Steve Murphy, N8NM, builds most of his modern equipment using the Manhattan and “ugly” construction method, or he refurbishes old tube transmitters, receivers, and transceivers. Steve is not afraid to try a new design or component to further his love of home brewing. We follow the ham radio career of N8NM in this episode of QSO Today.
Episode 173 - Preston Douglas - WJ2V
Episode 148 - Richard Fisher - KI6SN
Richard Fisher, KI6SN, after a 40 year career in newspaper journalism, is now an editor and contributor to many of the most widely read amateur radio magazines including Popular Communications, WorldRadio Online, CQ, and QRP Quarterly. As a feature writer, Richard’s digs deep into every area of amateur radio producing a prolific body of work that informs and educates us. KI6SN is Eric’s QSO Today.
Episode 138 - Tony Fishpool - G4WIF
When it comes to homebrewing QRP HF radios with simple parts and test equipment, then one of the go-to guys is Tony Fishpool, G4WIF, current membership secretary of the G-QRP Club in the UK, and frequent contributor to its quarterly SPRAT magazine. Tony is also a co-author with Graham Firth, G3MFJ, of Simple Test Equipment for the QRPer, and numerous articles on equipment building with attention to detail and budget. Tony believes, along with his cohorts at G-QRP, that ham radio does not have to be expensive to be fun. G4WIF is my QSO today.
Episode 102 - Rex harper - W1REX
Episode 95 - H.P. "Pete" Friedrichs - AC7ZL
From his first long nose pliers, at the age of six, to his private use of the chemistry lab at his junior high-school, Pete Friedrichs, AC7ZL, has had a fascination with technology, chemistry, and radio. Often this is old but amazing technology that he recreates with the remnants of discarded objects. Pete is a renaissance man whose study and fabrication of "simple" technology rivals that of some of America's great inventors. He is a published author of books based on his experiments, as well as fiction and ghost stories. AC7ZL is Eric's guest on QSO Today.
Episode 087 - Ashhar Farhan - VU2ESE
Episode 067 - Nick Kennedy - WA5BDU
According to Nick Kennedy, WA5BDU, we live in the “golden age” of home brewing in amateur radio. Nick explains how this golden age is possible, what he does with a former AT&T long-lines microwave site, and highlights his amateur radio journey, with Eric, 4Z1UG, on QSO Today.