Episode 163 - Steve Herman - W7VOA
Steve Herman, W7VOA’s, love of amateur radio and media led him into a career as a news correspondent for the Associate Press, independent foreign journalist, and ultimately with the Voice of America (VOA) as its White House correspondent, traveling and reporting on the President of the United States. Even with his busy schedule, W7VOA has time for amateur radio and this QSO Today with Eric, 4Z1UG.
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Steve Herman links:
Voice of America
Gulf Manor, Cincinnati
First License: Age 12, WN7WYF, Novice
QCWA Lifetime Membership
Las Vegas Amateur Radio Club
Thunderbird Hotel Amateur Radio Station
Elmer: Wayne Schenk, K7WS, (formerly WA6ZND)
Amateur Radio Remote Base Systems in Southwest
10 meter FM Steve Herman 73 magazine
Potosi Mountain Radio Site, Nevada
Eico 753 transceiver - “worst radio ever made" Swan 500C
Model 15 Teletype
Triband beam antenna
Favorite Mode: CW straight key
Steve’s IRLP hangout: Walla Reflector in So California IRLP 9350
Mikro-node IRLP self contained node
Japan Cable Television
North Korea seems to be the DX entity that everyone wants
7J1AIL: Steve’s call in Japan
White House Bureau Chief for Voice of America - Steve’s current day job
Voice of America Museum
“The Cold War”
Smith Mundt Act
VOA Radiogram - Kim Elliot digital mode broadcast from VOA
Tokyo International Amateur Radio Association - ham radio club in Tokyo for foreign hams
Japan Amateur Radio League
Ham Fair, Tokyo
Akihabara ham shops in Tokyo
IRLP node - Internet Radio Linking Protocol
Nano-Node by Micro-Node International - portable IRLP node
John Zorger, WA1STU VOA antenna expert
Most excited by: Diversity of the hobby while innovation is continuing with the digital modes.
Advice to new or returning hams: Find an aspect of the hobby that you like.
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Eico 753 HF SSB Transceiver
Swan 500C HF Transceiver
Yaesu FT-867 HF, VHF, UHF Transceiver
Micro-node "IRLP Nanonode"