Episode 047 - Bob Sterner - KB0BS
Volunteering to ham radio organizations and interesting kids in amateur radio is the center of Bob Sterner’s, KB0BS, ham radio activity on the front range of Colorado. Bob shares his insight, with Eric, 4Z1UG, on QSO Today, gained from his hundreds of hours a year as a volunteer examiner, ham radio mentor, radio club organizer, and leader in the Colorado ham radio community.
First Licensed: in 2009, KD0EIV
Real ham radio mode: volunteer
BARC - Boulder Amateur Radio Club
Ellie VanWinkle, N0QCX - inspired lots of kids to come to amateur radio.
Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club - in 2011 they spoke to the International Space Station.
ARRL Teachers Institute on Amateur Radio - trains classroom teachers to teach basic electronics and ham radio.
Using Robots to teach amateur radio
Parallax Boe-Bot - rolling robot using a Stamp microprocessor.
Allstar Link - open source software that combines the Asterisk phone system with a radio control layer to create a repeater control system that links to other repeaters over the Allstar network.
Contact the International Space Station (ISS) by amateur radio
Raspberry Pi microcomputer board as a repeater controller and Allstar node- from the website of Doug, WA3DSP
DMR MARC - digital mobile radio that includes MotoTURBO and other digital mobile technolgies
M2 Antennas - Bob built a mobile satellite trailer using M2 antennas
Colorado ARES Weather Spotting - part of the Skywarn system of the National Weather Service to warn of weather dangers.
ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Ham of the Year, 2012
Denver Radio Licensing
Parker Radio Association, Parker Colorado
Rocky Mountain Ham Radio
Rocky Mountain Ham University- John Maxwell, W0VG - after amateur license education to boost skills in a classroom setting.
MotoTRBO - Rocky Mountain TRBO/DMR Network
Primer on Colorado MotoTURBO
Aurora Repeater Association
HamCon Colorado 2016
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Yaesu FT-60 Dual Band Portable
Yaesu FT-897 HF Mobile/Base
Allstar Node using Raspberry Pi2