In California, San Bernardino County Fire has Mountain Division that began with 12 volunteers ten years ago and now has 55 active ham radio volunteers to provide auxiliary communications to the county during disasters and special events. Tracy Lenocker, WA6ERA, is the Mountain Division Chief and heads this group of ham radio volunteers that is one of the most comprehensive public services by hams to the largest county in the United States. Tracy joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.
Episode 034 - Jerry Buxton - N0JY
After spending a career working on the railroad, Jerry Buxton, N0JY, is sending satellites into space with AMSAT, as their new VP of Engineering on the FOX-1 cube satellite project. For Jerry, amateur radio opened the door to new experiences and opportunities. Jerry shares his amateur radio story and his busy ham radio life with Eric, 4Z1UG, in this episode of QSO Today.
Episode 033 - Greg Latta - AA8V
Amateur radio has its renaissance men that include Greg Latta, AA8V. By day, Greg is a university physics professor and lecturer, an avid homebrewer of vacuum tube transmitters and receivers, and metal fabricator. By Night, he is an award winning musician and folk artist. An attention to detail and organization, in perfect harmony, is the successful formula that Greg discusses with Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.
Episode 032 - Ron MiLliman - K8HSY
Beginning as a short wave listener on his parents Zenith general coverage receiver and later to a Knight Kit Ocean Spanner, Ron Milliman, K8HSY was hooked on radio. Having a supportive father and a great set of elmers and friends led Ron on an amateur radio journey that has lasted over 60 years. The loss of most of Ron's eyesight, as a result of a childhood illness, did not stop Ron from getting his first licenses with a group of school friends, building his own gear and antennas, operating, and eventually becoming a professor and entrepreneur. Ron joins Eric, 4Z1UG, on QSO Today to tell his ham radio story.