The launch of the first satellite, Sputnik, by the Russians, in October of 1957, inspired Don Keith, N4KC, to become a ham radio operator as a kid. Since then, Don has followed a path through radio broadcasting and is now the author of over 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction. A series of non-fiction books on World War II submarines has made Don an expert in this area. Don joins Eric, 4Z1UG, to discuss his passion for amateur radio, on QSO Today.
Episode 038 - Tim Duffy - K3LR
Tim Duffy, K3LR owns and operates one of the most prestigious amateur radio contest stations in the United States with twelve operating positions, two for each band. Tim shares his ham radio journey, beginning with his Quaker Oats crystal set, through his early entry into ham radio as a twelve year old, to a career in cellular telephony and wireless, and culminating in his position as COO of DX Engineering, one of the premier suppliers of ham radio gear. Join Tim and Eric, 4Z1UG in their QSO Today.
Episode 037 - Carl Luetzelschwab - K9LA
Inspired by a Hardy Boys adventure, amateur radio was the key driver that led Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, to a MSEE in Electrical Engineering and then a career as an RF design engineer for both Motorola and later Magnavox. When the hobby bites us at an early age, doors open to a bright and successful future. Carl is the consumate Elmer with a special interest in propagation and hundreds of published articles to his credit. He shares some of this knowledge with Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.
Episode 036 - Frank Fahrlander - N7FF
Sixty years in the hobby hasn’t diminished Frank Fahrlander’s, N7FF, enthusiasm for amateur radio and the exploration of new technologies and operating modes. With a solid foundation in electronics that began in grade school and through a career in computers, Frank continues to build projects and kits, elmer new hams, lead his DX club, and volunteer in his community. N7FF joins Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today.