Preston Douglas, WJ2V, discovered the joys of QRP and home-brewing whole transceivers almost by accident. The result is a rewarding ham radio past-time leading to becoming the President of the QRP-ARCI group. Preston brings to life his ham radio story, home brew projects, and QRP in this QSO Today.
After 44 years with the ARRL, the American Radio Relay League, beginning as an intern in 1972, David Sumner, K1ZZ, retired, last year, as CEO and General Manager. In this episode of QSO Today, Dave shares his ham radio story from its early beginnings, his favorite operating practices, and his reflections on his years at League Headquarters.
Fred Regennitter, K4IU, is a DXer and contester, who in this recent period of low sunspots, has discovered the digital modes including the new FT8 mode as his way to continue to work DX. Living in a no-antenna neighborhood, Fred has demonstrated his ham radio ingenuity by building his stealthy wire antennas in the forest behind his house. K4IU is my QSO Today.
Larry Staples, W0AIB, is the publisher of Larry’s List, a regular email message center that updates Kansas City amateur radio operators with the latest news, events, and rigs for sale. As an active amateur radio operator for almost sixty years, Larry believes that the ultimate goal of ham radio is to get to know people, face to face, for the “eyeball” contact. W0AIB is my QSO Today.