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 176 - Hal Turley - W8HC
Episode 160 - Bill Kennamer - K5FUV
Episode 154 - Dave Le Duc - N1IX
Episode 153 - Jim Talens - N3JT
Episode 152 - Chris Burger - ZS6EZ
Chris Burger, ZS6EZ, believes that if we have lofty goals, like winning DX contests, and measure our results against other contesters, then even South African amateur radio operators can be winners. Chris is a contest winner and a contributor to our ham radio hobby through his articles and website. ZS6EZ is Eric, 4Z1UG’s QSO Today.
Episode 136 - Bob Eshleman - W4DR
In 1954, at 19 years of age, Bob Eshleman, W4DR, and two buddies decided to put Navassa Island back on the ARRL DXCC list, the first activation of Navassa since the end of World War II. Prepared with a National Receiver, Harvey Wells transmitter, and an old generator, the three lads pulled off their first DXpedition. This would be the first of many DXpeditions for Bob. W4DR is my QSO Today where he shares his amateur radio story as a DXer and now grid square chaser.
Episode 134 - Jeff Briggs - K1ZM
Jeff Briggs, K1ZM, is the author of DXing on the Edge- The Thrill of 160 meters, and he operates an amazing DX station on Prince Edward Island on Canada's Atlantic shore. Jeff is a veteran of a number of DXpeditions and the World Radiosport Team Championship. Eric, 4Z1UG, and Jeff discuss 160 meters, DXing, building and maintaining a super station. This and more on this episode of QSO Today.
Episode 119 - Galdino "Dino" Besomi - CE3PG
In a country, like Chile, that gets 70% of the earthquakes recorded around the World, hams like Dr. Dino Besomi, CE3PG, have to be ready at a minute’s notice to provide emergency communications when traditional communications channels fail. Dino shares his ham radio story and the role of amateur radio operators in Chile, with Eric, 4Z1UG, in this QSO Today.