Richard Newstead, G3CWI, as an avid outdoor radio enthusiast, co-founded SOTA or the Summits on the Air program. When he needed the right gear to take to the mountaintop, Richard had to create and import his own equipment, ultimately resulting in the creation of his company, Sotabeams, our new sponsor on QSO Today. Richard’s story includes operating from a research station in Antarctica during the Falklands war to the founding of Sotabeams our new QSO Today sponsor.
Episode 187 - Rick Karlquist - N6RK
Rick Karlquist, N6RK is a long time amateur radio operator who likes contests, DX, and over the years acquired a large square of property in California’s Central Valley to have enough room to build his antenna farm. In this episode we discuss building 90 foot vertical antennas with irrigation pipe, and using the falling derrick method to raise tall masts and towers. Rick has acquired a wide range of experience from his amateur radio and professional life, some of which he shares in this QSO Today.
Episode 186 - Bernie van der Walt - ZS4TX
Episode 183 - Geoff Howard - W0CG / PJ2DX
Many of us, especially when we are sitting at our work desk in the cold of Winter, long for tropical warmth, golden sands, and great ham radio that operating from the Caribbean could offer. My guest this week is Geoff Howard, W0CG / PJ2DX, who operates along with his ham friends the P2JT contest station in a villa on a cliff overlooking the sea in Curacao. Geoff shares his ham radio story and the history of P2JT in this QSO Today.
Episode 178 - Brian Short - KC0BS
Episode 172 - Dave Sumner - K1ZZ
Episode 171 - Fred Regennitter - K4IU
Episode 166 - Dov Gavish - 4Z4DX
Israel’s most notable amateur radio operator might just be Dov Gavish, 4Z4DX. First licensed in Israel with his father over fifty years ago, Dov makes a career of operating from wherever he happens to be in the World, always ready to get on the air. While CW is is favorite operating mode, Dov just likes to get on the air with whatever mode works, now including DMR. 4Z4DX is Eric’s guest on this QSO Today.
Episode 161 - Lauren Libby - W0LD
Episode 160 - Bill Kennamer - K5FUV