Amateur Radio opened many doors for David Larsen, KK4WW, that began in high school, followed by the US Navy, a front row seat to the burgeoning computer industry, a career at Virginia Tech, World travel, and a visit to the White House. David joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today to discuss his ham radio life and all of the wonderful opportunities and relationships that amateur radio created for he and his family. Now as the historian and curator of the Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum, David has his perfect vehicle for preserving his unique past for future generations.
Episode 26 - Scott Andersen - NE1RD
Scott Andersen, NE1RD, has evolved a system, over the years, that combines a family vacation and a serious DXpedition, especially during contests that he calls the 100 pound DXpedition. In this episode of QSO Today, Scott shares his secrets that include how to plan and execute the perfect combination of ham radio contesting and vacation in an exotic location. Some of this simple wisdom and experience might surprise you.
Episode 025 - Dan Romanchik - KB6NU
Dan Romanchik, KB6NU, is one of the most prolific bloggers about ham radio on the Internet today. As an advocate for ham radio and as a teacher of ham radio, both with his study guides and the local classes that he teaches, Dan practices what he preaches. Join the QSO Today between Dan and Eric, 4Z1UG, on the amateur radio topics that most interest them.
Episode 024 - Dan Walker - WG5G
Dan Walker, WG5G, has worked DXCC and achieved honor roll status with consistent operational strategy and only 5 watts from his modest station. Beginning with W1FB's "sardine sender", he is only missing 5 countries to have worked every country. Dan shares the insights to his operational achievements with Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.
Episode 023 - Dennis Blanchard - K1YPP
Dennis Blanchard, K1YPP, started his ham radio journey in 1962 at the age of twelve, after discovering an old Hallicrafters receiver in the attic of the family home. Ham radio became a passion that eventually pulled his father and brother into the hobby. In 2007, Dennis combined his love for backpacking and ham radio when he started a 6 month trek of the 2100 mile Appalachian Trail. Dennis joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today to discuss his ham radio life and hiking the trail.