One of the most unusual ham radio operating modes is meteor scatter or bouncing signals off the ionized trails left by space dust from meteors in the the earth’s atmosphere. Shelby Ennis, W8WN has operated this mode for over 50 years, first on CW using tape recorders to send a high speed bursts, then using the K1JT digital modes. We learn that meteor scatter is a reliable mode for morning QSOs and much more in this QSO Today with W8WN.
Episode 180 - Brian Machesney - K1LI
Natural disasters, especially the most recent hurricanes, present us with opportunities to make a real difference if we step up to the plate. As part of this amateur radio story, Brian Machesney, K1LI, was presented his opportunity to make a difference on the Caribbean Island of Dominica after it was wiped out by Hurricane Maria in October 2017. Brian, his wife, and other hams stepped up to the plate and provided relief with the Dominica Airlift as it was called by the press. This story and so much more in this QSO Today with K1LI.
Episode 176 - Hal Turley - W8HC
Episode 174 - Robert Norman - VK5SW
Heading South to Australia, our QSO Today is with Rob Norman, VK5SW, who wanted to get away from the electronic noise of the his home city of Adelaide, in South Australia, by building a remote control HF station in the Australian bush some two hours drive from his QTH. We learn from Rob, what it takes to make this a great solution getting on the air.
Episode 171 - Fred Regennitter - K4IU
Episode 168 - Dennis Vernacchia - N6KI
Episode 165 - David Casler - KE0OG
Episode 164 - Burt Weiner - K6OQK
Episode 158 - Don Minkoff - NK6A
Episode 154 - Dave Le Duc - N1IX