Episode 155 - Rob Brownstein - K6RB
Sputnik - the USSR’s first telecommunications satellite
First License: KN2UMU, Novice, 1958, Age 11
General upgrade 9 months later
Later upgrade: Hallicrafters S38E
QTH: Laurelton, NY near Queens
First Contact: KN0OUS in Liberal KS
First DX Contact: G3MTW
Israel is “4X land”, Also is 4Z land.
First Holyland Amateur Radio Contest, 1973
15 meter delta loop
Israeli call sign: K2UMU/4X
Can operate SO2R, single operator, two radio
Less contest oriented now
Enjoys the short contests:
QRP Rig: Heathkit HW-8
CQP Strategy for Little Pistol Stations.
California QSO Party (CQP) - popular contest.
Little Pistol Stations - 100 watts and a wire
Strategy - better to be making CQs, don’t search and pounce if you are in the state
Rob was a journalist for:
Apple 2 Computer
C82DX DXpedition to Mozambique in 2013
ARRL Book, Morse Code Operating for Amateur Radio, along with Jim Talens, N3JT
CWOPS. Jim Talens, N3JT,
Signal to Noise comparison CW, SSB, RTTY
Fists CW Club
Straight Key Century Club
First Class CW Operators Club (FOC)
2017 Dayton Hamvention Technical Achievement award
First Class Operators Club (FOC) 2015 Blue Plate Award
CWOPS annual award
Teaching Morse Code Using a Virtual Classroom Environment By: Rob Brownstein, K6RB; and Jack Ritter, W0UCE
First Class CW Operators Club
Plays: Accordion, piano, bass guitar, drums
Rio Frio, Santa Cruz - Rob on drums
Most exciting about ham radio now: Ham radio is growing it its diversity.
Advice to New hams: needs to be more emphasis HF explore everything
Advice to Returning hams: sign up for CW academy
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Johnson Viking Adventurer Transmitter
ARC 5 Receiver on 80 meters
Hallicrafters S-38E GC receiver
Collins 75A4 GC receiver