Episode 056 - Glenn Elmore - N6GN
The book, SOS at Midnight, by Walker Tompkins, inspired Glenn Elmore, N6GN, to become an amateur radio operator. Son of a Caltech physicist, Glenn follows in the family’s tradition of careful research and documentation of his experiments in WSPRnet for VHF and UHF propagation, and his use of quad-copters as a sky hook for his surface wave transmission line experiments. Join N6GN and Eric, 4Z1UG, in a fascinating discussion on QSO Today.
How to Copper Plate Nails
SOS at Midnight, by Walker Tompkins
First Licensed: Novice WV6STS, age 11, 1961
Upgrade to General: WA6STS
First Receiver: regen receiver from corner of old TV chassis, two tube
Caltech Amateur Radio Club
General Equipment Upgrade:
Current Rig: SDR OpenHPSDR, IC-706 MKII
Glenn said, "Ham radio gave me practical experience."
Carol Milazzo, KP4MD - QSO Today Interview
Joe Taylor, K1JT - author of WSPR, JT65, JT9
A Simplified GPS Standard for Amateur Radio
Google Group WSPR for two meters
Rubidium Time Standard on Ebay
wingtip vortex - circular patterns of air on the wingtips of airplanes. WSPR can see a wingtip vortex on two meters.
Stacked 2 meter halo antenna by Mike Fedler, N6TWW
Surface Wave Transmission Line - article in QSX by Glenn Elmore, N6GN, and John Watrous, K6ZPB.
Tesla’s Big Mistake on surface wave technology
Glen’s surface wave transmission line experiments web page
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National NC 183D Receiver
Icom IC-706 MKII
HF, VHF, UHF
N6GN Operating Position
A surface wave trans_mission line tethered drone