Episode 029 - Ward Silver - N0AX
First License: WN0GQP, Novice 1972
Elmer: Bill Ogrowski, WB0DYV (now KJ7PC)
First rig: Heathkit HW-16 and HG10B VFO, J38 Telegraph key, 40 meter dipole
Current rig: Twin Kenwood TS-590S, Ameritron AL80B Amplifier, SO2R Box - Ward operates two identical rigs for contesting to allow checking out other bands or operating split.
Favorite operating modes: competitive contesting, digital modes
BSEE from Missouri University of Science and Technology
Vashon Island, WA
Vashon-Maury Island Radio Club
Western Washington DX Club
St Charles Amateur Radio Club WBØHSI
World Radiosport Team Championship - one of the founders. First contest in Seattle, WA, 1990.
YASME Foundation - Ward is current president. YASME is a non-profit organized to conduct scientific and education projects related to Amateur Radio, especially in developing countries.
Kure Atol KC7 DxPedition 2005
Books: A full list of Ward Silver books at Amazon
QST Magazine, “Hands On Radio”
Nuts and Volts Magazine
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Heathkit HW-16 80, 40 and 15 Meter Transceiver
Kenwood TS-590S Transceiver 160 - 6 meters
Kure Atoll DxPedition, 2005
Ward is front row, second from left
N0AX Ham Shack