Episode 153 - Jim Talens - N3JT
My QSO Today is with Jim Talens, N3JT, who combines DX and contesting, operating CW, and going on DXpeditions into his amateur radio hobby. A ham since 1960, Jim is one of the founders of CWOPS and an advocate of CW or Morse code operation to really enjoy being on the air on HF. Jim operates his station remotely when he splits his time between two houses. More on this and other ham radio subjects in this QSO Today.
First License: 1960, age 13, Novice, KN3MNJ
For remote control:National Traffic System
Xantrex Power Inverter - Jim uses this to switch between backup batteries, commerical power, and a natural gas generator.
Emergency Backup Solar Power System, By Jim Talens, N3JT, QST, May 2011.
Remote Control of Antenna Rotator, By Jim Talens, N3JT, CQ Magazine, January 2014.
Favorite operating mode: CW
WUSA, Channel 9, television reporter, in a video segment called “Open Road”,
University of Pennsylvania, BSEE,
Temple University, MBA
Temple University School of Law, JD (law degree)
A Simple and Effective Approach to Station Grounding, for QST magazine.
Morse Code Operating for Amatuer Radio, by Jim Talens, N3JT and Rob Brownstein, K6RB
Member of: CWOPS.org and First Class CW Operators' Club (FOC)
CW Academy - done by Skype
Begali Keys - Pietro Begali makes beautiful keys for CW
HK0 DXpedition, 1991 and San Andres Island DXpedition where Jim made 5000 contacts
Most excited by: Resurgence of CW activity
CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams
Advice to new or returning hams: Join CWOPS
Dayton Short Segments:
Anne Manna, WB1ARU
Bill Hicks, KG4ZXN
Bob Gilmore, K7DP
Don Wilbanks, AE5DW
Mert Nellis, W0UFO
Phil Smith, W1EME
Zeljko Repic, K2SSS E78WW, goes by “Z”
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World Radio Labs Globescout 680A Transmitter
RCA AR-88 General Coverage Receiver
Elecraft K3S HF Transceiver
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