio. This is quite an achievement.
What excites Jim the most about what is happening in amateur radio now: “The Connection Factor” members connected to each other.
Mill Springs Academy
Advice to new or returning hams: Get connected, Get on HF, Set yourself a goal on HF
Paul Baran, W3KAS, Father of “Packet Switching” that led to the development of the Internet
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