Episode 440 - Bob Witte - K0NR
Bob Witte K0NR is the active ham that you want in your community. Bob lives in the Colorado Rocky mountains, operates SOTA on the “fourteeners”, maintains and operates the local repeaters, and mentors new hams. K0NR is a frequent contributor to the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo and will be a presenter next month. This interview is one that I conducted with Bob more than five years ago, and I am delighted to play it again with the help of Ben Bresky, who edited and remastered the audio.
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First License: Novice 19 years old, 1977. WD9AJO, while a student at Purdue University
Midland two meter transceiver, crystal controlled, like the 13-509.
HF Eico 753 triband radio SSB
Worked for Hewlett Packard, Loveland
Elmer: Virgil Leenerts, W0INK
Favorite Modes: SSB, VHF and 6 meters
Favorite Contest: June ARRL VHF contest
Bob’s blog at K0NR.com.
What's a Country, by Bob, K0NR
SOTA - Summits on the Air
National Parks on the Air
XYL: Joyce Witte, K0JJW
Arrow Antenna, 3 Element Yagi
Yaesu FT1DR - new C4FM dual band handheld radio, VHF/UHF
Colorado 14teeners - 54 mountain peaks
1600 SOTA peaks in Colorado
Stu Turner W0STU - technician license class
Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs
Tri-Lakes Monument Radio Association
Tech Day - one day event targeted at the beginning technician
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
Technician Class 2014-18 FCC Element 2 Radio License Preparation 8th Edition, By Gorden West, WB6NOA
Stu Turner books on Amazon
Shack Talk Article - Is Alaska a country?
From K0NR website: Blog post about artificial scarcity
The DXCC list - the list of countries that count from DXCC
K0NR repeater and remote base station
ISS Packet Radio - how to work the ISS using APRS
Yaesu Fusion repeater
C4FM Yaesu digital format
DMR Hot Spot - Radio Geek’s discussion of DMR hot spots
DVMega Hot Spot
K0NR most excited about:
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Midland 13-509 Two Meter FM Tranceiver
Yaesu FT-1DR C4FM Dual Band Portables