Episode 015 - Bruce Perens - K6BP
First Licensed: WA2TNM, 1974
Other call signs: AB6YM
First Elmer: Jeff Beals, WB2OUK
Learned the Morse code on an instructograph. A player of morse code that used paper tape for playback.
First Rig: Ameco Two Meter AM Transmitter
Creator of the Open Source Definition - the free distribution of computer source code to allow derivative work and modification.
Open Source Ham Radio Resources:
HPSDR, TAPR - open hardware license
HERMS HF Transceiver
FreeDV - written by David Witten, KD0EAG, and David Rowe, VK5DGR
Algoram - Bruce and Chris Testa's new company to create the HT of the future.
Whitebox Handheld SDR
No Code International - Bruce was responsible for the elimination of the Morse code requirement for amateur radio licenses
Claude Paillard creates his own vacuum tubes
Ameco TX-62 Two and Six Meter AM Transmitter
HERMS HF SDR Transceiver