Bob Wilson, N6TV, is a San Francisco Bay Area contester and CW operator. Having developed his CW craft on the National Traffic System as a teenage kid, he now enjoys the North American Sprint, a four hour contest and using the latest SDR receivers to see what’s up on the bands during a contest event. A professor at Contest University in Dayton and a three time competitor at the World Radiosport Team Championship, Bob shares what he knows about this and more on this QSO Today.
Episode 134 - Jeff Briggs - K1ZM
Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, is the author of DXing on the Edge- The Thrill of 160 meters, and he operates an amazing DX station on Prince Edward Island on Canada's Atlantic shore. Jeff is a veteran of a number of DXpeditions and the World Radiosport Team Championship. Eric, 4Z1UG, and Jeff discuss 160 meters, DXing, building and maintaining a super station. This and more on this episode of QSO Today.
Episode 133 - Paul Topolski - W1SEX
Paul Topolski, W1SEX, was just meters from ground zero working the communications center, when terrorists struck the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring hundreds of spectators and participants. Paul shares with Eric, 4Z1UG, this experience, his ham radio story, and how he continues to make a difference in his community in this QSO Today.
Episode 132 - Gary Hoffman - KB0H
Beginning as a scanner listener, Gary Hoffman, KB0H, discovered amateur radio and shares his love of it with his wife, Nancy, N0NJ. Gary is focused on emergency communications where he is the Assistant Emergency Coordinator, operations for St. Louis County ARES. He writes about amateur radio and the human condition on his blog, The Amateur’s Amateur. KB0H is Eric, 4Z1UG’s QSO today.
Episode 131 - Brian Clarke - VK2GCE
Brian Clarke, VK2GCE, has been a "ham" since his childhood in New Zealand who went on to get advanced degrees, compared a trumpet to a waveguide, built a recording studio in London for Pink Floyd, and now resides in Australia where he promotes amateur radio and consults on STEM programs for schools.
Brian is a collector of ex-military radios. VK2GCE is my QSO Today.