Episode 030 - Greg Lane - N4KGL
First License: WN4JFW, Novice 1972, at 13 years of age
Upgraded to: WB4JFW at FCC Field Office, Atlanta
Father assembled a Knight Kit Star Roamer general coverage receiver star
Elmer: Father was led him to ham radio and Doug Snellgrove, K4DR (sk)
First Novice Rig: Drake 2C receiver, Hallicrafters HT-6 transmitter
Upgraded to: Drake T4XB Transmitter
Education: BSEE Georgia Tech
Arnold Air Force Base, TN - employs civilian engineers
Altair 8080 - circa 1975, one of the first 8 bit computers for development with front panel switches.
Greg’s detour to other hobbies:
“Mighty Mo” organ at the Fox Theater in Atlanta
Oregon Scientific - sports camera - dropped 1900 feet from rocket and still worked.
Rocket Video http://youtu.be/-8JgHb0q7Bw Greg’s Oregon Scientific ATC2000 camera separated from the rocket and free fell 1900 feet, and survived!
Greg’s personal blog http://www.n4kgl.info/
Panama City ARC http://w4ryz.org/
RaDAR Community on Google+
Parks on the Air (POTA)
Favorite operating modes: CW, SSB, and some PSK31
Favorite rig: Elecraft KX3 and Icom 703
Marcus Kessler, NX5MK - brought to the USA, “RaDAR America Contest”
RaDAR Quote: “planning is part of the fun”
Greg’s advice to new or returning hams to amateur radio:
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Listening on a Knight Kit Star Roamer
Drake T-4XB Transmitter
Drake 2-C Receiver
Wilderness Sierra Transceiver
Greg, N4KGL, on foot with Alex Loop antenna
Greg and "Mighty Mo"