Is is possible for ham radio operators to have a broadband wireless network for the transmission of voice, video, and data as a backup, to the Internet and the commercial infrastructures, that we depend upon? Jim Kinter, K5KTF, thinks it is. Jim is the chief evangelist for the Broadband Hamnet group in Austin, Texas. Ham radio broadband mesh networks is the topic of conversation in Eric’s, 4Z1UG, QSO Today with Jim Kinter, K5KTF. Ham radio mesh networking began with the conversion of Linksys home routers, with special firmware, into a robust wideband data network to allow voice, video, and data between hams in the amateur bands. Join Eric and Jim in their QSO Today.
Episode 017 - Bob Wolbert - K6XX
Bob Wolbert, K6XX, owns and operates a multiple position contest station in the coastal hills of Northern California. According to Bob, you need every dB to get contacts in your log during a contest. As the team leader for the US in the World RadioSport Team Championship 2010, he is especially qualified to speak about what it takes to be a great contest operator. As an employee of Elecraft, Bob gets to be a professional amateur radio operator in addition to his hobby operating ham radio. Join, Eric, 4Z1UG, in his QSO Today with Bob, K6XX.
Episode 016 - Scott Zimmerman - N3XCC
Scott Zimmerman, N3XCC, got his start in amateur radio while working as a two-way radio technician, repairing and refurbishing mobiles, base stations, and repeaters. Through his business and ham contacts, he has become a regular contributor to the Repeater Builder website, as well as a professional repeater builder for amateurs and ham clubs. Scott applies his expertise gained from his commercial two-way business to building and maintaining one of the largest linked repeater systems on the East coast of the USA.
Episode 015 - Bruce Perens - K6BP
Bruce Perens, K6BP, is a self described evangelist for amateur radio. As the creator of the Open Source Definition used for the free exchange of software code, Bruce has appled this idea to amateur radio towards the development of Codec2 and FreeDV, digital modulation schemes for HF and VHF. Through his new company, Algoram, Bruce hopes to create the ultimate open source handheld software defined radio. As an evangelist, Bruce founded No Code International, where he successfully eliminated the Morse code requirement for amateur radio licenses Worldwide.