Episode 052 - Doug Grant - K1DG
Like many of us who got interested in radio as kids, Doug Grant, K1DG, got his start with a crystal radio kit from an ad in the back of Boy’s Life magazine. Receiving signals on a wire strung across the back yard was the beginning of Doug’s amateur radio journey that led him, this year, to his induction into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame. Contests are Doug’s passion, and he operates a Single Operator Two Radio (SO2R) contest station. He shares the details with Eric, 4Z1UG, on QSO Today.
Boys Life Magazine - the monthly magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. Crystal set advertisements were popular in the 1960s.
First License: WN1ICD, Novice, 1967
First Rig: Hallicrafters WR600 - single conversion four band radio in a wood grain cabinet.
Transmitter: Conar 400
Voice of America - Greenville, NC - here is a video tour.
Radio Prague Shortwave
Popular Electronics - Shortwave
Heathkit "twoers" - two meter crystal controled AM "lunchbox" popular in the 1960s.
Norwood Amateur Radio Club, Norwood, MA
Lowell Technological Institute - Lowell, MA. Its campus is now part of the University of Massachusetts.
Current Rigs: Icom IC7700 and IC7800 set up for SO2R (single operator two radio). Alpha76 Amplifier.
Ham Radio Band Pass Filters Manufacturers:
W2PV Contest Station - description from an old CQ Magazine article. Most interesting multiop station for Doug.
SO2R Station - two transceivers operated in different bands simultaneously by one operator. Here is a gallery of pictures
National Contest Journal - published by the ARRL
K3LR Contest Station
World Radiosport Team Championship
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Conar 400 Crystal Transmitter
Heathkit "Twoer" AM Lunchbox
Inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame with fellow inductee, Ward Silver, N0AX
Doug's SO2R Station
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