Episode 100 - Ned Stearns - AA7A
First License: WN8JWY, 1963, 12 years old, in Warren, Ohio
Upgrade to Technician class license, 1964
Heathkit “Twoer” 2 meter Benton Harbor lunchbox
First Club: Warren Amateur Radio Club
Clegg Venus SSB 6 meters
Ron Parise, WA4SIR, Phd Astronomy, Nasa space shuttle astronaut
Education: BSEE, Purdue University, 1972.
Magnavox Corporation - government sono buoys
EIMAC Notes - The very first moon bounce contact
AA7A Operating modes: CW primary, 160 and 80 Meters
3 moon bounce stations
W5UN - 64 yagi antennas for moon bounce - The elmer for moon bounce.
KL7MEM Yagi Antenna Design Calculator
Larry W7IUV - EME Elmer
Power Amplifier is 8877 tetrode W6PO design.
Started as CW operation , now uses JT65
AA7A has worked 1250 stations in Europe over EME
11 Band DXCC
Bill Moore, NC1L - Former ARRL DXCC and Awards manager
VooDoo Contest Group
Vince Thompson, K5VT - world traveler
Intrepid DX Group DXpedition: South Sandwich and South Georgia Islands 2016 -
13 operators, nasty weather
Favorite HF bands: 160 and 80 meters
You settled on a
AA7A 4 Square antenna for receive.
Here is Ned's presentation Low Band Receiving Antennas, on a city lot
AA7A Home Page
International DX Convention, Visalia, California
Waller Flag receive antenna
Advice on achieving your projects: “Do them one after the other. Little tasks”
Advice to new or returning hams: Keep the hobby relevant
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