Episode 150 - Bob Garrett - K3UL
One of the major players in the “top band” , or 160 meters is Bob Garrett, K3UL, who as a blind ham has never let his visual impairment get in the way of his ham radio hobby. I first learned about Bob from an article where he was described as working on his own towers and antennas to build a first class HF ham station. Bob is a friend and mentor to many hams, with an open door policy. Just knock. K3UL is my QSO Today
First License: 1966 Novice, Age 14 WN3EUL, upgraded to General Class one year later.
Overbrook School for the Blind, Philadelphia, PA - Club Station, K3ZJU
Sideband Engineering SBE34 Transceiver
Biggest Challenge: lived in a Phildelphia row house
Favorite operating mode: CW
Thiel College, Greenville, PA, BA Sociology
1999 article , in firstname.lastname@example.org where you were interviewed by Jeff K1ZM
W9INN slopers antennas
Shunt fed tower 160 Meters
A “One ringer” for spotting DX is described in this article
RTR (receive/transmit) Switch from DX Engineering
KD9SV - Beverage Antenna on the ground
Common Mode Chokes how they work
Bob's Other Call Sign: ZF2UL
Frankford Radio Club
Favorite Contest: CQ Worldwide DX Contest - CW.
Hampod - now supports a number of manufacturers including Elecraft.
How the Blind Are Re-Inventing the iPhone, from Atlantic Magazine
North Central Sight Services, Inc. , where Bob is President and CEO.
Two-wire beverage antennas
Excited most by: Digital Modes
The RSS Feed for all audio content from QSO today is available from here.
Please join our QSO Today community by pressing the button below. It is the best way to suggest guests and topics, and provide feedback to Eric, 4Z1UG.
Heathkit DX-60 Novice Transmitter
Yaesu FTDX5000 Transceiver