Episode 064 - Jim Wilson - K5ND
First License: 1973, Conditional license, WB0JXY
Commercial License: FCC First Class Radiotelephone License, 1969
First Elmer: Stan Sjol, W0KP
Weaver Method of Single Side Band
K5ND Blogs and Websites:
What Ever Happened to Heathkit, Lou Frenzel
K5HS Frank Krizan
Boy Scout Wireless Merit Badge, 1918
Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge, 1920 - 3 options: amateur radio, broadcast radios, shortwave listening
K2BSA, 1971, allocated to BSA, at the National Scouting Headquarters. BSA Headquarters moved to Dallas in 1979. The call sign is activated at Scouting events around the USA.
National Scouting Museum, Irving, TX
Battleship Missouri, Pearl Harbor
National Order of the Arrow
National Scout Jamboree
Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) - 1.3 million Scouts on the air, 11,500 stations in 2014
Memorandum of Understanding between the Boys Scouts of America and ARRL
Icom America is an exclusive sponsor of JOTA
BSA Interpreters Strip - Morse Code 5 wpm - spells out Morse in dots and dashes. 1200 strips awarded in 2014.
BSA Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip
Scouting and Ham Radio — From Yesterday, Toward Tomorrow
Advice to new and returning hams: Get connected to any resource that would help you. Reach out to people who will help.
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Central Electronics 10B
Hammarlund HQ-180 Receiver
K5ND Ham Shack
Elecraft K3 and Icom IC-910H
World Scout JOTA-JOTI Team at their 2015 kick off meeting in Kuala Lumpur
From right to left: Jim Wilson (USA), Hannu Rättö (Finland), Philip Bird (UK), Ali Al-Mamari (Oman), and Richard Middelkoop (Netherlands and Team Leader)