Episode 093 - Joe Eisenberg - K0NEB
First Elmer: Leo Meyerson, W0GFQ, Council Bluffs, IA founder of World Radio Laboratories, manufacturer of World Radio Galaxy 5 transceiver.
Rocket Radio crystal set
First General Coverage Receiver: Hallicrafters S120
First License: Age 14, 1969, WN0WRI
Upgrade to WA0WRI
K0NEB (was used by the Nebraska State Fair) vanity call in 2000
Favorite contest: ARRL Sweepstakes
First Rig: World Radio GT550 Transceiver, with Novice adapter
Favorite operating mode: SSB, some of all modes.
Education: Univ of Nebraska, Broadcast Journalism
First Class Radiotelephone License
Famous Stations Worked:
CQ Magazine, Kit Building Editor
Heathkit - premier maker of electronic kits for many years.
Joe’s kit building tips:
Best kit manuals:
Word Lens - Called Google Quest Visual, allows you to use cell phone camera to translate Chinese characters.
Pixie Transceiver kit
When you start doing repairs of equipment, then Eric recommends:
Nut driver kit both metric and Inch
Note: I have modified Joe’s recommendations with the tools that I love. Sears Craftsman tools last forever and have a life time guarantee. Using the Amazon links will help to support the podcast as I will get a commission if you purchase through my links.
Harbor Freight Company
Joe's most challenging kit:
Elecraft K2 full kit experience
Favorite ham conventions:
Look for parts assortments: resistors, capacitors, etc. at hamfests.
Packet Radio TNC Raspberry Pi
Joe, K0NEB Channels:
Photo Story 3 for Windows - software used by Joe to make still picture videos
Groups interested in kit building:
Advice to new or returning hams: Find something simple and build it.
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Hallicrafters S-120 General Coverage Receiver
World Radio Labs GT-550 Transceiver
Elecraft K1 Kit Transceiver
Kenwood TS-2000 Transceiver