Episode 079 - Bob Allphin - K4UEE
Bob Allphin, K4UEE, has traveled to 126 countries and has gone on forty DXpeditions to the far corners of the Earth to active exotic and remote locations. Bob discusses his early amateur radio beginnings, his love of our hobby and DXing, and provides some advice on how to attract new hams to the hobby in this episode of QSO Today.
Boy Scouts Radio Merit Badge
Crystal Set using germanium diode
Elmer: Jim Wilson W4RKS, Birmingham, Alabama
First License: April 1958, Age 14, KN4UEE
Later rig upgrade:
Bob has visited 126 countries in his life
Okinawa United States Air Force Base
United States Air Force Electronic Warfare Officer
CW contact with North Korea is only missing entity to have every country in both CW and SSB
Bob has activated 11 of the DXCC Top Ten Most Wanted
Single Operator Single Band (SOSB) - CW World Wide on 80 meter
K1N video - 2015 DXpedition to Navassa Island - This was Bob’s 40th DXpedition.
K4UEE DXpeditions - A listing of all of Bob’s DXpeditions
DXCC Entity definition - what defines a DXCC entity?
IOTA - Islands on the Air - sponsored by the Radio Society of Great Britain
DX Club Advice - Join a local DX club to support your new DX addiction.
Southeastern Contest Club - for interest in contesting
SEDXC - Southeastern DX Club
Our biggest challenge is to get hams involved after they have their license. They have shown interest. We should invite them to:
Advice to new and returning hams - find an elmer in the local club
“Horizontal Club” - the local ham radio club that has hams with many different interests.
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Bob, KN4UEE at his Novice Station
Hallicrafters S38D General Coverage Receiver
The Navassa Team with their gear
Left to right: Glenn WØGJ, Gregg W6IZT, George N4GRN, Bob K4UEE, Lou N2TU, Craig K9CT,
Jerry WB9Z, Ralph KØIR and John K6MM.
Photo by Mike NA5U